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    Mesquite wood

    I use mesquite quite often. I tend to send out for stabilization, but have used it unstabilized alot of times as well without complaint. I will say that there are several varieties. The redder stuff is harder than the tan stuff.
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    Father's Day Sale on Knifemaking Books

    My shipping department went on strike lol.
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    MW Seguine Knife

    Sequine was mentioned in the 1966 Gun Digest and was an established maker by that point. I hear he retired in the mid 1970's at the latest.
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    Father's Day Sale on Knifemaking Books

    Father's Day is coming soon, and so for the first time since publication, I am putting my books on sale. Knifemaking Hacks is over 300 pages of knifemaking tips and tricks, with over 100 professional photos of some of the best knives in the world. This book is perfect for knifemakers and...
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    Harpoon and Hamon, take two.

    I finished this bowie nearly two weeks ago, but wasn't satisfied with it. There were some fit issues that showed up after glue-up that weren't there on the final dry fits. Also there were some guard issues I wanted to fix, so I busted it up. Took it back apart and re-shaped the guard and...
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    Forged dagger

    I don't think I have one, let me check my phone. It's all waxed, cased, and packed for Blade. Basic idea though, the end of the tang is threaded 8/32 to match a corby bolt. This one, the handle was tight enough to not need alignment pins at the guard. There's one pin between the butt and...
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    Forged dagger

    I haven't done a dagger since 2015, but I figured there's no time like the present. This piece is forged from some of Aldo's early Schrade 1084, with a milled fuller. Fittings are 416, and the handle is mammoth ivory. I built this one takedown, to facilitate potential future engraving. I'll...
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    Gidgee and 5160 Hunter

    Been forging some more lately in preparation for Blade Show. Here's one I forged from some 5160 that I got from Forged in Fire. The handle is a piece of gidgee I've been saving at least 6 years waiting on this particular set of knives. Fittings are 416.
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    Knifemakers Guild updates

    Happy to announce a few things that happened at the ICCE show this weekend with regard to the Knifemakers Guild. Board member elections were held at a business meeting Friday morning. Todd Begg was elected president, replacing Gene Baskett. Gary Langley was elected VP, replacing Wayne...
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    Next Level Knifemaking by Jason Fry

    The struggle continued, but thanks to a friend who had planned to travel late Friday night, the books arrived at my house in Lubbock at 6 p.m. Friday night and were on my table on Saturday morning by the time the show opened at 10. They are available on Amazon, but it's through print on demand...
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    Next Level Knifemaking by Jason Fry

    We are still having fits with the distributor on this one, and they messed up my personal order, so I am not going to have these at my table at ICCE. It's been a cluster.
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    A run of slipjoints

    Did these with a shaped stone set in an arbor in the mill. Still not super satisfied
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    Next Level Knifemaking by Jason Fry

    I think they’re going out from the warehouse Fitzo. Let me know what happens.
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    Next Level Knifemaking by Jason Fry

    It’s a settings problem with Amazon. They are still available
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    "Cattle Drive" Bowie for ICCE

    Two years ago at the last ICCE, Alice Carter and I hatched a plan for a special knife. We've had it done for a while, but are finally glad to announce it will be presented at ICCE this year. Some of y'all know I like historical elements in my work. This knife is full of history and tells a...
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    Next Level Knifemaking by Jason Fry

    OK, after a few quirks and messes with Amazon, this one is finally set up right where the 24.99 Prime one shows up when you search. Thanks Goot for the quality review...
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    Texas Independence Bowie for ICCE

    Today is Texas Independence Day, and a fitting occasion to finish this knife project. When I say I am patriotic, be clear that my loyalty is to Texas first. I’ll summarize the knife here, although there is more detail in the WIP thread in Shop Talk over on that "other" forum. All of these...
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    Big oosik bowie for ICCE

    Honest truth, lol? Let's call it a "Spanish notch." Truth is, when I got to hand sanding, there was a small edge crack there. I used a 1/8 carbide end mill to chase the crack out and add the decorative element.
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    Next Level Knifemaking by Jason Fry

    Not much story on that one. I sent the publisher every pro pic I had, and that's the one he picked. Lanyard hole was tricky on that one, as there were elements of the horn texture that went through the lanyard area. Typically I grind the tube down to match the contour of the horn, but it sure...