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  1. Martin Schutte

    new neck knife prototype

    Lee that looks like a winner, I think it will sell like hot cakes youre design is correct for a small "EDC" neck knife! Well done Martin
  2. Martin Schutte

    First Try With Kydex

    Hey Cory I remember reading youre first post about this knife, it looks like the correct tool for the job! Oh yes i like youre logo, I wanted to use the longhorn skull for mine but opted for the kind off tribal look! It took me a long time to design(8 months to a year due to designing...
  3. Martin Schutte

    Last warning on version upgrade

    I hate it when other peeps screw things the wrong way for people that uses it correctly! Leave some one elses stuff alone(thats for Hackers and even thieves) Sorry to hear Boss, Hope you get a TECH savvy bloke that can fix us! Martin
  4. Martin Schutte

    November-2012 Bubble Jig with a mystery damascus billet to grind on giveaway.

    Thanks for you’re generosity I will take #555 my email details are available on this forum!
  5. Martin Schutte

    Pretty in Pink

    Joel that looks amazing I think she will have a great EDC! @ Dallas1 It will be nice to see a Tutorial on how to make it, this stuff gives a knife the wow factor! Martin
  6. Martin Schutte

    Anvil stand

    Hell Sam that looks very nice! I think with the Brian Brazeal "Base" in there it gives it more weight! Have you forged with it and does this setup work for you!? Again that is a purdy sturdy stand! Martin
  7. Martin Schutte

    Win $50 in knife supplies...just post a WIP

    Hi Boss thank you for this opportunity this forum Rocks:rockon: I kinda did a WIP last week also, :happy:hope it Qualifies here is the link: http://knifedogs.com/showthread.php?26734-My-first-sword-a-Shikomizue-a-sword-cane(Pic-heavy) Thanx Martin
  8. Martin Schutte

    My first sword a Shikomizue a sword cane(Pic heavy)

    Hi Keith no the other blades is from other members of South African Blade Smith Association, it was done as a built off for this year the guys really support it!! I appreciate the kind words Ps I love your`e work! Martin
  9. Martin Schutte

    My first sword a Shikomizue a sword cane(Pic heavy)

    @ Stefan Thanx I love this 1070 it gives the nicest Hamon when doing an edge quench! @ Brad yeah it sucks but I’ve learned from my mistake, luckily I could save the project. I forgot to add the proportions it is: total length is 1 meter blade length is 45cm and handle 30cm Sheath 70cm @...
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    My first sword a Shikomizue a sword cane(Pic heavy)

    PS: My locking mechanism is not working as it should so I’m still trying to create a new lock for this cane that I can use it! This was a huge learning curve for me as knife maker and I have found out its not that easy! These are the swords we (SABA) had at the Guild show on display...
  11. Martin Schutte

    My first sword a Shikomizue a sword cane(Pic heavy)

    After gluing I found that the blade were not straight and tried to bend it, BEEEEG mistake my tempering was done for a knife and not a sword and I Snapped it At this stage I sat down all energy drain and no hope for tomorrow:hang:, with a lot of self petty:noway:!! I phoned a friend...
  12. Martin Schutte

    My first sword a Shikomizue a sword cane(Pic heavy)

    Here is a friends little dremel tool I used with a adapter as a router, it is to carve into the handle and sheath to insert a “washer” of brass on the handle and a piece of stainless on the sheath with computer hard drive magnets underneath them for a locking mechanism when the sword is closed...
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    My first sword a Shikomizue a sword cane(Pic heavy)

    I use long curing epoxy Epidermix 372 on the sheath and am now ready to put them together and clamp it down! All clamped now have to wait approx 24 hrs I grinded the blade up to 400 and hand sanded to 600# Now its time to grind out the handle part with the knob design included...
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    My first sword a Shikomizue a sword cane(Pic heavy)

    Directly after HT no grinding only cleaned with a cloth almost no scale. The wood was split in the middle for the sheath part and the blade marked out for “carving” with a router Carved / Routed Side 2 Drilled some holes for strength and grip when I epoxy it
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    My first sword a Shikomizue a sword cane(Pic heavy)

    Drilled and checked for correct fitment. Now its heat treatment time my friend Samurai Stu is helping out with that, (somebody must take the pics) the blade is at +- 5 to 6mm thick here.
  16. Martin Schutte

    My first sword a Shikomizue a sword cane(Pic heavy)

    Good day gentleman I have not posted any knifes in a long time but did try my hand in making a sword with a WIP or show and tell (it is also a lot of work the Wip) seeing that some guys do them for us to learn from. You can call this a Shikomizue or a Sword cane. It is most famous for its...
  17. Martin Schutte

    Hallo from South Africa

    Hi Stefan Welcome at the Pound! Hi welkom Stefan dis goed om jou hier te sien!:biggrin: En jou messe lyk soos altyd vrek nice!
  18. Martin Schutte

    Latest Medical news

    Hi Ed I hope these VA docs or even the Swedish Medical Center can help you with the pain problem, they sound sincere and you were part of their "family" some time ago that help a lot! Oh Ps that’s why they call it a doctor’s practice they still practice on you the patient. Martin
  19. Martin Schutte

    Stabilizing Wood - Setting up and testing - Cactus Juice and Ultraseal

    Hi Tracy I’ve been reading this thread in awe of all the nice woods you are trying to stabilize:35:, and I caught the part about the bone coloring with multi colors! I have never done it but my friend (SA Guild member) told me his way for coloring giraffe bone. He takes his spirit dye blue or...
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