Recovery Camp Knife
Restored...Rescued...Recovered. Taking something which was once entirely other and after being used and used up it was discarded, only to be Recovered and given a new life. This blade is made with my ladder pattern Damascus (80CRV2 and 15N20), then mated to wrought iron recovered from an old building in New England and a handle made from spalted curly maple, recovered from a pile of firewood and stabilized by my good friend and fellow bladesmith Mike Deibert (deibertknives.com).
The package mates old and new into a package that I am very pleased with.
The sheath is a high-ride model that I tooled and airbrushed, then after accidentally spilling a drop of dye onto the front panel, I "recovered" from my temper tantrum and splattered the entire thing with dye....always make it look intentional. :-)
The blade is a big 8.5" long with an overall of 13.75"