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  1. SharpByCoop

    Welcome back! Current status, known issues, and more.

    An overall thank you for the herculean task of this restructure. I love the cleaner look, and the ability to use more than 12 emojis! 🤙🎩 One final ask for 'compact mode', if available. I have a WIDE 27" monitor and I'm swinging my head like I'm watching a tennis match.... HAH!
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    Wanted to share this: Stan Moizis custom folders

    I like these dependable slip-joints and the handy leather cases. Sweet! ALL craftsmen doing great work. Good thread.
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    three IWB EDC's. sharp by coop photos, video demo.

    I LOVED this set. It has a few features I hadn't seen before: Most notable is his clever and effective discreet inside the belt 'April carry'. Nice. Second is subtle: The finish on the backspine is satin or brushed up to the bolster, then he polishes it out to the tapered tang. You can see a...
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    Black Bowie

    Heads-up: SUPERSTAR in the room! Peter, you make black G10 more attractive then anyone can. That satin finish, tho... 😲 Great thread!
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    True North Knives

    I'm siding with Neil on this one. I'm reminded of the ugliest word in the English language: Entitlement.
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    Photos SharpByCoop's Gallery of Handmade Knives

    Look close: What do you see? NOTHING! @CMFMetalworks and a *difficult* hidden hardware folder.⁠ ⁠ It looks so natural and clean.⁠ ⁠ Maker: Ian Alexander Tyson-Pickarski⁠ ⁠ Model: Paladin⁠ BL/OAL: 3.5/8.25⁠ Material: XHP Straight core Microwave San Mai⁠ Forged_by: Mike Norris⁠ Bolster: Black...
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    Photos SharpByCoop's Gallery of Handmade Knives

    And JUST LIKE THAT, we fell in love! @MGregoryKnives⁠ ⁠ First kwaiken in CPM-Magnacut, along with it’s clever and stylish sheath from @jg.on.ig.⁠ ⁠ 4” blade ground nice and thin. ⁠ Tapered and skeletonized tang, curly koa under the tsukaito.⁠ ⁠ Overall weight 4-3/4 ounces.⁠
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    Photos SharpByCoop's Gallery of Handmade Knives

    'Day of the River' @PaulDistefanoKnives carved and created this *amazingly* beautiful Bowie with inspirations. Read on:⁠ ⁠ Model: 'Day of the River'⁠ BL/OAL: 13" blade. 19" overall⁠ Material: Mosaic damascus⁠ Forged_by: Paul DiStefano⁠ Bolster: Blackened mild steel with gold⁠ Handle: African...
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    Photos SharpByCoop's Gallery of Handmade Knives

    How SWEET it is! Bill Kennedy Jr. hails from the midwest USA and sure knows how to please.⁠ ⁠ He's got a small IG presence @billkennedy63⁠⁠ ⁠ Knife: Dress Slipjoint Folder⁠ Model: Full size 2 blade trapper⁠ BL/OAL: 3' blade 7.25" OAL⁠ Material: Damasteel⁠ Forged_by...
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    Takedown WIP- pic heavy and completed!

    Impressive on every count. I hope Blade #1 returns in some way. It's HARDLY unsatisfactory. Bravo! Good thread.
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    identify makers mark on custom knife

    I looked through the Knives Annual 2002 edition for ANY maker with last name 'W' and first 'S' and only found one. Not your man. Photo would help. Good luck.
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    Photos SharpByCoop's Gallery of Handmade Knives

    By the way.... I want to THANK all of the viewers here on Bladeforums, who quietly admire these images from afar. I see YOU! This thread, has now THREE MILLION VIEWS and growing. The current forum software doesn't give an exact count anymore (Tips to see this? LMK.) It's the most viewed...
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    Photos SharpByCoop's Gallery of Handmade Knives

    @ScottGallagher04 The PINNACLE of ABS Mastersmith testing is the legendary 'European Quillon Dagger" with fluted handle and gold twisted wire.⁠ ⁠ Here is Scott's submission which garnered his MS ranking in the past month.⁠ ⁠ He sent it to me wrapped in a delicate purple fabric. That was an omen...
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    Photos SharpByCoop's Gallery of Handmade Knives

    Who digs the Blues? Jason @Northstar_Forge performs THIS song in steel, wood, leather, and bronze.⁠ ⁠ Knife: Fixed Hunter⁠ Model: Seraphim Feather⁠ BL/OAL: Blade 5 1/4" OAL 10 1/4"⁠ Material: Feather Damascus⁠ Forged_by: Jason Kraus⁠ Bolster: Mild Steel hot blued with Bronze spacer and domed...
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    Photos SharpByCoop's Gallery of Handmade Knives

    Danger, danger!! @KC_Gray_Knives Python micarta, and Hornet's Nest steel.⁠ ⁠ Model: Honey Creeper⁠ BL/OAL: 4" / 9"⁠ Material: Hornets Nest Damascus⁠ Forged_by: Mike Norris⁠ Handle: Python canvas micarta⁠ Frame: Titanium⁠ Knife Comments: Carved snake clip.⁠
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    Photos SharpByCoop's Gallery of Handmade Knives

    Who's HUNGRY? Pete @Brothersville_Knives satisfies a craving with Voodoo resin handles. ⁠ ⁠ This rugged set includes: ⁠ Bullnose Scimitar ⁠ Scimitar ⁠ Boning knife⁠ Fork⁠ Honing steel⁠ ⁠ Model: 5 Piece Butcher/Cutlery Set⁠ Material: W-2⁠ Forged_by: Peter Pruyn⁠ Bolster: Nickel Silver⁠ Handle...
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    Do not buy from Hinderer Knives

    OP: You overreact and are fussy. I see the 'defect' and I understand. It's not unusable, and it's cosmetic as you also allow. Still.... You tried to cut out returning to the dealer to help them. In the end it not only didn't work, it worsened. Hinderer Knives could very well have 'sucked it...
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    Photos SharpByCoop's Gallery of Handmade Knives

    Can we give a BIG congratulations to Scott Gallagher, MASTERSMITH! @scottgallagher04 Here is his approved test set. This happened two weeks ago in Arkansas at a Hammer-in. I am impressed but NOT surprised. What an accomplishment!
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    Photos SharpByCoop's Gallery of Handmade Knives

    THIS defines Elegance. 'Flora' is the FIRST dagger by @PaulDistefanoKnives. ⁠ ⁠ Enough skill and beauty to win the prestigious 'Best Handle Design' and last month's @Blade_Magazine ICCE Show in Ft. Worth, TX.⁠ ⁠ Paul has been elevating our world for years. He's young, and WE are gifted. Follow...
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    Photos SharpByCoop's Gallery of Handmade Knives

    30+ year old hunters from Legendary maker Dennis @FriedlyKnives. Looks TIMELESS now! ⁠ ⁠ Scrim by Connie Bellut. ⁠ ⁠ We aspire to greatness. Dennis did!⁠