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Old 10-14-2012, 11:44 AM   #3721
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I hope to keep them affordable, like, in the $150 range with hand-tooled leather sheath.

Thanks for the compliments.
Is it to soon to call dibs?
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:34 PM   #3722
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Not taking money until I have product on the shelf I'm happy with, but I'm pleased with the positive response. I'll start a Vendor thread when they're ready and for sale.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:16 PM   #3723
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:04 PM   #3724
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Finally took a pic of my grandfathers old knife. An Inuit made it for him in Alaska back in the 1930's.

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Old 10-14-2012, 06:56 PM   #3725
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I hope to keep them affordable, like, in the $150 range with hand-tooled leather sheath.

Thanks for the compliments.
I'd be in for one for sure. I hope you'll offer a few choices in the color of G10.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:57 PM   #3726
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Finally took a pic of my grandfathers old knife. An Inuit made it for him in Alaska back in the 1930's.

Wonderful!
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:22 PM   #3727
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I'd be in for one for sure. I hope you'll offer a few choices in the color of G10.
What interests you? I get mine from Jantz, so take a look at what they have and I may get some alternate selections beyond black and pink.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:33 PM   #3728
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I'm really partial to Canvas Micarta if you are going with a synthetic.

Green is cool, natural also good. The white paper looks like ivory, don't know if that would be a good look on this design or not.

Put ME down for one - hope you give a preference to previous customers...wink wink...
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:49 AM   #3729
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What interests you? I get mine from Jantz, so take a look at what they have and I may get some alternate selections beyond black and pink.
I'm pretty simple when it comes to synthetics: I like black or maroon, but like MGO said, ivory paper mic would likely look great. I have a green, which is fine on the knife it's on, and I love my orange G10 BRKT Journeyman, but that would look like hell on your knife. If you wouldn't mind going to a natural, there's a nice block of exhibition grade mesquite on Jantz' site.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:24 AM   #3730
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I'll for sure hold onto the Mark II as it holds a lot of sentimental value for me. The BMF not so much and its in much worse condition.

Thanks for the feedback fellas.
I'll probably buy the BMF, for cheap in as is condition.



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Old 10-15-2012, 09:56 AM   #3731
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I hope to keep them affordable, like, in the $150 range with hand-tooled leather sheath.

Thanks for the compliments.
Very nice knife. That's extremely reasonable. Sign me up for one!
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:28 AM   #3732
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Recently watched an episode of NOVA about the Viking "Ulfberht" sword.

The smith made a duplicate of it using the same techniques they probably used, including making his own "crucible steel"....freaking amazing!

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Old 10-15-2012, 10:34 AM   #3733
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Recently watched an episode of NOVA about the Viking "Ulfberht" sword.

The smith made a reproduction of it using the same techniques they probably used, including making his own "crucible steel"....freaking amazing!

Ulfberht Sword

Ric is a friend and mentor of mine. There are some unfounded assumptions in the story of the Ulfberht as told by NOVA, but Ric is an excellent craftsman and one of the few in the world who could do what he did. I know 3 or 4 others who could try and probably be as successful, but it's a short list.

Ask yourself, though, why a Scandinavian craftsman would use the Latin alphabet, when they had their own runic one, even if he were literate. Remember this is pre-Christian epoch up there. Ask yourself, as well, about the meaning of the various inscriptions on the reverse side of the blade that were shown briefly in some of the paper sketches but never mentioned during the film.

Lots of questions, too few answers, beautiful craftsmanship in the process. There's a reason we call this "experimental archaeology".
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:43 AM   #3734
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Ric is a friend and mentor of mine. There are some unfounded assumptions in the story of the Ulfberht as told by NOVA, but Ric is an excellent craftsman and one of the few in the world who could do what he did. I know 3 or 4 others who could try and probably be as successful, but it's a short list.

Ask yourself, though, why a Scandinavian craftsman would use the Latin alphabet, when they had their own runic one, even if he were literate. Remember this is pre-Christian epoch up there. Ask yourself, as well, about the meaning of the various inscriptions on the reverse side of the blade that were shown briefly in some of the paper sketches but never mentioned during the film.

Lots of questions, too few answers, beautiful craftsmanship in the process. There's a reason we call this "experimental archaeology".
Holy cow, I never even considered any of that! I was too wrapped up in watching him work that steel. Damned impressive skills!

But now that you bring it up....yeah, what IS up with that?
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:59 AM   #3735
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Leftover Roman design?
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