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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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    Drop-point in D2 and Coco

    Thanks for the kind words. The handle shape has been evolving for me, the knives in my other recent post have the latest development. It takes awhile to shape and finish it, but I think the comfort and handlimg make it worthwhile. Small world, I llive just a stone's throw from the old Bill's...
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    Scrapyard 511 for Blackjack Classic, or ????

    Possible scam alert!!!! I sent a blade to this guy on trade and haven't received any confirmation (no tracking info, only email assurances but he's too busy, etc) of him sending out the 511. Called the recieving post office and apparently he's had two other packages that were intercepted by...
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    My own personal hunter...raised clip w/ claro walnut

    Mr Doyle, you are the master of the beauty of understated elegance. I'm not sure if that makes sense, but even your 'users' are jewels. If it's not a trade secret, I'm interested in your handle construction as well.
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    Steel Choice?? What would you do?

    I'd suggest one of my favorites- D2. It takes a lot of abuse and holds an edge well. It has a higher chromium content but not quite 'stainless', so I think maintenance will be a bit easier but you can get some patina on it if you desire. My favorite HT, and he does a great job witht eh D2, is...
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    Drop-point in D2 and Coco

    This is one I did last year for our church-school benefit that was raffled off, The blade is D2, differential HT by Lee Oates of Bearclaw and he also donated his time on the file work, stainless guard and cocobolo for the handle. The leather sheath is my crude handiwork. A penny for your thoughts.
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