jmccustomknives
Had a request for this one.  The 15" blade was forged from 80crv2.  The handle is African Blackwood and olive.  The guard and pommel were forged from wrought iron.  I'd never tried anything like that scorpions tail guard, it was a challenge. 

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ggraham
JMC, Very nice, would you mind if I put this guard idea in my to do list?

George
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jmccustomknives
ggraham wrote:
JMC, Very nice, would you mind if I put this guard idea in my to do list?

George
Not at all.  Don't know if I'll ever revisit this kind of guard.  It's not exactly my style.  But then, who knows.  lol.

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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ggraham
Jmc, thanks, just put my first guard on, more to it than meets the eye.

George
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Hank Rearden
Love that scorpion tail. Perfect for the blade as well.
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Metalmelt
I like it. I could see a double scorpion on a dagger. [thumb]
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Marc
Is that like a Gurkha knife? They were welding them around in the Falklands, minus the scorpion tail fo course. [smile] 
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anvil
Very cool!
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jmccustomknives
Metalmelt wrote:
I like it. I could see a double scorpion on a dagger. [thumb]

Or a sword.  Great idea! [thumb]

Yeah, the Gurka's traditional blade is a kukri.  While this one isn't traditional, I'm not traditional either.  [biggrin]

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Marc
"Traditional" is overrated.
If I could teleport someone from 200 years ago to today and show him my workshop and tell him I follow "tradition" he would have a laughing fit and assure me that they did it that way only because that was the only way they knew or could with what they had at hand. 
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jmccustomknives
Marc wrote:
"Traditional" is overrated.
If I could teleport someone from 200 years ago to today and show him my workshop and tell him I follow "tradition" he would have a laughing fit and assure me that they did it that way only because that was the only way they knew or could with what they had at hand. 


I know, while I respect the guys that want to do things "traditionally" the fact is those "traditional" smiths invented all those machines to make their job easier.  Any smith from 200 to 2000 years ago would give his first born for the equipment we have today.
 

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Marc
Reminds me when I worked in my dad's workshop and among other things we made reproductions of antique chest and trunks that had to be gilded.
The gilding procedure consists in gluing very thin layers of copper or gold according to the cost of the job, to the mouldings on the trunk. The "traditional" procedure is to use fish glue scales in warm water, painted on the surface and let to dry for a day until it is tacky enough to work with. 
Of course there was also another way, and that was to apply varnish to the surface rubbing it in with a bit of cotton wool. The varnish would dry much faster and in an hour or so it would be tacky just right to apply the gold. 
Sometimes the old Italians that worked in the workshop would question this method to what I would reply that as long as the gold stays put, what is the point of using a glue that is affected by moisture and that can decompose if exposed to it for longer time. And I would add that if I had given Antonio Stradivari a pot of polyurethane gorilla glue to make his violins he would probably think he had died and gone to heaven and had no more need to use pine resin and the rest of the crap they used for glue those days and that keeps getting undone.
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jmccustomknives
If the old ways are so great, why don't we still use them.  [biggrin]  It's good to learn them, don't get me wrong.  But better ways are better.  lol.

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jmccustomknives
Got the sheath done  [biggrin] 2017-12-19 08.36.07.jpg 

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Metalmelt
I like your sheaths almost as much as your knives.
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jmccustomknives
Metalmelt wrote:
I like your sheaths almost as much as your knives.


Thanks.  As all things I still see a lot of room for improvement. 

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Marc
Very nice work ![smile]
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Scrambler82
Hey Jim,

Nice work !

Maybe I need a little of the red stripes in my handle; I like RED !

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