Monday, November 16, 2015

Ranger wedding knives

Not that they were necessarily used in the wedding.  They might have been; he didn't say.  :D

But he did give me permission to mention his profession.  These two knives were commissioned by a return customer in the Army Rangers, one for himself and one for his best man, also a Ranger.
He wanted a matching set of double-edged Benghazi Warfighters.  I forged them from 80CrV2 steel, with black TeroTuf handle slabs and flared stainless steel tube rivets.

Prior to giving them their black oxide finish, I took them down the road to a laser engraver.  The opposite sides had a unit insignia and personal identifiers etched in, and this side has these lines of verse:

"The wolves will learn
What we've shown before
We love our sheep
We dogs of war"

He picked out this pattern of camo Kydex, and I set the sheaths up with Combat Loops for belt carry.

Upon receiving them, he told me that he "couldn't be more pleased".  That's always what a maker likes to hear.  :)

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