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Here is the latest thing to emerge from my shop, and just in time too, I have to deliver it tomorrow!

Unfortunately, that means I don't have the time to take any really good pics. :angry:

 

Specs:

1095/15N20, 7.5" blade, 12" OAL.
Nickel-silver (Ni/Si) fittings with minor silicon bronze spacer. Black micarta scales and rope filed frame. Flush Ni/Si pins.

Full Right.JPG

Left close.JPG

Blade left.JPG

Guard fit.JPG

ropework.JPG

Sheath back.JPG

Sheath right.JPG

 

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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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I wish I could embiggen the pictures. That turned out really really nice. Is that a 4 bar twist? Whatever it is, I really love it, and I love how dark the whole thing is.

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Thanks guys, This was the first time I got Turkish twist to cooperate and not get all stretched out in forging the blade shape in.

 

Wes: It's a 4-bar blade, yes. I just cannot remember if they were 13 layer bars or 23....... The blade is done with Birchwood Casey cold bluing cream. I think I owe a bit of thanks to someone here for recommending the cream over the liquid. It does seem to work better.

 

Jason: Thanks for the sheath compliment. I was a leather worker a long time ago and have started getting back into my tooling again. I even started to do some free-hand carving again.

Sheath.JPG

 

Man, I am out of shape........practice time!

“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

http://www.dosgatosdesignsllc.com/#!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

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the welding, the finish, the pins, and the spacer/guard assembly are each very cool. And, it all fits together wonderfully.

 

me likey.

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