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JASON VOLKERT

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I was thinking of making an xrhea knife. Master Smith Lin Rhea posted some tutorials on his Instagram account for anybody that wanted to make his design. I did a practice 1 today for the first time. Here are some pic's

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I still have to rough grind the bevels and file in the tenon and drill the hole for the tenon to rivet too. Then heat treat and finish.

If you don't know what an xrhea knife is just google Lin Rhea Xrhea knife 

What do you guys think? Good kith project or should I make something else. 

If I do make the Xrhea knife I will make a killa sheath for itB)

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That’ll work. Got to stretch yourself though.

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Lookin good! Lin does an amazing job with these style knives. It seems every time I see him he has perfected another nuance of these blades. Youve got a good start there!

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I say go for it Jason. XRhea knives are very cool. You should post a WIP thread on the ABS forum (unless I missed it somehow) Lin would be tickled to see someone doing it (and he might give you a few pointers along the way)

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Give it a go I’d be interested to see how it turns out.

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I got to see Lin forge one of those, and agree he has tweaked and tuned both the design and the process to a high level.  He handed out a neat diagram of his forging steps along the way.  I don't have one, but he might be willing to send it to you if you ask.

As a side note:  In the demo, Lin moved more metal in one heat than I can in three, and he exerted less energy in the process.  Of course that is because he is a real smith, and I am a simply guy with a forge and an anvil :)

 

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