jake cleland Posted September 27, 2017 Share Posted September 27, 2017 Yesterday I had an old man in his 80's turn up on my door. He was a knife collector, and his son had bought him one of my knives a couple of years back. He mentioned that he'd been a blacksmith and a wood turner, and we sat and shot the shit for a couple of hours, while his wife listened very patiently. He bought another small knife, and enquired about commissioning a dirk. When I explained I usually had a lead time of 6 months for large pieces, he looked a bit crestfallen. Turns out he was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the end of last year. So now I'm making a dirk, and everything else is on hold until I'm done. Today I got a 11 1/2" 1095 blade roughed out, and a handle turned from walnut... 3 Jake Cleland - Skye Knives www.knifemaker.co.uk "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe." Albert Einstein Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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