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KITH 2013 almost done!

Troy Christianson

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I have finally, mostly finished my folder for KITH 2013. It was fun but not something I wish to make a habit of. The blade is a "dual purpose" slicer/bottle opener for those thirsty cutting jobs. :P I forged it from an old file. The spacer is of brass and the pivot pins are mild steel. The handle is quilted maple from an old gunstock project. I have had some "cracking issues with the wood that I contribute to my novice, first-time try at a folder. Not too worried about them because I used JB Weld to glue up the spacer where the cracks appeared. If a problem occurs later on I vow to make it right to the poor sod who gets this contribution. Now on to the sheath. I will post more photos when that project is done. Thanks for looking.

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Edited by Troy Christianson

Troy Allen Christianson is NOT a "Licensed Bladesmith" so you may treat his posts with the contempt they deserve.

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That looks awesome, I love that maple and the opener is a great touch. As for the cracks call it rustic charm no charge!!!



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One fine dual purpose tool one can always use.... :D

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Beautiful job Sir! I would be proud to own that!


A bad day forging... is still better than pretty much anything else

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That looks great. I wish I had had time to work on a folder but it just didn't work out. I would of loved to win that one if I had stayed in.

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