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Eric Morgan

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  1. Looking great, Gary! I love seeing your work
  2. Very nice work! I especially like the third one down
  3. Beautiful work Gary. Can’t wait to see it finished
  4. Love that style of knife, and this is a beautiful example of one
  5. I didn’t mean to imply that you were criticizing me, it was mostly me calling myself out on what I perceive (especially when viewing the caliber of work so often presented on this forum) as shortcomings in my work. No offense taken at all, but feel free to criticize constructively any time.
  6. You’re right about the nessmuk being pointier. I haven’t got to try this out on a deer (yet), but it is quite sharp and seems like it will be a great skinning knife. I need to work a lot on my fit and finish, and getting my bevels even and crisper? More defined I guess is what I’m trying to say. I do think one of my handicaps is using a 1x30 grinder. I’m currently building a 2x72 so hopefully that won’t be an excuse much longer
  7. Finally got this guy finished up. Still a lot of things I could’ve done better, and hopefully I’ll use that knowledge on the next blade I make. Ended up using brass pins and black walnut for the handle. Blade was etched in cider vinegar
  8. And thanks for the responses guys
  9. Joel, I didn't drill the holes first as I did a differential heat treat, and only the edge is hard. Doug, I did get a little ahead of myself since this is the first forge time I've had in about a year, but I really should make myself slow down lol. Alan, I agree with you about bearing races. I get these races from work, and the knives I've made from them are very strong. I've hammered them through stainless tig wire as well as 3/8" brass rod with no edge deformation or rolling. I'm not positive the steel is 52100, but it sure seems like it. It doesn't like moving quite so easily as some of the lower alloy steels I've fooled around with.
  10. Had some forge time today, and knocked this little guy out. Still have a long way to go as far as cleaning things up, but it's heat treated and tempered. Forged from a ball bearing race.
  11. Thanks Jason, I had found that site, but some of the products had mixed reviews so I wasn't sure if I'd order from them. I'll give em a try
  12. Thanks Mike. I hadn't thought about doing something like that...
  13. Hey guys, I'm building a knife for a friend that is going to require scales that are 2" wide. I've found a couple presentation grade ironwood scales, but as the knife is going to be a "beater", we decided not to go that route. Any of you guys have a source for scales that are at least 2" wide? Thanks in advance
  14. Very cool! And a second for wondering what the sheath/saya is made from
  15. That oughta skin like a dream, and look good while doing it too.
  16. That is absolutely stunning!
  17. I like it... Looks like a seax and a Bowie had a baby lol
  18. I like the flow and simple elegance of it... Also agree with Jacob.
  19. As a fisherman, that is very awesome!
  20. That spalting almost looks like a snake crawling in the handle... Very nice
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