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  1. BogdanS

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    If you have a knife from us please do not hesitate to present it here; a picture would be all is necessary and I and maybe others would enjoy to see how our knives "gets older" with use.

    Thank you all!

    All the best,God bless,
    Bogdan
     
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    @Kona9 - very well done mate, they look like new; a good lesson for peoples who are afraid of O1's rustiness :D

    All the best,God bless,
    Bogdan
     
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    Well to honest, they are fairly new in those pics but look just the same now after use. Those are the best pics I had. If this thread gets going I'll add some more "in use" pics.
     
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    Beaver knife in birds eye maple.
     
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    O1 Beaver in natural micarta :)

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    This ^^^ in Yew (which I mistakenly thought was Osage) is absolutely beautiful!
     
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    I am so happy you have your forum up and running Bogdan!

    I bought three blade blanks from Bogdan so that I could put handles on and give two to friends and one for me.
    The blades were the best quality and the heat treat was masterfully done.

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    Here is one I put 3000 year old Bog Oak on with some orange g10 liners.

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    And here is one I put Batote wood scales on with Black g10 liners.

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    I havn't worked on the one for me yet. Life has gotten to busy lately.
     
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    Beautifully done!!!!
     
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    Artifact

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    Took my beaver knife out today. This has become a favorite for carving and outings.

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    I purchased mine second hand, in new condition. Wonderful blade, fine work Bogdan!

    And, for me, one of the neatest things is the left handed sheath. When I saw it on the trade blanket with the lefty sheath, I had to have it. Favorite color is green, and this is my first knife not from a major manufacturer.

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    @kairo thank you very much mate! ;)
    May it serve you well over the years!

    All the best, God bless,
    Bogdan
     
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    I'm sure it will! It's a lovely handling knife. I'm almost afraid to take it outside!
     
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    I'm really happy with this knife. I've done a little carving with it and it moves wood :) Great knife Bogdan.
     
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    Mail call!! Myth on the top in satin finish, Beaver on the bottom with forge pattern. I'll try and do a write-up as I handle these. Very nice stuff, Bogdan. Thanks!!![​IMG]
     
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    Would just like to show off my Beaver Puukko a pinch as a nod of appreciation to the maker Bogdan, and what excellent product he is putting out for incredibly fair pricing.

    Fit and finish are golden, just like the big boys (I've owned adventure sworn, etc). Grind was truly spot on in every way, can't emphasize this enough. Beautifully thin angles that cut through wood like a laser. I, only mildly being a carver myself (like to do it to relax, but simple stuff, nothing like you crazy carvers out there) wanted to test the bevel angles in a wider spectrum of use (proper bush choirs, and indeed batoning), so I applied a small micro bevel on the strop.

    Heat treat is spot on, handles like a champ. Extremely comfortable in all grips, the perfect size. Knife tip angles wonderful to work with. Typically I'm a stick tang type of guy, but I wanted to own a full tang knife puukko as something I could really abuse (and I am by no means, shy with my stick tangs) and lean back on. It passed with flying colors, and I could not be happier.

    Leather sheath was absolute top quality in every regard, and has functioned beautifully. Nice thick buffalo leather, with a shellack/sheen finish. Stout and reliable, thick welt (which you really need with a knife as sharp as this, considering it's tip).

    Will try to update this post with Bogdans original beautiful photos of the knife, which was in a stabilized blonde maple. I have since dyed it (yes you can dye stabilized woods) to a light reddish brown which I really love. Sealed in beeswax and a heat gun, no rub.

    I think the work speaks for itself.

    Again, will update with some better dslr shots "in use" to showcase the detail later*


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    Bogdan,

    Thank you for such a beautiful knife. It is serving me well.


    This Beaver Puukko is a fantastic tool. I would highly redommend to all. Fast turn around, great customer service, and overall just a beautifully designed and executed knife. Very happy camper here, glad to see others in the club :57:
     
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    Thank you too my dear friend! :)

    All the best, God bless,
    Bogdan
     
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    To update this,

    Here are Bogdan's original pictures and color of the stabilized maple before I oiled them to try to darken them (before I had the idea to try to dye stabilized scales). They were beautiful in their own right, but I prefer the darker brown purely out of personal opinion.

    The man does amazing work and I cannot recommend the Beaver Puukko enough:

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    Well @Bogdan I finally finished putting a handle on the last of the three blade blanks you made for me!
    The first two were for friends but this one is for my personal knife. It is Olive wood with black G10 liners.
    Thanks again for these finely crafted blanks!

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    @clanmaki - very well done mate, excellent work ;); that wood is amazing, looks like our wild European olive.

    All the best, God bless,
    Bogdan
     
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    Question- how does the pricing differ if just buying a blade blank, and if buying a complete knife, what is the cost to request mosaic pins instead of stainless or brass?

    It looks like the Aurochs is a "Woodlore style/inspired" design, is that correct?

    Beautiful knives here... truly gorgeous work.
     
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    @JasonJ - thank you very much mate for your appreciation, it is very rewarding to hear that ;)
    To offer you a quick answer i would say that if you do not have the scales already for free and the other hardware the same + the value of your time (of course if you don't want to do it just because it is a hobby of yours or something that you enjoy doing for relaxation - as my dear friend @clanmaki did it ;) ) - it would be cheaper and safer to pass me this task :D
    Mosaic can be added too - i had that option available in the past i will have a look as i think i still have few spare pairs that could be used for a small fee.

    Indeed it is a Woodlore inspired design to which i changed the handle ergonomics a little to better fit my vision/feel and i made the blade tip a little tougher again for the same reasons ;)

    All the best, God bless you mate,
    Bogdan
     
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    The Jungle Slayer after a few months of "light" use. I generally don't beat any of my knives, I have axes for that.
     
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    @Spirit-Wolf - very well done mate - it looks like its in a very good shape! Thank you so much for the pics and update. ;)

    All the best, God bless you,
    Bogdan
     
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    Bogdan, is the leather used in this sheath different from your standard fare? Bison, perhaps?
    It's absolutely beautiful.
     
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    @Ptpalpha - no mate that is the standard one yet there are some pieces that come from ox's neck that show that spectacular pattern; i always try to pick pieces like that when i buy the whole cow yet i saw that they are quite hard to find. Thanks for your appreciation!

    All the best, God bless,
    Bogdan
     
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    Beaver in bog oak.

    New knife, but it has kept an edge well after much use.

    Has been batoned through seasoned oak many times. You can see how she feathers and the spine makes great sparks.

    Beyond thrilled
     

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    Nice! Any other angles/views of the knife?
     
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    Some pictures of my new blade that weren't included in my post in Edged Tools.

    To recap, Aurochs in satin finish, 10,000 year old bog oak, red brick liners, mosaic pins, stainless lanyard tube, ox hide sheath with fire-steel loop.

    I can't wait for a beautiful patina to develop.

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    You can see the brick red liners better here... subtle but nice accent.

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    Beaver blank in O1, white G-10 liners, stab buckeye burl, brass fittings. bogdan 0013.JPG bogdan 0015.JPG
     
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    @Richinva - well done brother, very well done! ;)

    All the best, God bless,
    Bogdan
     
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    Very sweet, nicely done. :dblthumb:
     
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    Myth with oreo burlap micarta, white G10 liners, stainless/brass Loveless bolt, stainless liner. IMG_5544.JPG
     
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    Aurochs, 10k year old Bog oak scales, brick red thin v fiber liners, mosaic pins. I've shown this knife when new before, but I wanted to share how the O1 steel is developing a patina after roughly 5 months of use. I've cut steak and roasts with it, recently sliced olives and pickles (high vinegar content) and often use it for food prep, which I find develops a patina very uniquely and quickly.

    Since I put it to the soft and hard Arkansas stones after rolling and microchipping the factory edge, it has held up beautifully with no issues at all. Still a perfectly comfortable handle to hold for days and is a razor keen blade. I do want to make a dangler attachment for the sheath, which rides securely as is but I often sit and bend with it on and would like a little more movement from it.

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