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One Armed

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Yeah...,that wood cracking has caught me once or twice. I’m not a big fan of using wood scales. Only one customer I do wood scales for. This is Lignum Vitae. a wonderful “flowery” smell when working it.


For the spring I’ve switched to firearms building/gunsmithing. Done some trigger work, and right now I’m machining a couple lower receivers.


I know..., I know...NOT knifemaking! Just what I’m currently doing.I don’t get a whole lot of time to work on things, with pain always knocking on my door. Keeps me from working on more than one thing at a time, every few months.
 

Casey Brown

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I've already seen how easy the grind can get away from you. I was able to correct one mistake to get it back to this point and ready to heat treat. I had reference lines everywhere to be able to see where I was grinding all around. It's a complex grind for sure, and I'm not convinced I will finish it to my liking. I'm happy with the progress so far, though.
 

One Armed

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David...Love the lines on that knife! Well done.
Thank you kindly Ted. Would you believe that was an accidental design? Started as just a “one off” gift for a close friend. He’s a very skilled, avid hunter and told me exactly what he was looking for in a knife. After receiving & using it, he informed me it’s the best hunter he’s ever used.(after 30+ years of hunting). I tweeked the handle design a bit, but didn’t touch the blade. It’s become my most popular knife. It’s one of those blades that truly feels like an extension of one’s hand.
 

Gliden07

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20200529_135527.jpgA friend of mine gave me the first piece of Demascus he made. Real low layer count and small. I decided to put a few twists in it so I squared it up, then twisted it a few times for the heck of it. Made a boneing knife with the blank. Did a quick Ferric bath just to see pattern. Wish it had more but its solid and forged nicely. Its kinda growing on me!
 
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