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Have the first two official bearded blades done with the bearded chef and the bearded cook. The difference is that the cook is made from 3.2mm HC steel (1084) and the chef is from 2.4mm 1095. There is a weight difference with the cook being 400 gram and trhe chef comes in at 320 gram. The cook has slightly more curve up on the blade at the tip for the different chors a camp cook may need it for and the handle is a fraction longer with the lanyard tube. The chef blade is ground thinner than the cooks blade before sharpening for the different uses each may be put to. This pair has eucalyptus handles as they are shop demonstration knives. The local chef is testing one over the next week but is very enthusiastic about the design and how he can use it for a variety of chores. These are just done to 600grit till the packet off 1000grit comes in.

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Seeing as I have a few knives to show on a semi regular basis I though I would just paste them in the one thread. This is the first pair. Big Game Hunters in4 3/4 in x .156   blades of 1095.

I had a tag end of 1075 so decided to make a pattern for a camp knife/butcher knife. I had made myself one a long time back with a 8 1/2 inch blade for dicing meat etc when breaking down an animal but

The 12 1/2 in Cimeter is finished with its quilted macrocarpa handle over the slant back buffalo horn bolster on the 1075 blade and so is another 7 1/2 inch slicer with the Swamp Kauri handle over the

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First Bearded Chef after the test blades and it is for the instigator of the design. A grade two piece of Tasmanian blackwood to dress it. Cheers Jonathan for the idea and the feedback during the process. A 12 1/2 inch Cimeter with exhibition Koa makes a good pair for him.IMG_20210315_160853.jpg

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The local Dr is renovating an old home and yard here which had some 150year old Cypress trees that needed to come down and asked me to make a couple of knives with the cypress for handles. Of course the fresh cut trees were too wet to use but her last years firewood pile gave up a couple of dry blocks which I oven dried and stabilised before use.
A 7 inch chef and a 5 inch general purpose kitchen knife will go to her at the weekend.
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Another couple finished
A Light Hunter with Spalted Buckeye over curve back brass bolster on the 1084 blade in border stamped sheath with black dye air brushed edges. Just bought the air brush so liking the effect if adds to the sheath
A field scalpel with antique linnen micarta on the 1084 blade
Then Girrafe bone over curve back buffalo horn on the 1084 Light Hunter blade in stamped sheath with honing steel
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These all finished up now and off to new homes tomorrow.
A skinner with Tasmanian Blackwood over the CB Buff horn bolster on the 1084 blade

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A Light Hunter with Giraffe bone over CB Buff horn bolster on the 1084 blade with some border stamping and edge dyed fading on the sheath.

 

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A Hybrid Hunter with Eucalyptus over buff horn on the 1084 blade

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4x4 hunter with Cherry burl over buff horn on a 1084 blade

 

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A pair of PH EDC's. First one has a Koa over CB Buff horn on the 1075 blade with hamon in a border stamped sheath with edge dyed fade in.

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A nice oiece of walnut over a spalted buckeye CB bolster on the 1075 blade in simple edge dyed fade in to the sheath.

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Three for the kitchen
First is a 5 inch general purpose with English oak on the NitroV stainless blade

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Then a 5 1/2 inch chef with a stunning piece of Honduran Rosewood on the NitroV stainless blade

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And a 7 1/2inch chef with box elder bul on the NitroV stainless blade

 

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And another Kabar that I did some time back with stone washed blade, stacked leather handle with blued steel guard and ebony pommel.

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And last is a set of His'n'Hers steak knives with Burma camphor burl handles on the NitroV stainless blades.

 

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Good grief Garry, do you even sleep? 
 

Seriously though, that is one huge hoard.

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10 hours ago, Charles dP said:

Good grief Garry, do you even sleep? 
 

Seriously though, that is one huge hoard.

Thank you and yes I do get a bit now and then but am  just very fortunate in having a great customer base and like most, know that doing a batch of knives is always easier/more time efficient than single knives. It is also quite obvious that in  most cases my knives do not run to lots of embellishments so apart from the choices in handle material and sheath stamping, these almost may be considered semi production knives 

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This one is ready to go now and is a one off new design.
The Harpoon fighter has light hamon on the 1095 blade with fullers and false edge and skull breaker.
Double angled brass bolster with 4 spacers and a black liner under the zebrawood handle

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And another new design for the Grayling Fisherman
four inch NitroV SS blade with Spalted Buckeye, brass bolster and pommel, with lanyard tube for the snake knot and loop lanyard to retrieve from the deep set sheath for seurity

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Would you please slow down? You're giving me some extreme self-esteem issues. :mellow:

 

But seriously, very nice work. You continue to amaze me.

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Had a play with finishing the sheep sheer knife with a trial handle approach. Left the blade unpolished except for the bevel grind but it came up reasonably well so I can do a few more of them this way with nicer wood although this piece of eucalyptus has a little figure that works wellIMG_20210502_143444.jpg

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Not having any knowledge of shearing sheep, can I ask the purpose of the steel cladding on the back of the handle?

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I've seen a few attempts at that with half a sheep shear.  Your handle is the best I've seen. 

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8 hours ago, Alex Middleton said:

Not having any knowledge of shearing sheep, can I ask the purpose of the steel cladding on the back of the handle?

This is what the blade comes from Alex. Simply half of this set.

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Some rather nice blister maple on this order with a customer wanting these AH EDC's for his brothers and father and then a Hunter skinner dressed with Spalted buckeye and all in the new design 10* horrizontal carry sheath. The AH EDC's have the lanyard tube with 4 snake knot and bead to assist with retrieve from the sheath but the Hunter Skinner has more blade length/balance in front of the carry point that it dose not need the extra depth (length of sheath ahead of the belt loop) that may make it less carryable than the way it is.

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These two  PH EDC's are ready to go as well.

the first one has curve back buffalo horn bolster and a very nice piece of Koa on the 1095 blade in stamped hot waxed sheath

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And this one has curve back buffalo horn bolster with Giraaffe bone scales on the 1095 blade in the initialled sheath with croc skin inlay

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And last for this lot being shipped away is a set of His 'n' Her steak knives with Burma Camphor burl on the NitroV blades

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