This morning in the post was the Sheffield made carbon steel knife I have been waiting for and I am pleased. The sheaf will be replaced with a custom leather one from the chap at the local Archery club but the one that came with it is usable:-
I thnk I will remove the very tip of the clip point to make it slightly drop point to improve it in use.
There is a bit of file work to the back of the blade. The blade is 3/16" (0.190") thick and the knife itself weighs just over 6 ozs (190 Grammes) and yes I am pleased with it.
There are a couple of diferences to the Wade & Butcher "Boone" knife it replaces, that one had just straight file cuts across the back of the blade for grip and decoration not file work and the A. Wright's handle is slimmer and tapered to the pommel and made of the same stacked leather with brass and hard rubber? decoration just as I remember from the old Boy Scout days. Not sure which is the better shape handle will have to put the knife to use to see.
Anyway for £25 I am well pleased.
Of course for those into bespoke knives this will not really interest them however it seems that Wrights only have a very small workshop and workforce, Four workers I was told, so I wonder does it really deserve to be called a production knife? plus should this one go astray it's not the end of the world .