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    #5 Bush/Hunter Knife

    The name isn't what you might have in mind. This is the 5th knife I've completed, and this is my take on a Bushcraft knife/Hunting knife. This is a convex ground knife, and I may have been influenced by Mike Stewarts Bark River Bushcrafter, and Fox River knives just a little. Mike's convex...
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    I made a small fighter type for my 4th

    I decided on a small fighter type of knife for my 4th completion. I'm not sure what I was thinking, not sure what you'd call this type of grind. It's a convex grind, with no secondary bevel. It's not a scandi grind, and I'm not so sure you'd call it a saber grind. Or would you? The knife is...
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    Which epoxy do you use, and why?

    I've been using 30 minute slow cure from Midwest Knifemakers Supply. It's what was recommended to me a while back, and for the most part, it's worked pretty good. I do a lot of segmented scales, and the 30 min stuff gives me plenty of time to get things where they should be before it's too...
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    Stencils for etching?

    I've finally settled on a name and something I want to etch on all of my knives. I was wondering who you guys are using for making your stencils? I had considered finding a print shop, or a Sign making company, but I thought I'd see what you fellow knife makers are doing. What I have in mind...
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    It took a while, but here's #3

    Well, it took a while, but #3 is finally done. It takes me a while to make a knife, but when I make mistakes, it takes even longer. I've got to be the slowest knife maker there is. I had started this one out with a handle design that was probably too advanced for me. I had glued up a pair of...
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    Stone washed finish?

    I'm thinking about doing a Stone Washed finish on my 3rd knife, but before I do it, I have a question. Do you guys hand sand the bevel on your knife before etching? I hear some will take the bevel up to 400 grit before etching, and tumbling, but is it advisable to leave the bevel belt...
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    #2 Unnamed Utility Knife

    Well, I finished up my 2nd knife tonight. I still need to come up with a makers mark, and a sheath. This one didn't go as planned and turned out a lot different than I had envisioned. I first planned on a full height grind, and ended up doing a Convex Saber grind. I will definitely be...
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    My first learning experience

    You CAN teach an old Dog new tricks.... I've always collected knives, and then one day it hit me, why not make my own? I started following some really good knife makers around the forums, and on Insta Gram, and I've slowly learned a lot. I followed the likes of Shawn Hatcher, Dmitriy of DP...
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    Hey Guys, I'm new around here

    Hey Guys, I'm new around here, but I'm a member in a few other knife forums. I'm sure I'll bump into a few of you who already know me, and I'm looking forward to meeting a few new people. I joined up here because I've been working on grinding a few knives. This is obviously new to me, and...
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