Holding the K18 it’s impossible not to smile ear to ear.
This is a beast, yet feels like Nathan made the handle just for me. I can rotate it with a few fingers (don’t recommend this). It defies logic and I’m reminded how lucky we are to be a part of this.
Here’s a pic to add to the K18 and Busse pictures.
edit - post #14 on the pre-order
If I recall, the handle was all Bo.......
I had to get the mbc out and put it next to my bc to get an idea of how big the k18 is.
Jeepers! That is a sizable piece of ∆3v.
I’ve had a Hognose as well. It is a broader blade so a little closer in dimensions but the extended handle and pommel make a huge difference in the balance, dynamics, and handling of the K-18. The Busse choppers are pretty much one trick ponies - they chop. The K-18 moves.This <Hog-Nosed War Sword> is the closest thing I know of in the Busse/Kin arsenal that would compare to the KOD18, but even then it's still apples : oranges, or, perhaps, apples : pears.
The sharpened top edge of the CPK would be a huge advantage over the HNWS in a KOD type competition, imho. But it sure would be fun to watch!
Blade Length: 16"
Blade Width: Approx. 1.85" - 2.5"
Thickness: Approx .250"
Hardness: 58-60 Rc