Back in Texas, though not back home yet. It was interesting in Las Vegas because while it was above 100 degrees like in San Antonio, the much lower humidity meant that it actually felt comfortable in comparison! We're putting in long days and lots of miles to get back and made our only early stop in Lubbock, my old college stomping grounds, this afternoon. We saw the extreme of 113 degrees in Needles, California, with $4.89 gas and 77 degrees near the Grand Canyon, with $3.14 gas here in Lubbock.
I did manage to have a respectably full table, even if I did finish up sharpening in the hotel room and putting straps on the tomahawk sheaths at the show.
My loverly bride, Allie, always makes knife shows more fun. :) God bless her patience!
Right side of the table, with the bush swords.
Left side, featuring the new 15" tomahawks.
Three lengths of Wrecker 'hawks for comparison.
The 15" hammer poll sold. I got a picture before it left the table.
And a couple of the Benghazi Warfighters. I missed getting sheaths built for the black ones. I'll get those together this week after getting back home.
The 15" 'hawks and the Benghazi Warfighters both feature a new handle material for me: Tero Tuf. It's a composite material similar in concept to Micarta, but tougher and less toxic to work with, as well as feeling similar to canvas Micarta on the hand but a bit more comfortable. I'm pretty happy with it, and sure plan to make use of it more in the future.
Had a lot of fun, met new folks, talked with old folks, made good contacts, sold some blades. Good show!
Monday, September 1, 2014
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