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    Witcher Creek West Virginia
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    Preaching, Gospel Bluegrass & Celtic Music ,military history , bladesmithing , knife making ,Leatherwork, muzzeloading and every art form that can be possibly connected to the above , and some that ain't www.hoy'sforge.com

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  1. Hoy's Forge

    An announcement

    I own season 5 , 4 ,3 2, 1 LOL of FF on Amazon video! I 've never heard your name pronounced. I missed the intro where they flashed the name's spelling I always assumed your name was pronounced like the things that open locks..Keezs , so it didn't register till I saw your first name with the British spelling "HEY THAT'S GEOFF KEYES" ! You gotta tell us the whole story man ! Congrats on your stardom LOL I'm way too chicken to try it myself LOL
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    New Damascus Santoku

    It exudes Japanese "style"! Graceful , clean, natural. The elements blend seamlessly, yet they contrast enough to show distinction. The clean tight fit of the tang into the wood is commendable as well! SWEET!
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    Completed Mosaic Bowie

    Well for my 2 cents, I can't make up my mind what I like best, or which is most imppresive so I just have to like it all ! LOL You get Credit for a great Job on that Damascus pattern, an we'll just have to give the Lord credit for the pattern in that Iron wood... they're both beautiful ! It looks like a lovely marriage! A scabbard or presentation case of the same Iron wood with maybe some silver inlay or pearl inlay accents would really go good too !
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    Nothing fancy

    Good looking knife . I was gonna say somthin about that " camel Bone" handle, but the Punny thing is everyone else made no bones about it LOL Nice sheath too!
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    A rose for Valentine's

    I'm just gonna assume here in my ignorance of this particular art form and the Japanese terminology that the "stippling" back ground is done by hand , and is far from being applied randomly. It appears as uniform as the threads in a fabric twill. Which means I'm saying...THAT'S AWESOME!
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    Dwarven Hunting Knife

    You've up'd the ante ! I see some things on the sheath I must do better on mine !The garnet settings , the fine detail on the brass work is great, and the little face on the antler toggle is genius . And Yes the pattern on the blade is terrific ! LOL. You and Petr get a standing Ovation
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    Sword - Petersen type C

    Nicely done Kris! Looks like it would cut very well!
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    Hunter Bowie

    smooth! wasn't what i pictured from the written description.I imagined more RRspike. LOL the wood looks like fossil ivory!
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    lovely patterns! love that walnut!
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    Cow horn Bowie from leaf spring

    A bit of help with your sheath. That whip stitch is not a good choice to use. If you were lacing it with lace that would work.But you want to use a saddle stitch . Use an awl or a stitching fork to make your holes, instead of punching holes.Awl holes heal and hold the stitches tight. Be sure to lay them out straight( your stitches) and evenly spaced. A ruler will work if you dont have marking wheel. give yourself a bout 1/8" of room all around the knife between the stitch line and the knife ( so you don't cut thru the thing LOL ) Keep up the good work. That blade looks well proportioned.
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    Master of Yakut knives

    This is a new style to me. Would you call this "hollow forged" as opposed to hollow ground? Think I'll give this a whirl sometime, LOTS less polishing and sanding ! Which is a BIG plus LOL
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    Photos from an Elk hunt

    Great Pics! Beautiful Elk! That old tree was real interesting. Thats a survivor!
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    Migration period leather Arm Cuff

    Thanks Rob!
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    Hussar saber 17th century

    Great Blade! I love a good sabre!
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    Completed "Iron Mistress"

    Makes me want put it in my paisely vest an get on a riverboat ! Course They don't make vests my size LOL but thats a real gentlemanly looking Bowie! Great work!