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  1. oldoak

    Slip joint spring tempering

    Yes I try for that range in rwl34.
  2. oldoak

    Passing Of a fellow Knife Maker..RIP Lee lbcustomsknives

    Just reading this and although I use a buffer to mirror polish it's a very low powered bench grinder with adaptors. If it grabs the wheel will stop because it's low powered. It still needs to be used with care though as even a low powered one can fling things very quickly.
  3. oldoak

    Recovering Damascus pattern on spine

    When I've done this I used the thin end of a pipe cleaner dipped in the etchant and laid/rubbed along the spine. Took some time but it worked in the end. I also laid some Sellotape style tape over the edge of the wood to protect it. Wasn't easy but did the job. I sometimes use offcuts from the...
  4. oldoak

    Bowies - The Cowboy and The Gambler

    Thanks again for all the positive comments guys. Much appreciated.
  5. oldoak

    Bowies - The Cowboy and The Gambler

    Thank you, glad you liked them. Thanks the photos took some time, as I'm not a particularly skilled photographer so more luck than judgement! Pleased you like the knives.
  6. oldoak

    Bowies - The Cowboy and The Gambler

    Yes, it was a piece I had just waiting in the box for the right style knife.
  7. oldoak

    Bowies - The Cowboy and The Gambler

    Thank you, yes the Odins Eye is a great pattern.
  8. oldoak

    Bowies - The Cowboy and The Gambler

    Since we're mostly all locked down with nowhere to go, thought I'd post some knives from from the last couple of years just because we like knives! These are bowie knives I made a while back for a collector friend of mine. The Cowboy The Gambler CAST IN ORDER OF...
  9. oldoak

    Two Hunters Damasteel and Ironwood (picture heavy)

    Well I'm certainly no spring chicken! But everything is self taught and sole authorship. From the blade to the heat treat to the leather sheath. Nice you noticed the 'fit and finish' it's very important to me! Ian
  10. oldoak

    Two Hunters Damasteel and Ironwood (picture heavy)

    Thank you, much appreciated. Ian
  11. oldoak

    Two Hunters Damasteel and Ironwood (picture heavy)

    Two hunters to the customers own design. Both in Damasteel and Desert Ironwood. With stainless guards and bolts, and handmade fitted leather sheaths, one plain one tooled. Thanks for looking.
  12. oldoak

    "Guide Knife"

    Thanks Doug, appreciated. Ian
  13. oldoak

    "Guide Knife"

    Thanks, much appreciated.
  14. oldoak

    "Guide Knife"

    Thanks. Will take a look.
  15. oldoak

    "Guide Knife"

    I wanted to try to evoke the kind of knife that wouldn't look out of place on sale in an outfitters in 1920s Nairobi, for the hunters going on safari. 'Guide knife' in 67layer stainless with Takefu VG10 core. Blade approx 145mm, overall length approx 270mm. Full flat grind with micro...
  16. oldoak

    Hi knife dogs, from the UK.

    Thanks guys, nice to be here. Hope you're all well.
  17. oldoak

    Hi knife dogs, from the UK.

    Hi all, I'm a maker from the UK. Have concentrated on fixed blades so far but looking to start making slip joints. Regards Ian
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