Dammit. These threads are making me want another one.
-- Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past me I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. --
Posts: 17186 | Location: New Mexico | Registered: October 14, 2005
There are some rough bits on the handle, but I ordered this one on the rustic side. They left the handle unpolished to match the blade and there are some obvious dings to the brass spacer. I'm good with that. Everything fits up nice and tight. There is no movement anywhere and the horn scales are perfectly fit to the tang. There is one sharp spot on the front of the guard I'm going to take off with a polishing wheel, but other than that I'm actually really impressed. Remember, this is made buy a guy in Nepal with a hammer, not on CNC machinery.
Functionally, it's outstanding. Surprisingly light and lively in the hand. Main blade came quite sharp and is thin enough at the edge that I'm confident I could put a razor edge on it with just some stropping. Back edge is like a very, very sharp axe edge. I wouldn't want to grab it.
When I first saw it I thought the point was too low. Then I thrust with it and discovered the point falls directly in line with my forearm bones.
Overall I'm extremely pleased with everything except the sheath, which is...functional...