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    It's been a very busy last several months, and while I have produced a good number of blades, I haven't been as active online to post them. So here's most of them from recent months. Everything is 80CrV2 steel, with various combinations of paracord and hemp wrapped handles, and Boltaron sheaths except for the two retina-searing colors, which are Kydex. In vague order from November to February: This chopper was forged very close to the final shape. Minimal stock removal on the bevels. chopper by James Helm, on Flickr A rare foldover sheath: js01 by James Helm, on Flickr My eyes! orange by James Helm, on Flickr Not the same tan tanto as above. tanto02 by James Helm, on Flickr knife01 by James Helm, on Flickr knife02 by James Helm, on Flickr knife03 by James Helm, on Flickr A very rare kiridashi. knife04 by James Helm, on Flickr O tanto with a 13 1/2" blade and wakizashi with a 15 3/4" blade. The waki was a commission from a Green Beret. knife06 by James Helm, on Flickr This 9" recurve was finished just in time to be a Christmas gift. knife05 by James Helm, on Flickr tantos01 by James Helm, on Flickr bushswords02 by James Helm, on Flickr Did a number of ginuntings, have more in the future. bushswords03 by James Helm, on Flickr bushswords04 by James Helm, on Flickr bushswords05 by James Helm, on Flickr My eyes! knives01 by James Helm, on Flickr knives03 by James Helm, on Flickr knives04 by James Helm, on Flickr Hey, look, a midtech Little Rok with CNC machined bevels! Slowly making progress. midtech02 by James Helm, on Flickr
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    Awwww.... It's so cute!
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    I think this is my favorite of all your knives...That thing is gorgeous!
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    DROOOOOL !!!!..............................
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    I hadn't been paying much attention to GRT49 ever since I got her half'ted. She just sat on the cluttered work bench looking pretty. Guess she got bored and then she became out of control. Every time I'd go into the shop there was another hole dug into my crushed rock floor. I finally had to put her in a cage so she would stay put. Once I got out to the shop this morning she was acting a little better so I let her out. I decided to clean up the cage and mixed up in the bedding I discovered she had given birth. I should have recognized the signs. Its a boy with a 3 1/4" head and is about 5" tall. Soooo cute!
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    There is a bit of an issue with using an ammo can. A majority of them are not sealed enough and using some kind of compound isnt meant to be used under liquid for a long period of time. If anyone is interested I am picking this up: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Knife-Blade-QUENCH-TANK-Heavy-Duty-Pro-Quality-2-Sizes-Available-blacksmith/303033148282?hash=item468e2ee37a:m:m812Wa47vfaXSki6TkcGBoA:sc:FedExHomeDelivery!78109!US!-1&frcectupt=true
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    I'm diggin' the notches. Makes me think about going full-on Samuel Bell on a dagger, darn it!
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    Here is the mallet ive been working on. Birdseye maple with two coats of clear polyurathane It comes in at 1 pound almost exactly. There are a few mistakes on it but over all i think it looks nice!.
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    In my experience, this isn't a thing.
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    For all my 12C27 knives, I put the blade in a stainless foil packet after dusting it with talcum powder. I make my packets long and can get three uses from them as I cut the end seam of after each use. Harden them at 1950F for 5 minutes and then cool between one inch alloy plates in a carpenters vice set vertically then temper at 350F for 2 hours
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