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  1. Ptpalpha

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    And I hope you're happy... now I'm late for work.
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    :oops: oops, right? Bud, it took me two weeks to figure out what and how I wanted to order from Bogdan... I was late for A LOT of things in that period of time thanks to that! lol.
     
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    @Ptpalpha @JasonJ - i feel guilty for that yet maybe that saved you form some nasty things (says me to cover my back :D) - you know stories from disasters when peoples survived due to loosing the key of the car or a broken shoe heel ;).
    I will be happy to make a knife for you anytime @Ptpalpha, you know that!

    All the best guys, God bless,
    Bogdan
     
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    Don't feel guilty for me in this regard, I was just too indecisive! When I was looking for a new tv in 2012... I researched so long and hard that by the time I picked "the right one", they had discontinued that model because it was now 2013! Which worked out OK, because I got a better tv, the last of the great Panasonic plasma sets..
     
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    @JasonJ - if this helps in any way i am the same too, even when i buy myself a pair of shoes the chances i don't like them once i get home are quite high :D
    But as you said with the 'TV story' good things can happen with this, so maybe we're not so weird ;)

    All the best, God bless,
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    Caucasian walnut/micarta slim carver second shot ;)

    All the best, God bless,
    Bogdan

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    I suppose this slim carver is long gone???

    Nice work!
     
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    @mjh - thanks mate - this one was made on order so indeed it is in its way to its new master ;); similar one can be of course made on request.

    And a new Aurochs - 10000 years old bog oak/mosaic pins/thin 'brick' liners

    All the best, God bless,
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    Bogdan, it’s incredible!!!!!!!!

    I'm absolutely thrilled! It turned out better than I ever could have imagined. Thank you for a beautiful heirloom quality blade. (Although I'm sure it's so nice I won't want to give it up)!
     
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    Aurochs - black micarta, kirinite starlight.

    All the best, God bless,
    Bogdan

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    OHHHHHHHHH BABY!!!!!
     
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    For sure! I am that one going to be yours?
     
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    I'm really liking how that turned out. Good work @BogdanS
     
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    I still think it'd also look badass with black carbon fiber and GITD kirinite.

    The one thing that keeps coming to mind in looking at Bogdan's work is that it is so unique. No two blades are ever the same in terms of materials and various combinations. It's as if each knife is it's own child, related, but special in that there is no other exactly like it (until one of us likes what the other ordered, then orders a copy of it). In which case, we are essentially cloning babies.

    Wow, that got deep and creepy quick. :eek:
     
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    Yep, that ones mine!
     
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    NOICE! She's a beauty. The light shots make the kirinite look almost light-olive color, which goes great on a knife like that, then those glow shots! Holy cow it's amazing!
     
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    Thank you boys for your appreciation! ;)
    @kairo - may it serve you well my dear friend!
    @JasonJ - indeed, my friend, it would look nice yet i run of CF as much as i can. Using a high tech respirator will only half solve the problem. The tiny razor sharp fibers that will escape the vacuum will settle into the workshop and once mask off, they will rise into the air and straigth into the lungs = no good at all :). On top there are 2 more reasons - super expensive at that thickness and super destructive for any non carbide drills/mills/bits so again expensive :)

    All the best boys, God bless,
    Bogdan
     
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    Good points @BogdanS i hadn't considered the fibers in the air and the filtration and actual workspace requirements for dealing with something like carbon fiber.
     
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    That glow ....... so cool. Glad to see your work again brother. One day I’ll have a blade or three of yours !!
     
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    Sad!
    Pages 1 & 2 images are all pulled, would love to see them.

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    I'll see tomorrow if perhaps the site/page is cached on the WayBackMachine... If so, I'll repost the images.

    They truly are beautiful pieces of knife art.
     
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    Here is a pic of an Artifact knife @BogdanS made. I really like the scales, so I saved this on my photo album.
     
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    Thank you boys, you are all too kind ;); sorry for the pictures missing,image hosing websites are like leaves in the autumn...i think i still have all pics yet no time unfortunately to do a full re post but, the new workshop is now fully functional and with God's good will we will have even more knives posted ;)
    Here we go: paring knife for the Caucasian walnut slim carver, its bigger brother the aurochs in the same setup.

    All the best, God bless,
    Bogdan

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    Sweet. I can't wait to get this in my hands.
     
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    That is a very nice knife. I like the warm, contrasting woods. Also note the grain and coloration of the front piece, clearly thought out and cut from the same piece so as to match side to side. Excellent attention to detail.
     
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    As always your appreciation is very much appreciate, thank you!

    Here we go with some new blades: an unique whittler wearing stylish shiny ivory corian and red liners, a slim carver in a marvelous rare european yew and polished black micarta and last but not least a puukko blade with a forged finish, exhibition grade yew burl that worth's a fortune and stainless fittings ;).

    All the best, God bless,
    Bogdan

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    Amazing work!
     
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    So is the puukko for sale ?
     
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    Holly crap! Is that my slim carvers with the yew and black micarta?
     
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    Puukko looks awesome Bogdan can't wait to have it in hand.
     
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    Very nice!

    @BogdanS you should also post up pictures of your wife's wonderful leather work so we can see the sheaths that go with these blades.

    They deserve to be showcased as well.
     
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    "Holy crap" is the polite way of putting what I said when I saw my Aurochs in a previous post too!

    Impressive knives for sure. We certainly have no shortage of excellent bladesmiths around this forum.
     
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    Thank you so much boys for your
    nice words, you are a great community here!
    @PauliWalli - that one was made to order so it is sold but you know that if you ever need one i would gladly create it for you mate ;)
    @3855singleshot - indeed that would be yours Sir ;)

    All the best, God bless,
    Bogdan
     
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    I am speechless. Wonderful piece of art.
     
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    @3855singleshot - Thanks mate, i am very glad you enjoy it, may it serve you well! ;)

    All the best, God bless,
    Bogdan
     
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    @BogdanS your eye for materials is amazing.
     
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    Thank you so very much boys for your kind comments ;)
    Slim Carver - 6000 y old king bog oak/black micarta/red v fiber liners

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    @BogdanS have you ever thought about a fully polished blade as a step above the satin finish? Clearly it takes more time and effort, but I think some of these designs and styles would look amazing with a 1000-1500 grit polish to the blade flats, then perhaps hit it on a buffing wheel with some compound.

    Would also help mitigate corrosion, being that this is O1 tool steel.

    Not that there's anything wrong with forge-scale black or a satin finish. Just a thought.
     
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    Such beautiful work buddy !!
     
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    @JasonJ - my dear friend, that is indeed a good point yet one of my key goals was and still is to offer affordable, very good quality and nice looking blades for prices that would be affordable for almost any bushcrafter; a 'polished' blade would indeed add some points to the look in some cases yet this process is SUPER time consuming in order to get it right. Unfortunately time is money and i would really like to avoid asking stupid looking prices - asking stupid prices (even if some folks would like to pay those) would mean me getting the same amount of cash yet serving less and less customers. I would also like to avoid that as for me one of the most rewarding things in this job is to read as may 'happy' messages as i possibly can from happy folks that managed to met my knives :)

    @PauliWalli - thank you brother! ;)

    All the best, God bless,
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    That makes sense, as good an explanation as any. I'm one of those that would willingly pay more for the time and effort put into it, but I understand others would not especially when looking for a custom, good looking knife that's also a tool meant for use.

    On a related note, I received my custom Aurochs blade on Friday, just in time to take it out to the woods and "play" with it. I'll post a field report of sorts in the "Edged Tools" section and send you a direct link to it when done. I must say you nailed the handle dimensions for me perfectly. I used it for 2 days, often an hour or more at a time and never once felt hand fatigue or hot spots. Wonderful fitment to my hand.

    I did experience some minor rolling and micro-chipping of the edge carving into green wood with some small knots in it, as well as cutting into pieces of resin soaked fatwood. I am thinking it is just that fine edge put on by the mechanical sharpening process and should stop once I hit it with a stone the first time. I'll let you know if it continues to be an issue, but I am optimistic it will not. Thanks @BogdanS!
     
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    @JasonJ - thank you so much for your honest feedback; indeed this is usually happening until the first stone sharpening and indeed it is due to the ultra fine 'burr' left by the grinder in the final sharpening part; of course that if that continues i will be here to fully support you ;)
    Before i pack the knives and send them i always make few cuts through dried knotless oak and only if they pass the test they get into the package; yet i noticed in time that for example green willow wood with those micro knots in it is an edge buster even for my chisels sometimes - if anyone happens to be a wood expert here i would be happy to hear how such a soft wood form so heavy manageable knots :D

    Thank you once more for taking your time to put that blade into use - keep us posted mate!

    All the best, God bless,
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    I received my knife last week as well. So far I've cut an apple with it.

    I always feel bad about taking new knives outside and using them lol. Once they get their first battle scars, it's ok, but bringing them out for the first time for use is always bittersweet!
     
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    Hahaha @kairo - it must be the same feeling i have before packing them - it is always hard to ship a knife i spent so much time with in my shop :D

    All the best, God bless,
    Bogdan
     
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    Aurochs - European Sessile Oak/brown micarta/brick v fiber liners ;)
    Beaver - burgundy burlap micarta/white corian ;)

    All the best, God bless,
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    Hello all,

    Here we go with an unique bushcraft set made for a good friend of mine ;) - may it serve you well mate!
    A grade curly birch, subtle thin black liners and brass fittings ;)

    All the best, God bless,
    Bogdan

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    What, wait... @BogdanS since when do you make wharncliffe blade knives?!?!

    It seems based on what you've shared with us here, there are quite a few liners, handle materials, and blade shapes that you have or can work with than are listed on the website.

    That's good! Glad to see you working with a lot of variety.

    Those look amazing.
     
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    Beautiful work. That wood is amazing!
     
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