New DW Belt Knife

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New DW Belt Knife
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This knife design ended up being called the New DW Belt Knife to avoid confusing it with the first belt knife I made for my own use. I found the pistol grip handle to be extremely efficient and comfortable to use. The size and shape of the 5 1/4" blade is versatile in camp and field. As an historical enactor, I was and remain particularly fond of the aunthenticity of the curly maple handle with rawhide wrap and antique steel cobbler's tacks. This rendition is made of random Damascus, with a full tapered tang and thumb position filework. The curve of the handle's steel tacks is mirrored along the face of the sheath. Karen chose earthy shades of green, yellow and brown for the quilled medicine wheel and glass beads. The overall length of the knife is 10 1/4" and the sheath has a straight loop for right handed use.

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