I haven't been a lot lately so I just saw your post. My wife just passed her 5th year cancer free mark so we know we can win over the demon.
We pray for your wife's healing and God's peace to both of you.
In case you haven't noticed, those of us who live in the US a more than a little spoiled and take our abundant resources for granted.
As far as a tension spring is concerned, if you can find a spring from a trampoline like the children jump on, I'm sure that would be plenty strong...
OK, I finally got over being mesmerized by the knife I got from Josh Danby. The pictures he showed were just a nice tease for how nice this knife really is.
Josh, I hope you will be happy to know that it now has a special place out of harm's way on the kitchen counter and I gave it a test run...
OK, so I'm late posting a picture but I'm going to try to get one posted anyway.
Model III stock removal skinner of differentially heat treated 1084 high carbon steel. 2 3/4" blade, 6 1/2" overall. Camel bone scales with copper pins.
Hope it meets your approval. :5:
It's amazing what you can learn around here. I would never have guessed that head bolts stretch and are supposed to be replaced if loosened. I'm probably never going to mess with any but it's still neat that I learned something new.