Monday, April 15, 2013

Sinuous bush sword: donation piece

Back in January, while visiting the ABS Expo here in San Antonio, I met Doug Ritter of  Knife Rights is essentially the NRA of the bladed world.  He asked if I'd be willing to donate a blade for their auction they hold to fund the legal battle defending the second amendment as it pertains to knives, and I agreed.

I forged out this sinuous bush sword from 5160.  It has an integral socket handle, a recurved blade, and a raised false edge that is thin enough it could easily have a secondary bevel added and become double-edged.

Added some paracord impregnated in Minwax Wood Hardener and sharpened it:

Then I handed it over to Luke Swenson ([url][/url]) who built a multiple carry option sheath rig for it and donated that to the cause.  The inside of the baldric has an ostrich print inlay.

And then I did a wee bit of test cutting to show it's a working tool:

I delivered it this past weekend to the booth at the Lone Star Knife Expo, along with my buddy Tobin Nieto's entry.  You can see all of the donated work here:  They're all getting auctioned at the end of July.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice bush sword & sheath. Nice to see your blades in action, too. I viewed the donation entries, but didn't see Tobin's donation knife. How did the show in Dallas go for you? Hope you did great..........Bill