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Old 05-09-2013, 11:22 PM   #4561
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Another recent project: Nephrite jade scales, spine inlaid with tiger-eye and black jade. This one serves letter-opener duty on my desk. The base is rough jade.





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Old 05-09-2013, 11:29 PM   #4562
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This link is a bit off the normal topic for this thread, but I suspect some of you will find the knives interesting. This is a forum I frequent, dedicated to grinding and polishing gemstones. The link is a specific sub-forum dedicated mostly to mounting and shaping gemstone scales on knives. There's some amazing artistry and creativity on display, along with some folks who are just learning, and still proud of their efforts.

http://gemstone.smfforfree4.com/inde...oard,34.0.html
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:27 AM   #4563
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Cowboy, good looking knife, how did you drill the rock for the stand fork?
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:39 AM   #4564
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Damn Cowboy, that is some nice looking stuff there!
Hardly any work grinding all that down and polishing..
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:06 AM   #4565
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A recent project. A wharncliff blade with burl locust scales and an inlaid spine of Cripple Creek turquoise.


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Old 05-10-2013, 10:04 PM   #4566
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Cowboy, good looking knife, how did you drill the rock for the stand fork?
I drilled the hole with a Foredom flexible shaft rotary tool (a fancy sort of dremel) with a simple diamond drill bit, cooled with water while drilling. I drill all sorts of rocks with that setup. (I often make gemstone beads, and drill holes an inch and more through rocks with that tool.)
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:53 PM   #4567
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Guys,
$13.50usd each.

Needed a couple of knives that could handle salt water and live on the kayak deck and take a lanyard.

http://www.ragweedforge.com/SwedishKnifeCatalog.html

Strikes me as a hell of a lot of knife for the money.









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Old 05-16-2013, 10:36 PM   #4568
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Song you all might like

Poking around, looking at the cool knives, I thought of this song. The great Guy Clark.



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Old 05-17-2013, 12:04 AM   #4569
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Mora's rock. Marttiini's, too.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:19 AM   #4570
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Just scored these beauties. Larry Davidson's "Hornets". The one with the carbon fibre inset was the last one he made:









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Old 05-17-2013, 08:13 PM   #4571
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Guys,
$13.50usd each.

Needed a couple of knives that could handle salt water and live on the kayak deck and take a lanyard.

http://www.ragweedforge.com/SwedishKnifeCatalog.html

Strikes me as a hell of a lot of knife for the money.









Sharpener $10, shipping for all $6.

Scarey sharp hair shavers as supplied.


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I have quite a few Moras, even a couple 440's in black and blue. Great knives for a great price, you can never go wrong with them..
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:14 PM   #4572
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:14 PM   #4573
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BadWeatherBiker said
"I have quite a few Moras, even a couple 440's in black and blue. Great knives for a great price, you can never go wrong with them.. "

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I have an old Mora fishing knife, wood handle, 5" blade, that is over 30 years old. Got it in Sweden back then, it's #54 on Ragnar's site. The leather sheath finally fell apart, but the knife itself is still going strong. It's a stainless blade, has been used over and over in a salt water environment, and doesn't show a drop of rust.

Try that with the stuff out of China today.....
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:07 PM   #4574
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BadWeatherBiker said
"I have quite a few Moras, even a couple 440's in black and blue. Great knives for a great price, you can never go wrong with them.. "

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I have an old Mora fishing knife, wood handle, 5" blade, that is over 30 years old. Got it in Sweden back then, it's #54 on Ragnar's site. The leather sheath finally fell apart, but the knife itself is still going strong. It's a stainless blade, has been used over and over in a salt water environment, and doesn't show a drop of rust.

Try that with the stuff out of China today.....
Installed the knife on the kayak deck bag today using a caribeneer through the sheath loop. Put lanyards on the knife and the sheath. It looked good, the right size and style for the job of 'boat knife'.

It was rough and windy on the flowage I paddled today so the knife is no doubt wet right now. It is trying to rain and the humidity is high.

This knife will sit out until late fall and see action on the fresh water lakes and then Baja this winter, so I'll be able to test it.

Thanks for your report.

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Old 05-18-2013, 10:09 PM   #4575
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Mora's are the bomb, quite possibly the best bang for the buck out there for a working knife. I own several, they're fantastic in the role they play in my kits.
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