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« on: March 09, 2009, 03:36:21 PM »

Here is my first completed blade from the seminar.  The handle looks awkward, but actually fits my hand like a glove!

John Deere 5160 steel, 5 1/2" blade, 10" overall, Sambar Stag with some cute spacers.
I satin finished the upper portion of the blade along with the ricasso and left the etching on the bottom.  Gave it a little contrast.

Hope you like it.........................feedback always welcome +/-.    



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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 07:04:39 PM »

nice work  gary
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 01:17:08 AM »

Hey Gary, Really nice lines, I can see Ed?s influence.. Hope to hear about how well it performs!
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009, 12:59:30 PM »

Very Very Nice. Thanks for sharing

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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2009, 03:17:29 PM »

Thanks guys!

Cowboy, I honed a quick edge on it and got 152 cuts before it gave up.  Learning to sharpen that curve is a trick!  Five licks on the ceramic and it shaved hair again.  Not good enough.  Back to the stones to narrow that edge down some.

We flexed it before I came home from Wyoming, no problems.


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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2009, 03:22:40 PM »

You really have something to be proud of.
I like it a lot.
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2009, 01:50:23 PM »

Gary; At 152 cuts she'll skin any animal in Georgia and look good doing it. your doing great work. thanks for shearing with us,,,
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2009, 03:33:25 PM »

Very nice Gary! Love the stag and the spacers! I have yet to finish any of the knives from the seminar. I need to get on it. Looks Great, Shane
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2009, 07:10:41 PM »

Thanks guys,  my hat won't fit on my head now!

Shane, you are the forging leader. Come on now show us your stuff!  I know you are holding back...........................
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2009, 07:50:49 AM »

i like it gary! nice blade shape. as for the "awkward looking handle" thats one of the best parts. i love handles that look a little off kilter.it really shows the personality of the maker.
   nicely done
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2009, 08:06:14 PM »

Gary,

I have to let you know that I just cannot get enough of this beautiful lady. Most excellent!

Harold Locke
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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2009, 11:10:39 PM »

That is one beautiful knife Gary, the blade is what I call a natural form and I like the way the handle is blended into the guard, she will fit the hand nicely. Many miss that aspect of Scagel's knives, the reason for his spacers was absolutely designed to develop a handle that fits the hand well. Meant to be used and in comfort.
Congradulations!
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2009, 12:00:21 PM »

Thank you all for your comments.

Thank you Ed Fowler for teaching me the modified Michael Price grind.  This one is  new favorite knife! 
At first.................I wasn't sure of the grind, I mean I didn't know if I was going to like it.  Now, I'm torn between the typical convex grind and this one.  Guess I'll just have to do both!

The handle feels and performs much better now with the hot spots removed.


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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2009, 03:14:24 PM »

Once again, I really like your knife.
I even think you did a nice job photographing.
But, I must admit the way you cropped your photos could use some improvement.
If you photograph your knives on a diagonal you'll take better advantage of the space, and cutting off the tip or the butt is almost always a no-no.

Just as an example.


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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2009, 10:37:38 AM »

Thanks for the tips Phil!
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