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  1. Hey everyone, I think it has been a while since I posted something. That isn't to say that I haven't made anything, but it was nothing new for me or you all for that matter. Anyhow, here is the newest, and something worth posting. I call it The Black Death, and it is a frame handled fighter. I continue my trend of making knives that are black (and sometimes very very dark gray). This blade has been laying around my shop for the better part of 2 years waiting to be done. It is intended as a Graduation gift for my brother his Master's from UNLV coming up this year. Blade is W
    5 points
  2. Spears from the left; Asymmetric, 42 cm, width 5 cm, hole 22 mm, weight 390 grams. Wide, 46 cm, width 7.5 cm, hole 19 mm, weight 450 grams. Asymmetric 35,5 cm, width 5 cm, hole 22 mm, weight 300 grams. Long, thin, 51 cm, width 4 cm, hole 20 mm, weight 400 grams. Long, asymmetrical 55,5 cm, width 5 cm, hole 24 mm, weight 460 grams. Last asymmetric 35 cm, width 4 cm, hole 20 mm, weight 290 gram. Knife behind the decorated ridge 52 cm, width 4.5 cm, weight 460 grams. The second knife 50.5 cm, width 5.5 cm, weight 480 grams. ZERO ELECTRIC WELDING! ZERO POWER HAMMER! EVERYTHING HAND FORGED FROM ONE
    3 points
  3. Todays grind. It was a bit warm in the shed with the temp guage showing 43C (110F) while I was hardening the blades but they are all done and in the tempering oven for a couple of hours.
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  4. "A BIT warm? "..... but it is a DRY heat Gary, I love the lines on the three largest ones on the right - very nice proportions.
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  5. Yea in those heats standing on concrete lol yea that's NO fun AT ALL. When it's that hot here I usually stay in doors and run the ac all day lol. Hope you have air conditioning and your not in the desert area like my buddy nigel is lol.
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  6. Wow, that is smokin' I've wanted to try some rust bluing for a long time now. (Much longer than I have been making knives) Would you care to elaborate on your process?
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  7. I was wondering whatever happened to you, man. That is freakin' AWESOME!
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  8. He's fine, thanks......will show off his sheath once done. He was also diagnosed with Hemachromatosis........too much iron in the blood, so I see some teasing coming!
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  9. A BIT warm? You southerners and your " Warm " kinda peeve me off right now. Its 35f right now with about 1.5 feet of snow outside. My charcoal forge looks like a dog Igloo right now... But nice work man...
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  10. That is one sweet knife... Everything about it just " Flows ", unlike snow... I feel your pain sir, We got almost 2 feet of snow in the valley last week here in Salt Lake, I spent about 2 hours digging my car out and screwing my back up before my boss sent out the mass text telling everyone to work from home that day...
    1 point
  11. That is some very nice work Wes. I'd be proud to own that...
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  12. I missed this post but I saw the knife on Facebook this morning.......simply stunning Wes!
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  13. I love it when I see your posts because I know it is going to demonstrate upper echelon level design, have an impeccable fit and finish, and in some way or other involve rust bluing... You didn't disappoint with this one.
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  14. Wes, that is one you knocked out of the ball park! Man that one is awesome! You dotted all the i's and crossed all the t's!!
    1 point
  15. That is one beautiful knife and the sheath is awesome too
    1 point
  16. Damn it Joshua Now I am only ever going to see that difference. And I am forced to agree. Good looking out though my friend, that is something to plan out for next time. To answer your questions, I went very slowly. I made myself a rivet header/peen block for a couple of different pin sizes that splits down the middle. Clamp it up and it pinches the pin so I can dome on side. Once that was done, they were glued in and then I backed the dome heads with a piece of micarta and then very slowly, domed the other sides. I seem to remember Alan asking me about how I didn't split som
    1 point
  17. Thanks Cody! Thanks Geoff. It did take some planning and then I had to modify my plans a little bit during the process. But, my plan actually worked out really well to get everything fit up tightly. Thanks Joël! I think you are well on your way; your knives are great! And especially great considering how long you have been making knives.
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  18. Loving it Wes. You seem to have stepped up the game a little. Really nice form and the finish looks superb. What grit did you take that to? I am really kind of neurotic about pinned frame handles (as you have pointed out before) and there is one teeny little thing about this knife that presses Josh's neurotic button. I really do like how close you got the pins to the edges, but the rear pins are much closer to the heel than the front pins are to the spacer package. I know, that is just me and my nit-noid self, so feel free to ignore me. BTW-How did you manage to get those rear pins s
    1 point
  19. I was wondering what you've been up too. Turns out it was pretty cool stuff! I really like the proportions, everything looks just right to the eye. I still have the goal to grind plunges like that...
    1 point
  20. Very nice. That must have taken some thought to get all of that right. g
    1 point
  21. Oh my.... that's a beauty. Nice photography as well! ... and the sheath.... wow...
    1 point
  22. Wes! You're back! Freaking-A brother. That looks cool even on my phone. I have to get to the desktop and see it in big screen.
    1 point
  23. Thier proprietary flux, Tix flux. They are unique for a reason. It flows at something like 230 degrees F. Which is also why you can't hot-blue a double...
    1 point
  24. Yeah, you can always put your mark on the bevel. Love the sculpted handle, Looks great man!
    1 point
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