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A guy I work with sends me a text yesterday that says:

"Check it out! A buddy of mine traded a gun for this knife. I think it's real Damascus steel."

 

So what is the picture he shows me? Yep, you guessed it.

 

 

 

Jack's Damascus.jpg

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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I showed the pic to Liz who said "That knife is confused"

 

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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That's a good way of putting it.  Let's see...  Cheapo Pakistani damascus blade? Check.  Brass guard and skull-crusher pommel from TKS? Check. Bad filework? Check.  Realization that your antler shaft is too fat and have to use a smaller one to fit the pommel? Check.  Random spacers? Check.

 

Based on old catalogs and trends, I place that as being assembled between 2000 and 2005 or so, possibly as late as 2010.  Those blades were going for around $25 at the time, but when you add the re-profiling (angle grinder?) call it an investment in parts of around $40, and of skill on the level of -$37, but add $5 for enthusiasm.  

 

Hope the gun he traded was only worth around $8, in other words...

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I briefly thought of posting the pic on the Beginner's Place sub-forum under a thread titled "Don't Do This".

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

http://www.dosgatosdesignsllc.com/#!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

J.States Bladesmith | Facebook

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/JStatesBladesmith

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