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Gerhard Gerber

Dad's design

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I made my Dad a (very good) knife early on, he was talking about "ordering" another so I gave him a voucher for his 73rd....

Forged from the remaining rear half of a Nicholson halfround...the design is not mine, and not my style.  Going by reactions my Dad has good taste :D

All that's missing are the glory shots withe the sheath my Dad is busy with.

Result of the front half with the raw material......raw material close-up :P ....first forging....and the design

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Second forging, grinding and pre-HT sanding

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HT done and tested without meaning to....got flung by a belt grinder with those brass boat anchors attached nose first into the cement.....slightest deflection B)

Handle material is 30-40 year old Wild Olive

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Belts & braces, notches for mechanical lock, Epidermix 732 takes care of the rest....

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Beauty shots to follow.....

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Impressive!!!!!

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Nicely done Sir.

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That's okay. I got careless at home checking out the fittings of a 400 year old katana. Blade went through my slipper, through my foot missing the bone, and tip hit the floor. Tip was fine, foot healed fine after I put pressure for about a half-hour, barely even left a scar, never got stitches. Blade was a Bizen-style with long kissaki.

Still have the sword almost 40 years later. Threw out the slippers.

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Wow..... very nice work!

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I think my Dad's leather work might be higher level than my knife-making....

"We did leather work in school........." and a few zillion Youtube videos and he was on his way.

Been a great help to me. 

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that sheath is awesome! as is the knife ;)

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That’s a great sheath. Good collaborative package overall ;).

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