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  1. Bought Jason's instruction video. Trying to get something out of them. Here are my attempts at the knife style in the video. It's about 90% power hammer work, and the instruction is...unique. First one, I misjudged the cutoff...so it ended up getting a hidden tang. Wasn't close enough to leave brut either. Next one ended up a bit chunky. Still not quite close enough to leave brut. I think the third one is gonna work out. I'm still tempted to give it a full flat grind, just because the brut thing just really isn't me.
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  2. Ledus (Lay-dus: Latvian for ice) This bowie was a commission that was inspired by my La Brea Bowie from a few years ago. I think the new one came out quite well, what do you think? Specs: Blade Length: 12 inches Overall Length: 17.5 inches Guard, Spacer, and Frame: Shibuichi Liners: silver Pin: silver Handle: stabilized blue maple burl For those of you more knowledgeable on knife history I am trying to find out if anyone has used shibuichi to make a frame on a bowie before. The frame, guard, and spacer were all carved in wax and cast. I d
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  3. Whether or not you intended it, you could say that the ravens are Huginn and Muninn, Odins ravens, who fly across the realms to bring knowledge back to the one eyed god. Gives the blade a cool mythos vibe . Awesome work man! It turned out really well. As always, your carving and engraving skills really add another level to your blades! Cant wait to see the sheath!
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  4. Thanks, Garry. I really like your grips. In fact, every time I start to make a prototype, it ends up "highly" resembling one of your handle profiles. (especially the PH EDC) But don't want to just copy yours, so keep working on mine. Sure do like your handles though. I make a specialty wood carving knife that no-one else makes............yet. I say "yet" because there's a local wood carving knife maker who I think is going to copy them. That's just not right..........and why I won't copy your handle.
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  5. Good on ya Rob !! Love it !!..................................
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  6. That turned out sweet! Nice job, I think I understand your pain with the carving as I assume this is very similar to antler engraving... No easy way to get it done.
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  7. This is an example of what I mean by fitting the hand Chris. You can see the easy curves on this one so there is a swell to give grip and stability of hold for the longer middle fingers but the index finger has the easy depth and a finger stop in front with very egg shaped transition from bottom to ovaled sides. And to show how the grip that works this well for the hand in the blade edge down use is just as comfortable and usable ion the blade up orientation. The thumb fits the front finger curve just as neatly for directability and stability. with the palm and heal of the ha
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  8. Well done, Rob! The raven theme is very fitting. And yes, horn, especially water buffalo horn for some reason, is a pain to carve. Sharp tools are the key.
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  9. Wow! Seriously cool Rob! Looks like a beast! Got any specs?
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  10. For an EDC or any knife that is going to be used rather than looked at it, is imperritive that there are no hot spots, that the handle is just as comfortable when using the knife blade up as it is with the blade (edge) down so that means no finger notches or edges .
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  11. I can't help much with a book on handle design, but I will recommend the hot waxing technique that @Garry Keown uses on his sheaths. I've done it on my last 4 or 5 and it's pretty easy to form the leather around the handle for a nice, secure, hold.
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  12. And the phrase of the day award goes to Alan!
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  13. Latest attempt. Before and after touching up the profile. The forged hollow really makes straightening a challenge.
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  14. With a few more coats of finish to the oak burl and a final polish to the handle fittings, I should be ready for final glue up:
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  15. There was a little profile grinding. Here is the as forged.
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