Edit to add; If anyone has Persian content, photos, or feedback. Please feel free to add it. Life on a Curve. This knife popped up on the Trade Blanket a short while ago. From what I understand. It is a collaboration between Brian and Calafia666 whose business is called First People's Tools. When most Sargent Edged Tools hit the blanket. They're gone before I even see them. Or they go so high, I pass out from lack of oxygen. This one hung around long enough for me to ponder it a bit. And then snap it up. It is my first SET. And as you will notice, it doesn't have many straight lines. With the possible exception of the Front Country Tip. Having spent some time out west. I'm always a bit amused about the differences between front and back. In Colorado, it was the Front Range and the Western Slope. It's almost like a longitudinal Mason-Dixon Line. Brian described naming this variation of the Persian as Front Country. Because he docked the point a bit from the original. Presumably to add some strength for less altruistic edged endeavors, that might occur in the Front Country. I believe he came up with that as he was exiting the wild Back Country and returning to civilization. The irony of the word civilization is not lost on me. But that deserves it's own thread. As he mentioned elsewhere. Brian and I go back quite a ways. He mentored me on the build and materials of my first custom knife purchase way back when. We had a lot of fun back then. Life in general seemed much less serious. I haven't had much interaction with Calafia666. But a quick search reveals the man knows his junk. He appears to be a very savvy woodsman. So when a known maker with a great history, and his own solid set of outdoor skills, and another avid outdoorsman join forces to make a knife. It was a no brainer for me. After a brief bit of research. "I'll take it" was posted. My Front Country Persian arrived late last week. Yesterday, the weather finally broke. It started out above freezing, and hit 61F. About perfect for a woods romp. So I decided to give the knife a test run. This winter was long here in the Northern Adirondacks. There is still snow in my yard and a lot more in the high country. It depleted almost all of my fun wood, kindling, and everything else associated with keeping warm in waist deep snow at -10F. So this was sort a scouting mission. To see what nature had provided me for this season's activities. I posted this shot. Not for it's artistic value. It actually kind of sucks. But to show that shadow. It's something I rarely see up here. It meant the sun was out. Rare indeed. I envy folks in warmer, dryer, climates. But then I realize, they probably can't have fires a lot of the time because of the dryness. So I guess it's a wash. In searching for some inner bark for tinder, I inadvertently destroyed someone's home. It actually cracks me up a bit when folks say they were alone in the woods. That couldn't be further from the truth. There might not be other people. But there is always a lot of other inhabitants. Here is another example of some critter most folks never see or think about. Doing its thing in total seclusion. This is what remains of a rather large yellow jacket nest from last summer. I saw it last fall. It was huge. We have had some serious wind events this spring. I found this about 50 feet from the original nest. As suddenly as it arrived. The sun was gone again. You could feel the air change. It went from warm and dry, to cool and damp, in a matter of minutes. Now this is more like normal! Everyone always sees the fall as fire season. But at times, spring can actually be drier. So care must be taken. I was giving that some consideration as I prepped for a fire. I played around to see how it slices. The high Scandi grind eats wood. The Persian came wrapped in a nice, compact, kydex rig. It rides high and tight. Keeping the knife close to the body. It snaps in with a positive click. Retention is good. But it clicks back out without a tug of war. Nicely done. Sorry, no photos of the Sheath, maybe on the next outing.