I have wanted a D-Guard from custom maker Michael Stevenson aka MCSWOOD --- for over two years -- EVERY TIME one came up for sale , it sold in 5 minutes -- THIS TIME , I snagged it in FOUR Minutes
Info from the maker ;
This Knife Is DOUBLE EDGED And Extremely Sharp.
I can render this single edged with a false edged top clip if needed.
It's 18. 1/8" overall and weighs 31.5 oz.
The blade is 1095 spring steel 12. 7/8" X 1. 13/16" X 1/4" thick (3/8" at the blade catchers)
The guard, bolster, blade catchers and pommel sides are 1018 steel WELDED
to the full tang.
The handle is 5" long with scales of Curly Maple.
The sheath is 10 oz. leather with black steel rivets and a
black steel snap. There's an attachment point on the back
for adding leg ties (not incl.) etc.
It's cemented at the spacer and hand stitched
using doubled waxed nylon saddle stitching thread making for an
extremely rugged, rough use sheath.
The rough beveled blade is reheated in the forge to glowing red
and quenched in strained used motor oil. After it's cleaned of slag
it's brought back up in temp. until it can be struck with a file.
I leave the file marks showing. I like a handmade knife to look
This is how I harden / tempor my blades. They hold an edge
Mike said it all EXCEPT --- this knife is a BEAST of a USER -- I'll post some cutting tests later on the weekend.
PS --- Mike also makes a HELL of a nice quick draw sheath