This amazing blade from
Gossman Knives was completely made to our specifications. The
blade is 5.5 inches of flat ground A2 steel with a full tang. The
handle is expertly finished buffalo horn scales, sized for my large
hands and unique grip, complete with lanyard hole. I call this
custom beauty the "Texas Razor" in honor of its most skilled maker and its Texas
legal sized blade.
*Remember when buying any blade to
consider local laws regarding carry and size.
Our lovely Texas Razor came complete with this quality leather pouch
Here, the razor begins its first outting.
For fun, we began with some old oak branches. Making kindling was
not even a warm up for this blade. The branches easily split apart
with little effort.
Next we took a small Juniper recently nipped (they are undesirable in
this area for their weed-like growth and massive water consumption),
stripped branches to create a clean cut zone...
...and whacked a foot or so off the top.
You can see where my first whack failed to cleanly sever the trunk... I
attribute this to first time use of a new knife; subsequent whack
produced a nice cut indeed.
Then I stripped the rest of the branches off...
... and behold a lovely stick for... well, we shall see.
Then the TXRazor relaxed with us to watch the sunset.
Later in the evening, after a good bath, the razor helped out in the
kitchen. Chopping, slicing and dicing are a smooth and easy breeze
with this versatile blade... even with onions.
We look forward to further testing with this beauty and future Gossman
And speaking of which....
This beauty is the Nessie Necker. It was a gift from my wonderful
friends from the Hoods Woods Hoodlums forum. It is made of 01 and
performs its design tasks perfectly every time.
The task... well, Nessie is a skinner...
is a breeze.
Thank you Scott for another fantastic blade!
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