- Mar 5, 1999
Here's an interesting piece that was made at BirGorkha from a good, detailed wood model. I didn't want to put up a pix of the model until I saw how the kamis did with this one. It has an edge on the topside that runs about half the length of the blade from the tip and then turns into a rounded edge. I wasn't sure how the kamis were going to harden the blade but whatever they did seems right and the knife appears to be about 95% true to the model. I think the nephew who ordered this one is going to be a happy camper. I rate it as a 10/10 effort, including the scabbard. The kami with no name took on this project and did it justice.
The knife is 17 inches tip to tip with a blade of about 10 inches and it weighs in at about 2 and a quarter pounds.
If anybody is interested in getting a knife like this let me know. If we can drum up a half dozen takers or so we'll make a run. Price will be $175.
We are calling this knife the BT Special -- initials of the designer.
Blessings from the computer shack in Reno.
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