Summary: a very hard to find Neeley model TD "Lum Yoroi Toshi", #031TD. Hollow ground 5-5/8" blade made from 1/4" stock, blade has a bead blasted finish. SS hilt and butt with a black linen micarta handle, overall length of the knife is 10-3/8". The knife is brand new, never used and in mint condition.
The original Neeley-made sheath accompanies the knife, brand new and in mint condition.
Bonus: mint condition Timberlite folding knife
9 photos for review – as shown, a new black canvas carry case is included. This is a hard to find model with extremely elegant lines... finished to perfection. A dream "in hand" – perfect for both everyday carry and collection purposes. Thanks and good luck.
From the original Timberline Catalog:
"The TIMBERLINE / LUM project...
Robert W. Lum, premier designer of the contemporary TANTO and ARMOR PIERCING DAGGER furnished the clean lines and structural criteria of these new models for Timberline Knives. Lum's interpretations of the ancient weaponry is respected throughout the knifemaking community.
The LUM YOROI TOSHI and the LUM TANTO are hollow ground with a small diameter wheel from heavy stock. The hidden tang is integral with the blade and runs the full length of the handle material into the hardened cap for optimum strength.
Perfectly balanced, the LUM YOROI TOSHI and LUM TANTO are collectable as well as eminently useful tools of the martial artist.
The innovative sheath is made of heavy leather and formed to the curved blade shapes of the Yoroi Toshi or Tanto."