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    new project-fish tongs

    Ok, I know I posted that I was going to start working on knives today, but then I realized I had one more project that I had to do. I have had a customer that has been more than patient with me and he requested a pair of these. I had the damascus done, but I needed to do some cleanup and cutting and forming. These are pics just before heat treating, the oven is warming right now.
    So one is spoken for, but the other 2 are available.
    I'm working on the price now, so I don't know right at this moment, but if you are interested let me know.
    Thanks,
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    Haha, just went I thought I had one of everything...

    Looking forward to the pictures after etching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChance View Post
    Haha, just went I thought I had one of everything...

    Looking forward to the pictures after etching.
    Johnny,
    Oh just wait until I really get going on the new projects, I may use your quote for the title of a new thread later on.
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    So which of these belongs to Colin?

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    Are those tongs or tweezers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    Are those tongs or tweezers?
    They are tweezers, about 5/8" wide and about 5 inches long.
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    Del. I hope you can answer my question and I don't sound stupid. This is purely out of curiosity for my mind:

    How does the HT differ in respect to this and a knife? As these need to flexible at the hinge without snapping?
    Is the flex purely based on design or are there other things that work into the ability of the steel to be used as tweezers?

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    JM,
    not a stupid question.
    There are several things in play here, but the most important thing is that they are thin, just over 1mm. They are fully hardened, but tempered back to be much softer than a knife. They also have a smooth curve at the hinge, which distributes the flexing over a larger area than if it was a sharper bend. This will aid in reducing metal fatigue.
    I hope this answers your question fully.
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    You planning on selling the tweezers too? Could be an awesome stocking stuffer.

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    Damascus fish tweezers - gotta love it!

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