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    Guard for full tang knife

    I do a lot of guards like that using a framed handle. I make them with a steel frame just so people will wonder how I got the guard in place. Its funny you should mention it though because I was toying with making De-Mo’s KITH that a way so I can share my method.
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    O Paul’s KITH build

    No sir, whatever you like to work with is fine.
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    O Paul’s KITH build

    Awesome, that will skin a deer! Also I have never had/made a knife with 52100 so that is cool too.
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    DeMo 2022 Kith

    I like three as well. I have not seen that little drop off before…I like it.
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    2022 Knife in the Hat, Well it's getting to be that time of year

    Here is De-Mo’s knife as it stands. Is it too early for pics?
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    2022 Knife in the Hat, Well it's getting to be that time of year

    Shoot man, I am grateful The last one you made me is still my camping knife. In fact, this weekend is our annual (past 24 years) bear hunting trip. It will be on my side again.
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    2022 Knife in the Hat, Well it's getting to be that time of year

    @FD Kingery I really did not think about it until just now but maybe you should edit the title of this thread to Knife In The Hat or something similiar in case people are just skipping around based on tittles? That way everyone has an opportunity to skip on purpose?
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    2022 Knife in the Hat, Well it's getting to be that time of year

    FD Kingery posted this: I think we should give everyone until 11/12 until we post the names. I am thinking we keep it simple and everyone makes for the name below theirs and the last on the list makes for the first. If anyone has a different / better suggestion let's hear them. Also should we...
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    2022 Knife in the Hat, Well it's getting to be that time of year

    Ok, you asked for it...Naw just kidding, If I hate it, or it does not turn out, I have some 60 layer I made up this weekend.
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    2022 Knife in the Hat, Well it's getting to be that time of year

    All of that being said, @Dennis Morland looks like you got screwed this year. You are stuck with mine. I have really been wanting to make a cannister damascus with all of my layered damascus cutoffs. I think it should give an interesting pattern. Are you OK with that? Are you in need of any...
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    2022 Knife in the Hat, Well it's getting to be that time of year

    Do not worry about your knife not measuring up to someone else's. I have participated in a few of these and for sure the first knife I sent out in a KITH was not near what I can produce today. What I can produce today is not in the same league with some makers. The pressure of making for...
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    Hand sanding liquid? Windex vs tapping fluid?

    It's funny this has come up now because I just recently have switched to not using any liquid when I hand sand. I use an occasional blast of compressed air from my compressor to remove sanding debris and rock on. I have not noticed a large difference in how long the paper lasts but I do really...
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    Future of Knifecraft

    I would love to be a full time knifemaker but I would hate to rely on knifemaking (well, knife selling) to feed my family...
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    Free knife pattern

    I found a link to a knife pattern Pop's is giving away free right now. I know some makers are always looking for patterns, especially free ones. https://popsknife.supplies/products/lion-killer-pattern
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