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John Kruse-Kanyuck

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  1. I received this little beauty early this afternoon and after examining all 'round, went straight on my belt for a trip to York where I am building a cabin. It hangs comfortably on the hip, and not too low. It is easily drawn with one hand, and replaced with one hand. The handle is well shaped, and allows several styles of use. I found it handy to chamfer the corners of pegs that I am using in greenwood construction, to help prevent cracking. It did need to have the edge tuned up a bit, but once it was it held beautifully all day, and is still shaving sharp. I see this blade becoming an essential piece of kit on the homestead. Thank you for your wonderful work, I will appreciate it always.
  2. 1. George Ezell 2. Michael Lenaghan 3. Dan Bourlotos 4. Kevin Hopkins 5. James Fuller 6. Hloh 7. Brian Dougherty 8. Gabriel R. Paavola 9. Dion Grethen 10. Gary Toulomelis (jajimi) 11. John Kruse-Kanyuck
  3. I don't mind giving folks some extra time to finish up. Getting your idea from mental to physical can sometimes take a little extra time. I don't mind drawing while folks are working, either; if no one else does. Call it a faith entry.
  4. http://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?showtopic=31001&page=3 Here, everyone agreed on July 31st as a deadline. However, I am finished when that date comes.
  5. Very cool! I need to get a set of those EDM stones again; they are super handy to have around. I can't wait to see what you do from here!
  6. Wow, that looks awesome! I like the contrast it throws. Did you drill the case, or split and router it?
  7. I think both got a gander at it, I'm not too sure... It was all very exciting and seeing as I haven't left my property in about two years it's safe to say I'm not terribly used to large gatherings of people, so many faces and names have blurred together.
  8. It was indeed! Unfortunately I came across a ligament injury due to some stairs, a heavy object, and my tiredness at the hotel I was at, so I didn't get to experience the last day. I was given some well observed thoughts that it had unusual geometry, and it was likely a quickly made WWII blade.
  9. Well, lets keep our fingers crossed then. Thank you!
  10. I've checked in in Elkridge Days Inn, being the closest place with vacancies. I'm not sure where to go from here... I didn't see an address or directions on F&B dot com; if anyone could help out that'd be much appreciated.
  11. I haven't seen another bottle of G.T.S. In a while, I thought it'd be a once in a lifetime thing! And the junior just isn't the same...
  12. Mostly finished, just some touching up on the sheath, and making the loop and loop.
  13. My jaw's hit the floor. Can I go forge a drool bucket real fast? Excellent work, I'm happy to see this build finished and finished so well.
  14. Christopher, I'm definitely interested in the mokume, and meteorite work! I've made a ring from meteorite and silver filled steel, but it was a pain! I'd love to learn some tricks.
  15. I just sent my registration email, and PayPal. I ought to be in the area early afternoon on Friday. I am also willing to help with whatever may be needed. I would also be willing to stay late to help clean up afterwards. For those interested I will be bringing the possible Iyetsugu blade conversed about in "marks to be identified"
  16. Due to their pickiness' I was planning to outhouse the HT on this guy.
  17. I was planning on doing some serration at the base of the blade, and a chisel tip, that will hopefully hold up better than a pointy tip for prying. It is also going to have a shackle key, as he recovers lost anchors. I have not been able to find Elmax or Vanex by Uddeholm in the north American continent. I am looking into CPM-S35-VN as a possible. If that's not a decent hold, I'll do some experiments with Ti, and an old carbide mill bit, with a stick welder to try and carbidize the edge.
  18. I felt it was unbalanced to the eye, so I added a pommel cap in the same fashion as the guard. Just a few more grits to run through then oiling.
  19. Unfortunately Vanex is not sold in the States, does anyone have a section of it they'd be willing to sell? I'm looking for around 3 inches wide, by 10-12 long, and between 3/16-1/4 thick.
  20. I'm fully outfitted for kydex and holstex production, and I'm a big fan of the Tek-Lok systems for them. As for the grip I'm looking at a poly that I can mold straight onto the full tang, and then grind/sand to final dimensions. I suppose I should do a static test with a couple different materials in a bowl of saltwater with similar chemistry to what he dives in. Both for the resin and metals of choice. I'm looking at Ti, Elmax, and 440C. Is Chromium the only denominator I should consider for a "stainless/corrosion resistant property?
  21. Ti, eh? A specific composition of it, or just in general?
  22. Hello everyone, Today I am trying to find a good option for a saltwater diver's/fisher's blade. My friend is quite the avid sea-farer and has complained that his blades often rust out rather quickly. His birthday is coming up in a couple months and I'd love to surprise him with a blade that might hold up a bit better... Not to mention something he can show off to his diving group to possibly bring in some market. Any help or tips is much appreciated! Thank you!
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