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    Forgecrafting Again

    10" Forgecraft chef's knife that's been thinned (a ton!), spine/choil rounded, and converted to accept a wa handle. This one is headed out to JKI to get a burnt chestnut handle installed, should come out real good.
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    For those of you that asked me about this work and I declined I'm reconsidering offering this service. These knives are difficult to thin, very easy to wreck, so as long as you can agree not to hold me responsible for screw ups and losses then I'm game. I'm just not interested in stalking ebay for replacements.

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    There's a certain appeal to a vintage FC if you ask me similar to a vintage Griswold. Sure you can a modern equivalent, but it's something about the heritage I suppose

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    I just picked up the two that Dave did for me. It was well worth the effort and risk. These knives are stunning...almost like they were made for conversion. Center shot is a Martell handle, flankers are by Mikey Riggen.
    I'm gonna give them a shakedown cruise this weekend.
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    That looks great, thanks Dave! Can't wait to take her for a spin!

    I picked this one up about three years ago on the bay, after Mike Henry did a stellar job converting a used one that i'd bought previously from Son (I think mine was one of the first couple he converted). I was just about ready to finally send this one off to Mike, when he up and retired I debated selling it, until I saw the excellent work you did on Dave's (ecchef).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    For those of you that asked me about this work and I declined I'm reconsidering offering this service. These knives are difficult to thin, very easy to wreck, so as long as you can agree not to hold me responsible for screw ups and losses then I'm game. I'm just not interested in stalking ebay for replacements.
    I love me some risk reward! Someday I'll find that box where I hid away all those rainy day knives

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    Dave, that blade looks gorgeous!

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    Happy to say I now have two forgecrafts going to Dave's next week. I'm letting him pick the one in best shape to rehandle, the other will go back up on the bay. Pretty excited

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill13 View Post
    Happy to say I now have two forgecrafts going to Dave's next week. I'm letting him pick the one in best shape to rehandle, the other will go back up on the bay. Pretty excited

    Great news.

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    What no choil shot?

    Glad it's heading to Josh, means I will get to play with it in the future. Burnt chestnut handle sounds perfect.
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