jmccustomknives
First up was a requested piece, something along the lines of Gurka meets Japan meets 'merica.  The Kukri inspired blades was forged to shape from 1095 carbon steel.  As per the request, a Japanese style heat treat was done making a hammon.  We went with a more Bowie like handle and guard with a heavy pommel cap.  The handle is Gaboon ebony.  To tell you the truth, I'm a little saddened to see this one go.  Every time I took it to the shop, or back I found something to "test" it on. 005.JPG 
Next was a piece of Chevy truck spring that I started playing with.  For some reason the steel said it wanted to be that shape.  I didn't argue.  It turned out neat.  Iron guard with brass pommel and Ebony/antler handle.


001.JPG  And a couple of file knives, one with boycote and the other osage orange.

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

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Dominic
Sweet man
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Skarzs the Cave Troll
Nice.
I've got a guy who wants me to make him a kukri. :L For all my efforts trying to broaden my range of skills, I still get people who want knives.
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Hank Rearden
nice work.
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Metalmelt
I like them all.
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NorrinRadd
Great stuff JMC[thumb]
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Greg A
Great work
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jmccustomknives
Skarzs the Cave Troll wrote:
Nice.
I've got a guy who wants me to make him a kukri. :L For all my efforts trying to broaden my range of skills, I still get people who want knives.


Years ago, at a blacksmiths meeting I over heard one old smith tell a young one, "Knife making is the only discipline in smithing that one can make money at."  I think as a pure discipline that is true.  How many bottle openers or do dats do people need?  Everyone needs a blade at one time or another, get good at making them and people will beat down your door for one.  [wink]

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

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Skarzs the Cave Troll
I think Rory May would disagree. [wink]
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