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Offline JW_Halverson

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Still mine for right now
« on: January 10, 2019, 01:16:14 pm »
We have a member in here that turns a talented hand to making edged weapons and tools. I have the distinct honor of already owning one knife and one Tomahawk from him. A few short weeks ago, I asked him to make a specific style Bushcraft knife for me. It arrived today.

I am simply amazed. It is beautiful, rugged, and utilitarian, without being ugly. I am happy to say it is mine for the immediate brief future.

However, in a few short hours it will be given away as a Happy Birthmas-Merry Chrisday present.
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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: Still mine for right now
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 01:19:20 pm »
The wood came from Tennessee Valley Muzzleloading. They charged me just $20 including shipping to send a huge chunk of incredibly figured maple. By some strange coincidence, I have a custom Green River Skinner blade that needs new scales. After that, I will only have enough wood for 20 or 30 pairs of tips overlays, a half-dozen more knife scale sets, and maybe a few other little odd bits.
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Still mine for right now
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 01:23:41 pm »
Beautiful knife!
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Offline JEB

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Re: Still mine for right now
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 01:25:53 pm »
Great looking knife.

Offline Trapper Rob

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Re: Still mine for right now
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 04:23:15 pm »
Good looking knife.

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Still mine for right now
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 06:55:11 pm »
That is a handsome knife!  I like that maple.
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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: Still mine for right now
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2019, 08:24:17 pm »
Aaaand it's not mine anymore. The recipient loves it.
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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Still mine for right now
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2019, 03:46:59 am »
Beautiful knife! I would have been tempted to put aquafortis on the handle though.

Offline BowEd

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Re: Still mine for right now
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2019, 04:02:22 am »
Nice gift JW and the score on the wood is pretty good too.
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Offline Aaron H

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Re: Still mine for right now
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2019, 07:26:17 am »
Oooohh, very nice

Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Still mine for right now
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2019, 11:48:59 am »
I'm jealous, but happy for the recipient.  :) I hope he or she had a Happy Birthmas-Merry Chrisday!
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Offline Pappy

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Re: Still mine for right now
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2019, 12:17:44 pm »
Beautiful knife JW, I think I may know where that came from, he does beautiful work.
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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: Still mine for right now
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2019, 03:51:42 pm »
Beautiful knife JW, I think I may know where that came from, he does beautiful work.
 Pappy

Yeah, my (not)cousin is pretty talented.  I am kinda bristling at myself for giving it away.  I might have to commission one of these for myself, too.
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Re: Still mine for right now
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2019, 02:21:47 am »
I have a neck knife with the same beautiful wood for the handle, I wear it and us it every day but Sunday. ;) I have a bunch of neck knives but it is my go to, a real working knife. That is a beautiful knife but the knives he makes aren't only beautiful they are very functional and tough and love to be used. :)
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