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Gerhard Gerber

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Gerhard Gerber last won the day on October 3 2018

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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.
  1. Gerhard Gerber

    Meteorite Damascus

    Somebody with a small piece of meteorite asked me about this a while ago........I'm watching with more attention than usual......
  2. Gerhard Gerber

    The Knife making bible?

    I'm a relative beginner and I second you need nothing except this site and youtube.
  3. Gerhard Gerber

    My Humble Beginnings:

    That's a complicated build for a first knife
  4. Gerhard Gerber

    Starting a New Dirk/Dagger

    Knocked it out of the park as usual Gary!
  5. Gerhard Gerber

    Rebar spec sheets

    Just a shot in the dark...... Was this perhaps prompted by a certain video of a rebar axe on Facebook......?
  6. Gerhard Gerber

    Hearth Steel Ala Emiliano

    Well done Niels! I have a burning need to try this......
  7. Gerhard Gerber

    What did you do in your shop today?

    Red oxide primer went on the canopy I'm building. Realized that with the upcoming Easter weekend, there's very little chance of getting glass fitted to the rear door. No glass means the door can't be welded in place, which means the aluminium cladding can't go on......means the build is stalled for 2 or 3 weeks. Good news is since most of the nasty welding and grinding is done, I can uncover, clean up and see what is left alive of my knife making stuff.....and get back to that. I had a horrible realization that 2019 will likely be a low point in the number of knives I've managed to make per year. I have two cleavers that are still not done, two more on order. I have a 52100 blacksmith's knife and something like a Japanese style chopper on steroids that I badly want to get to, as well as two chef's knives in 14C28 that I have marked out but nothing else..... That could take the rest of my year.......
  8. Gerhard Gerber

    A pair of kitchen blades(pic heavy)

    Great fit, clean lines.........very nice knives Joel. Do I remember correctly you mentioning making those bolsters your signature look?..........that would get my vote
  9. Gerhard Gerber

    Scandinavian grind

    That knife probably has a very thin thin blade, only way it'll work. 4mm or under. Before I open the can of worms, the Mora Bushcraft Black is my favourite and most used knife. I've often said if I can make a knife complete with sheath as good as that overall, I'd be doing well.... That said, I almost immediately put a micro bevel on it and don't bring it close to any vegetables.....except if you have no other knife. The way I see it "Scandi grind" is just a simple way to make a knife when you need nothing more that to work soft woods and slice apart reindeer
  10. Gerhard Gerber

    Big Bowie, trying for exhibition quality WIP

    This aught to be good.....
  11. Gerhard Gerber

    Starting a New Dirk/Dagger

    OK, now we all wait for the magic to happen......because that's what it always feels like: some WIP photos, some magic, then a beautiful knife! Can't wait to see the end result Gary, I'm inspired but scared!
  12. Gerhard Gerber

    How not to mount an anvil.

    This part of the world.......took me months to find a stump....
  13. Gerhard Gerber

    Sharpening Tips & Tricks

    Over here the answer to that would be "EISH"..... Edge up I've never even come close to sharp without cutting the belt or some other mischief.....I'm definitely missing a trick here....
  14. Gerhard Gerber

    Bangin' & Jammin'

    If I'm not making too much noise....like sanding, Lord Huron for some strange reason is my new favourite working music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiwWgN5O3WQ
  15. Gerhard Gerber

    Sharpening Tips & Tricks

    I'm assuming cutting edge down......just not managing that on the 2x72.....