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    Straight Razor Blank Maker/Source

    #1 Looking to pick up a couple straight razor blanks - i.e., ground and heat treated, I can do the final honing but won't argue if it's already done. One will be for my son's college graduation gift. Something classy like damascus, or with a hamon, or maybe just plain - function over fashion. I...
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    WTB- Straight Razor Blank(s)

    Looking to pick up a couple straight razor blanks - i.e., ground and heat treated, I can do the final honing but won't argue if it's already done. One will be for my son's college graduation gift. Something classy like damascus, or with a hamon, or maybe just plain - function over fashion. I...
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    FS: Premium Stabilized Ancient Bog Oak Blocks

    FS: Premium Stabilized Ancient Bog Oak Blocks-Price Drops! I have picked up some of the best stabilized bog oak pieces I saw offered by Mark from Burl Source with great intentions, but unfortunately, I need to move some of these on to other makers that will put them to better use than I can at...
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    CPM-3V tanto

    Choice!! Clean lines, nice mix of materials, very elegant.
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    Anyone here sell blade blanks?

    Neilson has some nice options at very reasonable pricesfor blades crafted by a MS (ok, really, you're stealing them) : http://www.mountainhollow.net/knife-blades.php
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    Bowie with W2 and Koa...

    An absolute masterpiece.
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    Drilling handle out for hidden tang?

    Looking good. I use sawsall blades for broaches as well, but I grind away the TOP of the blade which gives me a cutting surface the whole length which makes it easy to keep the side of the tang hole straight and even along its length. I have also found that spacers help to accomodate some...
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    blade thickness, is 3/8" just too thick?

    I don't really see us being in disagreement, just a slightly different approach to accomplishing the task at hand (or in hand), and in both posts, I think your thoughts were expressed very elegantly. I'm also extraordinarily jealous of your work every time you post. I keep telling myself that...
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    blade thickness, is 3/8" just too thick?

    All good points from better and more experienced makers than myself, however, I'll offer a couple additional thoughts. Every knife is a compromise. Building it for a specifice use or purpose will limit its abilities in other areas. The customer or end user (sometimes that's the maker) needs to...
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    Matched set

    'Benefit' is a relative term.. if you're in need of it, and it's available, it's benefical... They were actually put on at the request of my friend for added capabilities, whether breaking glass, or applying alternative methods of persuasion.
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    FS: Scrapyard SYKCO 4111 with FG/Grey Mudder Grip

    Like new Scrapyard SYKCO 411 with Foliage Green/Grey Respirene-C 'Mudder' Grip handle, SR-101 steel, with a custom molded kydex sheath and belt loop. This is a perfect all-around hunter, bushcraft or EDC knife, but the grip doesn't fit my hand. SOLD
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    First attempt at a sheath

    Nice work. Another advantage to stitching the belt loop on the back is that it lies faltter and tighter to the belt/body.
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    Water jet prices....

    That doesn't sound out of line. Don't forget the cost of shipping there and back which you'll save by going local. If you're dealing with that quantity, it's nice not to worry about the consistency. What's your time worth? If the cost of cutting is less than that, you're ahead. Plus, that's 36...
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