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Hello all!!

:)

 

well, i am now back home from all my travels abroad.

and so i thought some of you might want to see the JS blades i submitted for my test.

 

I managed to get PointSeven Studios to take a piccy of my blades .. which i am so very glad of as they did a marvelously wonderful job.

:)

 

 

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as some of you might know already, my time away was a really stressful and chaotic time for me.

not only did i have the stress of going for my JS stamp ..

but the airlines managed to lose my luggage as i came over... clothes, toothbrush .. and all my blades.

:rolleyes:

 

but, thankfully .. after much hassle .. and the kindness of many many people over the course of the weekend .. i managed to do my performance test .. then submit my blades for judging all in a matter of moments of each other.

(as well as get a toothbrush)

 

and yes, i did manage to pass.

:D

 

this was my first real big time knife show to attend ..

and i cant even begin to tell you how much of an impact it had on me.

not only the testing etc ... but i had so much support and kindness from so many people that it will take me several days to manage to write out all the thank you letters that are required.

:)

 

this is such a wonderful industry to be a part of!!

:D

 

whoops ... ive rambled on again ..

anyhow .. enjoy the blades,

comments welcome.

 

its good to be back.

:)

 

D.

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yay - good job on passing! I wish, sort of, that your lost luggage had accidentally been delivered to my house. Those are beautiful knives (I don't think the clothes would fit). OK - not really, I would rather see you pass the test. But, if they gotta get lost...

 

Really nice work.

 

kc

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Great looking knives Dee and congrats on getting your J.S. stamp well done ;) .

 

Bob

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Dee,

those are really nice .. looks like you have spend some time in the wood shed getting you chops together.... I've been wondering what you have been up to ...Well done... I hope you attend more shows... Next time they can't lose your tooth brush again....

Dick

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Well done Dee, luv your work. What type of woods are you using?they look great. An effort/outcome worth loosing your toothbrush for. congrats. chris

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Congrats Dee!

They are all beautiful blades!

Guess you can relax a bit now :)... or you could always make some more awesome stuff for us to drool over.

Josh Forrest

 

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Glad your home safe and sound Dee. Hopefully your trip home was uneventful in comparison to your journey to the States. :P

 

Those beautiful knives you presented managed to show your abilities quite well. :D

 

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with now you're at the next level. ;)

 

Mike

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Congratulations! Well deserved. I only live about five miles from where the Blade show is staged, but I didn't make it there this year. In a curious bit of symmetry, I was putting my son on the plane to fly to Australia that Saturday, which pretty much ate up my whole day...

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Serious round of applause from up here in the Washington DC area! Bravo!

 

-Jim

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beautiful. mind sharing how you achieved the 'pommel' on the first one?

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Casey W Daniel

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Congrats, glad everything worked out with the luggage. There is only one way to get a JS, to earn it. The back story and drama will just make the experience more memorable for you and friends. So happy for you, :D.

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Great work, Dee. I'd say you earned your place, but you know that.

 

Now that the pressure is off (Ha!) perhaps we'll get to hear from you, from time to time.

 

Geoff

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I said that.

 

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

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So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.

 

Grant Sarver

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nice one Dee. that is probably the most elegant and distinctive group of JS blades i've seen. are the guards/pommels of the pair of fighters cast or carved?

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these are beautiful knives! congratulations to the well deserved JS stamp!

 

best ragards,

hans

 

edited to add: indeed, eric is a magician! the first two knives on the group shot are the same knife photographed from both sides, right? i love that one!

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DEE- Glad you finally got it sorted out. Thanks be to the ones that assisted you.

 

Congrats on the nice work on the test pieces.

 

Chuck Bennett

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