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    Hi from a Georgia blacksmith

    Hi all,

    I posted once or twice under a different username a few days ago, but changed it upon request and didn't do a proper intro, so here it is.

    I'm not a fabulous cook, though I enjoy it and am getting better, but I come at the knife obsession from the knifemaking end. I grew up with access to my dad's blacksmith shop and have always been tinkering with building knives, axes, and swords. I hunt, gather, and fish, do all my own butchering and meat processing (deer and feral hogs mostly), garden, raise chickens, and do wood, leather, and metal work. I do my best to make my own tools for these tasks, largely because I've always been a poor student and/or head of an ever-growing family. Things with edges make me giddy and 3-D visions of edge geometry keep me up at night. KKF seems like a good group of people who like high-performance edges and know a lot more about knife history and designs than I do, so I'm happy to be here with all you knife nuts!

    ~Luke

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    Welcome Luke.
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    Welcome from a fairly new member himself.

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    Welcome!! it would be great to see some pictures of your work

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    Welcome! I'm a huge Georgia Bulldogs fan. If I get to make it to a game this year I'd love to see your shop. Go Dawgs.

    Sooooo ssoooo so many beautiful girls in Athens.
    "See... the problem here is that... my little brother, this morning, got his arm caught in the microwave, and uh... my grandmother dropped acid and she freaked out, and hijacked a school bus full of... penguins, so it's kind of a family crisis... so come back later? Great."
    -Lane Myer (Definitely not as in Oscar Mayer)

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    Welcome!

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    Welcome!!

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    Welcome! Hubby grew up in Athens (a LOOOONG time ago!) It's a neat place.

    As a Ramblin' Wreck, I will try to forgive you Georgia Bulldog fans.
    Now is not the time to bother me. And it's always now. Wiley Miller

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    Welcome to KKF!!!

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