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    Ken Erickson Knives: A Retrospective

    I wanted to let everyone know that has followed my work just how much I 110% percent appreciate the well wishes and thoughts. life has a way of throwing curve balls at times and I am blessed to be able to work thru them. Again, thanks for following my work , purchasing my work, but most of...
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    Les Voorhies Model 11 orange G10?

    I purchased this Les Voorhies Model 11 direct from Les at the Badger show March of 2014. I carried it a few times, cut a bit of paper. Les's original edge. Flips nice, with good lock-up, blade centered, no blade play. XHP steel. 8 inches overall length opened. There is a 1/2 inch long...
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    Carbon fiber shadow

    Really nice!
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    "Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

    As others have said, thanks Elliott! Thoughts and prayers go out to Jerry and Janice.
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    Rotating display for Sportsman's knife.

    I ground a hardened dowel pin that fits the tweezers slot . The knife sets/balances really nice, open or closed.
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    Rotating display for Sportsman's knife.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffoPiUQ-v0g&feature=youtu.be I wanted to work out a display for the Sheffield style sportsman's knife I made a while back. Many of the Sheffield exhibition knives would be displayed standing on end with everything opened up. I wanted to go a bit further and...
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    Tidioute Exec Whittler - New collector fit and finish question (with pics)

    The small gap at the end of the tapered spacer is common on whittlers.
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    Traditional chisel grind?

    :thumbup: A few pictures of a Farmer's Jack with chisel ground hawkbill and budding blade. These pictures show the flat or un-beveled side. The four factory produced knives on the right feature chisel ground blades.
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    Re-covered Sheffield made Senator.

    I do not normally have time or inclination to re-cover the vintage knives but this one was a bit of a different story. This link takes you to the post that Brad (Ptradeco) posted in the great thread "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ...
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    Advice or ideas on heat coloring 416 L SS

    I was hoping someone might have some real world experience heat coloring 416 L stainless. The part is 1 inch dia. an about the same long. Not a part for a knife, but part of a fixture for a knife display. I would love to achieve a bright blue color, plus seal it against color loss. I do...
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    Ken Erickson Knives: A Retrospective

    Reading this back to myself , I even confused myself. :eek: The diamonds on this knife are a bit larger than your ivory farmers jack. Which means the lines per inch are Less on the sportsman's knife compared to your farmers jack.
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    Ken Erickson Knives: A Retrospective

    Lyle , the diamonds, or lines per inch is slightly larger or less on this knife than on your ivory farmers jack. I believe I made that knife about 2 to 2 1/2 years ago.
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    Ken Erickson Knives: A Retrospective

    You guys are good! Can not get any closer than the 7.5 oz that my scale shows. If you can email me with your shipping address and I will get it out tomorrow or Tue via US post office. [email protected]
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    Ken Erickson Knives: A Retrospective

    Thanks guys! This one was a great learning experince for me. As a side note, if anyone cares to guess the weight of this knife in ounces, I will mail off a "little trinket" to you . First close-enough guess when I decide to end the gaw gets it. Open to all.
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    Ken Erickson large sportsman's knife Sheffield inspired

    I hope so also! I built every implement to work as intended. :)
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    Ken Erickson large sportsman's knife Sheffield inspired

    Chris, this knife build was originally conceived about a year ago with input from a very knowledgeable collector an fan of the old Sheffield knives. The implement choice was decided on about 4 months ago. In retrospect there is very little I would change except fine tune a few things such as...
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    Ken Erickson large sportsman's knife Sheffield inspired

    Thank you guys for the very kind comments on this one, very much appreciated.
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    Ken Erickson large sportsman's knife Sheffield inspired

    Yes, this was my first set of scissors. I also ended up making the pivot screw :eek: as I could not source a proper sized screw.
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    Ken Erickson Knives: A Retrospective

    Thanks for all the kind comments! Mike, here is a picture of the tools I used for this checkering. The MMC power checkering head is a luxury that is a carry-over from my gunsmithing days. While there are many more hand tools in my checkering arsenal these did the bulk of the job on this...
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    Ken Erickson large sportsman's knife Sheffield inspired

    The great cutlery firms in Sheffield made a vast array of patterns and styles of pocket knives. Among those is a class generally referred to as sportsman's knives. These knives came in many sized and pattern shapes and implements. Implements varied from fish scalers, shotgun shell extractors...
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