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This design has a special reminiscence for me as it was the design of the first knife i was involved in making some 35 years ago. An old boy, an engineer to trade took an interest in me as a lad and forged up a similar blade with me i "helped". He gave it to me some time later and i still use it today. It is a good all rounder for butchering up a carcass, recently helping a mate who has a small holding and does his own butchering and he admired it. As he gave me half a carcass for the freezer i have made it as a gift for him.

Series 2 Land-rover leaf spring deferentially heat treated blade, brass from an old door hinge and denim/resin wrap handle so again all re-cycled materials.

First one with an attempt at a makers mark.....by no means perfect....but he can hardly complain as it is a gift.:laugh:

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The Original. my "first knife" made 35years ago.

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Nice beefy looking looking knife that ... very nice ......

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Wow!!! Impressive big knife!! Reminds me of the Scagel full tang knives. I like the brass with copper rivets.

You definitely should make more knives!!

Regards

Nicolas 

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Can’t for the life of me see him complaining .great present , usual great work ..

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13 hours ago, spsurfer said:

Wow!!! Impressive big knife!! Reminds me of the Scagel full tang knives. I like the brass with copper rivets.

You definitely should make more knives!!

Regards

Nicolas 

Thanks all for the positive comments.

Yes Nicolas would love to make more, just do it for a hobby among many other things. Not a big hourly rate in making a unique knife from scratch.

Griff

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That's a very nice gift. On that knife, is it a convex grind ?, not easy to do.

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It seems to work well, and yes I see, rather technical. Ha Ha.

 

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I now have a belt grinder which is fantastic for flat/ concave grinds but you can't beat the rubber wheel for the convex grind.

You de-flate the Tire, fit the belt and re-inflate the tire to hold in place. Simple but effective.

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Just found these topics and threads, bloody awesome work, and it seems to be so easy for you.

That is just great and you show it so well.

I am green with envy at your skills.  Great work.

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3 hours ago, 17hornet said:

Just found these topics and threads, bloody awesome work, and it seems to be so easy for you.

That is just great and you show it so well.

I am green with envy at your skills.  Great work.

Welcome to the craft forum.:drinks:

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On 26/02/2018 at 10:42, GruffaloGriff said:

I now have a belt grinder which is fantastic for flat/ concave grinds but you can't beat the rubber wheel for the convex grind.

You de-flate the Tire, fit the belt and re-inflate the tire to hold in place. Simple but effective.

Fukc me is there anything you can't make 👍👍👍

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