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    This is funny

    That was good advertising right there. Funny stuff. SDS
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    Skinny Damascus Fighter

    Very nice! I'd love to see that once that copper takes on a nice patina. SDS
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    My first J.S knife

    Outstanding knife. SDS
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    2 of my Newest Bowies

    Absolutely stunning work! SDS
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    White rig done

    Impressive all the way around!! SDS
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    A few of my latest

    It's always a pleasure to look at your work John. Nice stuff as always. SDS
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    3 of the latest

    I'm not usually a fan of rag micarta but man that one really works great on that knife! Nicely done. SDS
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    Frontier style fighter/bowie

    Thanks for all the comments. I really appreciate them. Bootstrap, out of curiousity do you think the set would have "worked" better if the blade had a more rustic look to it?? Just asking so I can file the information away for future projects. Thanks, SDS
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    Trapper Style Liner lock

    I can't believe you still have this at that price.
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    Frontier style fighter/bowie

    Thanks guys. I have to acknowledge John Cohea for the tutorial and DVD that he sells for jumpstarting me on using rawhide. Even if I could have figured out a lot of it on my own he sure made the learning curve a lot shorter. SDS
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    Loan a knife to an unknown writer?

    What Ed said. If the guy is a legitimate writer it should be easy enough to confirm. Just ask who he writes for or who he has written for and get ahold of that publisher/editor. SDS
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    Frontier style fighter/bowie

    I'm not really sure what category this would fall into. I think it could go either way between fighter or bowie. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The knife is 3/16" D2 with Alabama damascus guard and pommel, stag handle with a mild steel pin. The sheath is deerskin rawhide wrapped...
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    ?? Finishing a damascus pommel ??

    Ed, Mike and Cliff, thank you all for your responses. I think I have this one finished up but I'm certainly going to be rethinking my construction methods again. Ed, you are absolutely right about these little details making a big difference in the way a knife is constructed. I am...
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    ?? Finishing a damascus pommel ??

    I have a question for those of you who have used damascus as a pommel. I am making a stag handled bowie with damascus guard and pommel. After attaching the pommel and sculpting it to match the stag, how do you etch the damascus without subjecting the stag to the ferric chloride?? So far my...
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    10 gallon knife

    Gary, that turned out nice. I'll have to look for some of that dyamondwood. I like the looks of that. If you'll let me know when you might make it to the donut shop I'll try to make it too. It's a good group of guys over there and they appreciate fine knives. Don't be surprised if someone...
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    My latest frontier sheath........

    Chuck, thank you for the references. I will look into those books. I may already have one or two of them but certainly not all of them. I'll check those sites as well. Thanks again, SDS
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    My latest frontier sheath........

    Chuck, thank you very much for taking the time to answer me with as much detail. I love this style of sheath and wish I had more time to devote to learning how to do it. Any suggestions on books to use as resources? Even with the internet I find it difficult to find good photos to use as...
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    Damascus and Stag

    What's not to like?! That looks great. SDS
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    Inlayed sheath

    Nicely done. SDS
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    utilitarian knife

    Gary, I like that one a lot. I'm in the crowd that thinks the small pins are fancy, but I really like the way they look. They kind of class it up a bit over one with a couple of larger pins. Fancy knives are nice to look at but I like simpler knives for carrying and using. I like it...
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