- Aug 21, 2018
You know, every knife or sword has its own character. I’ve said this before but I got a repro version of a kephart a few years ago and it is ugly but it cuts so well. It has a really distinct personality. Becker said his original kephart knife “wants to cut.” I can’t say if others are like that but mine really feels that way. It’s very old world. I kind of think to myself “this is how it felt before highways” when I use it (you should read Camping and Woodcraft if you haven’t). And I just use it for random shit no babying at all. I’m really excited about Nathan’s version because it’s both old and new, and that’s a cool thing to do. Like, CAD machining mixed with 19th Century American design—it’s just just so fucking American. How could you not be curious?