Not Exactly A CCW Blade But........

Not Exactly A CCW Blade But........

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    Not Exactly A CCW Blade But........

    ...I thought Chris and a few others here might want to look at what I got on the 4th.
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    Indeed Ed - one very handsome blade. Someone loves ya!! Or was it self bought?

    So - dimensions (approx)? - hard to judge scale but I am guessing blade of at least 6" - maybe 8". And the finish - has that sorta Parkerized/Tenifer look about it.

    Lovely shape tho - I have always found this style aesthetically most pleasing. Looks like weight is good too judging by spine.

    Nice.
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    Actually Chris it was presented to me for 10years service in out county militia.

    The knife was made by one of the members who is a machinist and inventor by trade. Those pics are deciving as the blade is 13" long and is 1/4" thick at the spine. The handle is roughly 5-1/2" long if you measure with the curve.

    You are correct on the finish as it is parkerized. I think the shadow effect messes a bit with the proportion.

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    Congrats then on the service and the presentation - well earned I have no doubt.

    Well - I did briefly wonder if we were in Crocodile Dundee territory but thought maybe it was a tad smaller. Wrong!!

    Heck that must be a real impressive beast 1/4" spine - phew - you can hack down trees! Great knife to own - I am envious.
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    I am a lover of "BIG BLADES" and that one fits the bill. I like it, I like it alot! What kind of wood is the handle made of?

    Excuse my bad manners, congratulations on the 10 years and on the knife.
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    VERY NICE!
    Nice deadly serious big blade.
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    Chris- When I got it home I did just that. Dispatched a 6" diameter Elm tree in the back yard fairly quick.


    dr_cmg- The handle I think is made of local BodarK aka Osage Orange.

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    Gorgeous blade! Well earned no doubt! Congratulations!

    The wood goes by several different common names including: Bodark, Bois de Arc, Osage Orange, Hedge-apple, Horse-apple, Bow, Monkey-brain, Monkey-ball, or Hedge-ball. - a very HARD wood. The trees picked up the name bois d'arc, or "bow-wood", because early French settlers observed the wood being used for bow-making by Native Americans. The people of the Osage Nation "esteem the wood of this tree for the making of their bows, that they travel many hundred miles in quest of it," Meriwether Lewis was told in 1804. The heavy, closely grained yellow-orange wood is very dense and is prized for tool handles, tree nails, fence posts, electrical insulators and other applications requiring a strong dimensionally-stable wood that withstands rot. (Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osage_orange) Lots of those here in north Texas. They turn chain saw chains to mush.

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    Richard - fascinating info on the wood - thx
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    In Alabama it is known as mock orange. The primary use for it here is fence posts. They will last for just about forever. Oh, and one other use, puncturing bicycle tires. The thorns are long and if you run over one on your bicycle you will need a new tire. The voice of experience. The handle may outlast the blade.
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