View Full Version : Blade show 2011

Les George
05-04-2011, 08:45 PM
Here is the abbreviated seminar schedule.

2:45 p.m. Bomb Squad/EOD Knives—Les George, Room 110


I start the big knife making push tomorrow! :)

05-04-2011, 08:55 PM
Tomorrow?!?!?!? I know.... I know... you live for the rush and stress, right?

Les George
05-04-2011, 09:01 PM
what? When did you start yours?

05-04-2011, 09:45 PM
Now Les, you know dang good and well I'm not that brave.

05-05-2011, 07:40 PM
Hey Les, are you going to video your seminar for those of us who are unable to attend? Any previews of ideas you are going to daze the crowd with to make them drool?

Les George
05-05-2011, 08:20 PM
I thought you where gonna be at the show?

Pointy end goes toward scary thing.... ;)

05-05-2011, 10:23 PM
Wish I could be there, but I'm in classes this week and will be gone for the weekend as well. I leave Monday for NTC and won't get home til just before BLADE. I'll I'll miss the weekend before Nadine and my 5th wedding anniversary and BLADE is the weekend after. I think I need to stay home this year after being gone for so long.

Les George
05-05-2011, 11:33 PM
that sucks

another desert messing things up.....

Les George
05-06-2011, 08:42 PM
Also, most sales will be first come first served, but there will be drawings, on Friday and Saturday.

My first drawing, hope someone shows up! :)

05-06-2011, 09:35 PM
I'll get in touch with you when I get home. I want to see about marking something off of my "wish list". I found a pic of almost exqctly what I want in one of your photos the other day. Hmmmmmm, a Rockeye with a false edge, Ti bolsters, and linen micarta scales.

05-20-2011, 06:13 PM
Congrats on the little write up about you speaking at Blade in Blade! Yer the MAN!

Les George
05-21-2011, 07:46 AM
Thanks man!

Les George
05-26-2011, 02:11 PM

Ever closer to the goal! :)

05-27-2011, 08:08 PM
Ever closer to the goal! :)My first post here, just to say... OMG - love 'em all :D

Les George
05-28-2011, 06:34 PM
I can not get a good pic of the moku-ti! :(







Les George
05-28-2011, 06:35 PM

05-28-2011, 07:33 PM
I can not get a good pic of the moku-ti! :(I wouldn't exactly say that - these pics got my attention :D

I find photographing damascus in general difficult because when you shift the camera and/or piece ever so slightly, the damascus looks completely different. Lighting / controlling of is very important. As you probably also don't have a pro photography studio, here's what I do:

1. Place the knife against a white background, just to help the camera nail the colors down.
2. place the camera on a tripod, set the camera mode to 2sec delay (removes any possible shake) and adjust the angles of the knife an camera 'till you like what you see.
3. Take a translucent sheet (I happen to have a kite made in white ripstop nylon but you can get away with wax /baking paper or similar) and hold it up until it is between the light source and the knife. The damascus pattern will be highlighted completely differently! Choose the highlight you like best.

05-29-2011, 01:17 AM
That looks awesome Les. You always have the coolest toys.

05-30-2011, 03:26 AM
Great work on that folder, just a beautiful knife.

Gary B
06-07-2011, 05:15 PM
That moku-ti looks great... but I like the stag handle in the background better myself. As you said once.."old...very old school."

Have a great show and have fun Bud.:s11798:

Les George
06-07-2011, 06:05 PM
I thought it was "very, very, very old school...."


06-07-2011, 07:28 PM
I can't take it anymore. My curiosity of what is going to happen at the Bomb Squad/EOD Knives Seminar is killing me. I can't wait for the YouTube video of it. I'm gonna load up and drive to Atlanta and see it in person.

Les George
06-08-2011, 06:38 PM
here's the script... "EOD, we blow stuff up... sometimes we gotta cut stuff too. Any questions?"

06-08-2011, 08:34 PM
Dang it Les, you ruined it for me. I guess I'll I have to stay home now.

Les George
06-09-2011, 01:58 PM
it aint rocket surgery, wouldnt want you to be disappointed...

Maybe I'll tell my Navy Seal story or an Army one.... :)

Steven Janik
06-09-2011, 02:55 PM
Can we at least count on some live demonstrations?
I know they cut up poor defenseless water bottles in the parking lot and although they are very sparkly, they just don't go boom.
Hey, I'm just askin...

PS. Do you know any good monkey stories?

06-16-2011, 03:34 PM
i heard there were free knives at the lottery!!!

Les George
06-20-2011, 08:57 PM
She was caught giving me "the look..."