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Greg C.

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  1. Finally, something worth posting 1/4" 5160, Brazilian Kingwood grips. That stuff was a joy to work with, took a finish like nothing else I've worked with
  2. Hey all, Got two up over on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/VTknives?ref=s2-header-shopname Both are 3/16" 1095, canvas Micarta handles, and come with Kydex sheaths. Chicago screws for hardware. The fighter is 11 inches OA, the belt knife is pushing 6 and a half. Asking $95 for the fighter, $50 for the belt knife, $140 for both (plus shipping). On the belt knife: you may notice the listing says 'discounted'. The design looked great on paper, but the handle is about half an inch short of what it needs to be. Still holds fine, but your pinky is left hanging a bit. Being transpar
  3. Looks great! Keep a-makin'. Nice filework, too
  4. I love how I can't match it with any culture, not at least one I know. Beautiful lines on the handle. Greg
  5. Man, what I'd give to have your supply of springbok. I only get the chance once a year, sometimes not even that. >< Some great pieces, by the way!
  6. Not to argue with the Order of Fiery Beards . . . but seeing as this is your first knife, I'd focus more on geometry and heat treatment than historical accuracy. Follow Mr. Gezell's advice, he's a fine craftsmen, but don't fret over it too much (this time). That can, and will come with skill. That said, throw some curves on that thing! Looking like a great start. You've come to the right place; if you can grow as a knifemaker anywhere, it's here.
  7. I suppose the oxy was too hot? I did something much the same with a piece of scrap (luckily). I assumed that the oxidation appeared before the steel was cooked through, so to speak. But I second the diving knife option
  8. Hey, Wade, do you know Dale from Titusville? He told me he supplies gator stuff to a bladesmith down south, and I was wondering if that was you. Beautiful knife, by the way Greg
  9. I agree with drawfiling. Quick to pick up, and it works like a charm. And for sandpaper, the trick is to make sure you have all the scratches out from the previous grit before going higher. I say that like it's oh so easy and I do it all the time. Oh, and it's great to see another teen on here. Greg
  10. The flared choil reminds me of Serge P.'s work. Very unique shape, I like it! Greg
  11. Not bad! Kudos on forging down that piece of round stock. I have an anvil and hammer quite like yours, and it can be a pain on larger chunks Since you're working with a file, might I suggest drawfiling with a mill file? You've probably already heard of it, but it makes for some clean bevels done right. Over all, not bad at all for a first forged. Is this your first knife ever? Greg
  12. Love the bracers, don't think I've seen them before. And runes make everything better. Greg
  13. Does the fuller on the last one trail into a false edge? That is beyond sick. Greg
  14. I glanced at it and my eyes screamed 'karambit! :D', but then I looked again and saw what you made. Looks great.
  15. Ah, snow. I'm with George, stuck in Florida. Beautiful shot, looking forward to see what those billets turn into Greg
  16. Greg C.

    Pipe Bag

    Thanks. Yeah, I find it calming and good for thinking.
  17. Well, if my twentieth looked like that I'd be happy. An oldie, but I think I wouldn't mind that in camp. Greg
  18. Greg C.

    Pipe Bag

    Hey all, Just wanted to share some work, since I feel like I've been as active as a stump for a year. Anyways, this is just a bag I stitched up out of scrap buckskin, with a antler disk for a button. It'll come with me to an 1840s trade reenactment that I go to in January. I have Alan Longmire to blame for the pipes, I looked through his work and thought, 'That looks like fun.' Well, it is, addictingly so. The pipe in the first three images I made in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, while on a trip. I used nothing but a swiss army knife, a wire coat hanger and some sandpaper, materials fo
  19. Looks great, I'd hate to be on the receiving end of a swipe from that thing. Nice touch with the MOLLE locks, I have a few of those. Greg
  20. That is sweet! Awesome job. Greg
  21. I like the blade shape. I really do. But there is really no point in putting a thumb notch (I'm assuming that's what the little dip toward the guard is) unless the guard is flush with the handle. That way, you can use it. I second what Geoff said about the handle being in line with the blade. Whatever works for you, but just something to keep in mind on your next design considerations . I did some crummy editing in GIMP to show what I mean. All in all, great job ! Greg
  22. You could stop there and have a nice integral Yari(?). Greg
  23. What is th-covers mouth- Very interesting, and I'm betting unique! Greg
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