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Cool gift from my brother
« on: April 18, 2016, 10:50:24 AM »
What a talented guy! This beauty is entirely hand made. Only power tools used were a grinder and a drill. The blade is 440 stainless from scrap. Cryro hardened. All hand polished. The handle is from a walnut slab he cut out of a blow down years ago. He makes the sheaths too. Pretty jazzed to be the owner of this one!

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Re: Cool gift from my brother
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2016, 10:57:26 AM »
That's a nice looking knife. I like knives like that one, attractive, but not so flashy that they'd never get used.
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Re: Cool gift from my brother
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2016, 12:30:31 PM »
Very nice Jim. Great craftsmanship.

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Re: Cool gift from my brother
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2016, 01:23:15 PM »
Gorgeous knife. That handle is a really nice piece of walnut. I'd love to have a bass made out of that.
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Re: Cool gift from my brother
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2016, 01:27:16 PM »
Really nice workmanship. I like the handle.
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Re: Cool gift from my brother
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2016, 01:32:55 PM »
Great looking!

Custom knives can get pretty pricey really quick. Nice to have such a talented and generous brother!
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2016, 01:52:00 PM »
Its cool that its a solid peice and not sandwiched. Seemless and tight.

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Re: Cool gift from my brother
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2016, 02:48:22 PM »
Beautiful pieces there Jim. Does  your brother ever do customer sheaths for folks or is it just a hobby? I have a hunting knife that my Grandfather made that I would like to have a custom leather sheath made for.  LMK.
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2016, 05:12:34 PM »
Now that's a Knoife!!!
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Re: Cool gift from my brother
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2016, 10:20:00 PM »
Beautiful pieces there Jim. Does  your brother ever do customer sheaths for folks or is it just a hobby? I have a hunting knife that my Grandfather made that I would like to have a custom leather sheath made for.  LMK.
To my knowledge he doesn't do anything for sale. It adds deadlines, and there's just no way to compete price-wise with factory work. So he just does it for fun. He's into cowboy action shooting too, so he also makes belts and holsters, leather Rough Rider trousers, pistol grips, you name it. All meticulously built to authentic specs. He's a real artist. He recently told me he needs a break from that stuff, so hes going to build a clock from scratch.

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Re: Cool gift from my brother
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2016, 10:35:31 PM »
Beautiful pieces there Jim. Does  your brother ever do customer sheaths for folks or is it just a hobby? I have a hunting knife that my Grandfather made that I would like to have a custom leather sheath made for.  LMK.
To my knowledge he doesn't do anything for sale. It adds deadlines, and there's just no way to compete price-wise with factory work. So he just does it for fun. He's into cowboy action shooting too, so he also makes belts and holsters, leather Rough Rider trousers, pistol grips, you name it. All meticulously built to authentic specs. He's a real artist. He recently told me he needs a break from that stuff, so hes going to build a clock from scratch.

Awesome, sounds like a true craftsman, on his own terms.  Can't fault that.
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Re: Cool gift from my brother
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2016, 04:25:09 PM »
Sounds like he is into "process". If it were easy then the outcome would be meaningless. :D

To the process-artist the process outweighs the outcome. So the tangible end-result is just a representation of all the effort and skill put into its creation.

Building a movement clock from scratch... That's an undertaking.
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Re: Cool gift from my brother
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2016, 11:05:48 PM »
That's awesome.  I wish I could craft things like that.  I have all the ideas in the world, then the reality of what I make hits, and, well...

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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2016, 11:18:37 PM »
Awesome!

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Re: Cool gift from my brother
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2016, 03:22:46 AM »
That's a great looking knife Jim!  Something I've tinkered with but never really had the time to really go after it.