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Not sure about this one

Geoff Keyes

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I often find that I don't love a new piece right when it comes off the bench.   Too much time working the details and just tired of looking at it.  That is the problem with this one


7in damascus blade

Ns guard

Horn, bone, NS and purple heart


Hunter?  Fighter?  I don't really know


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"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."


I said that.


If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton


So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.


Grant Sarver

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Hunter, fighter, camp knife.  What does it matter.  The only thing that looks a little off is that the bone along with the horn makes it look a little busy.  Absolutely nothing wrong with the blade.



HELP...I'm a twenty year old trapped in the body of an old man!!!

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Geoff, beautiful Damascus and handle material and overall symmetry is there.

IMO, tang could width could be reshaped even with the handle at the guard base. To me the guard needs work different to flow, maybe flared, reshaped. I think such adjustments will add better balance visually.
Leave it alone for a while then go back at sometime. It’ll come!

Gary LT

"I Never Met A Knife I Didn't Like", (Will Rogers)

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