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Thread: Brand new member. need your expertise and help. GUSTAV EMIL URN i.d.

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    Those are some good friends you got there Mike!
    That's a killer find. Me jealous!
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    Great friends, indeed! I'm sure we get a WIP with a lot of pix. What is the original handle alike?

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    Whatever the slabs are they are dry, dry, dry. I'm thinking of ironwood for a replacement after rounding the spine and easing the finger guard some. Balance point is about 2.5" in front of the guard - it's a ridiculously long knife by my standards.

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    black walnut slabs on the Gustav, lightly sand it and then soak it in mineral oil over night and watch what happens.
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    I'll give that a try Son - muchos thanxos

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    I imagine this beast being used with some kind of claw grip in front of the bolster, like some hold a cleaver, by the spine. Than that balance point would make a lot of sense.

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