Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Thanks, guys! Heespharm, it's funny-- in many ways, the straightforward Sylvrfalcen heading my way is exactly in my wheelhouse, in its simple appointments and the appearance of its swedging/spalting. Yet, my still-hoped-fo Sylvrfalcen would be a show(off)piece clad in screamin' blue burl handles like these (or any similar variation thereof), preferably with natural liners and pins and with lime or yellow or any other non-orange liner, really (although the liner is the least of my preferences, should the major things line up at all): Sorta like this, in fact! [I had a crack at that one before it was snapped up, but the timing was off, and the proliferation of the yellow space vomit combined with a less-defined swedge(?) held me back. I still wonder if I blew it.... But I think they look funky in the wrong way without a good swedge, vs. funky in all the right ways with 'em.] Picture any of those bulls-eyes riding clear of a pocket sheath, the visual impact that only gets better as the knife is unsheathed. Ooh, la. Now that I have a 3/32" 'falcen on the way(!), I'd like TT 1/8" steel on a next one-- for the comparison/complement, but also because the combination of the swedge + tapered tang looks killah when viewed from above, the spine angle. See "show(off)piece," above! That's a LOT to ask or watch for, and even a close combination may never come into being...? The right Blue over a swedged blade would likely do it. Everything else is the stuff of dreams. -- But, back to Now: with the above fancy-pants SF in mind, I realized this incoming ironwood Sylvrfalcen is a great knife for me (especially at Darth Blader's generous pricing-- thanks, Darth Blader!), while a worthy complement to a hoped-for fancy pants version should it ever appear. I'm stoked. ~ P.