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My knife was delivered promptly, and I was highly impressed by the overall high quality of the tool; everything from the very high attention to detail of the finished product, the use of a lovely piece of ash wood for the handle and the quality craftsmanship of the blade which was as sharp as a razor out of the package. So much so that it took the most tiny and exquisitely painful sliver of skin of my finger as I was unwrapping it. As it is an unusual tool to use to begin with, it took a little while to master the intricacies of it, but I've got the hang of it now without too much more blood being shed. The main reason I bought it was that I am a great admirer of Ray Mears, especially for the programme he made in Canada where he lent his assistance to the construction of the Birch Bark Canoe, which I could watch endlessly and without boredom as a sort of relaxation or calming therapy. I never bother doing any sort of a review for anything that I buy but as you had the professional courtesy to follow up on your request for a review I thought o.k why not; and Ray Mears programmes generally have given me immeasurable pleasure over the years, so I hope that the review will be helpful as feedback to the obvious highest quality control that you have exercised over the manufacture and final delivery of the Crooked Knife.
Kevin Walsh7th August, 2019