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    Forgecraft Thinning

    My customer asked that his Forgecraft be thinned because he was tired of the wedge effect he was experiencing. He OK'd me to do what I needed even if it meant removing the cool factory look and logo.

    What I found was that this knife was VERY thick along the middle (tip to ass) so I removed material from this section and then blended it all together. I was able to keep some of the logo and factory stamping, I then etched and buffed so that it still retains some of it's history and looks it had.

    Can you see the difference in the grind? I hope the owner can feel it at least.


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    very nice

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    That Forgecraft needs new shoes Dave, sell him some!
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    Cool!
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    New shoes will happen eventually. Didn't know the knife would come out so sweet!

    Debating a wa conversion but for now I kind of grew accustomed to the handle. With all the fancy shoes I've got it feels good to have one knife with some work boots.

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    How did you thin the knife Dave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miley View Post
    How did you thin the knife Dave?

    I can't remember but it was likely by belt grinder although maybe some stone work was done too.


    I do them better these days....






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    Etching brings back that trademark pattern?

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    Quote Originally Posted by foody518 View Post
    Etching brings back that trademark pattern?

    Bluing works the best.

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    SEXY!

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