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Ross Vosloo

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Ross Vosloo last won the day on June 8

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About Ross Vosloo

  • Birthday 01/29/1992

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    Harare, Zimbabwe
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    Land Cruiser 40 series owner
    Birder, Hunting, Fishing, etc

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  1. It's good stuff. My only issue is I havnt been able to find any thicker than 3mm, so forging it is a problem
  2. Slowly figuring out my own little method for getting these
  3. Very nice. The master of mustard. I love how it looks like the patina has height to it. Awesome
  4. Thanks very much. Ja, the blackwood I cut my self from some limbs that were harvested in a drought in 92. Love working with it because it's got such good figure. Danke. Ja, 1070. About the best we can get down our neck of the woods
  5. Thanks man! Really happy with how thin this one is. 0.2mm at the heel and 0.1 at the tip Thanks very much.
  6. Thanks! Thanks for the kind words 3 in total. 2 which covered the entire blade and then a 3rd which I faded out as it went up the knife. The idea was to get a bolder finish at the heel and along the spine and a more subtler finish toward the tip
  7. I hear you. On My tool roll chefs sets, the leather work takes almost as long as the knives!
  8. Nice looking knife! Always admire a Smith who can take a mistake and make it work out the better for the end piece. On the pocket sheath, I also carry my EDC in my left pocket, have done for over a year now. In my own experience you want something with out a clasp or clip. It stops you from being able to reach into your pocket and pull it out in one move with one hand. And a deeper, snug fitting sheath helps alot too. Just my own experience
  9. Hi all, here's another chef knife. This time with african blackwood and a mustard patina. As usual, thoughts and critique welcome
  10. I wondered if anyone would pick up on this there is method to my madness, or should I say madness to my reason. I usually pick up the second pin above the center line so as to give the allusion of an arch. It can be a bit hit and miss to each person. My wife says she cant see it. My dad and myself are both of the opinion it does give a curved feeling. I take it it detracts to your eye? Am curious as to what other people's opinions are
  11. Nice shaped knife. I echo @Alan Longmire words on the point on the bolster. It may just be my eye as well, but the bolster does seem a bit big for the overall size of the knife? But I'm nit picking. Its overall a very nice blade. Keep it up
  12. Hi all. So, when someone asks what you do, do you pull out one of your own knives? If you do, do you have to preface it with "well it was one of my very first knives" or something like that? That was my issue. My EDC was my second ever forged blade. It's a great performing knife, but it's not exactly a great looking knife to show potential customers. So I made this. Should fix the problem. Steel is 1070 with hamon. Wood is African blackwood (dalbergia melanoxylon). Brass pins. To be honest, minimal amount of forging. Mostly constrained to straightening before heat treat. As always, thoughts and critique welcome.
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