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Comment by Alexander Noot on Monday

Thanks Tom. I'm hoping one of the integral bolsters will work out good at least.

Years back when I was around 12 years old my dad had gotten me a "scouting" knife. Which for me meant a fixed blade, (looking back I suspect it was around 4" in bladelength which to 12 year old me felt HUGE).

There was a problem with it though. In the actual blade itself was a bottel opener cutout. And on the last day of camp (offcourse) it broke right at that point.

Now one of the counselors saw me crying over my favourite posession in the whole wide world. He took me aside and showed me his knife. He told me: "See this knife? My sister brought that for me when she went all the way to spain on her vacation. I'd like you to have it"

I (sadly) don't have that knife anymore. I'm unsure what became of it. It might've been lost in the mail or something. But I never forgot that man's kindness. I suspect he'd been around his 30's or so when this happened. He visited our church branch yesterday. And I realised...I never thanked him properly for doing something that so profoundly influenced my way of thinking about posessions.

So I decided one of the knives currently in heat treat will be destined for him. He offcourse doesn't know this yet. But I'm looking forward to seeing his face. He doesn't know I make knives or that his kind act had such an impact on me. But I'm looking forward to seeing his face when I hand him the knife I made for him.

Comment by Tom Peterson on Monday

Alexander,

Integral bolsters and soldered guards take a bit of practice like anything else but from what I've seen of your knives you should do just fine! For me soldering is kind of hit or miss, sometimes it works out perfectly and sometimes I redo the joint multiple times. From what I understand, I think that I sometimes overheat the surrounding metal and the flux turns brown. I think that sometimes I don't use enough flux also and that also causes problems with getting the solder to stick. I just need to do it more often and get more practice.


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Comment by Alexander Noot on Saturday

Oh man! Jan, you got a Terzuola? I've love one...but a lefty. But they're virtually impossible to get.

Comment by Jan Carter on Saturday

Comment by Dario on April 12, 2010

Nice group, I'm new.
My favorite knife are 2, one folder and one fixed blade.
The first are the EAGKE ROCK from Bob Terzuola, because I have wished to buy one from many years. And the second are the Randall 12-11 Smithsonian, the first Randall I have buyed some years ago.
They are:

And

Here whit my Busse FFBM.....

Comment by Jan Carter on Saturday
a unique one of a kind hand made. the blade was made from a saw mill blade, the handle is deer antler.

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Comment by Alexander Noot on Saturday

Will do!


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Comment by Stefan Diedericks on July 24, 2014 at 8:43

Good luck.

Show us the picks as they come along.


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Comment by Alexander Noot on July 24, 2014 at 8:24

Oh I agree all the way. I currently have a couple of loveless style blades with the heat treater just because of that fact. I'm mainly interestede in the guard on those since I've never done an integral bolster OR soldered a guard. But I'll do both in those.


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Comment by Stefan Diedericks on July 24, 2014 at 8:06
Looking good Alexander.
Your grind line look nice and clean.
Big thing is, you need to push yourself to try new things, even if that means that you make some mistakes along the way.

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Comment by Alexander Noot on July 24, 2014 at 3:24

Well Stefan based on your encouragement I went and gave the whole "tapered tang" a try a while back.

Came out pretty nice I think. I've since done a few more that tapered to a much thinner point. But for a first try I'm pretty happy with this one.

 
 
 

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