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  1. Joel the 52100 is from a roller (1.5 inches in diameter and about 2 inches long ) out of a large roller bearing. I forged it out to about 1/8 of an inch thick ,ground the scale off, tack welded a 1/8 piece of 15N20 on each side applied some borax and forged it out in my press. Let the piece cool slowly in vermiculite otherwise the bearing is extremely hard and difficult to work with and to drill any holes in the blank.
  2. It is a mixture of Fiebings saddle tan and black to make a brown color.
  3. 52100 core with 15N20 11 1/2 inches OAL with Ironwood handle
  4. Just got these finished up. The one is forged from a roller bearing and the other is damascus. Both have G10 yellow/black handles and stainless fittings.
  5. Here is my first one for 2017. Damascus 1080 / 15N20 ,crushed W's,stretched Maple handle with stainless fittings and .015 fiber spacers
  6. Thanks for all the positive comments on these knives. Much appreciated.
  7. Just got these finished up. Feather damascus by maker 1080 / 15N20 Stainless fittings Fiber / stainless spacers Handle Iron wood and Stabilized Maple burl
  8. Steel 1080/15N20 Rolled crushed W's Salted maple handle with Micarta and black fiber spacers,stainless fittings Twisted crushed W's 1080 / 15N20 Masur Birch handle
  9. I posted in SHOW an TELL yesterday ," Autumn Hunter "and today all the pictures are gone. Does anyone know why ? I did not delete them from Photobucket.
  10. Wes i rough grind all my blades on a 2x72 staying away from that area of the blade. I have a 8 inch lap wheel and start with 120 grit and go down to 400, that is what gives the curved plunge lines plus it gives you a perfectly flat blade that is nearly impossible to obtain with a belt.
  11. Brian, I would if I could but it was a piece of stabilized wood that I bought.
  12. Just finished this hunter Twist damascus by maker 1080 /15N20 Dyed Maple handle Stainless fittings with black spacers
  13. Feather Damascus 15N20/1080 Stainless fittings with vulcanized fiber spacers Handle is Mexican ironwood
  14. You have a sharp eye my friend. That is exactly why I chose that piece of wood for the handle.
  15. I tried something different I took a piece of crushed w's about 1 inch long and ran it through my rolling mill and stretched out the w's. Here is how it turned out. Steel 15N20 / 1080 Curved stainless fittings and fiber spacers Stabilized maple burl