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Should we make a poll? My vote will go to a hatchet, though it won’t be longer then 12” because I can only afford so much steel..:lol:

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I'm definitely in for a hatchet/hand axe, though not a great fan of integrals. I've never done a double bit one. Might try a small Nessimuk.

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I would be down for a tool KITH, Either leatherworking or other type of tooling. 

But the Idea of a Dual Collab is just friggin awesome. Say set a deadline of May to have the blades complete, Do a drawing and blades get shipped to each other and then keep the August deadline for handle completion. 

I suspect we would see a LOT of very interesting combinations. 

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I think the theme should be seasons. Pick a season you identify with or like the most, and create something that thrives in that element. For instance I am partial to Winter and would make something severe and cold. Perhaps a spring theme could be that of renewed life and warmth, and fall decay and darkening, and summer warmth and sun. 

 

I think it could be a great exercise to create something thematic that doesn't necessarily have to relate back to mythology or history, but can be influenced by them all the same. 

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Small hand axe / hatchet sounds interesting. Quite a number of folks are showing their progress in forging. I for one haven’t done one, so I am up to the challenge, whether it’s a one piece integral or punched eye. (and I have no tools for punching). Something small enough to load in a back pack or belt carry. Useful tool for sure. Doesn’t have to be Damascus either.

Gary LT

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Hatchet / Axe would be fun as well, I could get on that bandwagon. 

 

It will be about a month till I get my shop back online, Just moved homes and need to clear my garage out of all the packed boxes currently living there.

 

But on a positive note I now have a fellow bladesmith within drunk stumble distance of me.

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I like the collaboration idea, it would definitely be different.

However, an axe is on my list of things I want to try, so that would also be fun.

That's my two cents worth.

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Should we make a poll with A leather tool, collaboration blade, and a hatchet/small axe?  Those seem to be the most popular ideas.

 

EDIT: I can start it if needed, just want make sure I’ve got permission.

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Good idea Conner!

Gary LT

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I’m going to go ahead and post the poll, Hope that’s alright 

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