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    I've been jonesing to get back to work in the shop. I was looking through some pictures of a few knives I've made and thought I'd put them in a Youtube vid.

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    nice compilation Crash. I like the knife in frames 3, 6, 7 and 16. Thanks for sharing.
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    Beautiful work, Crash.

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    Great knife compliation,Crash.
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    I normally don't like wood handles,those wood handles are something I would Buy...those are the best Ive ever seen,ever.
    I like the blade profiles as well...seriously fine work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Greg View Post
    I normally don't like wood handles,those wood handles are something I would Buy...those are the best Ive ever seen,ever.
    I like the blade profiles as well...seriously fine work.
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    RG, I have one of those knives shown in the video (pink handle) the pics really don't do them justice!
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    Thanks Nell. RG - most of the handles are homemade micarta - I think there were only 4 that had wooden handles.
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    Ooh. Ooh and Armadillo. I have that one. Not the armadillo, the knife. Way cool, Crash.

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    sniff sniff one of those knives wast the late great Alaskan Bush Knife........sniff sniff.......,
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    OOOohh! shiny, pretty, can't decide what I liked the best Crashcarta o the wood handles. Looked like some coabola, and zebra wood very nice.
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    That sure is some beautiful work Crash. It's amazing what you can do with a rusty old piece of metal. You've got some really neat shapes with some of those.
    I'm particularly fond of the hacksaw knife at 2:20. Seems like I remember it from this picture
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    Nice, so how many have you made?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwc1969 View Post
    Nice, so how many have you made?
    I'm not really sure.
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    I want them ALL!!! What an amazing collection!
    Please don't put any more up for auction, 'cause I know I won't be able to help myself.
    I guess that's how addictions start--one thing at a time.

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    About half or so of those are no longer in my possession. I'm looking forward to getting back out to the shop.
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    Here's a technical question. Hypothetical, of course.
    Say, you want a knife with a custom grip that fits your hand like a glove.
    Do you start with a mold of sorts of the said grip (in wax, clay, etc),
    or is the approach entirely different?
    What natural materials best lend themselves to this?

    (I've made molds before (bronze sculpture) by process of "lost wax" and one can probably do that for a knife handles if one wanted a metal one.)

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    IMO a lot of the fit of a knife handle is more of a personal preference. What's comfortable to one, may not be to another with similar sized hands. It's not something that I've tried (maybe Panch0, Camp10 or P Moore can weigh in) but if I had a mold of what was comfortable to a user I could probably get pretty close by alternating between the feel of a handle and the mold as I shaped it.
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    Love All the Knives ,Hope to Get to that Point In the Future. Soon I'll Be Trying My Hand at Making a Homemade micarta Since there's So many Possable Mixes of color and Lines when Making them . Keep up the great work .I'm Learning More and More Every day from everyone here.

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    Beautiful slide show of your work Crash! Just wondering if you've done one similar to #15 but with a shorter blade? I really like the proportions of that one.(Always been kind of partial to drop and spear points) Also your "Ulu" variation skinning knife(for lack of a better term.) is really cool too. Looks like it could both skin a deer, and prepare dinner! You are like fine wine... just get better the further you go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinner View Post
    Love All the Knives ,Hope to Get to that Point In the Future. Soon I'll Be Trying My Hand at Making a Homemade micarta Since there's So many Possable Mixes of color and Lines when Making them . Keep up the great work .I'm Learning More and More Every day from everyone here.
    Not sure if you saw this, but maybe it will help you with your micarta. http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...memade+micarta
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