Dave not only introduced me to the world of knives on our Henry Forum, but pointed me to a very interesting knife forum, as well. I'm also a member of the Blade Forums (BF). Over the weekend, I posted my new Case/Henry knife there under a general knife discussion thread titled "A knife you got that blew you away...WAY better than expected?" There were posted some really sharp-looking and unique knives, along with the owners' enthusiastic comments. So I chimed in, posted some photos, and especially pointed out how much I like the special wood that my knife's handle is made of.
I was encouraged with an appreciation comment from one of the BF members, who wrote:
As interesting as you found the topic of this thread, I found your knife equally interesting. As well as being a knife nut, I'm a long time researcher & collector in a very niche field of early/mid 19th century nautical art. So to see such a unique folder as the one you posted...is a real treat for me. I had no idea that there is a company(s) manufacturing modern folders made with antique/antebellum (non ivory related) materials. I haven't seen (stabilized) 200 year old, antique river logs used before. Very cool, very beautiful and very informative. Thanks so much for posting that interesting knife made from interesting antique material. You really do learn something new every day.
And I learned more about the make up of my knife handle from this person, too. That's where a lot of the fun is in owning firearms or knives, looking at the history behind it all. For anyone interested, here is some history I found on the antique river wood: http://www.antiqueriverlogs.com/the-story/
So to end my post here, I'm including some newer pictures I took and posted on the BF. [Click on photo for large look] Just part of the story of my first Case knife....I definitely like this Henry offering with such a great wood handle! Henry (and Case, too) know their knotty materials!!
Take care, and have a great day!