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Had a few hours while blades were tempering so got these handles ready to glue up. Eucalyptus, Acacia, Macrocarpa and oak.?hash=a8b9ccafe8c430a821818c7caa170ef7

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Those are pretty cool looking Garry

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

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5 minutes ago, Joshua States said:

Those are pretty cool looking Garry

They sell well  in the local outlet where  I have a number of knives.

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Managed to get a batch of 5" and 6" filet knives profiled and heat treated today.

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Most of these are for Christmas orders.

 

I also snuck in a small bird and trout style for myself.  No pics as its currently tempering.

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Got the sheep shear knife handles all shaped and finished, finish ground, hand sanded and got handles on a 5 inch fillet and a light hunter.

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Bit of leather work today seeing as all the handles are done. Two of these are for blades I will get to next week.

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On 11/15/2021 at 6:16 PM, Randy Griffin said:

Nice deer. When you going to shoot one?

I can't hunt anymore so my brother hunts and I process. I processed 11 last season.

Well I burned my foot really badly right before opening day of rifle season so I wasn't able to get my boot on. Now it's late firearms season for doe and I shot this nice sized doe last night right before dark. I shot her with my 6.5 grendel at 250+ yards. 20211214_203107.jpg

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Finished one up for my neighbor.  

 210mm (8.25") cutting edge, 360mm (14") OAL.  Double-dyed maple burl, African Blackwood and Holly handle.

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He's a professional photographer, so hopefully I'll get some better pics.

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RIP Bear....be free!

 

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3 hours ago, Jeremy Blohm said:

Well I burned my foot really badly right before opening day of rifle season so I wasn't able to get my boot on. Now it's late firearms season for doe and I shot this nice sized doe last night right before dark. I shot her with my 6.5 grendel at 250+ yards.

Nice doe. Do you process your own meat?

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17 hours ago, Randy Griffin said:

Nice doe. Do you process your own meat?

Thank you. Yeah I do all my own processing all the way down to making jerky. ;)

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I spent some time forging on some bars for other projects.

From the bottom up: A billet for ladder pattern, Started as 20+ layers and this is after the first 4x stack, A 3/4" square hunk of 1095, A twisted low layer bar for some dagger fittings, and two bars of W-pattern drawn out and ready for the first stack.

 

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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A friend on another forum asked --- Garry do you make Viking knives and axes?

 

Loving a chalenge and making something new I found a design I really liked with a 10 1/4 inch blade and  bought in a 30 layer bar of carbon damascus but decided to make one first from 1075 to prove the design before using the expensive damascus.

I decided to get it up to being past the heat treat danger area before posting as I ground it closer to finish than normal to hopefully show the hamon but grinding that thin can warp badly so waited to check that first but it is straight and ready for finish grind on blade and tang. A number of new things with this one so love the continuing chalenges this brings to the table.

 

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Wishing everyone here a Merry Christmas/Happy Holiday as you may celebrate.

Just started using up some antler tynes into pocket knives and will post more as I go.

Gary LT

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I hear ya Alex! This is “bassackerts”, (southern term), trying to fit the action into a handle first. Ugly yes, but stout and action is good. Trying to get better!!

GT

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It’s challenging fun Alan, different as your designing everything around the antler piece chosen. Getting the blade snap/action took time, as I made many drawings and did a dummy first. I’ve done a couple friction folders using antler and will try some primitive “top locks” as well, but for I want to focus on different types of slips.

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