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Offline Estacado

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Kephart Saga
« on: November 22, 2021, 11:55:24 AM »
Since I first posted, I am now up to 45 knives finished. The latest delivered was this Saturday. Now, if I can navigate picture posting again I'll post my latest. The last three were given to friends of fifty years, guys I flew F-4s with in Viet Nam. A couple of Kephart's and a Nessmuk Skinner. My knives have been used on Deer, Hogs, and a Black Bear. One fellow also butchered a Steer. They have been given as gifts to Sons and Grandfathers. I gave the second one I made to my Sister. The three I'll try and post are a five inch Kephart with dyed Maple scales. Then a Nessmuk 4.5" blade with Maple scales. The od one is my design of a Baby Kephart with a 3.5" blade and Walnut scales.

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Offline wsdstan

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Re: Kephart Saga
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2021, 04:25:41 PM »
Nice looking knives Estacado.  Good interpretation of the Nessmuk.  The little Kephart is interesting and would be a good game knife.
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Re: Kephart Saga
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2021, 09:27:27 AM »
Yup, I agree with Stan.....all very nicely done representations! :hail:    I especially like the miniature version of the Kephart.....first time I ever saw anyone do that. :thumbsup:
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Re: Kephart Saga
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2021, 07:32:08 AM »
Agree that these are very nicely done. Gifts made by the giver have a special place in the scheme of things as well.

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Re: Kephart Saga
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2021, 05:03:47 PM »
Nice work, Estacado!

When I first started, a veteran maker told me in order to stick with knife making, I?d have to have thick skin and a hard head. Glad to see you stuck with it, too.
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