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This is a blade that's been in the work for months, finally I am happy to be able to show it off!


This concept came to me quite some time ago, and it took me winning Forged In Fire to finally scrounge up to the funds to move forward on. The handle and general blade shape was waterjet cut from 1/2" thick 5160 spring steel, then forged to shape from there. Had to get inventive with some stuff - sanding the twisted areas was a nightmare - ended up leaving bits of forge finish some places because I wanted to allude to it's forged nature. I gently hot blued the handle to protect all the nooks n crannies.

Overall I am very happy with this knife; it's sharp as the dickens and light in the hand. Let me know what yall think,


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Hey Theo, congrats on the FIF win. As always, nice work on the DNA motif.

“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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Nice. Interesting concept. :) Congrats on win btw. I wish i could view more episodes. Anyone know where I can view them at. Youtube seems to have very limited amounts. 

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that is a nice series of nitrogenous bases on that knife handle (something I am absolutely certain has never been said before in the whole history of humanity).

I just had to.

Really interesting idea. Creative as hell, and the handle seems like it would have been technically challenging. One of a kind, for sure.

Cool stuff.


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“Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” E. V. Debs

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