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Gerhard Gerber

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Gerhard Gerber last won the day on January 8 2020

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About Gerhard Gerber

  • Birthday 05/21/1975

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    Windhoek, Namibia
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    Knife making, blade smithing, fly & general fishing, long distance hikes, bonsai.

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  1. Any idea what causes that green deposit? I've seen that on some but not all my 14C28N blades when they come out of the foil
  2. This is strange & interesting, I always assumed a SS blade (14C28N in my case) and (homemade) micarta would be bomb proof and dishwasher safe, based on the fact that my 4th or 5th knife went through the dishwasher and only the 5160 took damage. Back then I was using quick-set epoxy, not nearly the quality stuff I use now. I don't own a dishwasher and I never will, and now my "warranty" won't cover dishwashers anymore
  3. The lines on that bolster......cherry on the cake, and man what a cake........
  4. Indeed......I was waiting for this answer as well Josh.......mind blown!
  5. My mentor once made a serrated bread knife in Damasteel......what "fun"
  6. That's a good looking knife Alex, well done! I owe a childhood friend a knife, with a different caliber casing inlaid this would be the perfect knife for him
  7. Great work all round, especially like the idea of the circuit board handles! Where I live we unfortunately need to build the prisons we live in, high walls, electric fencing, alarms etc etc..... Your gate is wonderful, but it doesn't look like it could keep anything in.......or out! Anywhere people have gates like that must be a good place to live!
  8. I used to have a big quench tank but that turned into a bit of a mess, so recently I've been using smaller containers. Canola oil exclusively, I monitor and keep it around 60C by adding more oil if it gets too hot after a few quenches etc etc. Because I pour the oil back into the containers after it's cooled down I can judge the state of the oil, canola gets darker and the oil in my original tank was most likely rotten.
  9. I've wondered about that very thing more times than I can count, same goes from jigged bone, although that looks easier. No idea how they do it, but I reckon I could get it with the experimentation. My problem comes during the assembly stage, you have that unfinished surface that needs to stay as is, and this doesn't gel with my methods. I can't and don't work accurate enough, always need to clean up glue or fix a bit of damage or imperfections. I would love to go work at GEC for a few years and learn all their secrets, their various bone handles are my favourites.
  10. Do a search on youtube for CuMai, I want to remember one or two channels had some good videos.
  11. TIA.......every single government or semi-government institution (like postal services) is there with the sole purpose of deceiving, frustrating and stealing from you......
  12. Chicken & egg situation, if I could get my new burners working I could build the new forge with the proper bricks I acquired nearly 2 years ago and stick a pipe in there..... Been thinking about this a lot seeing the price of kilns, before I've imported it.... Shouldn't say this out loud, but I'm pretty sure I got lucky a few times and did a better HT with a pipe in the forge than with the accurate kiln, specifically carbon steel blades......way less decarb. I have a small container of something that might be water damaged refractory cement, I could never get it to se
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