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Charlie Meek

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Charlie Meek last won the day on September 3 2017

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    Knives, Swords, Medieval Weapons, Video Games, Winning the Lottery, Great Hair, Rubber Bands, Warm Bread, Black Coffee

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  1. A little update since this post. W2 chef. 9.5” blade.
  2. It's been while since I have posted anything here so I thought I'd show some progress in the absence. When I look back at some of my past work it sure shows how much the forum and many of the members have helped me improve. Left to right are the newest to oldest. All W2 except the chef which is 1095.
  3. Price drop again $250 with Kydex sheath only.
  4. Thanks Steve. Appreciate the good words.
  5. Price drop! Little W2 Bowie I cooked up that needs a new forever home. 6.5” blade and just over 11.5” total length. Nice little hamon too. Satanite clay coat. First of many as I’m digging this profile. This one was ground but the others will be forged. Stainless logo pins with house stabiized Osage Orange scales. Kydex sheath sheath included. Leather sheath in the work works. $315 plus shipping.
  6. There we go. That one is actually 1084.
  7. Thanks a bunch on the good words too!
  8. Those are some really cool scroll tongs. They grip super tight. I mean its a flat jaw but made of a tightly wound scroll. JJ Simon makes them and they are my go to unless of course I’m just starting to forge a blade then I use the blade tongs he makes.
  9. Been a little while since I posted anything so here is some of the new work I’ve finished while on hiatus. All hand forged W2 except the sheath of course.
  10. I spread it on at about and 1/8 and then went back to add the ashi same thixkness but with an exacto blade. I ended up with a bit of alloy banding which is throwing things off a bit though its hard to see. Same piece I had an issue with before but didn’t soak it this time. I quenxhed it in Parks. The activity is good but I think I may need to just do it in the forge next go around instead of the oven.
  11. I may need to dial it back a bit then. My old tank was at those ratios but it wasn’t etching so well. Probably too much windex contamination over time. It didn’t seem to differentiate the division as much so thats probably why. I usually get a cripser white line. I’ll correct that on the next one, appreciate the input! My wife kids me about getting into “literal mode” all the time. It’s like being stuck in gear. Anytime I’ve been reading legal docs or doing accounting it takes me a few hours before I can even laugh at a joke.
  12. Oh duh. Haha. Thanks for catching that Wes. Yeah I run it pretty strong but it seems to work.
  13. The acid wasn’t hot. That was the temp i quenched it in Parks at. Acid is room temp.
  14. Ferric / Water at 50 / 50 ratio. That was new Ferric and it was quenched in Parks right at 1480 with Satanite for clay. I think the temp really is the most crtical. Seems like 10-15 degrees kills the results, at least as far as I can tell.
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