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!
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...
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
Material: XHP Straight core Microwave San Mai
Forged_by: Mike Norris
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.
'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
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
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...
@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...
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...
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...
Can we give a BIG congratulations to Scott Gallagher, MASTERSMITH!
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!
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...