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Ross Vosloo

African skinner

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Hi all. So, this knife is the brother to my drop point hunter that I finished the other day. 

Blade is farrier rasp, nice and thin for skinning with hamon. Handle is stainless, african blackwood, stainless, muwanga with brass pin. 

And yes, I realise it has that same blocky appearance that seems to be my signature, but I just find it so comfortable and ergonomic in the hand. It makes it so easy to wield.

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thoughts and critiques welcome as always 

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I like it!  You have modified the "blockiness" to a sort of curviness that works.  I also like the evidence of edge-testing on the back of your hand. :lol:

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8 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

I like it!  You have modified the "blockiness" to a sort of curviness that works.  I also like the evidence of edge-testing on the back of your hand. :lol:

Thanks! If your referring to the divot on my index finger, that's where the stainless shim started spinning whilst I was drilling. Yes yes, I know about clamping down work etc, but you need clamps that fit to do that :D thankfully the callus on my finger tip saved me from any real injury, although I did lose a hard won callus 

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Hi Ross

Personally I would work that handle down quite a bit, personal preference, but just looking at it I can tell my dad would love it!  Busy with a knife for him ATM.

I learned something from the comments on your other knife, specifically "colour matching" the hardware....now my eye's wise to it I'd have preferred a SS pin perhaps?

Great hamon B)  

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Ok ok... I had to go back and fix it. It actually kept me up last night 

 

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Version 2 looks smoother and easier to grip, but everyone has their own feel and view................;)

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yes, good knife. I have a belief that the trend towards thin handles has gone a little too far (narrow really). I think that knifes should have enough for a solid grip and still shaped to tell you where the edge is aimed without looking. As long as it does that, then a handle is a good handle.

Hamons are just pretty, and I love them for it. Nice little touch. 

 

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6 hours ago, Kevin (The Professor) said:

yes, good knife. I have a belief that the trend towards thin handles has gone a little too far (narrow really).

 

Especially for those us us with arthritis!  A too-skinny handle can actually hurt to use.  

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thanks guys.

so here are the final beauty shots, knife went out to customer this morning.

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and here it is with its brother. these two are for the same customer

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