Oooo Purdue colors. But like Tom said, Raw Dog Finish for me. Should patina nicely.
Just to dispel any thoughts that Iím a rabble rouser (be quiet Tom).
I talked about thickness because I had hoped it would be longer (and I was concerned with the weight and mistakenly thought a thinner/lighter blade would be more responsive) At least 18 inches with 20 being better. I like edged WEAPONS. Yes, knives are that, but predominately tools. Iím at that point in life where I can indulge my boyhood side more now. What boy doesnít dream about swords at some time, something I donít think I will ever have to use, but the Walter Middy in meÖ Now you know why I was wishing for a thinner stock. Same weight but in a longer blade. Other than that I am looking forward to Burying the TNT in some tree flesh! Redwoods into toothpicks. Now thatís a worthy quest for a fine blade.