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Anyone interested in a new knife?
« on: January 03, 2015, 05:19:50 PM »
I am working on 4 right now, 3 are blades not of my design, and one is all me. I had a Bernie Garland blank laying around, a blank that originated from Mick Spain in the UK, and a BCNWO1 that I traded Woodbear Knives for a while back. Just in time for everyone's Holiday bills to hit, but I promise they will be worth it..

Will update tomorrow with some finished pics.




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Re: Anyone interested in a new knife?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2015, 05:27:38 PM »
Can't wait to see them.

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2015, 05:34:33 PM »
Can't wait to see these completed Red, those scales are something!

That bevel polish is killer!!!  Are you getting that off the grinder?  And if so, how if I may ask...that's something else!

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Re: Anyone interested in a new knife?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2015, 05:39:37 PM »
Ah man, this is gonna be great... and miserable all at the same time: looking forward to seeing these knives, knowing they'll be gorgeous; not being able to afford one.  :'(

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Re: Anyone interested in a new knife?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2015, 06:04:43 PM »
Ah man, this is gonna be great... and miserable all at the same time: looking forward to seeing these knives, knowing they'll be gorgeous; not being able to afford one.  :'(



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Re: Anyone interested in a new knife?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2015, 06:31:06 PM »
Good to see you back at it Steve.

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2015, 06:49:30 PM »
I love lookin' at 'em even though I can't afford 'em. :thumbsup:
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Re: Anyone interested in a new knife?
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2015, 07:24:50 PM »
Those are nice and the scales look great.  Cannot wait to see them.   :drool:
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Re: Anyone interested in a new knife?
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2015, 08:09:41 PM »
P.M. sent.
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Re: Anyone interested in a new knife?
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2015, 09:30:59 PM »
PM replied.

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Re: Anyone interested in a new knife?
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2015, 02:13:25 PM »
Gonna be some great looking knives :D


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Re: Anyone interested in a new knife?
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2015, 02:26:53 PM »
ME WANT BIG PARANG!  AAArgh
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Re: Anyone interested in a new knife?
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2015, 04:24:05 PM »
ME WANT BIG PARANG!  AAArgh

FINE!!! Draw it up!

And you are paying for the extra oil, the bigger quench tank AND the extra cinder block so I can actually do a HT on a BIG PARANG!!!

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Re: Anyone interested in a new knife?
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2015, 04:25:02 PM »
Fooked this one all up, (cell phone pic)

Will be letting this one go with no sheath for SOLD shipped. Better pictures later.



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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2015, 06:39:50 PM »
Nice to see ya back at the grinder! I started back up as well. That wood looks awesome. I picked some scale sets up from him as well. Working on getting some desert ironwood logs up here. Your knives always look amazing. Welcome back to the addiction!
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Re: Anyone interested in a new knife?
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2015, 06:58:30 PM »
Fooked this one all up, (cell phone pic)

Will be letting this one go with no sheath for $130 shipped. Better pictures later.



I didn't get to finish anymore of them, the Gods conspire against me :(

Steve, I'll take that sub-par fooked up knife off your hands.  PM me your paypal info

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Re: Anyone interested in a new knife?
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2015, 10:35:51 PM »
Picture dump:

 You can see where I dug the thumb scallop too deep on one side, past the scale and into the liner. This was my first time trying this handle style, and it only cost me a $40 set of scales to learn the right way to do it lol! :doh:




















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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2015, 10:59:45 PM »
Nice to see ya back at the grinder! I started back up as well. That wood looks awesome. I picked some scale sets up from him as well. Working on getting some desert ironwood logs up here. Your knives always look amazing. Welcome back to the addiction!

Can't wait to see some of your new stuff :D I take it you are feeling better?
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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2015, 08:38:32 AM »
BCNWO1 is SOLD!
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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2015, 08:46:16 AM »
Shouldn't you be at work?  >:D
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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2015, 08:50:11 AM »
 :banana: :banana: :banana:
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« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2015, 09:04:57 AM »
Shouldn't you be at work?  >:D

I am :P Shouldn't you be drawing up a parang???
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« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2015, 09:17:14 AM »
Yah.  But I can't afford  all that equipment.  I need to take lessons from WB.  Maybe I could make money again...

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« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2015, 09:26:07 AM »
Lol, just draw something up, close to what you are looking for. I will figure it out ;)
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« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2015, 09:36:17 AM »
least I know the next thing I'm going try and trade beast out of  :drool:

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« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2015, 10:09:08 AM »
least I know the next thing I'm going try and trade beast out of  :drool:

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Are you the one that swindled him out of his Bernie Garland??
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« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2015, 10:55:44 AM »
Not I! and you know I don't "swindle"

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« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2015, 10:57:53 AM »
Not I! and you know I don't "swindle"

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« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2015, 11:16:57 AM »
Not I! and you know I don't "swindle"

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I had yer back, brother, at a camp with another forum owner.  Neither one of us backed off.  And I'm here for good.  :)

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« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2015, 11:20:59 AM »
Speaking of which, did your new buddy make the move down here yet?
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« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2015, 11:33:32 AM »
Beats me, brother.  Got my crew.  Blessed to have y'all.  :)
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« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2015, 11:40:02 AM »
LOL! Im just giving you some ;)

And as far as Creek swindling... Every time I have traded with Creek, I have always come out better than him. He is an awesome dude, and I am thankful to call him friend ;)
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« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2015, 11:48:15 AM »
I've maintained for the last couple of years that the BCNW knife is one of the finest looking bushcraft knives out there.
I think that that is one of the best renditions I've seen of it, deep scallop notwithstanding.
I did a mimic of the scallops on one knife and it took a few blanks before I got it right.
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« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2015, 12:02:10 PM »
Red puts an edge on his work that is simply unbelievable.
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« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2015, 12:04:51 PM »
Never had a bad trade with my buddy creek.  I wasn't using the Bernie Garland and traded with someone unassociated with this forum. 

This will fill the void that trade left nicely.  I've been wanting a redneck knife for a long time now.
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« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2015, 12:11:58 PM »
Thanks Yeoman :) I totally have a much better way of doing it in the future. I'll chalk it up to a $40 lesson..
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« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2015, 12:14:25 PM »
wait...  Beast got one of yer knives?

Dang it!
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« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2015, 12:18:48 PM »
wait...  Beast got one of yer knives?

Dang it!

Lol, before this thread got totally derailed, it was about a knife I was selling :)
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« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2015, 12:23:39 PM »
Well,  I had nothing to do with derailment..sniff.
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« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2015, 12:26:05 PM »
When is my parang going to ready? I sent you the drawing 5 minutes ago. LOL
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« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2015, 12:31:29 PM »
VULTURE!

Guess I deserved that...
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« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2015, 12:37:34 PM »
I suppose I could mock up one based on the Condor that Jimmy has.. Everyone seemed to like that one. Trouble is, you can buy the Condor for $40, or mine for lots more...
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« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2015, 02:32:01 PM »
You should've just scalloped the other side and said you meant to do it that way :P   we'd still a been drooling over it!!!!!  I'm really liking the bevel polish you're getting!

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« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2015, 03:13:06 PM »
   Some folks would call something like that flaw on their stuff, as a "character mark", and tried to pass it off without a thought for others... You didn't.




   Proud of ya that ya offered the knife up to be seen as it is, & let folks know what happened. I think sadly, that many folks wouldn't have done that. And since ya did show it to everyone ,  doing that my friend, I believe is a mark of YOUR good character, Red. Good on ya for the honesty!
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« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2015, 04:53:20 PM »
You should've just scalloped the other side and said you meant to do it that way :P   we'd still a been drooling over it!!!!!  I'm really liking the bevel polish you're getting!

Thanks dano. I use an old 600 grit belt, and I spray it down we wd40. Its not a perfect mirror, but pretty close.

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Thanks for the kind words brother. You are certainly welcome to look at any of my knives, but if you really want to spring for one, we might as well let you pick the handles and such, truly make it what you want. It a lot of money to spend, might as well have some say as to how it comes out 😃
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« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2015, 05:44:48 PM »
I would NEVER buy a knife with a polished bevel like that for fear of scratching it when it needed sharpening! ???
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« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2015, 06:10:17 PM »
I'm in for one of yours. I've another Bernie blank laying here waiting on me already. I need to fill my knife drawer back up, Christmas wiped me out of extra blades.
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« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2015, 07:54:52 PM »
I would NEVER buy a knife with a polished bevel like that for fear of scratching it when it needed sharpening! ???

Thats the fun of it Wolfy, getting out the water stones and maintaining that mirror bevel ;) It's actually quite satisfying all said and done :thumbsup:
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Re: Anyone interested in a new knife?
« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2015, 07:55:55 PM »
I'm in for one of yours. I've another Bernie blank laying here waiting on me already. I need to fill my knife drawer back up, Christmas wiped me out of extra blades.

There is one in this batch that is one of mine, might be right up your alley, unless you wanna wait for one that you can pick the scales on etc..
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« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2015, 08:06:50 PM »
I would NEVER buy a knife with a polished bevel like that for fear of scratching it when it needed sharpening! ???

Thats the fun of it Wolfy, getting out the water stones and maintaining that mirror bevel ;) It's actually quite satisfying all said and done :thumbsup:
That's undoubtedly true, but, so far I've been lucky enough to avoid investing in a decent set of water stones.....GOOD ones of a decent size are pretty spendy for an old age pensioner! ???
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