Aces and Eights

Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by Redmeadow Knives, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    A quick dry fit after some handsanding. The spacer is etched for texture but not for color yet, it'll be a dull grey.
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  2. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
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  3. gunspease

    gunspease Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 9, 2002
    That looks really good
     
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  4. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Oh yeah...these are gonna be nice:cool: A little jealous...definitely digging the slender profile.
     
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  5. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
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  7. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    PIN restraint and lovely form :thumbsup:
     
  8. jlauffer

    jlauffer Tempt not the Blade Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    KNICE!!!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  9. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    This is looking damned good, John. Damned good.
     
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  10. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Yep, agreed! :thumbsup:
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    This project has definitely sparked my interest and imagination.

    One pin left for the handle, it'll secure the tang and the handle together. I was going to do 2 but I think one in the back section will be just right. This thing will have a total of 15 parts, 9 of those being pins (2 unseen guide pins ins the ferrule/guard/handle if you're coming up short;)).
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Trying to decide between these two images for the spine.

    Apparently these are called "underline flourishes"? A subtle one of these down the spine might look classic.
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    Or a card suit, (Each one rotated so they're in a line instead of side by side).
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    Opinions?
     
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  13. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    Personally, I think 'The original Bowie Knife' is always good, but short of that, the card suit seems a tad nicer...
     
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  14. jlauffer

    jlauffer Tempt not the Blade Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Thinking card suit
     
  15. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    OR - just Aces & 8s seems apropos :thumbsup:

    I do like the card suit idea otherwise.
     
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  16. jlauffer

    jlauffer Tempt not the Blade Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Hey John, know you've been working on Cowbells and Campers, but any update on these? I'm jonesin!:oops::D
     
  17. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    I'll be getting back after them very soon. I'm shaping the 2 Campers and Cowbells this week, after that I'll work these into the groove. I forget that summer is hell on my shop time!
     
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  18. jlauffer

    jlauffer Tempt not the Blade Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Thanks John. Totally understand things slowing down in the summer...you gotta have some me time, especially after the winters you must have up there!
     
  19. jlauffer

    jlauffer Tempt not the Blade Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    To take a cue from Sheldon...psst...Gambler:D
     
  20. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    Wow, way to throw me under the bus... :D
     
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