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  1. I apologize again for my relative absence, I try to remember to post here but since I know so many of you outside the forum now, I tend to forget I'm sure many of you have already read this and seen the pictures, but for my friends here who aren't on Facebook or Instagram, here you go I've taken the time to focus on improving my knowledge and skills this past month of September, trying to achieve some things I've never been able to do before. This started by spending an entire week in New Hampshire at Zack Jonas's shop as a student of the one and only Peter Johnsson. That wee
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  2. Welcome to the club. Sometimes it seem that you break more blades than not. Doug
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  3. Dang. Good looking blade otherwise.
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  4. Jeremy Blohm... I am north of you in Manistee... straight up 31.
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  5. Collin, that's incredible! Everything about it is in harmony, down to the wonderful textures showing in the bog oak. The fit between all of the handle components is impressive to say the least! Although beautiful in its own right, it looks like it wants to be wielded and worn beyond the simple guise of ornamentation. Wish I could see it in person! John
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  6. I agree with Dave - that is awesome and appropriate pattern welding. It seems like they take longer as you get better, but they are worth the wait. I am honestly impressed by the craftsmanship. I love the contrasting colors in the handle, too. Nice material choices.
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  7. Oh! That's really nice! The PW is well-suited for this style of blade, I think.
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  8. Congrats Collin! You make it look easy
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  9. I really love the construction/composition of this blade. The central core showing the straight on-edge laminations, with the swirling randomness of the edges and tip. I particularly like that the edge lamination at the tip is quite a bit wider than on the two side edges, it really sets it apart from many other blades.
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  10. Yeah, I can't really add anything clever or meaningful here, but a post like that certainly deserves another thumbs up. Most impressive!
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  11. I'm in awe! I love this sword! It is just beautiful! The pattern charms with its simplicity, so does the grip - that's what can touch the perfection. I hope one day I'll do some at simillar level Congratulations!
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  12. DUDE!!! If you didn't already have the beard I'd nominate you again! And yes, just being within ten feet of Peter makes you smarter. Extremely well done!
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  13. Wow that is suberb! I'd say all the work with an optivisor paid off. With all the awesome swords i'm seeing I think it is time for me to upgrade my ht furnace and give it a try myself
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  14. I am posting two knives for anyone interested or if you know some one. This one is D2 steel, est RHC 60+, Axis stag heavy, no pith, Buffalo horn, genuine birch bark giving the grip a “cat tongue” feel for grip. sheath is veg tanned 6-7 Oz, with hand formed celtic dragon motif and deco, all hand sewn 10 3/8” o/all with a 5 3/8” blade This one $180 for bladesmithsforum members, but you pay shipping. I will ship your preference. Paypal only and just PM me if you have an interest the knife is also listed on eBay 132786499367 for more pictures Thanks ever
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  15. I would build up the floor with wool and use a hard refractory coating. It would take forever to get the bricks up to temp and would be a gas hog because of them.
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  16. Got some work done on this today. There was a slight problem with the first one that we laser cut. I had the scale on the cutting file at 2x. Oops. I think this one will end up as a wall hanger someday. The real one is ground, sanded to 220, and ready to heat treat. Even with a turnout glove in, I think it could lose an inch or so out of the handle. Other than that I'm pretty happy with the design so far. If it survives heat treating tomorrow I'll throw a handle on it and start putting it through its paces.
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