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Thanks, B. S.!
The attention paid to every detail during the creation of this package (piece of kit) is perfect. I am speechless. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
More comprehensive evaluation:
The sheet of paper included with use / care instructions written by Tom Clancy sums up your blending of old school craftsmanship with modern materials. My understanding of old world craftsmanship has it's roots in my youth. My parents moved to a farm house in Eastern PA when I was eight years old. I still own that property. That house was built in the 1700's and has three foot thick hand laid stone walls, so every window sill is a place to sit, if one wishes. My neighbors are Amish and their barn burned down one fall (wet hay). Within two weeks the community had the structure replaced, no heavy equipment, just men working in the woods with women providing support. Nice way to grow up.
Back to your blades:
As you may recall I have one of the Willow blade / sheath packages. Creating the Willow series must have been challenging, just for the tiny size alone. The comparison of the new and older sheaths also provides a historical development cycle that has moved towards more artistic/aesthetically pleasing and durable products.
I am trying to break through "speechless" mode. Each work you craft takes on a unique character during the process. I have seen other examples of the Hooded Warrior pattern and they differ in subtle ways. The blade is so beautiful that I'm tempted to never use it. At 61.5 HRC it should perform extremely well, yep, I can sharpen that. I've been sharpening most of my life, I now follow the recommendations of John Juranitch, I cheat a bit with a 1" X 30" grinder when I can.
The leather sheath is perfect for display or dress wear. I have no idea where I would don that tool in a more formal setting, I think you get my drift. Set aside the fact that I avoid "formal" stuff. Not my cup of tea.
The field sheath speaks differently to me. That sheath is for me, a working man. The blade and sheath are a team. I do not know of any other craftsman that marries the blade and sheath this well. I wish to thank you for allowing me to purchase this package. This is a most suitable piece of kit for my future needs.
This is my Hooded Warrior.
There are others like it.
This one is mine.
I sincerely thank you.
That is all.
This evening I wore the piece of kit for the first time (Hooded Warrior).
Dude, you knocked it out of the park.
This assembly fits like I was born with it.
That is all.
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