The things I would do to be in the next batch. At this point I think I will find one on the secondary market before 4 years are up. I really dont care which one I get lol I just want one. You sir are a LUCKY MAN!
Haha. You still have a couple three weeks to decide, brother.
That's a cool map by the way.
I had a hell of a time deciding my first two orders through Iz. I chose the 17 Coopers Creek and the 01 Blackwater.
I could not take my eyes off either one so I went with both on two different orders.
The Blackwater reminded me of my uncles hunting blade from when I was young that I knew I had to get one on the list.
Same for the Coopers Creek, it looked like a perfect interpretation of kepharts design and I know that handle shape works well for me, can not go wrong there.
I think you are on the right path with your choices, the Gasconade is a fine lookin blade.
Checks in the mail
Neighbors cat in the tree
I'll get it down
When I get my Turley
The 3 Bears:
"Beartooth"- Antique bone G-10 Dogwood. Full height grind. It slices, it dices, it makes Julienne fries. My special occasion belt knife. Church, weddings, funerals and when asked to sing at the opry.
"Bearclaw"- Coyote/earth Gasconade. Varied height grind. Mount it to the hood of the pickup and it will point you to the woods. This will be my woods knife.
I kept them both simple. No lanyard holes or pommel plates. No smackie my Turlies.
Here is the 3rd bear:
"Baby Bear"- When I gather wood for a fire, she will bring me sticks and pine cones. She is 15 months old now.
Congrats man. Well worth the wait.
sounds like you are happy with your decision, congrats bro!!
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Thank you, Larry. I hope you like them when you get them in hand and that they last you and yours for generations to come.....and when singing at the opry.
Epilogue: (fancy word)
The knives are here. These were the right two knives for me.
Gasconade & Dogwood. YKMV (your knives may vary)
They fit my hand perfectly. I now can do a two-fisted monkey stomp.
Sharper than a serpent's tooth-- Barney Fife
Now it's time to get on another list for the sheaths.
In case you didn't know, Iz makes a really fine knife.
It was well worth the wait.