John56

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    Bit of a fan here too...

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    Replied to the thread Wanted Bones bowie..
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    (Quote from Eskrimador)

    I hope I'm not betraying a trust but the last time I spoke to Shane he told me that health problems were severely restricting his time in the workshop and he was focussing all his efforts in to trying to clear his backlog of…
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    Replied to the thread Canadian belt knives.
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    (Quote from KirilVM)

    Certainly not, there is something very elegant in the curves and it is excellent for what it was designed for, processing dead animals.

    When I first saw one many years ago I assumed it was an historic design like the Kephart or…
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    Liked Stew’s post in the thread Canadian belt knives.
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    I don't find them ugly at all. I love the curves of Canadian belt knives.
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    I guess I'm getting boring making these knives, but I love them! They are ugly, simple, but maybe the most comfortable knife I've ever touched.





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    I find a particular satisfaction in turning rubbish into something useful/artistic.

    This hunter is made from one of my favorite steels...old Land-rover Leaf spring (1095 i am guessing).

    The micarta handle is black/blue denim equal layers with 2x…
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    What you see here is my Harrison 13" swing lathe, truly a thing on unmitigated beauty...




    I am having a proper sort out and restructure in the 'shop, part of that will consist of a little maintenance work to the above, it is in need of a new clutch...…
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    Replied to the thread Military issue, what next?.
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    This is a really useful website which lists some of the more obscure fighting knives, it should give you all the info and inspiration you'll ever need.....

    http://www.militaryfightingknives.com/collection.html
  • Can't make it I'm afraid :( .......but I know you'll have fun :thumbsup:.
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    Liked Chui’s post in the thread Unlikely.
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    (Quote from ilknives)

    - Craig has it, entirely depends on the pocketknife...

    And, maybe, the burglar was a discerning burglar.

    Of course, if he didn't spot the £envelope, yet took the Sheffield slippie, then he needs to go to Specsavers...
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    Replied to the thread Pimped My Bevel Filing Jig..
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    That's absolutely one of the "coolest" things I've seen and we need a video of you using it 'cos I wouldn't know where to start......:thumbsup:
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    Replied to the thread Treasure chest.
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    Did Pandora have an anvil in her box?
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    Thanks all. All the credit goes to Guy, I just asked for something :)
    (Quote from jaggededge)

    My wallet started whimpering, I think it knows you are right.

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    John, I think you were on the other side of the campfire at their inception. …
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    They are proven designs Ian and Guy has done a fantastic job of bringing them right up to date. I agree with jaggededge that a small utility would complement them perfectly so continuing with the "historic" theme how about getting Guy's take on a…
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    Both knives look absolutely superb and are undoubtedly made to be used.

    The design of the knives intrigues me as I see a historic influence in both.....Nessmuk and Canadian belt knife in the 14c28n whilst the CPM 3V has definitely got shades of Trade…
  • Depending on things completely out of my control (her name is Annette!!!!) I may well be able to make this. She's away for the weekend so I'll speak to her tomorrow to see if she's got anything planned for us that weekend........
  • (Quote from jaggededge)

    I will if you let me buy that Sinn for a (previously agreed) exceptionally low price :thumbsup:............I'd even go to double figures........:P
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    New arrival for me this week. Missed this on TZ forum the other week, by the time I read up on it someone else nabbed it. So I sent a polite PM stating dibs, and it paid off!

    Obris Morgan Aegis



    Quick snaps in poor light don't do it any justice. …
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    Replied to the thread Dang! Just had my SAK confiscated!.
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    A good friend was flying BA first class to the US a few years ago. Much to his annoyance he had forgotten to put his antique folding corkscrew with foil cutter in the hold luggage and it was duly confiscated, as was his wife's antique silver manicure…
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