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  1. I've seen that mark before......If I recall correctly, its Czech made from the early 1920's or so.
  2. PM sent......I'll take it.
  3. I have several Knife related books for sale.... If they don't sell here I'll put them on EBay... 1. Moran Fire & Steel by Holter...$200 2. Master of the Forge...(about Moran)...$175 3. The Antique Bowie Knife Book by Adams, Voyles & Moss....$400 4. Damaszener Stahl by Sachse (in German)...$375 5. Japanese Swords & Sword Furniture in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston...by Ogawa..(rare book)...$500 My prices are based off of a book search site....If I'm way off on the prices, let me know.... Reasonable offers considered...Interesting trades as well... Questions?...E-Mail...
  4. I have a KMG rotary platen for sale.... It has been run for a total of ten minutes.... There is no wear at all on the belt.... Tooling arm included will fit a KMG or a Bader B3.... Asking $375 shipped to the lower 48.... Oops...Looked up the new price on these...$473 plus shipping...So I lowered the price.... PayPal or USPS money order only... Questions?...E-Mail...
  5. John, I agree with you about the paint job but I'm laid up and cant do anything about it.....hell, I cant even make it out of the house....
  6. For anyone interested, I lowered the Anyang 33 to $2600.....
  7. I know it looks rough....That wonderful Chinese paint is not very durable.....I saw some cracks in the paint and when I touched it, big chunks fell off in my hand.....So I started to strip it.....Thats as far as I got....
  8. Well, I've reduced my hammer again.... $3000.....Local pick-up.....Located in Delaware.... If someone wants this shipped, I'll strap it to a pallet....The rest is up to you.....Figure 800 pounds Shipping weight.... Runs great.....Has drawing dies on it...... I started to strip it for a new paint job.....thats why it looks like it does..... Runs on 220 volt single phase.... Fabricated steel stand..... Questions?....E-mail..... Thanks for looking......
  9. I once asked Bob Lum about the design of a knife he had on his table......He said that he picked up a bar of steel and ground away everything that didn't look like a knife..... So our individual expression of what we do makes a difference.....We could get by with simple form equals function, but how much fun would that be?......Look at the Edo period of sword furniture....Utility with art..... Bill Moran said we aren't doing anything with knives that hasn't been done before.....The materials change a little, but what we do with them says the most..... Just my opinion......Traditional, Modern, I think we all do this as a creative outlet.....The passion we impart into our work makes it unique.....
  10. Howdy, I sat with Henry at his table at the Vegas show In 83 or 84 for about an hour.....It was in the old Sahara when they had the Gun show in one room and the Knife show in another.....At the time, I was about one year into an aprenticeship with a rather notorious knifemaker from the Pacific Northwest..... Henry was not social by any means, but if you hit upon a topic of interest, he would talk freely.....I think that part of the problem back in those days was the lack of information out there.....There were not alot of knifemakers around, and the free-flow of information just didn't happen....I remember asking a wellknown maker about the pattern he used for the sawteeth on a survival knife......He said "Oh no, you go drive your machinist crazy"......Henry overheard this and said "The guy's just being a prick"..... That got us started talking.....I listened to him fielding the questions as people came and went from his table.....For his reputation, he showed a great deal of paitience.....With little info about custom knives and very few serious collectors, there were alot of silly questions.....Such as, "Where do you buy the blades?" "Who does the chrome plating?" ""Oh my God, why is it so expensive?" I even watched a guy ofeer Henry $100 for one of his bowies..... I think at that time, Joe Drouin had a list of about 110 knifemakers....The last time I saw Joe, he told me he quit counting at around 1400.....The internet age has done wonders for both knifemaking and collecting.....The overall quality of the custom knife has gone way up....You now have new makers turning out incredible work in a short period of time..... I remember Ron Lake telling me that he caught alot of crap from other makers when the book "How to make folding knives" was published in 88.....Things sure have changed for the better.... Well thats about all the rant for now....I will say that Henry was not the only maker who could be difficult.....Loveless had his moments as well.....
  11. Lower Delaware.....
  12. Press is Sold pending funds......Thanks to all who inquired....
  13. I have one Burr King Grinder for sale..... It's the Knifemaker model and takes 2x72 belts.... The motor is 1 1/2 hp wired 120v single phase...... Comes as shown with 8" contact wheel and flat platen... Asking $1,200.... Local pickup is best but I will crate and ship for actual cost..... Questions?.....E-mail.....
  14. Selling my big Peter Wright anvil....432 pounds..... Fantastic condition.....great rebound..... Located in Delaware....... Asking $1200..... Local pickup...... Questions?....E-mail.....
  15. I'm selling my Carlisle Press..... Wired 220 volt single phase..... I have two sets of dies for it..... Everything works great..... Asking $2000 or best reasonable offer...... Located in Delaware........ Questions?.....E-mail.....