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Mason Simonet

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Mason Simonet last won the day on January 31 2019

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  1. I figured what forum y’all were talking about. and sure enough, I found the thread. the whole thread I was gritting my teeth with anger. now I am all about safety, but they are truly safety nazis. i use a brut de forge Knife in the field for preparing raw meat, you wanna know what I clean it with? Some water and a pad of palmetto fluff. I’ve never had a problem with it. I’m not gonna take soap with me in the field! i took a screenshot of something ironic in that thread. After you politely asked for people to stop condemning you about a truly personal opinion, Steve came back and said this and then after you said this small very true comment, guess what? Glenn decided It’s Time to shut down the thread!!! That’s why I love this forum, even when there is a need to speak up about something potentially dangerous (for the record this Knife is not dangerous) we do it in a very polite way. Mason
  2. The 1x30 May be better, but I would not call it a good investment. The 2x42 that Alan mentioned would be far better, but unfortunately I can’t find it on eBay anymore ill search around a bit more and try to get you a link to one.
  3. Thanks guys. Yeah Joël they are great gifts, I wish I would get invited to a wedding that handed out knives!
  4. A friend of mine got me to make 3 hunting knives for groomsmen gifts at his sons wedding. Im pretty happy with how they turned out, it was my first time Making close to identical knives. All three are 1084 steel with bocote handles. Thanks for looking. Mason
  5. You can use that stuff on leather too, as a black dye replacement. It gives it a nice even finish That won’t come off on your handles like dye does. If it’s not potent enough it will just turn the leather grey. edit: just remember it will smell like vinegar!
  6. Alright, I think I lost ya. What do you mean by the top wheel? Why would it not go up?
  7. The stock platen has round corners and is too wide. The extra steel will give you sharp corners and will be the same width as the belt. No need for a welder, JB weld is just a type of epoxy.
  8. Vern is correct, just leave the guards off. Another thing for these that you might want to do is upgrade the platen. the stock platen does not give you the ability to make nice plunge cuts. all I did to mine was JB weld a piece of 2” wide hardened 1080 steel to the existing platen, it’s not the best steel for this but it’s what I had.
  9. Cool. That’s the exact size of my new shop, I’m pretty happy with it.
  10. Not sure if this helps, but I have similar anvils. So here’s my set up It started out as just 2 common scrap wood stands, each made specially for the type of anvil. Both were too light and by the time I was done forging they would have moved a foot or two! So I decided to attach them together. Works great now, no movement at all. Mason
  11. This is a great video comparing different leather finishes https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zyTg_hfpNUM I use acrylic resolene, it gives it a nice shine and it’s pretty good with waterproofing.
  12. I’m really digging this knife, Love the pattern.
  13. Aldo has 1080 square bars http://newjerseysteelbaron.com/shop/1080-square-bar-2/
  14. This is this is about the best you can get for $150 https://m.ebay.com/ the only thing you really need to do to it is upgrade the platen, and then it’s suitable for grinding bevels. btw the knife is looking good.
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