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    Great (too great), now I have to go to eBay and start shopping for vintage Sabs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr drinky View Post
    Great (too great), now I have to go to eBay and start shopping for vintage Sabs.
    You better hurry up. I already have three on hand and this looks pretty good to me too.

    Nice work Dave.

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    Thanks for all the kind words folks.


    To answer some of the questions/statements...

    The wood isn't dyed (well not that I'm aware of anyway) and it was quite a lot lighter before the final stages of sanding.

    I got real lucky with the preservation of the maker's mark. This is something that I was afraid would disappear (as they often do) but the luck came from a deep stamping that somewhat deformed the blade face making an impression. I was able to grind pretty deep and not touch the maker's mark until the final steps - SWEET!

    I'd love to do another (or 10) of these because it was fun. Please feel free to go run up the bids on ebay. LOL

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    That is the best resto job I've ever seen.

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    Ya, it's ok if you're into knife stuff.
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    Wow...

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    Hey Dave...remember this?
    All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. - Lawrence

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    Hey Dave...remember this?

    Yes sir I sure do.

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    How's about I send you an old Sheffield for rehabilitation?
    All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. - Lawrence

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    Very nice!

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