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  1. Ben B

    Jesse James

    I don't generally use a pinch grip but I can't say I've ever seen gimping on a blade and it looks like it would be petty useful. Kitchen knives are a great test of ergonomics, blade geometry, and steel treatment, partly because they actually get used and won't continue to be used unless they...
  2. Ben B

    Jesse James

    Bruce/Jesse, The Brazilian knife makers get some amazing contrast on their blades with this procedure: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/737086-How-to-get-a-very-black-and-high-definition-damascus-Step-by-step! From what I understand it is similar (or the same as?) parkerizing...
  3. Ben B

    How About A Bruce Bump Blade Gallery

    Now that is a beautiful picture!
  4. Ben B

    Watching and waiting

    +1 on a folder WIP. Or slipjoint pea shooter.
  5. Ben B

    Matchlock Axe/Pistol

    Looking forward to every update. Thanks for going to the extra effort.
  6. Ben B

    How About A Bruce Bump Blade Gallery

    Fantastic. I love your guards - so right.
  7. Ben B

    How About A Bruce Bump Blade Gallery

    Boy that #30 is a beauty.
  8. Ben B

    The Strauss Pirate 36 caliber

    Bruce, It is very interesting to see the lockback come together. Will the blade just be pinched to open it? It looks like there will be enough room to do so. As an aside, an auto opener would freak people out so much that you'd never have to use a bullet...
  9. Ben B

    The Strauss Pirate 36 caliber

    It's just fascinating to watch the progress on this piece. Slipjoints must seem like a piece of cake compared to the complexity of this!
  10. Ben B

    How About A Bruce Bump Blade Gallery

    Oh man. I LOVE carbon fiber on slipjoints. And wood and stag and ivory and micarta... #29 is a beauty. What's the blade steel?
  11. Ben B

    How About A Bruce Bump Blade Gallery

    The # 28 is really nice. I love the blade shape. Congratulations to the owner.
  12. Ben B

    Cancer Research Damascus Fighter WIP on CKCA

    Absolutely gorgeous. Does it have a half-stop? Joking aside, a knife like that would make me proud to own. And buying some tickets would also make me proud. So win-win.
  13. Ben B

    How About A Bruce Bump Blade Gallery

    Wow. Gorgeous all the way 'round. That blade shape is so elegant. Just noticed the sunken joint as well...
  14. Ben B

    A New Bruce Bump Slipjoint (#22)

    #22 arrived safely today. Marvelous. Smooth and perfect. I took a couple of shots at slightly different angles and a couple of attempts to capture the damascus. I'm looking forward already to another one someday. It's impossible to imagine what #100 or higher might look like!
  15. Ben B

    A New Bruce Bump Slipjoint (#22)

    I'll be sure to let you know when it arrives and try to get a good shot of it. I plan to cut something almost right away to do that instant transformation from potential safe-queen to user. Thanks again for looking.
  16. Ben B

    A New Bruce Bump Slipjoint (#22)

    And a few more...
  17. Ben B

    A New Bruce Bump Slipjoint (#22)

    Here are some WIP...
  18. Ben B

    A New Bruce Bump Slipjoint (#22)

    I don't even have it in my hands yet, but I thought you all might be interested in seeing Bruce's photos of a new slipjoint. When my name came up, we discussed a good pattern for a knife that I plan to carry and use. The swayback seemed like a good choice, a modified wharncliffe with some...
  19. Ben B

    How About A Bruce Bump Blade Gallery

    I don't know an "Iron Dirk" from a hole in the ground but I do know that that is a beauty and a wonderful rendition based on the catalog.
  20. Ben B

    The Newell .45 cal front loader

    That is truly a masterpiece. Congratulations to Bruce Bump, Ken Hurst, and the new owner.
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