Was reading another thread. Looks like there are a few other people that are like me.. WOOHOOO
I have collected knives and swords and the odd and end weapon from around the globe. Will take pics and share them for the knife people.
Please do the same!
couple things about my knives.
I use them. Like a lot.
I have a few old collectibles I keep on the wall that I dont use. But for the most part I hike and camp and rockclimb like a fiend. When I am at a knife show, I will not buy a knife unless It can have a purpose in my life. Thus these knives will have a lot of wear. I polish the hell out of a few, but you will still see some ugly signs.
The other thing is, some of these knives (the knife astute will notice) have only one ugly purpose. So don't judge me. I went through a total of 4 months intense close weapon training in my military days so I do believe in them for the ole stab and run when/if someone attacks me.
Ill start with ROS arms.
I am kind of a steel guy.
South Ural steel is the best in my opinion. Sorry germany and japan steel dudes.
Ros, Hand made. Heat treated to get a rockwell hardness of near 60... Almnost like a ceremic blade! The polish like a mofo too and hold an edgee...umm yeah!
This is the Companion 2.. Smallish knife. It has a birtch bark ringed handle, gets stickier as you sweat. I strap it onto my climbing harness.
Ros Arm Wolfhound
13 inches, nicely curved for functionality.
Btw guys, these knives are still undervalued. For a handmade knife of this quality I can give you the name of one of like 40 dealers in the US and you can get one for under 100 bucks.