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  1. I finished this blade up today. I've been working on it for about a week, starting with three solid days of forge time. The blade is 12.5" and about 1.75" at widest, and 5/16" or so at the spine/ricasso. The clip is sharp most of the way. It has chopping power, but is meant to be fast, and capable of a backcut if needed. It is forged of 6 bars of twisted w's. The tip has been given the bird's beak weld treatment to preserve pattern flow, and the guard is forge welded on, in three pieces from the parent billet. The handle is shaped from G10, with some lines that I borrowed fro
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  2. Yeah, what they said. That's purdy sho' nuff. When I looked at that handle, I saw Anubis, the Egyptian jackal God.
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  3. I am sure most people here can relate with this... I find that no matter where I go in the world sooner or later I have to set up a forge if for no other reason than to maintain my sanity. Last night I was sorting through pictures on the computer and found pictures from my time in Uganda I had set up a primitive forge using found materials and very basic tools from the local market. I had a 1lb hammer, a couple files one of which I used for raw material, a pair of channel lock pliers and a rock for an anvil. The forge was just a trench in the ground with brick and rock along the sides to con
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  4. Man, that is so awesome. I have this picture saved on my computer which I look at from time to time as a reminder that people do so much with a lot less than I have. Thanks for posting this, it made my day.
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  5. Its true I think people should do what makes them happy but I have never understood the attitude of people who feel the need to buy everything for me blacksmithing and knives have always been about making it myself everything from my forge to my belt grinder and everything in between is made by me and usually from scrap nobody else wanted.
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  6. Nope, I do it almost every time. Just seems easier that way, since I know what the blade looks like at that point.
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