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  1. #826
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    I got this knife from the estate of a great friend from Germany who died in tragic circumstances 9 years ago.
    None of the family were hunters and all his considerable collection of hunting gear got sold off.
    Only two items went to close friends of his and I was one of the lucky ones.

    Its fairly big compared to what Im used to.
    Damascus steel with PEG burl walnut handle.
    Absolutely no makers marks on the knife. Which is a little unusual as he was a collector of fine things.
    Its exceptionally well finished in ever way.

    I have it on my office desk always and its one of my most treasured possessions.
    Even named my dog after him, even though shes a bitch. Josie instead of Jesef.

    Anyway I took the knife with me for a hunt this afternoon on one of the first reasonable days in ages and shot the young red yearling stag.
    A joy to have it out in the field and use it for its intended purpose finally.
    Pretty sure it was only ever a collectors piece and would have never been blooded.
    Its cleaned and oiled and back on my desk where it belongs now.
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    Very nice knife. And well done on the red.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Lovely knife, and a great reminder of a friend.

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    Recent examples of my work:

    These two are knives where the client wanted antler handles, never having done that before I agreed but offered no guarantees, well I have to say that after doing it once, or twice in this case, I am unlikely to do it again, the material is so hard to work that I blew up my dremel and had to do some serious repairs to my 2X72 belt sander, as well as having to buy replacement belts, the outside material is soft but the inside stuff is not, this means that I could not get the bolts as smooth as I wanted to without removing too much of the knobby material (bark?) on the antler, while the inside stuff is almost impossible to sand flat, well they worked but not as nicely as I had hoped.
    Forgot to take final photo, so this still has the blade masking taped up, but its a Loveless drop point shape in 3mm O1.
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    This one is going stateside, am waiting on a new dremel (actually its a 1/6 hp foredom) to do the last little touch ups on it, but its one of four blades I made in this shape from my latest batch, this one is kitted out with an itergrated ceramic sharpener, a fire steel and striker with whistle, and an adjustable tensioner, still to fit is the wrist thong with adjustable latch and a final polish, as such there are still marks on the handle that will be gone come shipping time, it 4 mm O1, this one has micarta and double G10 handles.
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    Shelley

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    Yeah boys.... the first one is mine... it's a beauty...will post photos when I blood this thing.. beautiful work Shelley
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    Whoops...that was a naughty moment...

    (The handle is called "lizard skin").

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    big like

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    So the wife gave me a really nice knife. But it's a little bit big can any one change the point...into a drop point without killing the whole knife and keeping the finish on the blade?
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    Yeah mate, can do, easy as when you have the right equipment, can you show me a pic of the knife and use a pen to draw the line you are wanting. Key is to do at it a low speed and keeping the metal cool so as not not lose the temper, then once the new shape is there to sharpen it to blend it all together so it looks seamless.
    Shelley
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    yep what shelley said or i could do it depends where you are im in clyde
    cheers john
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    @A330driver do you mean the top antler one?
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    Ahh this thread is dangerous!!! Was a longtime Bahco user..... then this happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelley View Post
    Yeah mate, can do, easy as when you have the right equipment, can you show me a pic of the knife and use a pen to draw the line you are wanting. Key is to do at it a low speed and keeping the metal cool so as not not lose the temper, then once the new shape is there to sharpen it to blend it all together so it looks seamless.
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    Ok @Shelley I'll get a pic, the new shape would be similar to the bark river knife above. Couple of questions how long dose it take?
    Could you do it next week? cheers
    It's all fun and games till Darthvader comes along

 

 

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