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Old 06-30-2011, 21:21   #31
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x SF med: I concur. You are welcome here anytime, buddy. And while offerings are always welcome in this house, I'll provide the barley pop!

gtcrispy: Thanks! Glad you like.

And now, some pics of the big stupid batch I'm working on. Click links to view pics, I'd rather you suck up my bandwidth than that of the forum.

Last pic, all heat treated, re-re-straightened, and ready for finishing.

Rest of pics, all ground, ready for tang hole drilling and then into the fire they go!

http://www.americankami.com/USNAKwip08jun11a.jpg

http://www.americankami.com/USNAK15jun11wip.jpg

http://www.americankami.com/USNAK17jun11wip.jpg

http://www.americankami.com/USNAKwip30jun11.jpg

http://www.americankami.com/bench1.jpg
Tease....
I want to see finished knives......
Also, post the damn pics I'll take care of the bandwidth issue.
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Old 06-30-2011, 22:07   #32
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Tease....
I want to see finished knives......
Also, post the damn pics I'll take care of the bandwidth issue.
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I can't do a damn thing aout bandwidth.
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Old 07-01-2011, 15:04   #33
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love that T1
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Old 07-01-2011, 17:06   #34
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Wow, beautiful knives. I love the long blades in your first post.
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Old 07-01-2011, 22:55   #35
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love that T1
Me too. I could get daily use out of a good T1.

Too bad they don't also do email.
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:21   #36
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Thanks for the support, guys. Glad you like 'em!

MVP: I do believe that's a design that is well suited to being supersized. Should satisfy your requirements regardless is wiener size.

Wet Dog: The six on the left are wakis, made of 5160. I left the edges fairly thick, so they should be stupid tough when finished. The piece to the immediate left of the wakis is an RS3 blade, the last of those I'll be making in the foreseeable future. The piece on the far left was a waterjet screwup that's been sitting on my shelf for about two years. When they were cutting the blank, they ran the handle off the edge of the bar. It had a huge, upswept blade on it along the lines of my MBF design, but the handle ended up to skinny for that. So I modified the profile.

CRUSADERSTEEL: I had folders at two shows last year, but SHOT, unfortunately, wasn't one of them. I was going to try and have some for the USN show in Vegas in September, but I don't think they'll be finished. I've decided that I'm not going to spaz out trying to finish a bunch of technical pieces before the show. There will be some folders in the next batch that I do after I finish this one, however. And your OG is in this batch, heat treated, re-re-straightened, and ready for final finishing. I'll be changing gears and starting on that as soon as I've got these biguns heat treated and straight. Hit me up via email or give me a call anytime, bud.

TS: That makes TWO of us! When I woke up the morning after grinding the last tray of swords, I had to pry both of my fists open. Roger that on the pics. I'll get 'er done.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:10   #37
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As promised, first sub-group of finished blades from this monster batch. Making sheaths today, booting these out the door, and then I start finishing the next sub-group and prepping for the Vegas show in two weeks. Speaking of which, if you're going to be in Vegas, stop by and say hi. Be great to see some of you. It's the USN Gathering 3 at Planet Hollyweird, 1-2 September. I'll be getting in Thursday afternoon. It's a more intimate show than Blade in Hotlanta.
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Old 08-18-2011, 15:07   #38
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DJ... some of those knives in the first pic are crooked or kinda broken ... send them here so I can see if Gary Melton can fix them for you
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Old 08-18-2011, 23:32   #39
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DJ... some of those knives in the first pic are crooked or kinda broken ... send them here so I can see if Gary Melton can fix them for you
D... You dont let that rabble rouser rouse any rabble.... ( I dont even know what that means) lol...
Gonna send you a PM about coming by and getting some tips or just buying you a beer. Gonna be coming through your AO.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:24   #40
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x SF med: What in the hell... But they were straight before I stuck 'em in the forge!

Gary: PM received and responded - you are welcome here anytime, brother! When you come here, I buy the beer. There is a glorious IPA made right here in good 'ol NE. And I won't make you chop wood like Bill will.
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x SF med: What in the hell... But they were straight before I stuck 'em in the forge!

Gary: PM received and responded - you are welcome here anytime, brother! When you come here, I buy the beer. There is a glorious IPA made right here in good 'ol NE. And I won't make you chop wood like Bill will.
DJ are you saying they shrunk in the dryer? that's what you get for mixing materials with different weaves.... oh that's fabric... it works the same way for steel too, right?

Don't give Gary beer... make him work for it.
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Speaking of "shrinking"... There were two UUKs originally. That's the big compound ground sucker with the coyote handles and the 45 degree handle, second from the right. The other one, I must have ground the primary bevel too thin, because that bastard curled up like a potato chip! I have a 2x4 with a notch sawed into it that I use in situations like that to deflect and true the edge. The warp just didn't want to come out, so I started going at it with some real gusto, when *PING*... Then I got mad. That knife is bent in half now and hanging over my bench as a reminder of what NOT to do. At least I know I'm getting my edges hard enough.

I didn't say I wasn't going to put Gary to work, I said I wasn't going to make him chop wood.


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DJ are you saying they shrunk in the dryer? that's what you get for mixing materials with different weaves.... oh that's fabric... it works the same way for steel too, right?

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Old 08-29-2011, 07:44   #43
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Stuff for Vegas.
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Hey DJ... none of them shrank in the dryer or got all twisty this time... looking great there !
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Old 08-30-2011, 23:13   #45
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I tell you what... as cool as all DJ's stuff looks here you HAVE to see it in person to really appreciate just how freaking cool all his work is! From his knives to axes and sporks... just unbelievable!! Picked up a MIGS OG from him and it is BAD ASS!!
Had a super good time hanging out, drinking some beer, and talking knives. Our women finally made us end our play date or we'd probably be three days into a bender!!
Thanks D! Need to do it again soon!
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