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And now for my 2c, and remember I'm working against an exchange rate, so my 2c is worth a lot less than yours ;)

I don't like the guard in that setting, it looks organic, while the blade and handle either side look mathematical.  For that same reason clamshell-design guard sounds better without even seeing what it looks like.

No doubt you could pull it off and make it look cool, just sharing my first thoughts about the design on paper.

 

Disclaimer: I've eaten as many oysters as I could afford during a visit to a town called Luderitz, I did not open a single one of them.

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Alright, it's been a while but I worked some on the oyster knife. I redid the blade with a fish like profile and flat grinds. Then I carved the guard out of a round mild steel bar entirely with files, since I don't have access to a forge. It's good practice...

 

Still a good way to go :)

 

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52 minutes ago, Gerhard Gerber said:

Your knife's moustache is starting to grow on me B)
:D 

Yeah, I've had that joke plenty on FB :lol:

 

I'm waiting for Oxpho Blue to arrive by the mail to complete the stache.

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C'est magnifique monsieur!

 

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I was just thinking of the oyster knives as gifts for people who aren't necessarily into stabbing and cutting knives. :ph34r: that's an over the top design!! I like it. It'll be years before I'm doing stuff like that.

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8 hours ago, john kleemann said:

It'll be years before I'm doing stuff like that.

You'd be surprised what you can do with some ideas and patience. 

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 That's awsome Joël, love the attention to detail. I think that's what I like about bladesmithing, they are small enough projects that we can afford to really trick them out. Very nice, thanks for sharing. John

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