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Eric Morgan

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  1. Thanks Joshua! There are things I would change if it had been for myself, satin flats and bevels being chief among them. Of the whole build though, I am happiest with how the handle turned out. He also wanted a kydex sheath, but I think I may make a leather sheath as well. I really think the leather will compliment it better
  2. One issue was a low spot from forging and leaving the texture on it. The scotchbrite belt ended up rubbing it a bit there too. I’m probably gonna attempt etching that spot to darken it back down a bit
  3. Finished this lil guy up today… Blade is 80CRV2, bronze guard and pin, and a whitetail antler crown
  4. Got this 4” wide belly skinner profile forged and cleaned up… now to layout for bevels, grind, and then HT
  5. Forged this guy from a section of Aldo’s W2 and got a start on rough grinding it… gonna shoot for a sexy hamon on this one. now to make a couple test coupons for figuring out how to nail the HT on the W2
  6. Thanks Brian! I’d cleaned up the profile a bit here, but I was pretty pleased with the forging overall. I’m still learning better ways to go about things, so I really appreciate the compliment
  7. Got a decent start on a small nakiri for my wife yesterday… 5-3/4” 1075
  8. I did have a couple more pics, so here y’all go…
  9. Forged this from 80CRV2 for a friend of mine. He asked if I could leave the forged texture on the flats which I hadn’t done before… I was pretty pleased with how it turned out in the end though. Guard and pin are silicon bronze with a black fiber spacer. Handle is Euro Red Stag. Blade is 9” and the knife has an OAL of around 15 to 15-1/2”
  10. Thanks! I got these scales from https://instagram.com/flemingwoodsupply?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  11. Forged this guy from 1084 a while back. As forged texture on the ricasso, spalted mango scales, and bronze pins.
  12. Thanks! Yes, the last knife is the smallest of the lot. It's a 3-finger size handle for me, and will be going to my father-in-law to use for a hunting knife this season
  13. Despite time to work on knives having been difficult to come by for a while now, I did manage to get these finished up yesterday. Well, they still need my maker’s mark but close enough lol. All three are forged from 1084, have a stonewashed finish, and stainless pins. The handle scales are marbled jade micarta, black walnut, and zebrawood. I need to work on getting more of a distal taper in my forgings, or maybe get off my butt and finish my surface grinder attachment and do em that way lol
  14. Sorry to pile on the leaving train, but my wife had to have back surgery, and so I'm having to do everything around the house and work to keep the bills paid, so I don't think I'll be able to complete my project I'd intended to for the KITH. Which really sucks, because I was excited to participate. 1. Alex Middleton 2. Jaron Martindale 3. Geoff Keyes 4. Aiden Carley-Clopton 5. Brian Dougherty 6. Doug Webster 7. Ted Stocksdale 8. Chiyo Razi 9. Joshua States 10. Robert D
  15. The finish on those in a way remind me of a hand lapped sole on an old-school plane
  16. To those of y’all that might not have seen, John passed away from cancer the other day. He had a unique style that I fell in love with the first time I saw his work.
  17. Hey Gary, thanks! I did a few dips in ferric diluted at 1 part ferric to 4 parts distilled water for a few minutes at a time, scrubbed lightly with 0000 steel wool between each dip. Then a 24-hr soak in instant coffee followed by a light sanding with 2000-grit sandpaper.
  18. Finished this guy finally… it’s been sitting on my bench for about a year waiting on me to have time to finish it, so this is long overdue lol Blade is 1084 and 15N20 with desert ironwood scales and micarta pins
  19. I really need to make one of these
  20. Forged this guy from 5160. Scotchbrite finish on the bevels, 320-grit on the flats and false edges. 316 stainless steel guard with black fiber spacer. Black micarta pin and European red stag handle. The blade is .220” at the guard, with a very slight distal taper.
  21. Also in the dishwashing section in big box stores. Lemi-shine is one brand I’ve seen before
  22. I’m looking forward to seeing this finished!
  23. Thanks Alan! That was one of the things I had to change from my initial forging was to reprofile the handle to not interfere with the cutting board. It’s pretty comfortable to use and doesn’t get in the way thankfully
  24. Finished this guy up today… Still not perfect, but I feel like I’m making solid progress. Forged from 80CRV2, it has an 8” blade, is ~2-3/8” tall at the heel, a continuous distal taper, and an edge thickness of .001” and I finished the blade to 400 grit and then with a red scotchbrite pad. Black walnut scales with black fiber spacers and 316 stainless pins make up the handle construction.
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