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Old 02-18-2019, 05:48 PM
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Yup, nice work. Thanks.
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:18 PM
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Thank's for taking the time!!!! Nice job!!
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Old 02-18-2019, 09:51 PM
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very nice. I like a smaller blade myself.
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:15 PM
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Absolutely beautiful work, Matt.


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Old 02-19-2019, 11:13 AM
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Wow. That's just the complete package! Nice!

I've got a couple knifemakers here local that owe me a blade. One of them died not too long ago, young kid. I have one of his knives but always had a different idea I wanted him to tackle. One of the others may get a printed copy of this thread so that he can learn and understand what I want done. I really want my name on the back of the steel...that's just too darn cool and every time I see it I'm amazed all over again.
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Old 02-19-2019, 11:26 AM
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Thanks for the kind words everybody

I dug through the camera memory card and didn't find all the missing pictures, but i did find the set on sharpening.

First pic shows the edge before sharpening. The blade is reflecting the table top so it kind of disappears in the pic but the calipers are just behind the cutting edge.

The next picture is how I do it. I usually sharpen right handed, but can use either one. No jigs or fixtures here, just even pressure and nice long strokes across the stone. On a larger knife I may put the initial edge on with the belt grinder, but on something this size it doesn't take all that long with a coarse stone.

The third picture is of the stones and strop. The white stone is a fine grit ceramic stone. They are awesome sharpening stones, although a little pricey. You don't have to use water or oil and they stay flat forever. When they plug up you scrub them with scouring powder and are ready to sharpen again. Somewhere I have a medium grit ceramic that I really like but it came up missing after deer season

Picture 4 is attempting to show the edge. Basically sharpening is just polishing 2 bevels until they meet each other at an apex. The higher the polish the thinner the apex can be because it isn't broken up by scratches.

Last pic is the results. That is normal notebook paper cut in a filet. Not the greatest trick, but its hard to take a pic and cut stuff at the same time.
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Lol, that third picture makes me think I'm seeing through the blade at first glance.
And it really shows the "Shade". Dubby's right, that is an outstanding feature.
The sheath is worth more than any knife I've ever owned.
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:32 PM
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Wow. That's just the complete package! Nice!

I've got a couple knifemakers here local that owe me a blade. One of them died not too long ago, young kid. I have one of his knives but always had a different idea I wanted him to tackle. One of the others may get a printed copy of this thread so that he can learn and understand what I want done. I really want my name on the back of the steel...that's just too darn cool and every time I see it I'm amazed all over again.
It took me a long time to perfect the letters for my name, and so far I've refused to put anybody else's on one . I did put the date on the back of a knife for a wedding present once."Oct 31 2009" takes a lot of filing.

I need to recover some old pictures off of old hard drives, the progression to having my mark like it is now took awhile. I had a lot of people telling me they didn't like it and to just buy a stamp and an etching machine too but eventually it caught on.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:14 PM
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Lol, that third picture makes me think I'm seeing through the blade at first glance.
And it really shows the "Shade". Dubby's right, that is an outstanding feature.
The sheath is worth more than any knife I've ever owned.
Trying to photograph stuff that shiny can be fun, I think I managed to keep my ugly mug out of the pictures
Maybe we can do something about your knife collection
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:34 AM
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I have zero artistic ability. Threads like this pretty much reinforces it.

Very nice work.
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