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Lefty
11-04-2012, 10:21 PM
I'm just about to hit the hay, but I thought you all might think it's cool that I'm heading North (yup, North), to meet the guys behind HHH Custom Knives!

We're gonna get our hands dirty pump out a few things. Needless to say, I'm going to learn a whole lot!

I was just told we're even going to do a million layer damascus billet (Jr, you're nuts!!!).

Well, time for bed, but I'm sure I'll have a few pictures and cool new things to show off once I'm back.

PS. I'm friggin' pumped!!!

knyfeknerd
11-04-2012, 11:05 PM
Bring me back a damascus refrigerator magnet or maybe a HHH shot glass!

CanadianMan
11-05-2012, 12:16 AM
Enjoy the trip up north!! im jealous that your going to meet them, we have to meet up for coffee soon again, i want to hear everything about damascus billet's

Pensacola Tiger
11-05-2012, 08:38 AM
Pics, or it didn't happen!

PierreRodrigue
11-05-2012, 07:08 PM
Hope you are having a great visit! Now where are the pics!

Lefty
11-06-2012, 12:27 AM
Here's one of the few things Randy and I managed to finish, today.

My design, Randy's talent and patience ended with these two awesome neckers.

1080, with mammoth ivory, and copper pins. Hardened to approximately 59hrc.

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/E37FE9F0-A12E-4ED1-AAEF-80C37BC1932C-7702-00000AC0251B6AFC.jpg

EdipisReks
11-06-2012, 12:30 AM
those looks nice!

sachem allison
11-06-2012, 12:33 AM
very cool, Tom!

Don Nguyen
11-06-2012, 08:07 AM
I can see it now. Tom will start offering the SharpandShinyShop Neckers!

HHH Knives
11-06-2012, 09:02 AM
Here are a few pictures I took yesterday. Lefty is a natural. and I think he had a good time hanging out and workin. We were in the shop till about 1 am to finish these up!

jigert
11-06-2012, 12:50 PM
Looking good, Randy and Tom!

Lefty
11-06-2012, 01:39 PM
Here's what we got done in a day and a few hours:

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/13B11EEA-7EBE-467D-9842-1695EAF31F3A-7883-00000AD0D8165038.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/A636F648-0E7B-4016-B08F-7E0B137549AB-7883-00000ACEF41F1024.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/BCE5A083-F51F-4B37-B003-C020415B513A-7883-00000ACED89B53C4.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/D6B2CFA3-5C57-4325-BD41-8A7AE1B902C5-7883-00000ACEE41E8E7D.jpg

I was fortunate enough to take me favourite gyuto, and make it something really special. Randy and I went with Arizona Ironwood, red vulcanized fiber liners, brass pins and a centre mosaic with brass and copper.

Randy taught me a huge amount, and I'm incredibly grateful and humbled by his generosity. We ate delicious food, stayed up too late and had a few too many coffees. That all added up to a couple of the best days I've had in recent memory.

I'm more than lucky to have befriended a talented team and truly great guys like Randy and Jr.

Thanks guys!

jigert
11-06-2012, 03:22 PM
Love what you did with the misono!

Lefty
11-06-2012, 05:38 PM
Thanks! If it weren't for Randy stopping me when I needed it, as well as his expertise, it would have been quite different. I'm incredibly happy with how all of the knives turned out. Randy is a great teacher, despite what he says.

To be honest, I've never felt so welcome, in quite some time. His entire family is friendly, giving, funny and all around great to hang out with. The venison dinner and biscuits and gravy were fantastic, to boot! :)

Thanks to Randy, Jr, Lisa, Hunter and the pups and cats for such an awesome time!

RRLOVER
11-06-2012, 05:57 PM
It looks like you had a great time. Randy is a fantastic host:thumbsup: Those neckers look sweet too.

knyfeknerd
11-06-2012, 07:02 PM
Truly great handle on that Misono. Looks like it was a great time.
I seem to remember Mike Davis having an excellent time the last time he went to hang out with Randy and family as well.
I still want to see some more scrimshaw work from that trip.

EdipisReks
11-06-2012, 07:33 PM
Here's what we got done in a day and a few hours:

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/13B11EEA-7EBE-467D-9842-1695EAF31F3A-7883-00000AD0D8165038.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/A636F648-0E7B-4016-B08F-7E0B137549AB-7883-00000ACEF41F1024.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/BCE5A083-F51F-4B37-B003-C020415B513A-7883-00000ACED89B53C4.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/D6B2CFA3-5C57-4325-BD41-8A7AE1B902C5-7883-00000ACEE41E8E7D.jpg

I was fortunate enough to take me favourite gyuto, and make it something really special. Randy and I went with Arizona Ironwood, red vulcanized fiber liners, brass pins and a centre mosaic with brass and copper.

Randy taught me a huge amount, and I'm incredibly grateful and humbled by his generosity. We ate delicious food, stayed up too late and had a few too many coffees. That all added up to a couple of the best days I've had in recent memory.

I'm more than lucky to have befriended a talented team and truly great guys like Randy and Jr.

Thanks guys!

damn that looks good!

CanadianMan
11-06-2012, 10:24 PM
good job on putting some new shoes on your favourite knife, and i really like the harner stabber shaped neckers that you made.

HHH Knives
11-06-2012, 11:23 PM
That cell phone takes great pictures! :bigeek:

Lefty, Glad you could make it up for a couple days!! Honestly, Im tired out from the visit. Yet really pleased with the outcome, and blessed to have met ya!

Hunter was looking for ya when he got home from school. Was surprised you had already left. :) You made a impression on him.
Lisa said your welcome back any time and shes glad you enjoyed yourself and the food! :D



Heres a few more images. :wink:

God Bless
Randy

Lefty
11-07-2012, 09:32 AM
That means a lot, Randy! Hunter's a great kid. I think he knows as much about knives as either of us do! :D

Oh, tell Lisa not to drink all of the Canadian coffee this week. She'll get hooked and be driving all the way into Imlay every morning! Hahaha

PierreRodrigue
11-07-2012, 12:01 PM
"Oh, tell Lisa not to drink all of the Canadian coffee this week."

That is because of the nicotine, and the MSG we add to keep us hooked! :bliss: :coffeelove: :crazy:

eaglerock
11-07-2012, 03:22 PM
The Misono looks amazing. !!!:bigeek:

HHH Knives
11-07-2012, 06:48 PM
I know, I tried to get him to leave it here.. But Fabio was having none of that! :justkidding:

TamanegiKin
11-08-2012, 02:56 AM
Very cool and the Ol' Dragon looks freakin' shweeet!

Eamon Burke
11-08-2012, 11:26 AM
That looks like the greatest time ever!

Days like that are, I think, half of the reason we are alive.