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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. I have mixed feelings about this.......I pride myself in free hand grinding, but those little folder blades is a whole different game. Never before messed up my fingers so much, bunch of white spots with a red dot in the middle where I ground through to the quick, nevermind the semi-cooked fingertips. Still, once you get jiggy with the dark side it's downhill from there. Nice jig Alan
  2. This.......I did not know. Not unhappy with my 1070 results, but if it could be better.....
  3. YEAH! Rockin' the shop Crocs I even forge in them
  4. That is very pretty, and you've progressed at an amazing rate, well done!
  5. Been doing not nearly enough in my shop, since my day job took over my life a few months ago I've only finished two O1 cleavers with giraffe bone handles. Facebook page didn't work, but strangely enough a whatsapp group has gotten together a large number of knifemakers in our country. We finally have a venue, and we're busy planning what will be to the best of my knowledge the first Namibian Hammer-In during August.
  6. Don't need my left nut, would gladly give it to experience those demonstrations.
  7. Not my shop, but another, much better shop..... Took a drive to one of our coastal towns, Walvis Bay, to finally visit a fellow knifemaker. I have huge respect for the man, built his own tyre hammer, forge press, anvil(!), blown forge with ribbon burner.....and belt grinder just before his retirement 2 years ago, now making knives trying to keep the pot cooking Not like I had any doubt, but it is pretty amazing what a power hammer and press allows you to do. I think the word is "gumption", I was humbled and amazed by the gumption of somebody 20 years my senior with rather d
  8. While I'm more Cold Steel-educated
  9. To be honest, I don't see the tanto in there, but you have made an exceptional and very beautiful knife
  10. Questions are indeed what this place is for, no better. None of the examples you mention except the........fuller are related to blade design, more knife design. For me blade design starts with the intended use, that determines a lot like the size and dimensions (especially thickness), tip shape or even the complete lack of a tip, as well as the grind and edge geometry. I proudly don't own any knives with glass breakers and ONLY 2 Spyderco Salts with serrated blades
  11. Don't do much tying these days, but there was a time that would've been the star of my tying station for sure.....
  12. Stunning.....as always Gary!
  13. That's my feeling as well, the advice was from a local maker that only started with the folders inspired by my efforts end of last year. With all due respect to him, his folder haven't lived and worked for very long. Thanks for that Jerrod......every bit of information helps, that points at too short a temper perhaps?
  14. Bumped my head against this badly...... My first folder was a 14C28N kit, I followed the advice on BF, all I could find, toe spring temper this steel 1000F-1100F, I tempered at 540C and it worked as a spring. Folder #4 is also 14C28N, did the same HT and shattered it trying to adjust the spring slightly. Local makers advised 300C for 2 hours, I'll give that a try next.
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