Sheeps Foot Knives

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  1. JohnGer

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    Awesome.
     
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  2. SEMO

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    Been working on some new designs and projects.
    All builds are from scratch with no kits involved.
    Acquired a piece of USA Damascus, as I do not have the equipment to make my own.
    The first knife is a liner lock with brass and mammoth ivory.

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    Up next is a framelock in camel bone and bronze.

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    Number three is a slipjoint clad in stag and nickel silver.

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    Process pics for those interested...

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    Beautiful work!!
     
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    Awesome work! Do you take orders for folders?
     
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    Thanks Strig. Appreciated.

    Thank you sir. Up to this point, my folder production has not yet filled family and friend requests. I’m working on processes to increase pieces turned out of the shop.
     
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    Impressive work!
     
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    I like the nickel and stag one.

    Let us know when you start taking orders.
     
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    Yes, definitely interested in your work when you have the chance to branch out. I understand and appreciate you taking your time, seen way to many makers get in over their heads!
     
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    Thank you, sir.

    Absolutely. Will put out a PSA.

    Already in over my head!! Just not with orders.
    I have been making fixes blade knives for seven years. In that process I found it best to make a knife and sell the product, rather than sell the product then have to fulfill the promise.
     
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    This is 100% the reason why I stopped doing modding work on knives. I still love to tinker and do so quite often. But I hate knowing that I'm holding onto someone else's money while they wait for me to find time to work on something for them. The stress of it took the fun out of it so I gave up doing it for other people.
     
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    Here’s a new one from off the bench. 4” closed, USA Damascus (not my billet), stag, nickel silver, and stainless liners.

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    Raindrop damascus is the absolute best!!!
     
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    Gorgeous
     
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    Here’s some process pics of a tanto build.
    This one is headed to a newly promoted Air Force Colonel as a momento.

    I have a good supply of steel from a 1940’s International Harvester farm implement.

    It starts out something like this...

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    Forged to shape...

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    After some grinding...

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    Heat treat...

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    And lots of hand sanding...

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    Fittings...
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    Finish pics...


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    Next build is in the works. same steel for the blade.
    copper for the habaki.
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