Just finished this one. A Texas sized Bowie knife for picking teeth, trimming nails, removing heads, or clearing small forests when necessary. Blade is 11" x 2 3/8" x 1/4", of 01 steel. False edge was brought to an edge, but not honed. India Sambar elk grip is secured by a through tang peened over the 1/8" thick steel beveled butt cap. Beveled S guard and ferrule are also of steel. All lightly aged to a pleasant gray. Hope you enjoy a look.
Posts: 557 | Location: geneva,fl | Registered: 29 March 2005
Beautiful. Puts me in mind of reading about Willie Brannan (a Beckwith sidekick), who wrote about owning (and often using!) a knife weighing over 2 pounds. Claimed he dropped a horse with it by a single blow to its back. Missed the Indian rider he was swinging at . . .
As long as there's Limb Bacon a man'll eat! (But mebbe not his wife...)
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