(Pictures by Chuck's son, Nate)
So a note from Chuck Pippin. Seems that he noticed a slight warp in the blade when he was done. Not major, but, he said, he would know it was there. So ...
So, he just up and made another blade. Bap! Just like that. And it's already heat-treated, eight-hundred grit polished, and he likes it better, since the tang is a little longer, and the shoulders are cleaner and like that.
Note: The blade will be etched, to bring out the damascus grain.
Wow. How interesting is that, to be able to just, you know, whip out a second blade?
He's thinking about using the same material for the guard, which would be way cool, and sending along some images of the handle material he's considering.
Makes me want to jump up and down. Of course, I'm too dignified and old for that.