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jdsmith02115 last won the day on November 15 2017

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  1. "SnarkNado" Fighter.

    Beautiful design work!
  2. Sword class with Peter Johnson

    Yow! Great sword!
  3. couple of new hunters

  4. pair of mosaic damascus chefs

    Very cool.
  5. Big Bladed Knife!

  6. Big Bladed Knife!

  7. Big Bladed Knife!

  8. Big Bladed Knife!

    Here are some process pics!
  9. Big Bladed Knife!

    thanks man! No it is not pinned under the wrap. The wrap is quite tight and secure. Those scales are flat to the tapered tang and are not going anywhere.
  10. Big Bladed Knife!

    Sure can! This particular pattering arrangement is one I've used many times before with various variations. It is built from six or seven billets. One species is simply straight layers@ around 100 layers the other species is crushed "W's" @ around fifty before staring the "crush". All billets were sized equally and alternately stacked, crushed, straight, crushed, straight etc. then laddered and forged into a blade. Blade length is 14" steel is 15N20and 1084 Bocote wood and paracord w/ thin coating of epoxy. It is very well balanced and light in the hand...you could swing it all day. It's my favorite "brut" to date! I'll take a few more pics tomorrow!
  11. Big Bladed Knife!

    Mixed species ladder patterned steel.
  12. Amerruss Blade Arts Fighter

    15.5" OAL Bronze, Damascus and iron wood.
  13. Paladin is his name

    Love it! Great looking piece...about as hybridized a style as ever has been done...all kinds of things in the mix here. Did something quite a bit like it a month or two back.
  14. seax fusion

    Nice! Multi twists always turn my head!
  15. Sgian Dubh

    Stabby lookin' lil' fucker.