Our very own @ Bear made this brute of a Bowie knife for me. Now that I am home and feel better from the bug I caught traveling, I got to use it for the first time. Some might even say it is appropriate that the first use is in my kitchen. Did all the food prep for dinner tonight with it. Salmon is the theme ingredient. Am making poke, sashimi and salmon cakes. Food pics to follow. Wasn't sure how this would slice sashimi because of the thickness of the blade. But no problem. The weight of the blade was enough to slice the fish. Made them small and bite sized. Monkey likes them seared. Patina from it's first use. Proud to show the maker's mark. Bear thinks I should call it "Kong." Somehow appropriate for survival monkey forum.