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Austin_Lyles last won the day on August 3 2017

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About Austin_Lyles

  • Birthday 08/10/1993

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    Leander, Texas

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  1. Austin_Lyles

    Elk Tine San-Mai

    Damn sexy. Well executed knife all around!
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    "The Moose Hunter" - Multibar Hunter

    Style indeed. Alan is right. You've come a long way in a short distance. Absolutely well done.
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    some recent work , for NYCKS

    Gotta love your inlay work! Always like seeing ya post Matthew. You're not swearin', until your caring.
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    Drop Point

    Incredible! Very well executed, and it can sometimes be difficult to end up close to the original design! That hamon is out of this world... wish I could see it in person.
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    Slip Joint Trapper in W2 and Micarta

    Very nice my friend! I definitely like the clean look of the blade! You're off to a great start. Look forward to seeing more folders from you! As to Alan, why haven't you yet? I'm sure you'd try to mix in some wrought and Scandinavian influence in there somewhere. =P
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    5" petty in 1095

    Very nice indeed. Now that's THIN! Well done and great blade profile.
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    Let's be careful out there

    Looks like our fires we had a few years back in Bastrop Texas. Twice. Keep safe!
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    broken drill bit stuck in expensive piece of wood..

    Smaller drill bit, even smaller ball of jb weld epoxy? Pull up? You're in a sticky situation. That's what I would try first. Small, thin needle nose pliers to counter twist it out? The beers are kicking in and my ideas are becoming elementary. :p If nothing works I'll keep thinking and best of luck!
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    My life.......

    You're kicking ass brotha. Sure do like your knives and your design. Keep up the good work and keep posting!
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    What did you do in your shop today?

    Well howdy everyone! It seems I've fallen a little behind with my shop hours. Having been occupied with moving from one state and back, a job search, and balancing work with play (not much time for play anymore), I've neglected to complete or even start a blade. Anyways, I ended up being quite productive on my days off and managed to dust off ye ol'e grinding wheel (literally!). I was sure to throw sparks out the garage door for all the world to see, and ended up having a crowd of interested neighbors and their not so amused wives from across the street. Sure cuts nicely and a pleasure to cook with.
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    Some 2017, Some 2018

    Oh yes. I sure do like these. Very frontier'ish as Alan mentioned. Honestly, it's inspiring me to get back into the grind (pun most definitely intended). Thank you for sharing!
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    Bringing out the details of a Hamon

    Sorry I'm a little late, I don't frequent the forums as I used too. Should be back soonish. Since I've posted this I've learned quite a bit. As Zeb mentioned , basically just a normalization should do it and remove whatever you had before. Just make sure to not let it soak for too long as you don't want grain. Just keep doing it, whether it's fail or success and you'll start to figure out what works, what doesn't, and the in betweens to where you can come up with your own recipes and designs for hamon. Best of luck and feel free to always come back here to ask any questions.
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    I've always had good service with Jantz. Been working with them for 4 years. Never a wrong order, and everything is as listed and comes quick. I believe they are located out of Oklahoma. I purchase mostly folder and handle parts from them but the occasional steel for damascus. 90% of my steel is from new jersey steel baron though.
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    couple of new hunters

    The green and bronze go perfect together! As to the other, the inlay work is perfect!
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    Sorry I keep writing novels...

    Made it to Texas and didn't say hi. I've seen a lot of these off facebook and every one of them is badass. My favorite of course is that bowie.