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Its probably been at least a year since I had made something I wanted to post. All the hand forging I did over the years had taken a toll on my whole right arm plus I had lost the desire to make knives. Here's a couple of my latest creations. Both were made from blades that I had on hand. Can't remember what steel the forge finished blade was made from but the other blade was from a 1932 Studebaker leaf spring. Not the best steel but it did harden up some. Both knives have deer crown antler handles, most likely white tail. Both have fitting made from wrought iron wagon wheels. Both knives are around 10" overall.

 

 

 

 

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Very sweet. You've long been one of my favorite makers on the 'net...hope your arm heals fully. I got hurt several times this year myself, it does take the fun right out of forge work.

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I was wondering where you have been, sorry to hear about your arm. Nice work as always.

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Fantastic as always Ray! Your work has always been some of my favorite. I'm sorry to hear about the arm giving you trouble, but glad to see that you're back in the shop! I know the feeling of losing the desire. For me it always seems to trade places with not having the time to be in the shop.

 

Take care,

-d

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missed you Ray! I have wondered what you were up to, and whether you somehow beat this particular jones. Seriously, glad to see your work. Hope your arm and hands are feeling good!

kc

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Thanks for the kind words!

 

I was anticipating having my right wrist fuzed but saw a different surgeon and he suggested giving a cortisone shot a try so I did. I have a student coming over on Friday that is wanting to try forging. My plan is to give hand forging a go on Friday. Hopefully I will be able to do it. I sure miss banging on steel by hand more than any other aspect of knife making.

 

Cal, I'd forgot about the musk ox horn. Thanks for the reminder....

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Ray,

You may have lost your desire but you sure haven't lost your touch. Great looking knives, and good luck with the healing.

 

Wade, I have found the desire and I even found the fitting that got flung out of my hand yesterday afternoon while grinding on it. :D As long as I can keep this old body in check you should be seeing more of my work in the near future. Thanks for the encouraging words......

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