Steely that's spot on. I was trying to think Crow Knife x where have I seen that handle before? Yup Tarwar. I'm gonna call it a Crowar until it's properly named lol
I love how our first thought upon seeing a new or giant blade is about what BB would have said :)
Good god man!! That's a behemoth!!! I'm using your thumb for scale on the spine, and even if we had the same sized thumbs that's freakin thick!! Probably between ¾-1"?
You gonna take this thing to some trees? Or you gonna spare the forest on this one?
Just ignore ndog, he's clearly been hittin that jazz cabbage again as there ain't no Reti in sight! A nice Kobra though lol but to his credit, the Kobra and Reti are almost the same, other than the Reti is made from an old file. The Kobra is made from the same 5160 used for other HI blades, but...
TLR you did great. That rhododendron wood is very cool. One of my favorites. It's super light, especially that piece, and if you take the time to sand/polish it up to 1500-2000 grit, you will see some amazing grain patterns. I have one piece that has a silvery shimmer in the right light!
HA! That just made me laugh. I'm more with phantomknives. Little bit of rust gets scrubbed off with some steel wool, along with dried sap and such. The only reason I don't like them getting rusty is cuz if the edge rusts, I need to resharpen it
Haha the old chair looks like you left it in a bad neighborhood for a few minutes. New chair looks pretty spiffy. Probably needs some pinstriping...
Also a great deal on the chair. Leaves plenty of money for khukuris, if you can get em that is ;) sorry, too soon?
Your right I plumb forgot about that. My M-43 is self sharpening. Sometimes it gets a little rust, but after a few branches or maybe a small tree she's back to tip top. Shiny on the sweet spot, maybe a little uh patina on the rest. I put extra work into making the sheath look good so you you...