All I can say is it is a outright honor to be involved in such a worthy event such as Run Ranger Run. here is a little history from the RRR Run Ranger Run webpage and how this event came to be.
Cory Smith Run Ranger Run 2014 youtube video
In 2012, 3rd Ranger Battalion veteran US Army Corporal Cory Smith, having deployed to combat twice, experienced having friends killed and wounded and with his own marriage failing decided to highlight the difficult journey home many soldiers have leaving the Army by undergoing a very public and very difficult journey home himself. Cory decided to run 565 miles in 28 days with holding his daughter Elleigh in his arms the end goal of his run.
I was asked by the organizers if I could provide a knife for the event. As a Veteran who understands the struggle our service members face and having faced some of the issues myself I was completely on board.
So with that being said I decided to build the "Inglorious Bastard" design as I had a few already shaped out of American made Bastard Mill cut files. The original IB was 14.5" and these two are scaled down to 12". I am building two as a fail safe to ensure at least one is good to go, I am sure they will both be fine but we all know that "Murphy" can pop up at anytime. Not to mention Rangers always have a contingency plan!
Here are the knives at the start point
In the next few weeks I will be posting progress as we turn these files into hardcore working knives. So please tune in and if you can please support this event and donate to GallantFew Inc which is a great organization who's mission is to help Veterans and our Veterans deserve all we can do for them to ensure they continue to succeed in life.