I just managed to get a wonderful R Hankins bowie from Ron LaBella today!! THANKS RON!!
I am one happy camper today. I spent the day doing what I do to any new knife I get that means anything to me. Sharpen to my angle , polish metal with Flitz, polish wood with Butchers brand bowling alley wax, and leather treatment of colored polish followed by bowling alley wax.
It is now MY knife. The hours I spend doing these things make a bond between a new knife and me.
God I love this new bowie. Large but light. Very fast feeling for its size.
Here are a few shots of it with its brothers. I am sure you all will recognize the one from Ron.