Ages back when Uncle Ray did his Northern Wilderness Series there was a Gentleman on here making the mocotaugan blades, i got myself one and handled it with a piece of applewood.
i wasn't really satisifed with my efforts as it was my first attempt.
So recently i took my hacksaw to it, gathered through this fine forum some Buffalo Horn and an Antler Tine.
then i got very scared and realised it was still beyond my skills or confidence.
chatting With Chad/Sasquatch about it at Rough Close he said he would be willing to have a go at handling it, a farntic call to Lady of Tanith to bring it with her on the saturday when she came up resulted in Chad going home with the assorted gubbins.
Yesterday this beauty!!! arrived at my house
it is an absolute stunner, only played with it whittling down some fire wood into feathers but it feels marvellous in my hand and very cofortable.
Chad, the diamond chap that he is even sent me some specially shaped bits of leather loaded with stropping compound to maintain the edge.
I am so very very pleased with my new shiny toy and am really looking forward to taking it on my Bowyer course at the end of June.
just need to make a sheath for it now.