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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.
    "See... the problem here is that... my little brother, this morning, got his arm caught in the microwave, and uh... my grandmother dropped acid and she freaked out, and hijacked a school bus full of... penguins, so it's kind of a family crisis... so come back later? Great."
    -Lane Myer (Definitely not as in Oscar Mayer)

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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"!
    "See... the problem here is that... my little brother, this morning, got his arm caught in the microwave, and uh... my grandmother dropped acid and she freaked out, and hijacked a school bus full of... penguins, so it's kind of a family crisis... so come back later? Great."
    -Lane Myer (Definitely not as in Oscar Mayer)

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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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