Stormcrow

Forge-finished finery, bush swords, etc.

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Been busy banging out bodadacious blades.  Here are some recents.  80CrV2 steel, cord wraps, and Boltaron sheaths all around.

A biohazard outbreak reaction bush sword and smaller utility knife that went to a repeat customer in Canada.  The bush sword has scorched hemp for the main wrap and black paracord Turk's head knots.  The smaller knife has tan paracord over hemp, with a black paracord Turk's head.

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A similarly-sized (6"~ blade) knife as the above utility, with hemp.

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Variations on Benghazi Warfighters, two with sharpened upper edges.

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A Benghazi Warfighter with black oxide finish, headed to an Army Ranger.  He had commissioned a bigger chopper/fighter from me a few years ago, a variation of my Aggression design (I need to make some more of those).  We decided this was a "micro-Aggression" and the sheath is a "safe space" from it.  :D He can't tell me yet where he's deploying, but this is going with him.

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A couple of donation blades, the first for Knife Rights in their continued fight to remove restrictions on the ability of law-abiding citizens to carry arms in the United States.  This year, a falcata-ish bush sword with retina-searing neon orange underlay.

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I don't realize how big my hands look until I take a picture of me holding a blade.

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And a much smaller donation knife for my old high school, raising funds for teacher projects that run outside the school budget.

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One of the most useful comments I've had on my work came years ago when a knife dealer told me my blades were good but my sheaths sucked.  I have worked to make that better, and think I have achieved a decent level of workmanlike sheaths.

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And finally, the first oxtail dao I've done in a long time.  The customer had as reference a picture of one I built many years ago.

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Here's what I came up with for him.  He was quite taken with the results.

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I'd say I've improved through the years.  The top edge is fully sharpened on the new one.

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The design called for an open-backed sheath.

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Ok, headed to the shop to work on some carcass splitters.  :)

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The bush sword with the hemp handle is my favourite....the straight point combined with the recurve looks nasty:ph34r:

...and the open back kydex sheath is super...less wide and well proportioned.

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I really like the wrapped handles.  I tried a couple of times.  Watched the videos on how to do it, got started and then the brain went spazo!  I could not get it right for nothing.  Yours are all well done. 

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Thank y'all!

 

Neilyeag - I have no natural skill in that direction, but I'm extremely stubborn!  :D

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