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Old 08-18-2017, 06:34 PM
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All this reminds me of the TV special on a guy making a Viking sword from bog iron.
They took it from digging up the mud to polishing the hilt.

They skipped over a lot of the weeks of pounding on a brick sized hunk of iron to the final blade shape. They only had an hour.
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Old 08-19-2017, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by rwoody View Post
is that knife for sale very nice !!!!!!!!!!
It sold today.. It went to a patron of mine.. My friend who said he wanted it was a no show and a person from 1/2way across the USA was at the demo and he has several of my pieces.. And early Axe/hatchet which he talked me into selling him back in 1998 which was my personal Hatchet, a tomahawk, a fork and a few other items.. They used to buy 1 item each visit..

Anyhow, he came for the hardwick fair and to visit with family and he hasn't been back here in nearly 10 years himself..

Was a nice reunion and great to see him and his wife again.. Anyhow it will now work it's way to CO..

For the next 4 or 5 months I will be producing all sorts of blades.. I have another bowie on the list as well as a Kukuri..

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Old 08-20-2017, 08:35 AM
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Very nice bolo-type chopper. I like the shape very much.

I enjoyed watching the Thai and Hmong bladesmiths over in Thailand. While they made many similar patterns of farmer knives, each one had a style. And they could reproduce that style remarkably consistently even though the size varied.
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