Some recently finished blades, all in 80CrV2 steel, with marine epoxy-impregnated paracord over neoprene handle wraps and Kydex sheaths.
This blade was commissioned by a customer that wanted a rig similar to one I built for an Army sniper, as a gift for his dad. The blade is 12 1/2" long, with a black oxide finish. The top edge is fully sharpened and shaves hair, and the butt of the tang is exposed to give some hammering ability. 😎
The sheath got a retention strap, a couple of MOLLE locks, and some extra paracord of the same color used for the handle wrap's overlay (the underlay is olive drab, though it looks black unless you look closely). Give you an idea how much the epoxy darkens the cord's colors.
The paracord is secured, but easily accessible. Even if the end comes untucked, it's not going to come loose.
And a couple of 7 1/4" Benghazi Warfighters that went off to different customers, one in tan over black and the other with black over black.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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