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    Josh's Knife looks great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillC View Post
    I think it looks great Dave, I can imagine the clamping being very fiddly but its all worth it. Has it made you think of any jigs to make gluing the bits together easier on this type of construction?

    Yes and I've come up short on answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl Source View Post
    Josh's Knife looks great.
    Thanks Mark

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    Very cool...I like the contrast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Here's my most challenging one done so far....John's suji with spalted hackberry scales. I hope you like it John.


    I was lucky enough to try this knife a couple of weeks ago and it is a great knife. It's more heavy duty than many of the sujis I've messed around with lately. This is the first big suji I see as being truly an all-arounder. Great work Dave! If I was still working in a pro environment I would seriously consider using a Martel Suji.

    Pesky

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    Dave your work just keeps getting better!
    Looks like you have the etching problems worked out.
    Dont know if your familiar with Ernie or not, but he has been a huge help to me in the past with my etching issues.
    Also he does custom stenciles at VERY reasonable prices!

    Here is a link.
    http://www.erniesknives.com/knifemaker_stencil.html

    God Bless
    Mike

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    Really nice Dave, it only hard the first 100 times!

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    Ok I officially am sold on no bolster. That is one of the cleanest knife I have ever seen. That's incredible. How could you not like that???

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    Martell 300mm western sujihiki with O1 steel, koa scales (wood supplied by Stefan), fiddleback maple bolsters, G10 liners, & nickel silver pins.

    This one came out nice, I'm pleased for once. The only bummer in the whole process has been that the pictures just don;t capture how nice the koa is. It's got a great mix of dark and honey colors as well as metallic type flash and movement.

    Hope you enjoy it Lyle!


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    They keep getting better and better!

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