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every week at my forge and workshop(updated)

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hi penny , yeah its the plan for next year to stand a couple of shows . to have a well stocked stall will take me months to get organised and finnished , thats ok because i think it will be very quiet around xmass and after . and anything that dont sell will sit here waiting .

its taken me all day to get all the parcels wrapped triple checked and then down the post office , and once that was done it was ordering the laser cut blades , (that is one massive job very expensive to do and long winded ) its done now and in 1 week i should have 60 blanks here !!

its alot of pressure because it the designs are wrong and nobody likes them , im screwed !

im also attempting to take on the mora knife with one of my own , might be closer to £30 than a tenner but will be 100% british and still handmade , so you will have to watch this space for them .

 

a note to anyone who is expecting a delivery , they are on there way first class recorded . some if not all have protective mist of oil on them , so dont panic just wipe it away or use thinners to remove .

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joed81,- When you say Ray Mears blade, do you mean Alan Wood or SWC blade. (maker )

Take away the name, and what is the difference between Matts blades. Same quality steel, and same quality.

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thanks gin .

knowing how the woodlore's are made , what of , grind etc there is nothing but a name that seperates mine from theres , and a massive price tag of £400 - £600 i dont know how they justify them ?

even hand forges damascus or mosaic would not come in at that price .

i would want mosaic blade, walrus tusk or mamoth tooth handle with a world class sheath for that money !

each to there own i spose , but how do you dare ever use it ?

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It was the Alan Wood blade. I think I can see from the pics that you are making some quality peices here. I actually got a damascus steel knife from Citadel when I was out in Cambodia and I nearly sold the other week, thankfully no one was interested. I did see a blad towards the beginning of the thread which had a white handle, not sure if it was bone I was skim reading and had some sort of red lining under the handle. I would be interested in a knife simialr to that.

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every one liked that one !! i will have to buy in some more micarta and liners .

looks like you have good taste dave !!

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thanks gin .

knowing how the woodlore's are made , what of , grind etc there is nothing but a name that seperates mine from theres , and a massive price tag of £400 - £600 i dont know how they justify them ?

even hand forges damascus or mosaic would not come in at that price .

i would want mosaic blade, walrus tusk or mamoth tooth handle with a world class sheath for that money !

each to there own i spose , but how do you dare ever use it ?

you wouldnt it would sit in a cabinet and collect dust :laugh:

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hows that for advertising lol :laugh:

 

post this link in your signatures on other forums . http://i1176.photobu...9/newbanner.jpg

Thl.com bud or they won't find it

well spotted :thumbs:

 

edited by paulus :laugh:

 

sure thats a picture of my knife you all have in your signature pic?

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yep went monday afternoon , do you live in south or north ireland ? postage was something like £8 or something if it was south so went for the cheaper version !!!

check has not cleared yet that only came monday to !

im haveing a bad week this week lots of things have gone tits up , all the wood for orders still has not arrived nor has the micarta etc for the other orders , i did a large cleaver for socks order yesterday and it cracked all over on quenching , and fell to bits when i was chopping stuff up with it !

i forged 5 up yeasterday so lets hope they come out ok today !!

might be good luck today we saw a pure black , blackbird , black eye lids beak feet everything , its a good or bad owmen i think ?

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Yep im in the south :thumbs: will have to check the postbox see if its arrived yet :)

That was a bank draft lol... Its essentially a pre paid cheque... Old fashioned I know but was all I could ger on the day

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its no problem the guy in the postoffice had no idea what it was ha ha .

im sure it will be with you shortly , others in the uk have started to get theres .

i cant beleave its as expensive to post to southern ireland as it is to say america , thats crazy .

 

well gents the wood has arived , so its long day of handling bushcraft knives !!

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Matt,

 

My knife has just been delivered - first class workmanship, really pleased with it. I cannot wait to order my next!

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Good luck with it Matt!

 

Ill see you in the morning, I've got an interesting clever to show you actually, was going to ask your advice on shopping the thing.

 

See you soon. Liam

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