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    For playford

    Some of you might remember playford posting a thread a while back about needing someone to ship a knife to in the US-as the eBay seller would only ship US and playford is in the UK.
    I manned up and offered to accept the knife to forward across the pond -a Sab slicer.
    I did one just like this for Son not too long ago, his bore the stamp of Johnsons Overalls Sydney
    This one is stamped : Veritable Breswick
    I wasn't able to Google-Fu any information about this stamp though.
    Anyway, the knife arrived in quite nice shape. Very little pitting or rust on the blade, the handle was in excellent shape as well.
    I informed playford that it was nice, but it would eventually need a rehandle, as there's bound to be some icky nastiness under any of these old handles.
    I'm kind of a sucker and volunteered to do it. I'm glad I did. The tang was in a lot worse shape than I originally thought. I removed as much rust as (comfortably) possible with the belt sander and did the rest by hand. Too much longer and this would've had to be turned into a hidden/partial tang knife.
    Just goes to show you never know how bad it is until you get up underneath there. A lot of knives are just so disgusting in the handle area-regardless of the age.
    I'll share some pics. I'm not done yet, but I'll update soon.
    [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]Before
    [IMG][/IMG]Up under them nasty scales
    [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]After cleanup with the belt sander. Not pictured-final cleanup after hand-sanding
    [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]Scales glued and sanded with the first coat of tru-oil. Got a lot more work to do and a final polish and sharpening of the blade. Will share more when I'm done. Thanks for looking!
    Thanks playford, this one's been fun. I only do this because I love it.
    If "Its" and "Buts" was candy and nuts, we'd all have a Merry Christmas
    -Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon

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    Wow that's a beautiful job you did!

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    Gorgeous! What wood did you use?

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    Nice work and for helping out yet another member, looks like you re-profiled the handle a bit as well?

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    That is a serious upgrade on the handle, I am really impressed. What is the wood?

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    I wish I knew what the wood is!
    About 95% of the wood I have has been very graciously donated by people like Mike Henry and Stefan. I like to refer to it as "Mystery Burl"!
    If "Its" and "Buts" was candy and nuts, we'd all have a Merry Christmas
    -Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon

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    Man you did a nice job!

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    Man, I've been hammered with the flu all week and this has just cheered me up no end. That's a keeper. :-)

    Massive, I am not worthy level of thanks go to knyfenerd for this, its just too much.

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    Very nice!

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    I'm tragically excited to see this lol

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