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  1. BayRat91

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    That is one big boy! Bowie himself would marvel at it.
     
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    Finished this one up today.
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    What ever happened with this one?
     
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    That was one beautiful blade @IzaWildman. Really like the wood handling on that one.
     
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    I think so too. I asked if it was for sale awhile ago.
     
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    That one was built to test several different techniques. I was trying to create a guard that looked case hardened like an old pistol and a shaped handle. This one will be staying home. Its the first large hidden tang bowie with a hamon that I ever made.
     
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    I really liked that one, would have liked to have it.
     
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    Finished this one up for a customer today.
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    Finished up this little 3 finger skinner today.
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    I've got a few blades that I am trying to decide handle materials for.
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    Well going left to right, the fifth one(black) if it has around a 7" blade and you were to put some type of antler/bone on it, you might get my attention:)
     
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    That one is a 3/16" O1 blade with a tapered tang.
     
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    How long is the blade/cutting edge?
     
  14. Biggin

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    I believe it's a 5" blade. I will have to put a tape on it.
     
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    IMG_0045.JPG Almost done with this guy. A little more cleanup.
     
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    Wow, gorgeous knife and sheath!
     
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    IMG_0062.JPG This might be my next crazy idea. A bushcraft cleaver. An ulu and a chopper. 3/16" 1095 HC steel with a flat grind into a convex edge.
     
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    Sweet looking blade and cover.

    Will be waiting to see the finished product and testing. Looks to be another winner.
     
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    IMG_0222.JPG Catching up on the shop this morning. Lots of stuff going on.
     
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    This one is going to be a little different.
     
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    Aaaaannnd the power goes out right in the middle of a glue-up.
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    Been working on this one this morning. It still needs a pin in the handle and a sheath. It has a nice fat handle made from elk antler.
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    Finished this one up today. Now we need a sheath. This one has a natural curve that fits the palm and a big body. 3/16" O1 tool steel with a distal taper and a full flat grind.
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    What is the one in your hand? Never seen that on before.
     
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    its a one off custom 3 finger skinner for a customer. No handle, ultralight, A2, swept point.
     
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    Thanks. Will look for the finished product. Very nice work again.
     
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