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  1. On 4/7/2019 at 10:30 AM, Charles du Preez said:

    That looks like a nice little EDC. How big is it?

    Hey Charles,

    this is a pretty small blade with just 5 cm cutting edge. the overall lenght is 14cm. i carry it for some days now and it comes very handy.

    its small enough to pull it out in public to open a box without making people nervous ;)


    cheers, Geko


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  2. Hey guys,

    its been a long time without any knifemaking for me. (something around 1 year) i was not in the mood. i dont realy understand why, but hey! sometimes you need even from the best hobby in the world a break. 

    anyway, i made me a small blade for my belt. and it was great fun to me. and i think im hooked again. allready cant wait to forge again.



    its made from C100 steel with ebony scales.  a sheath is already in work. hope to post some pics in the next days.






    and a little video for entertainment. 


    thank you for your attention and have a nice day!


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  3. well, im still not proud of what i call tongs. but its getting better.

    and to be honest, im not really trying to make them perfect. in first line they have to do the job.

    and this style is what doing the job in momment for me.

    IMG 20170109 224234

    cheers, geko
  4. hey guys,

    made me some new tongs for training.(i really suck in making tongs) the last tongs i made is over 2 years back.

    i was to lazy to draw out the handles and i´m not used to forge welding. so i just stick-welded the handles on to the tongs. fast and easy.

    please dont kill me for this. :P





    to make the story short, i really enjoyed it to forge something else than blades. and the result is pretty "ok" for me. and even that much "ok" that i´m allready thinking about forging the next tong´s. and who knew, maybe someday i forge some tongs that i can be proud of.


    have all a nice day,


  5. hey guys,
    i made me a tumbler for my shop that i want to share with you.
    i used just stuff that was laying around, so for me it was for free. sure you can buy one online and save your time. but it was great fun for me to make this project.
    let me know what you think.



    you say : "redneck engeneering"

    in greece we say : "patenta"


    have all a nice day,


  6. hey guys,

    made me a small dirty style neck knife from a sawblade.

    i tryed to give it a finish that would look like, "dont care for me , just abuse me!"




    well, it has some character. i´m pretty happy with the result.
    made a small video about the way i made the grooved scales too.


    have a nice day,


  7. hey guys,

    was thinking about what to do with some left over´s and came up with this little fun project.

    i really like to use kiridashi´s in my shop for leather work. and if you are used to them you never wanna miss them.



    not a masterpiece, but for a first try i´m happy.
    not everything is perfect in line and the finish is bullshit too. but hey, its a working tool.
    have all a nice day,


  8. hey Phil,

    these tools are just great. make´s your stitching much easyer and faster. if you buy them dont take the set with changeable tips! have them and dont like them.

    they not piercing deep enough! (around to 5-6 mm only!) and its just anoying to screw them on and off all the time.



    i have this set from amazon. http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00LVON876?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00

    cheaper and much more user friendly.



    have a nice day,


  9. thank you guys for the nice feedback.

    it never happend to me to pierce the thread. but i see a lot of guys on youtube doing what you say about pulling the thread in same direction with the needle.

    about the knot on every single stitch im not sure if this is a big difference on a ripped sheath.


    @ Brian

    its really not the tool that makes the difference, its the leather.

    i have a lot of different leather here but just 2 or 3 of them take the wetforming.

    a simple plastic spoon is what i like the most for wetforming.



    cheers, geko

  10. aaahhhhh!

    thank you guys, you made my day with this comments. i´m really happy that you like it.

    this micarta color combination is a experiment that turned out better as i was thinking and im sure i gonna make some more of it for my future projects.


    cheers, geko

  11. hey guys,

    its a long time back that i postet a new blade here. in next time its gona change again. wink.png

    here is one of my latest knifes that i made for my fieldworking.

    its forged from 1.2842 toolsteel.

    30 cm overall lenght with 17 cm cuting edge. (rasersharp as i like them)

    the handle material is homemade micarta.

    the wetformed leathersheath is designed for crossdraw.

    bladefinish is really rough and gun blued for a bit of rust protection.




    have all a nice day,


  12. im back from my trip and playing around with the new toy. B)



    the belts that come together with the grinder are enough to get a idea of what you need. just play a bit with different speeds.

    its my first grinder with speed-control and it really makes a big difference. i think theres gonna be a lot of new knifes in my shop the next days. :lol:


    cheers, geko

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