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    Family (Wife and stepson) reading, Psychology, law, public policy (teaching people to get along, take care of one-another, and not destroy the planet in the process). Bladesmithing, Outdoors stuff of all types, esp. camping and ecology, exercise, cooking. Dogs and Cats.

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  1. thanks for the info Alan wonderful to know.
  2. good results. I think the handle looks quite good, too. I have never etched anything electrically. I did buy a Chinese etching machine because the front was translated wrong so the knobs are called "tits." My etching machine has tits. Beat that.
  3. thanks for sharing the detail of your process. I enjoy it a lot. I have been in my, "clean shop" for months, polishing a katana and a guan dao, and I miss forging. I need to finish some hand work and then I can forge some more. The tiles in your "canoe" are cool. I thought you were going to cut angles on them and ferry flip them at first. Always amazes me when that many welds all set just right. I know they don't have much choice in the matter, but it is still always amazing.
  4. that is a great idea. nice work. I hope the issues got sorted out. The rose is a creative touch.
  5. put a t-section on it, and you could make a Khyber knife. Or, make a nagel, and go with the messer. They become a sword when you intend to use it to fight and kill another person, and they are so long that they aren't useful for anything but chopping people. If they can chop people and firewood, they are a machete or a bayonet or something. Just my thoughts. Around 20 inches.
  6. great score, indeed. People sometimes get all strange about this, but I like to use old files (disston, too) and make shop tools out of them. Chisels, gravers, punches, scrapers, etc. You can make all sorts of shop tools from old file stock and heat treat it yourself. kc
  7. that looks great. I don't usually get that much banding in W1. I love the knife, though. Just a comment. It looks awesome.
  8. yes, great work. the video was interesting, too. thanks a lot for sharing with us.
  9. this is an ambitious project. I am looking forward to it!
  10. love the work. I especially like the filet knife.
  11. that is a great piece Dave. Good luck on getting back home. The colors and textures of the handle is awesome. I really like your work.
  12. excellent. I just realized (maybe wrong) that the smatchet looks a lot like some of the Chinese fighting knives from the early 20th Century. I wonder if that is where the idea came from, with Fairbairn being an old China hand? I like that you made a new one of these, and it does look imposing as hell. edited: Wikipedia, which has to be right, said that these things were based on a Welch Fusiliers Trench Knife from WWI. Oh well.
  13. great job. First knives are interesting. The variability is wide. Yours is near the top, it is quite nice. I am impressed. mine were strictly functional and I decided to improve later due to a gentleman named JD Smith who pushed me. That looks like my 10th. you are off and running! that is the real reason I have never made a kitchen knife for my own home
  14. Justin, I was really struck by the hamon on the first one. I liked that one the most, though they are all very nice. I just dig the contrast between hamon and polish with the forged spine.
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