Tactical Knives magazine article about a bush sword


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I just had an article by Joe Flowers come out in the July issue (yes, already on the stands in March!) of Tactical Knives Magazine. He reviewed a bush sword and companion knife that I made for him with an ambidextrous, modular leather sheath rig by Luke Swenson (http://www.swensonknives.com).

The photos by Terrill Hoffman are terrific, but they're in black and white and don't convey the retina-searing neon lemon color of the paracord wrap on the handle. I chose the color after seeing another article Joe wrote about a river rafting knife that also had a bright yellow handle for high visibility.

A nice personal touch from Luke.

We also made a rig at the same time for fellow TK writer Reuben Bolieu. In contrast, I used retina-searing neon orange paracord for his. I found out later that he likes orange tools for working in jungle as it shows up easily if dropped among leaves. He's posted on various forums photos of the rig being used to cut wood for fires and shelters, cutting good-sized logs to build a raft, making shavings for fire starter, clearing tall grass, etc. Here it is with him on a trip to Peru: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1003545-Peru-2012-Fall-Class-Part-2

I handed over the rigs to these two gentlemen at the Blade Show. Here's Joe with his:

And, from left to right, Luke, Reuben, and me.