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  1. Damn fine work Rob! Thanks for the WIP. Rob, damn fine work! I looked at this pic and I am thinking he said he was making a socketed spear. This look like the beginning of a tomahawk. Then it hits me. I suddenly understand how the socket is done!!!
  2. Geoof, simple is good and that one is great! I think too often makers seem to try and throw everything but the kitchen sink into a knife!! Simple is like a woman with just a hint of perfume, clothed in a way that has your imagination working overtime to fill in the rest of what your eye can't see! A simple knife hits all those marks, not to much perfume and just enough visual to make you want to pick it up and get to know it!!
  3. A buddy and I went camping/fishing one day. When we first got there, the first thirty minutes they were hitting like gang busters. After an hour of not another bite. I told him, well at least we won't be eating beans for supper! I reached down and pulled the small limb I had tethering a stringer of fish. Raised it up and son of %@$&^. Out of nine fish we had two the turtle had not eaten! Oh well so we only have to eat a few beans!! On the other hand Mr. Turtle didn't have to eat any beans!!
  4. John, still stick behind what I said. I watched your work and a good blade is a "good blade" if you grind and finish the steel correctly. But to make a knife out of it you have to complement that with the right materials, ferule, spacers, finish, of the chosen handle material. Having said that, as a maker you can screw up the handle! However your work has been getting more complete with each knife!! The materials you used on this one complement each other well! The lines of the blade, the handle with proper dimensions and flow. That is what makes it a knife!! This sir is a knife!
  5. John, I have been following your work for a while!! Your puko knives are always well done! Also every one seems to top the last one! I especially like the use of materials on this one!! Your makers mark caught my eye. I am assuming that is stamped. How do you get the dark effect?? If you don't mind answering!!
  6. Prayers to you and your family! My wife has terminal lung cancer. So when I say I understand, I pretty much do! Hang in there and I will say a prayer for you. If it wasn't for my faith, I would have gave up long ago. I know God has a purpose, sometimes it is hard to see!
  7. Have you got a link to Jason and his wood? The pictures say it all!!
  8. C Craft

    Outage

    This would explain why every time I tried to log on the other day, I kept getting a message about your account has been terminated!! Thanks for getting the forum back up. I never doubted you and also I had no way to contact anyone and let them no!!
  9. C Craft

    Winter Tanto

    That piece is awesome, Aiden!! Absolutely freeeakin awesome!!
  10. Rob, that one is awesome!! Knocked out of the park!!
  11. Thanks, guys! There was a method to my madness. I crush a pair of glasses, (which I have to have for close work) about 1 pair every couple of months. So started buying the Nitize hard cases!! Like these! The case is practically indestructible but what I hate is the zipper. That is the weak point! Anyway back to the story at hand! They use a clip on the back like this one. They are spring loaded but the one thing that makes them great is the design of it. The hook turns inward and once clipped on a belt or a pocket they are almost impossible to come of without trying hard to remove it. I wish I could find something like these Nitize clips from a supplier!!! Notice the difference from the Nitize clip to the regular pocket clip!! The regular pocket clip is designed to be easy on and easy off. The Nitize has the hook turned back to itself and I have never lost one with that hook!! OK, so I got carried away with this explanation!!! I have been tempted to use one of my old ones on a knife sheath just to test run it. I won't sell one with it on it because it looks Mickey Mouse on a leather sheath. You can buy them but they just don't look right on a leather sheath. I have been looking for a source for metal ones like the Nitize but no luck so far!! The ones in the pic are made by a company called Cellet!! They would look good with a kydex sheath but I don't do kydex!!
  12. Alan, who sells clips like that or did you make it??
  13. Your father is proud of his son for honoring him this way! So am I Dave, so am I!
  14. Need some aluminum for a project in the shop?? Check out this black Friday deal! https://www.industrialmetalsales.com/
  15. Jake, they are all great! My personal choice for the one I liked the most is the last one!! Great work!!
  16. Richard, since I started following you. You always amaze me with your work and there is no disappointment with this one! Top shelf material!
  17. Awesome Gary, but that is your middle name, Gary Awesome Mulkey!!
  18. You won't go wrong with the Cades Cove Loop. Be prepared to stop and watch the animals and take lots of photos! When we went they took us thru there on the drive tour and there was probably 15 cars. The dude behind me kept blowing the horn every time the procession stopped to take pics of the animals! After about the fifth time, I got out of my car and told him, Dude I have no idea why you came on this trip if you didn't want to see the scenery and the animals! Then I paused and told him if he didn't want to see this then pass or turn around but, if you continue to blow that horn every time we stop I am gonna come back there and shove it up your ^$$! Everybody in the procession started to cheer. He must have got the message because he quit blowing the horn!! But you won't regret the trip unless you run in to some like the dude!!
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    Bayonet

    Here is a link to a site that might help you to figure it out! http://worldbayonets.com/Bayonet_Identification_Guide/Britian__Pre_WWII_/B1297/B1297-6.html
  20. Gary, far be it for me to tell you anything! I love it. The white micarta is a nice touch. I think I liked the smaller pins better but, this is what makes the world go around, difference in taste! I always feel like I have been to the museum after I look at one of your pieces!! Your work, as always is impeccable! I learn something every time I read one of your posts!!
  21. Jake, that is badass! That one and its sheath are made to go together, one compliments the other!! Oh, what do I think!! You done good...………real good!
  22. This shows a half tang that will have a threaded pommel. The top pic would be like that half tang knife, except they had two pins/rivets to keep the blade from pivoting!
  23. Back in the 1800's the companies that were suppling the trappers and traders. They were suppling a half tang knife they called a scalper!! Today it would be a full tang knife all the way to the but of the handle. You can do a threaded extension on a hidden tang!! OK I borrowed this from a site called knifekits. It shows a hidden tang that will have a threaded pommel. The top pick would be like that half tang knife, except they had two pins/rivets to keep the blade from pivoting! Here is more of what I was thinking of, (borrowed from the net). It shows a very short tang with rod silver soldered to it! You can let this run out the back of the handle and either thread it for a pommel of a pommel cap and peen the rod!! Hope some of this helps!
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