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Hello from Arkansas, USA

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Hi, I'm Knapper (Ben) from Arkansas. I joined primarily because I love to make sgian dubhs and am working towards larger blades. I figure some folks here might have some good information for me, tips, etc. I'll post pictures of my latest creation, which is a piece of white-tailed deer antler with sterling silver fittings and a bog oak pommel. I also make traditional pieces, but this one is nice I think. The blade is a UK made dress blade. I haven't got the equipment to forge, grind and heat treat blades yet, but maybe one day. Anyway, it's going to be fun looking around this site.

 

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Hi

 

I'm a cook by trade and am interested in all sorts of knives but so far primarily kitchen related. I was going to suggest you look up Kramer knives to see how far you can go with it. He's got a video on Youtube from the Morning Show or something like that where he talks about his history and his philosophy on being a maker. You also get to see his shop and watch him produce blades. It's knife porn for sure but it's also a good video to watch if you're interested in knives. He started as a knife sharpener for kitchens and then just built up the business over the years to what it is now. Good luck on your journey and although I only have my opinion to offer at the moment I think your knife looks pretty good.

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Thanks Crisp. I appreciate your comments. I've forged a few, but had to finish them the hard way by hand. I'll be sure and check out that fellow you suggested. I also make some of the regimental style knives but all that silver work for the scabbard and basket weave carving on the bog oak is very time consuming. I'm sure I'll be posting some of my other knives once I figure out where that kind of thing goes.

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Welcome. I have relatives in the pea ridge/garfield area. Never been there though. Nice work. 

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