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Joshua States

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Joshua States last won the day on November 5

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    Making stuff, hunting, rock climbing, philosophy, general adventure seeker.

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  1. The last ones completed in 2023. Both blades are 195 with buffalo horn bolsters and stainless spacers. The orange is stabilized Karelian birch. The other is stabilized leopard wood.
  2. I'm happy to see you motivated again, and with a serious project no less! This should be a good thread to watch.
  3. I have an order for a Nakiri and am contemplating which steel to use. I don't want to mess around with any high-tech new steel that I don't know well. (besides those Hitachi steels are pretty expensive and this customer probably won't want to pay for it) So, it comes down to one of the 3 steels I use frequently. O1, W2, or 1095. Just wondering what the lords of chef-knife land think would be the best one.
  4. Nice Jake! Those old saws are great steel. I have 4 antique hand saws and one old two-man saw. I don't think I could bring myself to cut any of them up though.
  5. Nice one Eric. That is a beauty
  6. It takes between 5 and 5-1/2 hours to drive depending on whether I'm hauling a trailer or not.
  7. A sub-hilt is an exercise in advanced fit and finish. Like Doc says, they can be rather uncomfortable in use, but they do look cool. I think the key to a comfortable sub-hilt is making the rear guard narrower, side to side, than the forward one. What have you got to lose by trying? Not much really. However, the process of putting all of that together so it works, feels comfortable, and is finished well will teach you things and grow your skills. If you do choose to go that route, I would very much like to watch the process.
  8. I Forged a 3-bar billet and did the fishmouth weld. Then I pulled a smallish Bowie out of some piled W2. Then, just for the sake of having a distater, I destroyed two wootz pucks
  9. "Form follows function" What is the function supposed to be? What is this knife going to be used for? Figure out the function (and let us know) then we can evaluate the form
  10. You slay me. Your carving just kills me every time I see it.
  11. It's funny that I have the same 1kg Peddinghouse hammer. I never use that cross peen. I love the hammer, but not that peen end. You have made some serious steel sir.
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