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Hello all,

Once I get the next couple off the bench I will be caught up in my backlog. Won't probobly take any new commisions for a little while while I do the next couple or so will be for charity (helping out the Lamonts).

With planning these I have been thinking of a couple tweaks in the designs. One is doing a dagger style grind as this really looks nice in smaller pieces and certain damascus really pop when ground double edge.

But with that I was wondering what ideas you folks have out there that you might want to see? Like I said not taking new commisions for a bit so this isn't a fishing for customers, just looking for ideas that I can use to advance my skills and try other new things.

Thx,

Jim

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sgian dubh, Damascus blade ground double edged, ball milled blood groove down the center, purpleheart or rosewood handle and sheath.

that would be an impressive piece in my mind.....

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BOTK sgian dubh. :thumleft:

That's KT's area :)

Jim

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Fillet knife

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A nice dirk with a working edge would be nice.

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Fillet knife

Interesting. I've made them in the past but most of them have been fairly big, 11" OAL. They were named Persian fillet as they had such a large curve -

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A nice dirk with a working edge would be nice.

On the drawing board :D I've been bouncing it around thinking if there was a way to do it full tang. Still in the works though. I have been researching seaxs though and have been thinking about making myself one for the Ren Faires.

Jim

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How about a straight razor?

I use one every day and am always on the lookout for that "special straight"

And crafting a blade like that would really push your talents up a few notches

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I've done a couple under instruction. It was a blast. KiltedTexan actually has one of them.

Jim

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Yes I do.

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Jim that Fillet knife is down wright Beautiful!

John

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I need pics of that straight!

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Yes please!

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I had forgotten you made that straight, never put two n two together

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Jim

d@mn, Jim! That is gorgeous. I love your mosaic pins (or whatever the technical term is).

It might sound crazy, but I'd love to see your take on a chef's knife.

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d@mn, Jim! That is gorgeous. I love your mosaic pins (or whatever the technical term is).

It might sound crazy, but I'd love to see your take on a chef's knife.

Mosaic pins is correct.

I've only done one kitchen knife. Most of the times those are a fairly personal thing. I have a preferance for Japanese blades while others my like French or Chinese. I want to do a couple more in the future as they are a very different set of skills.

Jim

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You ever made any Fairbairne daggers

Similar to an OSS dagger? I've done dagger grinds but not that one specifically.

Jim

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I have been looking for a nice seax but all the ones i have found are rather cheaply made. A nice sturdy one with a back hanger sheath would go nicely my ren fair gear

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Ever use olive wood for your handles?

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Ever use olive wood for your handles?

I have some -

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But, olive wood, like ebony, I found out requires maintenance to keep from cracking even when stabilized. One of the benifits of stabilization in these cases is a defect. It prevents absorbtions of oil so you can't maintain it like you normally would. Olive is better unstabilized and readily available around here. Even can get that stuff from Bethaleham.

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Jim

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