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  1. I hung one of my sheep up last night and thought to show the knives I used in the process of that and getting it all freezer ready. Top is the copper and ebony slaughterman which I use to to start the process Then the copper and giraffe bone handled skinner to get the skin off. An acacia handled general purpose knife for much of the breaking down after splitting the carcase with a reciprocating saw. Walnut from my father yard (cut in '81) on my old pattern boning knife. The new designed meat slicer and I was very pleased how this one made the job of
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  2. i thought the handle needed a little something, so i went at it with a dremel, followed by filling with brazed in brass.
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  3. Ugh, Hollywood types... Happiness is more of a decision than a destination. We all have different chemistry, and I do believe that some people simply can't make that choice because of their own personal makeup. However, I also believe that most people's inability to choose happiness is that they are too greedy to be satisfied with what they have. I am as guilty of this as anybody, but have had some serious wake-up calls. When I meet people who are genuinely happy but also have much less to look forward to than I do, I have to remind myself that I have no business com
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  4. Hi all, i don’t usually post work, at least not often. With the last KITH, I was inspired to do a couple of folders. Have not tried slipjoints for a long time and it felt good for a change. The first one is a coke bottle with nickel silver and blood wood. Yes my logo is too large and I am ordering a smaller stencil. I have a young grandson who has a birthday late November so this one goes there. The second one I really like, as I had a couple of small slabs of fossilized mammoth tooth for years. I think I got these at the Blade show, can’t remember. Being super careful not to c
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  5. Alright gents, here we go. I'm going for something a little different. I'm going to try to do a blacksmiths bowie with an integral D guard, all one piece. Roughly a 7 inch blade, 4.5 inch long handle. I have a piece of .75" square stock 1080 from Aldo on it's way for this project It's going to be tricky. I need like 20 inches of "tang" to wrap it all the way around. Going to be lots of drawing out for this one, all by hand too. I believe 1080 takes a decent hamon, no? I may give that a try on this one . The grip of the knife will also be wrapped
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  6. So the stuff was a breeze to work with. The traditional 14th anniversary gift is Ivory- my wife’s truck got totaled last year, nicknamed Ellie(like an Elephant, big and grey) got her a 2500 diesel to replace it, which her dad nicknamed Jurassic Ellie. I figured a pair of mammoth tusks to hang from the rear view mirror would be fitting. 14k white gold wire and beads.
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  7. That'll be interesting when you get it done. Good luck!
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  8. Is that what you'd call it....? Good to know, will google a bit more And yes, 2nd go around on this one, crazy warp on the edge first HT, had to grind a lot away and only did an edge quench, the hamon was a surprise
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  9. Good day indeed. I'm fascinated by pattern welding, so am watching this thread closely.
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  10. I got in a good day forging today. Here's the first pattern welded: The first of two "W" stacks. On the second cut & stack I intentionally offset the pieces 1/8" to enhance the pattern. In order to get the pattern to orient right for the jelly roll, I had to forge it 90 degrees off from original "W": Then to get the pattern to work right for the jelly roll, I had to remove some material on an angle from one side:
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  11. Got it sharpened! not really enough light to take crisp photos, but I tried with the light tent, and a couple of lounge lights on a dingy manchester evening. I will put an auction thread on Instagram for this tomorrow
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  12. Drool, drool, drool. Hope you take the time to write up a review for us.
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  13. Some utsuri! That is what I'm seeing right? A hamon and its shadow?
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  14. Here it is. Just got to final sharpen then done. Rasp gave a cool reptile scale pattern. A day well spent. Really happy with hammer. Now on to some serious projects
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