kwakster

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    Replied to the thread Early Western Bowie.
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    Found a twin brother of my own knife, also from the first generation (around 1965-1966) but in better overall condition.
    The blade has seen less sharpenings over the years, only the apex was a bit blunt & damaged due to the use of a pull through device.…
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    Liked Chui’s post in the thread Giving me Daggers.
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    Recently received the dagger from Thys Meades - this was a job Rob Brown had started for me but sadly never finished...

    Thys was Rob's last pupil and he very kindly agreed to make a dagger and inscribe in Rob's memory. I supplied the Amboyna Burl.

    The…
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    My three choppers together: the modified Solingen Scout knife, a modified Western Bowie, and a Tora Blades Camping kukri.
    You can click each pic 2 X for more detail.



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    This knife was bought by a Dutch man in the late '50's or early 60's as a souvenir, and from what i learned from his daughter is that it spent the rest of it's days forgotten in a drawer inside it's sheath.
    When i bought it the blade was quite pitted…
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    Replied to the thread Forever Diamond Titanium knives.
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    Today sous-Chef Patrick sent me his impressions on the factory fresh Diamond Titanium santoku knife that i lent him to use, the still new & unused Santoku model:



    Below is what he wrote me (translated from Dutch):

    "You asked me to write down my
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    Replied to the thread Kohetsu HAP40 Santoku.
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    This is how i received the knife back after about a month of use in a commercial kitchen, and only after the Chef cut up several Italian artisan breads with almost rock hard crusts, which of course damaged the very hard & very thin edge.
    There were both…
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    The knife at this moment.
    (Click 2 X on the pics for more detail)

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    Replied to the thread Early Western Bowie.
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    Yesterday i continued playing / testing / finetuning the knife somewhere in the Veluwe nature reserve.
    About a week ago i thinned the blade just a bit more and the new apex now fits neatly in the 25 degrees slot of my Tormek WM200, and so far the knife…