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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    I say go Kramer-esque, to prove you can make one just as nice (or nicer?) Go with mokume/or dammy bolster, and ironwood scales. How do you feel about brass bolsters and pins?
    I don't mind Brass at all, I use it for most of my hunting/pronghorn style knives. I do like the idea but whent ahead with the damascus bolsters today, but I can still go with Iron wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burke View Post
    Don, I Have never actually Had One of Bob's knives in My hand so don't really have Much to say about it. It is possible that the hollow is there to help reduce weight in the blade and thin things out behind the edge. I can see a possible need for this with Bob's wide blade style.

    These are just some random thoughts though.
    That makes sense - I didn't think about the height of his knives.

    But wow, 2.5mm thickness convexed to a zero edge. The edge doesn't get too frail when it gets so thin? Do you have to go absurdly slow on the grinder (or even by hand) when you get close to thickness? Even on slowest setting on the KMG it seems like steel can still get very hot with thin cross sections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Nguyen View Post
    That makes sense - I didn't think about the height of his knives.

    But wow, 2.5mm thickness convexed to a zero edge. The edge doesn't get too frail when it gets so thin? Do you have to go absurdly slow on the grinder (or even by hand) when you get close to thickness? Even on slowest setting on the KMG it seems like steel can still get very hot with thin cross sections.
    It can get hot but if you use new belts and a slow speed it is not too bad. I grind by hand with no gloves so I feel the heat build up before it gets hot enough to affect the temper of the blade. My "normal" grind is not very fragile but I have ground some very thin cross sections that I thought could be.

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    Hey Bill
    Thanks for directing me to this forum
    Looks like I may have found a new eCave

    Pattern and control is spectacular
    Look forward to seeing this one completed
    Congrats

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    thanks Riad.

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    Did you ever take photos of the finished knife?
    I bet it turned out great.
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    Finished article


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    Stunning.

    I love the simple, dark handle.

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    The skill that goes into making that pattern always impressed me, but astetically i never got that excited because its difficult to ballance a pattern like that with the rest of the materials, so most times the end result is too busy. However, that knife (astetically) is perhaps the closest to (imo) a perfectly balaced and executed example as I've ever seen. Great choice on the bolster and handle material, proportions, angles, etc.
    Very
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    Impressive
    "I gotta tell ya, this is pretty terrific. Ha hahaha, YEAH!" - Moe (w/ 2 knives). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVt4U...layer_embedded

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    WOW!!!!
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