"I knowthatBush-Ri of yours. It is quite lovely & I tried to persuade Darrin to makeme one: rest assured, yours remains "unique". What I like about DerrickTappin's work is that he keeps evolving and oerfecting his Craft. That is…"
"That's a beautiful piece, especially with that tiger maple. I'll have to post a photo of my Triple X Bush-Ri, if I can find a way to do it justice... But yours is a much nicer looking piece than mine, without question. I would guess,…"
"Thanks. I would make a slight line modification to the grip-line now, but the blade is perfect (I use it as a Chef knife: works perfectly). The Mod would be to just aesthetic and minuscule... leaving the grip a touch taller by the front bolster..."
(could not resist) Recurve, from Derrick Tappin of TripleX (1 of a kind) in L6 steel. 10.5" OAL. This Carbon Steel, often used for saw blades, has Nickel, that makes the steel very tough, and particularly good in very cold areas. She was too pretty…
"Well worthwhile to include some of the older Carbon Steels. They offer toughness and edge stability, though demanding attention. L6 for instance... Just got (is on its way) a lovely "recurve", in that steel from (who else?) Derrick Tappin…"
"I have included a few examples of knife making in Canada. My aim is to exemplify "Quality". We live in a "marketing world view" that I fond somewhat repugnant, not belonging to a "Trader" class. Some of the designs have…"
"The Sabre grind works very well here... Derrick did a splendid balancing job on this knife It is at the limit for a Bushcrafter (6" blade)but still fits comfortably in the jean's pocket, while dangling from the belt (nice leather sheath).…"
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