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The Old Hickory blade and custom sheath
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I intend Old Hickory to be a review column for items not specifically gun related, but which might be of interest to some of my readers.
So I will lead off with the title item, a 7" Old Hickory butcher knife I had sheathed locally. My idea was to obtain an inexpensive but useful knife, have it sheathed really well, and use it. The Old Hickory is around an inch longer than I would have preferred.
However, the 7" is widely available at Wal~Mart, hardware stores, farm suppliers and other retail concerns. So that length was chosen on the basis of availability.
So here are some photos of what I consider a successful project.
Other side of sheath, showing knife firmly seated. Notice throat of sheath protects some 75% of the grip.
Other side of the Ol' Hickory, showing the blade & grip engraving in detail (large image)
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