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Raymond Richard
01-31-2012, 12:56 PM
I've had an idea for several weeks now for doing this sheath but didn't have a large enough sheath that I could make it work. As a kid I remember going into public restrooms mainly in old gas stations and seeing "Kilroy Was Here" and wasn't sure what it meant. I just thought this Kilroy fellow did a lot of traveling. Here an explanation about Kilroy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilroy_was_here As for the knife I forge the blade from 1" round L-6. The blade is 8 1/2". I also used a piece of stabilized koa for the handle along with iron fittings. Overall the knife is 14".

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ddavelarsen
02-01-2012, 02:58 AM
Wow! Man that's an awesome beauty. I remember Kilroy too, something from WWII. I'll have to go check out that wikipedia article if I have time this morning. Thanks for sharing more of your incredible and inspiring work Ray!

Lagrange
02-01-2012, 03:57 AM
Very nice. That kilroy article is interesting.

Keith Willis
02-01-2012, 04:18 AM
Nice work Mr Ray........now I also know who Kilroy is.

God bless,Keith

Church & Son
02-01-2012, 08:57 AM
Very nice Sir, my Dad was in Germany in '49-'50 then on to Korea and talked about seeing Kilroy
markings in both countries.

mofretwell
02-01-2012, 11:55 AM
Fabulous knife. I love that guard. The Kilroy sheath is very special. You just keep outdoing yourself, Ray.

Dan Pierson
02-01-2012, 01:07 PM
That is just so cool!

Peter Killgore
02-21-2012, 06:57 PM
Wow! That's cool! Did you do the tooling on the guard?

Raymond Richard
02-22-2012, 11:15 PM
Wow! That's cool! Did you do the tooling on the guard?

Peter, It must have been that old fellow that hangs out in my shop.