We first handled a Seme when we were given one as a gift from someone we trained, before they went to do Mission Work. We were immediately impressed. It was made from Scrap Metal, and Melted Down Soup Cans, held together with Goatskin, and Sinew. In spite of this, it was a great blade.
A testament to the ingenuity and tenacity of people making the best tool they could, with what they had. It is the accumulation of 100’s of years of R n’ D.
Things that were Great:
*Well Balanced due to Tapered Shape
*Manageable Length (~18.5”)
*Differential Hardened 1095 Spring/Tool Steel
*Thickness increased to 3/16” / 5mm
*Bowie Style Belly
*Added Breaking Wedge
*Added Lanyard / Lashing Holes
*Added Leather Wrapped Handle