The weekend before last, in the midst of coaching one of two soccer games, I get a call from my buddy Craig, aka Kalimalena.
Since we had a conversation about neck knives during our previous lunch, he took it upon himself to make me one. It is a small scandi blade mounted on an antler handle. Sweet!
Note to self, next time we have lunch, talk about mansions and sports cars...maybe about yachts too. ;D
To hold it, he made a kydex sheath with paracord.
He asked to to tear it apart using it, since if I break it, he can make a new one. But the point was to use it hard and give him my opinions.
Unfortunately, I have been so busy the past few weeks with work stuff that I haven't been able to play much. I haven't even had a chance to cook for weeks so KP was out too.
But I did slice some fruit for a snack and it is a great slicer. I did notice that the black coating caused more friction than a polished blade so I may remove it later, even though I like the way it looks. The coating also made the back of the blade ineffective for striking a ferro rod. So if I can't get sparks off a ferro rod, I won't get sparks off a piece of flint either. I will file the back edge after I take off the coating. And I really like the antler handle with the wrought iron bolster that he shaped and patina'd. I think the antler point could be used for pressure flaking too.
I mentioned all of this to him when we spoke and he seemed to like the feedback. More to come after I get to give it a proper review.
Here's a picture of it with a big guava.