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Charles du Preez

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    Making Stuff / Sci-fi / Sword&Sorcery / Game of Thrones / Anything that takes my fancy at the time.
  1. Thanks Andy. Very kind.
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    Came a bit too soon.......

    If one door closes, start looking for the one that just opened (cliches are cliches for a reason).
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    Came a bit too soon.......

    That sucks Gerhard. Feel for you man.
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    An announcement

    Congrats Geoff
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    A Successful Collaboration

    Very nice work Gary. What a collaboration. That engraving is stunning.
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    Pattern Welding Explained

    That’s quite mesmerising to look at Niels. It would be quite cool to have row 3 from the bottom on one side of a blade and 4 on the other if you could reverse the twist and line up the stars properly. Sort of a light mirrors dark idea.
  7. Plus during the cool down you can add a griddle and some steak.
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    Eitr seax of King Eric Bloodaxe.

    This is going to be shweet Jeremy
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    KITH 2018 Completed Entry Thread

    Thank you very much Alan and Dr King. I’ll get it shipped to Jeremy this weekend.
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    KITH 2018 Completed Entry Thread

    So just the 5 of us? If there are no others outstanding and if no objections, @Alan Longmire, would the lovely Mrs Longmire do us the honour of drawing the names? Whoever draws Jeremy will have the pleasure of watching the knife they know will be coming to them being made in a WIP.
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    Integral hunter WIP

    ...and possibly for use on the scabbard. You could perhaps use a Levi button for the retaining strap or an inlay.
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    Eitr seax of King Eric Bloodaxe.

    Please bolt it down Jeremy. It also looks like there is some twisting going on after it stops. Were you planning on adding extra frame supports?
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    braided mosaic pattern welded steel.

    Thanks for posting this. Looking forward to part 3.
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    KITH 2018 Completed Entry Thread

    Charles dP done
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    My KITH entry

    It’s raining here now but I just managed to finish the knife (but for a mustard patina on the top half - currently soaking. So this is number 4 for me. I learned a lot and in retrospect there are a few things I would change. AOL is 13,5/8”, blade is 8,1/4” width is 1,1/2”, spine at the guard is 1/8”. Guard and butcap are wrought iron etched in Ferric Chloride. It has a black-marble like effect the photos don’t seem seem to show well. The tang is peened over and the black ‘spacers’ are epoxy mixed with black acrylic paint in chamfered edges. Handle is tung-oiled teak.
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