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    Blacksmith shop visit

    I have spent the weekend at Keith Fludder's shop who is an ABS blacksmith and a great guy .we made this little guy together. 153 mm petty from 1095 , approx. 62 rc , spalted maple handle, stainless steel bolster and pins. Man, grinding is hard ... Flat and smooth , flat and smooth... Like wax on wax off..,I had nightmares about it Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1390181556.376850.jpg
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    Wow Mert, that turned out great! Looks like you well and truly have the bug!
    I met Kieth at a South Coast knife show in October, he is a really nice guy and makes some amazing knives!
    Huw

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    Really, really nice. I like the palm swell.

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    It was a great experience, he took his time and explained everything , I did the quench, some grinding , some handle stuff, surface grinding. We talked about knives, profiles ,steel etc. he gave me a second knife that we ground for homework . I learned lots and came home with a custom knife skipping his 8 month wait period . Keith and his wife Robyn were extremely hospitable too, along with their 2 German shepherds


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    Really, really nice. I like the palm swell.
    Thanks Lefty, it is for my big paws


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    Awesome.

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    Looks great!

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    looks really comfy

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    Really nice looking fella (the petty I mean ). What's even cooler is the fact he took the time to explain things to you and teach you. He should have his little shop forum on KKF, just visited his site and his work is definitely KKF worthy.

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    Thanks for the wrap chefcomesback. Glad you like my work erikz. Interested to know how that blade performs mate.
    Cheers Keith

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