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The Fishing Priest is something that was mentioned to me a while back as being handy for those into fishing to go with the Bird and Trout or the little Grayling.
It is 10 1/2 x 1 inch and weighs 6 oz with the balance right behind the brass head so has a nice weight forward feel for dispatching the fish.20211031_120846.jpg

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Three of these all ready to go with two for the heritage display this weekend.
PH EDC with Yellow cedar burl over CB buffalo horn.
Heavy Hunter with Red Gum over CB buffalom horn with honing steel.
Wapiti Hunter with Koa over brass.
PH EDC with ebony over nickel silver.
Thumbrest Hunter with walnut over CB paper micarta
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Two for today with a 8 1/2 inch rasp bowie blade with cherry burl over brass and black G10 spacers in edge dyed tan sheath.

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Hunter Skinner with Tambotie over CB buffalo horn on the 1084 blade in left hand edge dyed tan sheath

 

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This is as close to a matching pair of heavy hunters in walnut as I could get for a father son team so they are all ready to go now.

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And a skinner with eucalyptus

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These three are ready now with the 71/2 in (with Rimu) and 5 1/2 in (Lacewood) chef's both on 3/32 NitroV SS away to new homes and the Heavy Hunter with OD canvas micarta over 1/8 orange G10 on the 3/16 NitroV SS blade "maybe" staying with me to trial as a hunter for the smaller animals where it was designed for the larger game. Always good to know if it will be nimble enough for all game so for the one knife hunter it will be an all purpose knife.

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Today there is the new pattern 5 inch filleting knife with blue/black acrylic over blue liners on the NitroV blade with honing steel. A set of scollops added for wet hand use.

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A Light Hunter with orange liners and bolster spacer under the OD canvas micarta handles on the 1084 blade. Customer asked for jimping so I bought a 15 LPI checkering file and that seemed to work well. A bit of shop clart to clean out of them to be cleaned out, but pleased with how they turned out

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The sheep shear knives all done. I take the grinds up as high as possible without interfering with the original markings

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I really like your treatment of the sheep shears.

 

They go beyond novelty and look like they would make good working knives.

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A friend on another forum asked ---  do you make Viking knives and axes?
Loving a chalenge and making something new I found a design I really liked with a 10 1/4 inch blade and  bought in a 30 layer bar of carbon damascus but decided to make one first from 1075 to prove the design before using the expensive damascus.
 I ground it closer to finish than normal to hopefully show the hamon although grinding that thin can warp badly in the heat treat, but it is straight and ready for finish grind on blade and tang. A number of new things with this one so love the continuing chalenges this brings to the table.
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After finish grinding, hand sanding and etching. I will try to make the hamon a bit more interesting next time with a bit more of a wave to it but happy with the way it turned out. 
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This pair of Light Hunters are away to Texas for a father and son. Flat back buffalo horn bolsters with Hickory Burl scales on the 1084 blades.

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Finihed out the year today (new years eve in NZ) with a pleasing bit of progress.
Finished up the seax with copper and mystery wood. Added a bit of simple decoration with my 3 pin mark on the handle with both copper pins and black dots. (ok so I forgot to mark the blade so this was a reasonable work around.20211231_150244.jpg

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Finished the Persian this morning. Was a fun project with some difficulties to keep it interesting.
Forged from old wrecker bar with brass bolsters and pomel, brass and blue G10 spacers and a nice piece of spalted Buckeye for the scales. Had seen some sheaths with the D rings so made a form and bent a couple up. Leather laces to tie to belt.
 
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The San mai blade I re-ground down from a saber grind J T Ranger to a FF grind generic hunter to better show the san main line came out nicely as well. Spalted buckeye bolster with walnut scales.

 

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A couple finished this morning. A Bearded Chef with dyed giraffe bone on the NitroV SS blade and a PH EDC with Koa over CB bronze bolsters on the 1075 blade.

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A set for a friend / worker in the inward goods section of a natural/organic store and the lever is often used for wood boxes where the nipple nose is used against the side of cardboard boxes to prevent over penetration against the product packaging inside. The knot hook is not sharpened as in a gut hook but is used to get into knots where produce is tied with rope/string. This set is dreived from my light rescue set.20220123_135719.jpg

 

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The closed sheath is a new style I am offering on some of my models. Originated after conversation with Eurpoean hunter so this pair is off to him soon. One for the Safari knife with camel bone with black G10 liners over curve back buffalo horn bolster and the other to suit a PH EDC that he already has on hand20220202_114642.jpg

 

 

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Interesting design there.  Most of the closed-top pouch sheaths I see have the stud on center, with a wider hood. I think those are more about weatherproofing than retention. 

Are those cross draw?

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3 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

Interesting design there.  Most of the closed-top pouch sheaths I see have the stud on center, with a wider hood. I think those are more about weatherproofing than retention. 

Are those cross draw?

The simple flap over with face of sheath snap closure is a standard offering by some but this customer wanted the front edge closure for when he carries his rifle on the same side and didn;t want any chance of scuffing the high grade wood especially when the knife is carried right on the hip center rather than behind the hip.

They are strong side carry Alan.

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An O1 Bushcraft Hunter with nice dark Koa scales. In the horrozontal sheath with secondary traditional sheath.20220209_143906.jpg

 

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The new Tahr Hunter design. The specs for the first commission were to have a FF grind on the .156 1095 blade and an inch of jimpinh.with otrange G10 liners under the scolloped OD canvas micarta scales with lanyard tube in closed sheath with honing steel. I liked the concept so much I made an extra one for myselfbut minus the honng steel (like I really need another knife.) I do have to make something to clamp to the blade to keep the jimping square to the spine as the one I kept for myself is a fraction off.

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A skinner with camel bone over black G10 liners and curve back buffalo horn bolster on the 1084 blade. Honing steel in stamped sheath. Really liking the white bone over black liners for the contrast.

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Just finished this Heavy Hunter with antler over curve back buffalo horn bolster and pomel on the 5 inch x .170 1075 blade

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Just finished this new boning knife for myself to try the 2 tone G10 material. Wasnt sure I would like it but it is growing on me.

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