But I didn't want to not post anything about it, so here goes...
The knife came very sharp when it arrived. Not shaving sharp but very usefully sharp. The blade, handle and sheath were beautifully made. Here are some pictures of the only cutting it has done so far. And I can't wait for our camping trip next weekend!!
Yesterday, a friend gave me some nice big juicy guavas. Not a challenge for any knife, but Gary's knife cuts very cleanly. I didn't know that guava juice was acidic. In a few minutes, it started to etch a patina into the carbon steel blade. Very cool and I will experiment more with that later. Hopefully, the next two pictures will show a little of the etching.
Today, I just cut some bread and some pipikaula. Both were delicious!
I think I will get to camp one night ahead of my family, so I may go early and muck around and play with my new toys, er, tools. I can't wait!