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will52100

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About will52100

  • Birthday 01/07/1973

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    courtneyknives.net
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    Bassfield MS
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    Black powder shooting, blacksmithing, bladesmithing.
  1. 1770 Belt Dagger

    Nice, looks great!
  2. 52100 Hunter

    Forged 52100 hunter, bronze guard, stabilized Hawaiian Mango spacer, stabilized curly Maple handle, waxed leather pouch sheath. Blade has 4 3/4" cutting edge, 9 3/4" overall length. Price includes storage pouch and shipping in CONUS. 200$ I take check, money order, or PayPal. If paying by check or money order I will ship once the check clears the bank. If using PayPal I will ship next business day, or same day if post office is still open. I ship priority mail and include tracking number. Please email for more pictures or questions. William Courtney
  3. Cord wrapped utility

    3 1/2" blade forged from 5160, etched satin finish with hammer marks left on flats. 8 3/4" overall length. Epoxy impregnated 550 paracord wrap, kydex sheath with leather belt loop. Price includes zippered pouch and shipping in CONUS. I can supply a teclock if desired. SOLD I take check, money order, or PayPal. If paying by check or money order I will ship once the check clears the bank. If using PayPal I will ship next business day, or same day if post office is still open. I ship priority mail and include tracking number. Please email for more pictures or questions. William Courtney
  4. Cord wrapped small hunter

    Forged 5160 blade, 4 3/8" cutting edge, 9 3/4" overall. Etched satin finish, forge marks on ricasso. Handle is epoxy impregnated paracord and leather. Leather spacer for the base to give a thicker side profile, orange paracord underlayment, black overwrap and Turk's head guard. Epoxy is soaked in at each stage of the handle's construction. Heavy leather vinagroon dyed sheath. Includes zippered pouch. 125$ shipped in continental US. I take check, money order, or PayPal. If paying by check or money order I will ship once the check clears the bank. If using PayPal I will ship next business day, or same day if post office is still open. I ship priority mail and include tracking number. Please email for more pictures or questions. William Courtney
  5. Damascus straight razor

    400 layers of 1084 and 15&20, 1/4 hollow ground, 3" cutting edge, 10" overall open, 6 5/8" closed length. Handle scales and wedge are maroon linen mycarta, brass pins and washers. Includes zippered pouch. 125$ shipped in continental US. I take check, money order, or PayPal. If paying by check or money order I will ship once the check clears the bank. If using PayPal I will ship next business day, or same day if post office is still open. I ship priority mail and include tracking number. Please email for more pictures or questions. William Courtney
  6. Fowler style 52100 hunter

    Forged from 52100, 5 1/8" blade with 3/4" smooth ricasso, sheep horn spacers and buffalo horn handle, bronze guard. 9 7/8" overall length. Heavy leather pouch sheath, etched blade finish. I take check, money order, or PayPal. If paying by check or money order I will ship once the check clears the bank. If using PayPal I will ship next business day, or same day if post office is still open. I ship priority mail and include tracking number. Please email for more pictures or questions. William Courtney SOLD
  7. "Insane" Neo-Kopis, composite Pweld with bronze etc.

    Outstanding work, absolutely beautiful.
  8. WIP--A Bowie from Concept to Completion

    Very cool looking bowie, love the shape and pattern.
  9. Dogbone Dagger Work In Progress

    Amazing work, enjoyed following it's progress.
  10. Full tang skinner

    Good looking knife. Only design element I don't care for is the notch at the ricasso, they have a habit of hanging up and catching instead of sliding into the cutting edge. But that's my personal preference, not everybody agrees. Other than that, I love the simple, clean lines.
  11. Both are forged from 5160, leather underlayment and acraglass epoxy impregnated. All black one has a 3 1/2" cutting edge and kydex sheath with leather drop loop, orange and black has a 4 1/4" cutting edge and heavy vinagroon dyed leather sheath. Black one has an acid etched satin finish, the orange one has a buffed satin finish. Email for more pics or info. 175$ each, shipping and zippered pouch included in the continental US.
  12. Kanca Leg Vise

    They are overpriced for what they are. If I could find or make good square cut threads for the screw and nut, I'd build a good one. When my old vise screw broke I looked at these and called and asked about them. I learned that they have have a few of them break the screws under heavy use, so I got some acme thread and nuts and fixed it. Not ideal, but it works OK. This is the only one I've found I'd be interested in, http://www.blacksmithsdepot.com/leg-vise-170.html but I can't find anybody that has one to give it a review and I'm too broke to blindly spend 800$ on something that may or may not be worth it. No real info on the main screw either. If it's a good one, and I wouldn't have to worry about it coming apart, I'd be interested in it, but until someone braver than me spends the money and beats the heck out of it and gives it a good review I'll pass. Just noticed the date, Jan 2016, not Jan 2017. Sorry for resurrecting an old thread.
  13. Cool hammer, looks like she's a dream to operate.
  14. Cable Welding

    38 long colt, it's a R&D conversion cylinder, Uberti 1851 navy.
  15. Cable Welding

    I have less inclusions using my press than I did doing it by hand. Might be cause my press is slower, not sure. I also think it's got something to do with diesel soak, I don't add a ton of flux when welding, I think maybe the diesel is acting as an oxygen barrier down inside the cable. I sometimes use diesel as a "flux" when doing normal pattern welding. I also have pretty much stopped using rusty, dirty cable. The other thing is 60% or better reduction has cut down on inclusions and flaws, along with forging close to shape at a welding heat. I've tried stacking a couple times, but I always get flaws, seems if there are any flaws there always in the center. I have been wanting to try a fairly high layer count stack of cable, say 3-400 layers and see what happens, but haven't had time to explore it yet. I'm thinking it'd be some what like tamahagane, and should show a nice hamon. I have a love/hate relationship with wire rope damascus.
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