Mark Bennett of Dune Info.com, who ordered the very first Ginton Forge Crysknife posted this review of the knife on his Facebook Page. It’s a good solid review from someone who was there during the entire process (we started exchanging emails when I started blogging about the project back in June 2013 in this site–he waited out the whole process for 11 months!). Here’s what he has to say about his Crysknife and Sheath #1!
“I’ve always been a fan of the organic look of the Crysknife in Lynch’s Dune, and so when I heard last year that Ginton Forge was planning on creating a new replica I was intrigued, especially as they also intended on creating a sheath for the blade.
Over the past 10 months Ginton Forge have been detailing the progress on their website and along the way picked up Gold in the 2014 Instructables Makerlympics for the crysknife. I was fortunate to be one of the first orders shipped, and my knife and sheath arrived earlier this month.
It arrived in just a few days, travelling around 6,700 miles. Not quite as quick as folding space, but still impressive. It was securely packaged, no one wants the blade to chip and shatter! It is a bit bigger than the Greyzon replica I have, and the blade is slightly translucent is you hold it up to the light. The sheath is a nice snug fit, and the paint job makes it look suitably aged and weathered.
The replicas, available with and without the sheath, in painted and unpainted options, are available to order athttp://gintonforge.com/shop/order-dune-fremen-crysknife-and-sheath/and while not cheap these are wonderful handmade pieces that would grace any Dune collection.”
Thanks to epic Dune fan and chronicler Mark for this very kind review!