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1  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / After 8 years my name came up on my waiting list. on: December 06, 2017, 03:07:40 PM
My EDC is shown here with my brand new EDC, you can see that my my old knife lost a little over 1/4 inch due to wear and sharpening.

I was going to work down the handle some more, but decided I like it and will work with it for a while before any more major decision are made.

Kind of  fun making your own knife once in a while.

2  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Happy Thanksgiving! on: November 22, 2017, 07:44:30 PM
I am finally beginning to feel human again and am thankful for having lived what for me has been and continues to be the life I always wanted.

I wish all a great day followed by many more, we are truly fortunate to be free.

3  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: Happy birthday Ed! on: September 18, 2017, 10:02:49 AM
Thank you Daniel, hope you continue to contribute to the ideals of the HEPK society.
4  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: Just a Update on: September 11, 2017, 07:16:38 PM
Now I can see them, nice work with the camera. Keep after that education, it is something no one can ever take from you.
5  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: Just a Update on: September 06, 2017, 09:15:59 AM
Your photos do not come through, I am looking forward to seeing them!

As for me slowly but surly I am getting back to my old self, Hope (and it looks like) I am done with all the cancer stuff.
6  KNIFE TALK / Ed's Thoughts / Re: Been declared to be an official Cancer Survivor! on: August 15, 2017, 06:52:18 AM
I have found that Chemo and Radiation treatments for laryngeal cancer are hard on your body and while the got the cancer, I am taking a long time getting back to where I want to be. Still very grateful that the treatments worked and Chris was here to keep track of all that was going on because I have been in left field waiting for someone to throw a pitch my way.
7  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: dropping by with a photo on: August 11, 2017, 04:51:16 PM
PhilL recommended picture trail to me years ago and I have used it with no complaints.
8  KNIFE TALK / Ed's Thoughts / Re: Been declared to be an official Cancer Survivor! on: July 31, 2017, 12:05:46 PM
Got the pathologist report and it also is clean. Nothing but good news. Back to working at getting the place wet, good times.
9  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: dropping by with a photo on: July 31, 2017, 12:03:19 PM
Photobucket will not let us see your photo. Hear they are being jerks on other forms, but am far from an authority.
10  KNIFE TALK / Ed's Thoughts / Been declared to be an official Cancer Survivor! on: July 06, 2017, 09:37:54 AM
Last week all four of my Doctors got together with what must be a mountain of reports and test results and declared me to be a cancer survivor!! Chemo therapy is tough stuff and it will take some time to heal up from both the ulcers, cancer and chemo and radiation therapy, but I am a happy man!
11  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: Blade Show 2017 & other on: June 27, 2017, 08:10:35 AM
That was an early 5160 blade, before multiple quench. It cut very well, he loved it and it did cut down on the cost of my divorce. It does not look like he used it very much.
12  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: Blade Show 2017 & other on: June 20, 2017, 08:28:26 AM
Hello David:
Good t hear from you again, looks like your son and you have a lot of good times ahead, that S&W looks like a beauty!

I did not get to go to Blade this year, my Doctor said NO, I just finished therapy for cancer and am now waiting for a few weeks to see what happens next. This was the second Blade Show I have missed in over 30 years, really missed the show.

Chris did well, sold all the knives we had on the table, I had some finished up and he had some of his own knives. Maybe some of the other members will make some comments?
13  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: Why no guards? on: May 04, 2017, 08:26:56 AM
It takes time to fit up and shape an adequate guard, also requires just a little more leather for a scabbard. Many folks will settle for less so why go to the trouble.

One of my best students came to his first class with a knife with no guard, It actually scared me to hold it, so easy to slip down on the blade. He said he was used to it. Several months later he showed me his  hand where there had been many stitches. Said he was now a believer in guards.

Some folks believe they are  expert enough that they don't need a guard!! That is OK, MD"S love to stitch!
14  KNIFE TALK / Ed's Thoughts / Re: My favorite Loveless knife on: April 29, 2017, 10:41:31 AM
Many times new knife makers do not have much choice as to materials they use what they have. I would have rounded the top and sides of the butt to make it more comfortable to apply force with my hands.

I also like the vibro engraver, have used it exclusively.

I ordered more business cards and the printer used the words Home Made instead of Custom Made. At first I was a little embarrassed cause "Home Made" does not sound professional. Then I decided it was OK to call my knives Home Made and am proud of them because probably 99% of us are home made. I am proud when someone says my knives do not look "professional" and do not consider the personal signature anything to be ashamed of.

Artists are proud when they put their signature on a painting, as well as they should be.
15  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: Wet Forging!!?? on: April 29, 2017, 10:28:40 AM
Yes, we played with it for a while, I still remember the day he showed me. Comes in handy if you are forging too hot.
While it was interesting, I could see no benefit from it, Scale early on protects the future knife inside, I never could see any benefit to this method of working. It does cool the blade faster while forging and require more heats, I do not feel it is worth it other than as one of those Wow deals for demonstrations.
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