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A couple of new ones


Geoff Keyes
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I've been working hard, but as usual, finishing stuff is the hard part for me. On that note, here are the pieces that have been getting most of my time over the last couple of weeks

 

 

First up, a nice little hunter

 

OL 9 3/4"

BL 5 1/4 to the guard

NS guard, Rosewood and stabilized Holly spacers

old Indian Sambar Stag handle

Sculpted Damascus butt cap

1084/15n20 "W"'s blade

 

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Second, a gents Bowie. This is one that I've been doing a WIP on, the last pics of that will get posted next to close that out.

 

OL 11"

BL 6 1/4"

NS guard

NS and carved mild steel spacers

old Indian Sambar Stag handle

Sculpted Damascus butt cap with stainless button

1084/15n20 "W"'s blade

 

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These were the 2 halves of a billet of "W"'s that gave me all kinds of grief. I thought I was going to lose the whole thing, but managed to pull it back from the brink.

 

Thanks for looking

 

Geoff

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Edited by Geoff Keyes

"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."

 

I said that.

 

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

- - -G. K. Chesterton

 

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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Those pommels are really spectacular, the one on that 1st hunter almost looks like it was "spun" in order to make that pattern.

That's some nice work.

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I am liking the second on the series for the overall silhouette/design. Both are good!

"I Never Met A Knife I Didn't Like", (Will Rogers)

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LOVE !!! That hunter.......

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Very nice! Love the pattern in the blades and those butt caps are fantastic.

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Excellent work sir!

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good stuff, and I love those pommel caps.

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