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    Quote Originally Posted by DevinT View Post
    I am willing to do a limited number of these, PM for details.

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    Hmm... SuperSabs... I'm feeling the urge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevinT View Post
    I am willing to do a limited number of these, PM for details.

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    You have to keep a few for yourself. This sort of thing does not come around all that often.

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    Please tell us anything that you learn from doing these. I'm not sure you can learn much from making knives these days, you old master, you; but there has to be some kind of revelatory quality to working on world class knives from another time and culture.

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    Very awesome Devin. I will follow this one for sure!

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    Final grinding.

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    Of all makers Ive tried you are still at the top!

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    squaring, splitting, and flattening the stablized ebony. That's John doing the prep on the handle material.

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    much more awesomer
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    Whoa.

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    Time for a new credit card!

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    The handle is fit and glued up.

    About these knives, the blanks I got were rough forged and trimmed. They had to be fully annealed, straightened, rough ground, hardended and tempered, straightened, finish ground, polished. The tangs needed a lot work also. These blades are heavy when they come and need a lot of grinding and straightening. It is easier to make a new knife from scratch.

    The steel is a simple carbon steel with good hardenability and fine grain. The steel is clean and was nice to finish. Another couple of hours of work and this one will be done.

    Thanks for your support.

    Hoss

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