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Geoff Keyes

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  1. This is Blades baby brother, out at the other end of the country. This is just the second year for the show, but folks are coming in from all over, I've seen the names of some European makers, which is a good sign. Nice venue, in a big convention center in Portland Or. You should attend if you can. Oh and my table has moved to E2 Gerhard, from, your mouth to the gods ears Geoff
  2. The whole idea of parrying a knife with a knife strikes me as unlikely. Even the HEMA sword and dagger fencers use the dagger either to catch a bound blade, or as a secondary attack or parry on closing. Knife fighting is too fast, IMHO, to count on being able to parry, blade to blade. Geoff
  3. Mikado:A more humane Mikado neverDid in Japan exist,To nobody second,I'm certainly reckonedA true philanthropist.It is my very humane endeavourTo make, to some extent,Each evil liverA running riverOf harmless merriment.
  4. Geoff Keyes

    My KITH

    I know I lobbied for a folder, and I know I was going to do a folder, but when it got down to the brass tacks (whatever THAT means) I didn't like any of the folders on the bench. So I did an integral instead.
  5. My wife used to do spinning show and tells as part of a Mountain Man encampment. The knowitalls talking crap about spinning wheels is always good for a laugh, but my favorite story is the guy who wanted to know "How many times can you skin a sheep before it dies?" Geoff
  6. I spent some time last year exploring the Elgin and how it was made. It looks like there was a dovetail rib on the top of the blade and a slot for it milled into the barrel. I think the blade, trigger guard and knuckle bow are all one piece. I think the plate in front of the trigger block bolts through the spine of the blade and perhaps a rib the projects from the underside of the barrel. I have not been able to find an exploded drawing. I'm thinking that they must have been hand made. g
  7. How about an Elgin?
  8. So looked at the pics pretty closely. It looks like the barrel and blade are single piece. So a round of something, bored out, and then the sword forged out of the end of the bar. I would not be confident of a screwed in blade, though it's something I could do with a piece of sch40 just as a test. I suppose a real gunsmith could build it in two pieces and get the blade to line up, but I don't know how to do that. I find that the length of time my computer takes to boot up, is just enough time for me to forget why I wanted it to boot up. Geoff
  9. This is Devon Thomas' sharks tooth, and I think that that it's a "W" that has been laddered. Joshua I think what you are talking about is a Half ladder. G
  10. Geoff Keyes

    KITH 2020?

    https://www.mandarinmansion.com/item/burmese-sword-carbine?fbclid=IwAR2k7O2Egd5P2OArm7xB55ON8PPlES6Mz56mC6rGdk4oNN2wJUlLsmrPgYM
  11. That is amazing! I love the interplay of subtle textures. Geoff
  12. Got my table assignment today. 5 Elements Forge is going to be at H3. Come see us and say hi https://bladeshowwest.com/
  13. This one is headed out today. It's a refurb of an unloved damascus chef from my kitchen. Reground (lost about 1/2 the weight) new handle.
  14. That is a wonderful video. 2 questions. How many hours do you have in it at the end of the video? Who are the musicians (aside from yourself. Is that a bouzouki? OK, 3 questions)? Geoff
  15. You should go here and read the pinned topics. We put all of this stuff there just for you https://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?/forum/26-beginners-place/ Geoff
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