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    Website Critique

    I agree with Ed. Beautiful knifes and the pictures need work. I opened up an Etsy page ( for Damascus Jewelry right now, not for knifes.) I am working on getting the best photos possible and it's frustrating but necessary. My favorite knifemaker photos are Trollski Knifes. I actually wonder if...
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    Normalizing damascus

    I'm following. Look forward to the reveal.
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    Normalizing damascus

    I actually thought the pop was good so when it's fine sanded the shine will come back only on the top layer. I'm waiting for pictures too. I'm doing my first damascus knife so I need any tips I can grab.
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    Brass Tubes??

    That's a good idea, thanks
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    Neck knife WIP gift

    There's always one!!
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    Neck knife WIP gift

    Here is the initial cut out with my angle grinder and 80 grit sanding belt up to my line. i made a thinner blade as recommended . I like it. Is the butt too big? It isn't while I hold it, but just questioning the asthetics of it. Should the bottom of the blade come in a little straighter toward...
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    Neck knife WIP gift

    Ok thanks guys, I took your suggestions and dove into it. Maybe I should have waited for more, but I wanted to get going on it. I made this a WIP thread in case I need more help.
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    Neck knife WIP gift

    I really like that suggestion. will do
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    Neck knife WIP gift

    I'm going to make a neck knife for my son, he hikes and likes to climb mountains in NH. So of course I want to make it light as possible with still some function. I really like the designs that have a little finger grip to pull it out of the sheath. This is what I have so far. Also I have .08...
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    Brass Tubes??

    I want to try it also. I recently bought this, I bought some brass rods at an Ace hardware. I have the resin. I just haven't tried doing ot yet. One of the issues I was having was designing it so the tiny brass rods I have fit into the rods in a nice pattern.
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    Kydex Sheath Help needed.

    Very helpful Ed, understand how the importance of the knife design impact the function of the sheath. So maybe I needed to go through this process. Pretty inexpensive lesson so I’m good. I will make that one change based on your drawing. I think that will help. Thanks again.
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    Kydex Sheath Help needed.

    That sheath above was post molded. Then trimmed to get rid of the stubborn area, then thrown in the garbage. I learned a few things from the members above and made my second attempt. It's better but I still don't like the design. The knife comes out but that one side has to open up like a big...
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    Kydex Sheath Help needed.

    Oh thanks . I was wondering what that small piece was sticking out in your knife picture.
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    Kydex Sheath Help needed.

    Yes very close to mine. I will keep the rivets back. Thanks for your help. I'll post my next one tomorrow. Oh btw, why are some screws and are there bolts on the other side?
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    Kydex Sheath Help needed.

    I had a feeling this was going to be a sacrificial one, thanks I'll make some changes.
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