A Jessie Carr Novel
Written by JL Schneider
Published by JL Schneider at Smashwords
JL Schneider is the exclusive owner and copyright holder on this publication
Smashwords is JL Schneider's Ebook Publisher and Distribution Platform
What makes the perfect weapon? I sit and hold what I consider my perfect weapon. I have used it many times, all successfully. This weapon and I have much in common. It is cold, it is hard, and it has no emotion. I gently pass it over my arm, the hairs part effortlessly. It has been honed to the finest edge possible. The steel is 1095 Cro-Van; it is honed to a perfect 20 degrees.
I gently caress the leather covered handle, aged to a dark color over time by sweat and blood. I have owned this beautiful piece of engineering for over thirty years. It was given to me by a friend, a gift from one soldier to another. Over the years it has been used, always by me, and always with respect.
I look closely at the blade, a small nick halfway back from the tip brings a smile to my face. I remember the violent impact with my victim’s blade, just before I drove it into his abdomen. I see the small scratch on the butt where I struck the barrel of a rifle pointed at me, it saved my life that day. It also took a life, easily sliding into my victim’s chest.