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Stephen Renico

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Despite the best efforts of guys like our own Adlai Stein and Richard Heinicke, as well as a lot of email correspondence from Dan Brock of Plowshare Forge, my first solo forged piece didn't quite turn out like I had envisioned. :blink:

 

I guess it's not that bad. It has something of a primitive look to it with all of those spots where I hit the steel too hard.

 

I made my first stacked handle, too, using mahogany, oak, cedar, and purpleheart.

 

For more pics and information, go HERE.

 

Thanks for looking.

 

Gaucho2.jpg

 

Gaucho1.jpg

Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who did not.

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It's not all that bad, especially if it taught you what you did wrong. My first knife hasn't seen the light of day for months, your's is at least usable.

 

Doug Lester

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

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Steven and Doug, thanks for the boost. :)

 

Adlai,

Like an idiot, I warped the recurve during heat treat. I plan on re-heating it and trying to straighten it out. I was looking forward to wearing that knife, too. I want to get a little better with the hammer before trying it, as I don't want to ruin anything else on it. I was thinking of using a hide mallet to straighten it- what do you think?

Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who did not.

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I think the shape rocks!

everyone on the board has a box of stuff they hate and that didnt turn out as planned

Mine is large well stocked and FUGLY!!!( I have made stuff that just the aperence could have been used to exorcize the salem witch trials)

it's a great knife cuz it's yours ,and a stepping stone to were you want to be

Mike

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Cal Knives

Practioner:

Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo

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