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  1. Benjy

    Sambar Stag Scales - SOLD

    Hate I missed this one!!!!
  2. Benjy

    Benjy's KITH BUILD

    I think that one will look awesome!!!!
  3. Benjy

    Benjy's KITH BUILD

    Mark, which one of these did you like? It will be a little while before i can get this finished, i have a friend coming in this weekend, i am taking him gator hunting next week and I have to get everything ready for him.
  4. Benjy

    Benjy's KITH BUILD

    Here are 2 more Koa scales to rease you. Do you still like the tiger stripe one best?
  5. Benjy

    Benjy's KITH BUILD

    That is just another version of Hawaiian Koa. I like it also!!
  6. Benjy

    Benjy's KITH BUILD

    I think we have narrowed it down to one of these 2 choices. What fo you think?
  7. Benjy

    Benjy's KITH BUILD

    I have a little video footage on my Facebook and Instagram pages of this blade. I have started the scales picking out process, a few pictures to follow.
  8. Benjy

    Benjy's KITH BUILD

    This is after 3, 10 minute ferric chloride sessions and then a 2 hour coffee soak. Now we have to figure out the handle material. I will get Mark's input on this one!
  9. Benjy

    Benjy's KITH BUILD

    Getting closer!!! Finishing up the etching, "money shot" tomorrow!
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    Benjy's KITH BUILD

    Finished up the vine file work, drilled holes for the scales, normalized it 3 times and quinched it. It is in the tempering oven now. Everything looking good so far!!!
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    Benjy's KITH BUILD

    This one came out like i wanted! I have worked on the ring a little, ground the blade down some and annealed it over night. I am headed out now to stamp my makers mark on it and put some vine file work on the handle. Hopefully i can get it heat treated today. But i have to stop at 4:00. I have...
  12. Benjy

    Ladder question

    I have not done ladder pattern, i have been reading up on it. There is a great article on the American Bladesmith Society forum about it. I believe that it said a high layer count looks best.
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    Benjy's KITH BUILD

    I worked on making the scales today, i mixed the cherry with some walnut and pecan. I used a new type of black epoxy colorant, i don't think it "pops" like my old stuff. The blavk looks grey. So i made another using my "old stuff". It is in the mold till in the morning...
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    Benjy's KITH BUILD

    Well, I googled it and sure enough someone claims to have done it. I did not look at the article...
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    Benjy's KITH BUILD

    Hopefully not 2 pieces after the heat treat!!
  16. Benjy

    Benjy's KITH BUILD

    I wonder how long i would have to leave the bacon in the dehydrator? Now i am really thinking about it!
  17. Benjy

    Benjy's KITH BUILD

    You will know that you have"it" bad when you are sitting at breakfast looking at that plate of grits,eggs and bacon and thinking, "I can make a handle out of that"
  18. Benjy

    Benjy's KITH BUILD

    Now we are coloring! Here is one of my paper handles. This is my camo pattern
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    Benjy's KITH BUILD

    I tried superglue but it just took to long to glue the individual pieces back together!
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    Benjy's KITH BUILD

    I will probably mix in some pecan (for a lighter contrast and some walnut (darker contrast) should be pretty cool. Of course, i could break out the construction paper to really freak you out.
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