Get your shop ready, you may have to put in some more hours Tim.
I really love the knife set, and both knives have a great hand feel and balance. I can feel your love for steel in them, my son went nuts over them. He is impressed that there is an American artist that cares enough about his work to strive for perfection in hand work. You blew him away. I can't get the WSK out of his paws and he won't let me put them away.
I am truly honored to have the first signed Horan WSK and companion set. And the first black and green micarta pair. The two look great together, they really do! I am very happy with them, I think the file work on the back of the companion is just great. I send you a picture of them buffed out and all shinny bright.
You have a good one,
I'm loving it, you did a great job! I've got the flu right now so I really can't play with it, but I soon as I'm feeling better I'm taking out into the woods to play with. I'll email you my thoughts on how she performs. I can tell you right now it's going to blow my tracker away. Saw teeth look great! I'm really pleased well worth the wait! I'll keep you posted.
Brian, New York
I love my WSK!! it stands up to the tough stuff and doesn't dull down too quick.
Over the past few years, Tim Horan has demonstrated his superb craftsmanship as a custom-knife maker, but now he has also taken those skills and creativity to sword making. His "Perp Wakishashi" is amazing! The grind-lines are extremely straight, the hamon is very visible, and the aged manta ray skin with black nylon handle-wrap provides a colorful, but firm grip. It is exactly what I was looking for.
Tim exceeded all of my expectations. My custom knife feels great in the hand, is sharper than a razor and has all the markings of an expert craftsman and knifesmith. Truly great work.