When Don Llewellyn put up his tools a while back, it looked like any chance I had for getting a DLKnives custom was gone.
I was acutely bummed about that development.
However . . .
Recently, a few of Don's pieces became available, having been discovered where they'd been stored. Through a chain of events involving, among other things, the unexpected generosity of someone who knew I had a soft spot for his work, the opportunity to obtain one of these pieces was presented to me, and I was able to make that deal.
Yesterday (Saturday), a plain white box arrived from Deepest Darkest Nevada.
Contents of the box:
Don Llewellyn Six-inch Fighter, mirror polish, brown canvas micarta, with custom Kydex sheath with TekLok belt clip.
The famous Paul Bos heat treat logo.
I am deeply pleased to have this knife, and humbled by the circumstances that made it possible.
It's a bit big for kitchen work, but it makes short work of tomatoes.
Cut myself with it (not deep enough to bleed, though) within the first few minutes of trying it out. The edge is "sneaky sharp."
[And that little yellow knife I used to open the package? That's an EKA Compact. A small, light (1.5 oz), 2 3/8 inch blade in Sandvik 12c27 with a high visibility plastic handle. Takedown screws for easy cleaning. Very sharp. Lanyard/keychain hole. About $15. If you order from someplace that combines shipping, it's a good idea to buy another one so that the shipping cost/item price ratio doesn't seem so absurd.
The EKA shipment will be reported separately.]