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John Bechtold

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  1. I have an early Tim Hancock for sale. Here's the story of this blade. A friend of mine worked with Mr. Hancock back in the day when he was an iron worker at a nuclear power plant in California. He had just started making a name for himself as a bladesmith, but hadn't yet gave up his day job. My friend had him make two for us. They were totally custom. He made the sheaths out of a combination of rattlesnake skin we tanned and leather, and inlaid the handles with some Chumash indian beads we found. The steel for the blades came from cable off a large construction crane. Now I will tell you
  2. Gazz, I am located on the Central Coast of California, but other than a bunch of gun barrels, most everything else will fit in flat rate boxes, including the walnut. I have pictures of everything uploaded to a couple of dropbox folders I could share with you or anyone else who is interested. Please send me a private message, and I will send you the links. I will give you a great price on everything just to be rid of it all. Included in the lot are a nice set of vintage hand tools used for fitting stocks to barrels. For what it is worth, this hoard comes from a very famous fami
  3. I have no idea what firearms the stocks go to. They are part of a hoard of gunsmithing parts/tools that I am just trying to make disappear. I was told by someone that even if you found the firearm the stock went to, making it fit is an entirely different matter. I was hoping somebody here could use the wood.
  4. PRICE REDUCED! I have 8 gun stocks and miscellaneous pieces for sale. I think the majority of this is high quality aged walnut that would be perfect for handles. Selling it all for $150. John
  5. Thank you very much for the info, Geoff. I will try a few of those. John
  6. I still have this blade if anyone is interested.
  7. I still have this blade if anyone is interested.
  8. I never did get any takers on this blade. Figured I'd give it a bump and see if there is any interest.
  9. I ran this ad a year ago and didn't get any interest, so I am reposting it. I have an early Tim Hancock for sale. Here's the story of this blade. A friend of mine worked with Mr. Hancock back in the day when he was an iron worker at a nuclear power plant in California. He had just started making a name for himself as a bladesmith, but hadn't yet gave up his day job. My friend had him make two for us. They were totally custom. He made the sheaths out of a combination of rattlesnake skin we tanned and leather, and inlaid in the handles some Chumash indian beads we found. The steel for th
  10. I am lowering the price to $1400. To see a couple pic's showing entire blade, visit my photobucket site. http://s673.photobucket.com/user/Deepfins/library/Tim%20Hancock%20Blade?sort=3&page=1
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