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dylan holderman

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  1. very nice clean forging, love the finished blade
  2. i like the small knife and the wood on the other one looks like it might be honeysuckle
  3. i like that quite a bit, nice clean lines and its not too "busy" like some fancier stuff can be
  4. i feel that the shape isn't quite right but think that it will work okay
  5. i'm done! just finished today, i will get some pics up in a little bit.
  6. this is more detailed than some books i have bought on knife making
  7. 1.Rudolf Harmse 2.James Fuller 3.Gabriel R. Paavola 4.Emiliano Carrillo 5.Kevin Hopkins 6.John F. Ellis 7.Michael Lenaghan 8.George Ezell 9.Nate Runals 10.John Kruse-Kanyuck 11.Hloh 12.Dan Bourlotos 13.David Fischer 14. Derrick Phillips 15. Gary T. (jajimi) 16. Pieter-Paul Derks 17. Christopher Price 18. Juho S. Voutilainen 19. John Page 20. dylan holderman
  8. definitely this ^^ if voting is done we should close the pole, i voted boot knife but i'm down for anything at this point.
  9. wow i haven't been here in months( been consumed by bow making and recovery from a hand injury ) but you have really gotten good! keep it up.
  10. nice first blade others who are more qualified than me have already said so your wood looks like it is probably red oak, allot of the pallets that come into the place i work at are red oak.
  11. metal poisoning with iron or steel jewelry is non issue because it isn't in a form that our body's can absorb through skin contact
  12. that looks great i wish i could have participated in the KITH this year it looked like a fun one but thing didn't line up for me
  13. my grandmother has a knife stand a lot like yours that my grandfather made. his is more simple made and holds three knives but the concept is pretty much identical. oh nice knife by the way
  14. thanks raymond i appreciate it, and dont get me wrong i like the "rustic" look if its done well. but that said there is a deference between rustic and sloppy, i feel that the sheaths on these two could have been done better if i hadnt been in a hurry and taken my time to plan them out before i set to work on them. and i agree that a mirror polish is really only good for a show piece but a good finish only has to be smooth and even with no bumps or grinder marks. i hardly ever go beyond 400-600 grit sand paper on anything but i want it to have no grind marks at all, if a knife has scratch
  15. well JPH kind of hard to compete with bow that you posted but here go's just a simple selfbow mode from hop hornbeam a very hard dense heavy north american tree pulling around 55# @28-29 inches and to add to the "selfbow vs composite bow" i have read other people say that in very rainy/humid/wet conditions that a composite bow can de laminate do too the hide glue being water based dont quote me on that its just what i have heard. i have never taken a traditional composite bow into a swamp before
  16. hey guys just two smaller knives i made for fifty bucks a piece quality isn't anywhere near what some guys on this forum can do, and the sheathes are pretty amateur as well but the guy i made them for was happy with them first a karambit with purple heart scales. and then what ever the hell this thing is but its more or less what the guy asked for and he was pretty stoked to get it. scales on this one are black locust from a very old board. p.s sorry for the bad lighting in the pics i just snapped a quick shot of each one on top of my tool box before work started
  17. hey before you regrind the point what about polishing and a etch on one end of the break to see what kind of depth that the case hardening got too? just a thought
  18. i always thought that these where awesome! but how do you polish them after you have done all of the scroll work? i cant really think of how you do it without leaving any marks or scaling from the fire
  19. it has "been a while" but as i recall that site and there products are not thought of too well by the folks over at the SBG forum ( and they are the one's who know the production sword market fairly well) if i'm remembering correctly they felt stuff was too cheap for it too be quality pattern weld, and something that thru me off just ready the description on that site was that they described the hilt parts as "cast metal" with "nickle plate" that just screams cheap pot metal to me
  20. very nice I've been wanting to make a machete for myself too
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