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Old 04-15-2013, 04:35 PM   #4516
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That is one goofy-ass replacement handle. One pic looks like it's a fairly skinny stick-tang, so I'd put a good piece of wood on with a much better grip, give the edge a nice new grind, and hit the rest with a little oil and let it live on with all that character.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:01 PM   #4517
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LOL.. I think I'd be more concerned / interested in why someone hid it in the beams of a garage....
It's unfortunate to say that this isn't the first weapon I have found hidden. I dug up two pistols in different locations while planting bushes. Junk with numbers ground off but they still worked so they were good for $200 a piece at the county gun buy back. Paid for the bushes.


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That is one goofy-ass replacement handle. One pic looks like it's a fairly skinny stick-tang, so I'd put a good piece of wood on with a much better grip, give the edge a nice new grind, and hit the rest with a little oil and let it live on with all that character.
That's probably what I'll end up doing as long as I find out its not something valuable as is. Haven't turned up much in google searches. I would kind of like to be able to date it.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:39 PM   #4518
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It's unfortunate to say that this isn't the first weapon I have found hidden. I dug up two pistols in different locations while planting bushes. Junk with numbers ground off but they still worked so they were good for $200 a piece at the county gun buy back. Paid for the bushes.




That's probably what I'll end up doing as long as I find out its not something valuable as is. Haven't turned up much in google searches. I would kind of like to be able to date it.
Almost certainly 20th century, so unless it was used to kill Hoffa, probably not worth preserving in situ but for other-than-monetary reasons.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:23 AM   #4519
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Tormek mostly markets to the woodworking crowd. They have a very good reputation for sharpening chisels and plane irons. I was unaware that they had a knife sharpening attachment.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:30 PM   #4520
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My friend and mentor, Ric Furrer, just got this up online. Really great (if brief) description of our "steel from dirt" level of craft. I hope you enjoy.


I am taking a class with this gent later this year . . . . . . I've made about 100 stock removal knives, but have forged absolutely nuthin . . . .I am so stoked I could vibrate outa my boots!
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:30 PM   #4521
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I am taking a class with this gent later this year . . . . . . I've made about 100 stock removal knives, but have forged absolutely nuthin . . . .I am so stoked I could vibrate outa my boots!
Tell him I said "hi, and he's making the beard competition really hard."

and "heckle, heckle, heckle." He'll understand.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:39 PM   #4522
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Tell him I said "hi, and he's making the beard competition really hard."

and "heckle, heckle, heckle." He'll understand.

I will make certain he has no glowing metal at hand.

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Old 04-17-2013, 04:36 PM   #4523
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Here is Chuck Gedraitis small fancy snubnose liner lock. This one has a 2-3/8in blade made of 154CM with a hand rubbed finish and Chuck's "Sharkbite" opener. The liners are titanium that have been anodized a bronze/purple color. The scales are Larry Donnelly mosaic damascus with windows cut to show the goldlip pearl inlays under them. The inlays have great color and fire in them (difficult to photograph). The back spacer has been fileworked and all the screw heads except the pivot have been hidden for a cleaner look.





When Chuck first posted this knife for sale it did not have a clip. But, after my request and a couple of emails back and forth with design ideas he added on a damascus one within an hour. You can't see it in the photo but the pattern in the clip lines up with the pattern of the handle. Definitely a skilled craftsman!
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:09 PM   #4524
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That is beautiful!!
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:18 PM   #4525
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Study time.

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Old 04-26-2013, 05:57 AM   #4526
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That is beautiful!!
It is....except for the clip.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:02 AM   #4527
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My knives must have a clip or they don't get carried. I think he did a great job integrating that on there.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:43 PM   #4528
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My knives must have a clip or they don't get carried. I think he did a great job integrating that on there.
Good points, I just dont use clips unless at work or camping etc and I wouldnt use that beautifull of a knife doing either.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:27 AM   #4529
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My Barkie Little Creek arrived. I love it. Nice little pocket fixed blade.

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Old 04-27-2013, 05:06 PM   #4530
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Went to a knive store yesterday with the aim of getting something nice,nothing really took my fancy, but I still walked out with something!
Probably the cheapest knife in the store, but still a classic IMO, a No 8 carbon Opinel, sure carries a nice edge!
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