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Victor Thomopoulos

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About Victor Thomopoulos

  • Birthday 02/07/1984

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  1. Hello! Wonderfull work. I know it is an old topic but i need to express gratitude. It is time for me to make an attempt on a Kindjal dagger and it is nice to be able to see all those images of the work in progress. Thank you!
  2. so it happens to everyone at least once? Except the oven that did not work I also tried boiling the knife and...zero! I had the idea of using a hammering drill with some kind of jig (no drill bit but a plain piece of iron) to drive the handle off but i got frustraded before trying that and i grinded that failure away. It was just red oak..
  3. that's a very nice tool and a very sharp knife! Thanks Geko!
  4. Hi! I just made this little greek shepherd's knife. The Blade is about 12 cm long, saw steel rust blued and the handle scales are red oak stained with Potassium permanganate. The domed pins are brass. I used a gray colored epoxy that wrecked my nerves..but I hope you like it!
  5. That one had skipped my attention! It is a joy for the eye this combination of traditional and modern ideas! I like the grainy wood very much and that bright texture..amazing. And the compact but of the handle (opposit to the most known split style) is very suited for this knife. Also i have to mark that the profile of the knife is kind of your "twist" on the traditional shepherd's shapes that we know. A very interesting-I-am-going-to-copy kind of twist...
  6. I like very much the shape of your blade. It combines the curve with a point with good piercing potential. I think this is not just a good skinner but a knife that one could use from start to finish on a skinning/slaying day. Now some thoughts about the design: In my opinion-experience a skinner of that purpose should have no ricasso and the cutting edge should start from the end of the handle. The reason is that if you want to cut a big animal in half with no other tools you have to put a big ammount of pressure to cut through the chest bones. And that is the point that gives maximum leverage (i dont know if it is the correct word). Well done!
  7. I have one anvil marked PFP like yours, the hardie hole is made the same way. It seems that this was the way they were made! Very nice!
  8. I just saw this one Geko! Looks very slick! like the grain of the olive wood, and i just made a big stash of olive roots myself! Usually those blades come up to 56HRC i think. A friend uses them alot witout messing with their original heat treat abd they make very good working knifes! Tested for a big period (a year or so) one myself and i am very pleased!
  9. Hello all! Here i have a shepherd's knife. The style is traditional greek, very common for the balcan people. Quick and wrought is made for use so no seath, no fancy finishing. Saw steel, stained oak for the handle, brass pins, full flat grind, 7 inch blade. Hope you like it! just for fun i give you a soundtrack for the knife, food for your imagination, a traditional greek song about sheep herd keeping...or to be exact about sheep stealing
  10. So this is a fraud? I am sorry for that man but also thank you for giving the feedback. I had in mind to gather money for one of those in the future. Sad story...and irritating
  11. Thats very cool geko! Nice blade! +1 for the difficulty of finding kydex in Greece
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