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Post by Gilgamesh » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:56 am

Paul Arden wrote:Welcome back :D :D
Thanks :pirate:

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#42

Post by Gilgamesh » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:58 am

My dad told me he want's to order a knife from me....his own design.
I'm pretty sure partly to support my endeavor.........but I out-foxed him by giving him a voucher for one of my knives for his 73rd birthday in July.....

Got his design after some nagging......after some consultation the remainder of a Nicholson halfround was chosen...

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Post by Gilgamesh » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:02 am

2nd forging session
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grinding done:

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Post by Gilgamesh » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:06 am

Heat treat done, I use an exhaust repair product as clay to get the differential heat treat, soft spine hard edge

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Brass and very old Wild Olive wood for the handle

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Brass soldered in place:

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Post by Gilgamesh » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:08 am

No beauty shots yet, Dad is still busy making himself a sheath.....it's a bit further along

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Post by Gilgamesh » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:19 am

Used 3 old files and made 6 knives

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#47

Post by Gilgamesh » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:27 am

Unfortunately fishing is very seldom on the menu anymore, even less so fly fishing :sick:
I'll always be thankful for the nymphing years on the Orange river, but idle hands needed to find something else to do.... :upside:

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#48

Post by Paul Arden » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:52 pm

Amazing! That looks like fun :D
It's an exploration; bring a flyrod.

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#50

Post by guest » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:18 pm

Superb, thank you for sharing
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