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    Carbon Opinels are one of my favourite pocket...

    Carbon Opinels are one of my favourite pocket knives.
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    neat stuff.

    neat stuff.
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    Looks like the zipper would be rubbing against...

    Looks like the zipper would be rubbing against the bottom blade faces.
  4. Thread: Hamons

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    They are pretty.

    They are pretty.
  5. Thread: Bowie vs. Chef

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    Maybe you could stick it in a bandsaw and cut...

    Maybe you could stick it in a bandsaw and cut right down the spine. You'd end up with two nice thin knives.

    :)
  6. Thread: Tip Work

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    Personally, I've never understood the fascination...

    Personally, I've never understood the fascination with tips on large knives. If I want to do something with the tip of the knife, it's because I want control. And controlling the tip of a 90 mm...
  7. Thread: Heavy Patina

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    "Heavy Patina." "Small nicks and other battle...

    "Heavy Patina."
    "Small nicks and other battle damage visible near tip."
    "In good condition for its age."
    "Two-tone handle, very collectable!"
    "Still razor sharp!"
    "My uncle bob brought this back...
  8. Thread: Mamma mia!

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    I've heard of (and seen) the opposite happen - ...

    I've heard of (and seen) the opposite happen - the initial edge is soft and rolly, but after a few sharpenings it's fine. This is generally due to overzealous use of power buffers causing the outer...
  9. Thread: Starter Anvil

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    Discount cast iron anvil will probably be lumpy...

    Discount cast iron anvil will probably be lumpy too, so you would need something big enough to flatten it first. After that you'd need a bucket of one of those "cold" case-hardening products. And...
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    Got tired of trying to find a spray bottle so I...

    Got tired of trying to find a spray bottle so I just dribbled it onto the leather and spread the puddle around with my fingers.

    Seems to be working pretty nicely for me, although I've still got...
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    As I said, a regular propane blowtorch (even the...

    As I said, a regular propane blowtorch (even the $5 variety) will do the trick.

    Then again, I also said it probably wasn't worth the effort.
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    I think it translates as "SURGICAL STAINLESS". ...

    I think it translates as "SURGICAL STAINLESS". Sometimes also known as "Mystery Metal(tm)". :P
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    Armouring (specifically medieval/renaissance/etc....

    Armouring (specifically medieval/renaissance/etc. armouring) is a field very similar to knife making... Many of the people who (successfully) do it for a living have said that this "batch method" is...
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    Good to know, but I still think "it's glowing red...

    Good to know, but I still think "it's glowing red even in daylight" is easier to measure for a cottage armourer like myself. :P
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    It's probably not worth the effort of annealing...

    It's probably not worth the effort of annealing them and extracting them safely, but a propane torch will do the trick just fine. They need to be glowing red (ie when you take the flame off the...
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    I'm not sure if you can really hear yourself...

    I'm not sure if you can really hear yourself talking, so I'll be more blunt this time. You are exactly the same as the knife buyers that you profess to not understand.

    You think Holtey is the...
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    I was told that if you don't have a sobakiri, you...

    I was told that if you don't have a sobakiri, you should substitute an usuba, so I would guess that they are indeed single bevel.
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    I can get a pretty darn good quality plane for...

    I can get a pretty darn good quality plane for around $500, so surely for $3,000 dollars I would definitely be getting "the best materials and highest levels of workmanship". So what's the...
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    +1 I suspect this is the core of your...

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    I suspect this is the core of your problem.

    Feeling burrs: (There are lots of ways to check for one, this is just mine.)

    Hold the knife edge-up and place the your thumb along the left...
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    I've been having a terrible time trying to find a...

    I've been having a terrible time trying to find a small spritzer/atomizer bottle. Any other suggestions for evenly coating my strop?
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    :drool:

    :drool:
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    Considering a watanabe mukimono.

    Considering a watanabe mukimono.
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    Edit: whoops, apparently it hit customs yesterday...

    Edit: whoops, apparently it hit customs yesterday while I was away at a conference. I have it now - the warehouse guy just stopped by my desk.

    I'll have to take a look at picking up some strop...
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    The great white frosty north. (Canada) It...

    The great white frosty north.
    (Canada)


    It may also be worth noting that I only placed my order last week.
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    Mine just hit customs, still waiting.

    Mine just hit customs, still waiting.
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