Review of: Flechette Darts 1 lb pk - US Military Surplus
I have no idea what I will do with these. None of mine came rusted. The vast majority are collated in opposite directions in a two-threaded coil. I think I'll try to see what weapon they might have been used in. Another reviewer said they might be good as blowgun darts. I'm thinking I might try that.
October 30, 2019
Review of: Officer's Silk Sash
Great accompany Collection Piece for Static Display - Authentic Looking Repro
August 12, 2019
Review of: Longleaf Traditional Antique Kukri with Reproduction Scabbard, 2 Knives
Great kukri - this came in good condition, but a bit dirty. There was no active rust, but there was corrosion from years of storage and two significant dents in the edge. I spent about an hour working on it with a rust eraser and a whetstone and got it back to almost original condition, though the dents would need much more work to take out. Mine had a wooden handle which is very solid and in fairly decent shape. In hand it feels authoritative and "choppy" in a good way. If you haven't handled a historic kukri before then they're very interesting and very utilitarian.
To be honest, it wouldn't be my first choice for outdoor usage, but it would definitely work in a pinch. As a collector piece... it's really, really good. This is a vintage or antique blade, and when you think about it, the dents in my blade just indicate that it saw use during the day. More likely than not, someone trusted this blade with their life when they took it with them on an expedition.
July 21, 2019
Review of: M1 Garand Sling with Brass Hardware
A little thin but, it works. Use it on my M-1 and it has not stretched out too much for being so thin.
July 08, 2019
Review of: Longleaf Traditional Kukri Blade
I ordered this longleaf blade along with a bojpure blade. This longleaf is about an inch shorter than the bojpure, and has a slightly more slender leaf. But it is still an inch longer and broader than my modern production, traditional-stlye kukri. The blade is also made of a much tougher grade of steel. Tougher than any other weapons in my collection. I did not pay for hand selection. Even still, this blade is in quite good condition in spite of nicks and some clear signs of heavy use. These are actually nice in an authentic antique. This is no modern reproduction. I have attached a handle of my own making. I will leave the heavy patina intact and touch up the edge so that it can live on as a fearsome weapon.
March 31, 2019