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    I still need to give it an edge and make some pants for it. Steel is D2. Blade length is about 4 inches and overall length is just shy of 9 inches. The finger guard is from a section of bronze pipe. Pins are brass. Red liner.

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    Very cool knife!
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    Crash, another fine blade. I'd love to see the CrashBlade show room.
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    You are doing great! How long does it take you to turn out these masterpieces. Just getting better and better
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    Cool beans, brother. That is one sweet knife. Everyone you make seems to be a different design and all of them have eye appeal. Little surprise since your pics are so dang good. You've got a great eye!

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    I try not to think about how long they take. The finger guards are relatively new to me so it takes a bit. I'd guess this one has about 25 hours in it (cutting blade, profiling, grinding, heat treating, finger guard, homemade micarta). One thing that is saving me time is that I started using a soft wheel (8 inch contact wheel covered with 1/4 inch felt). This blade has zero hand sanding on it. Before I made the soft wheel, I would have several hours in hand sanding on some blades. Practicing and listening to my two mentors has helped immensely as well.
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    very handsome. Nice handle geometry on that one.
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    Wow, that knife really flows. Great Piece!!
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    The sculpting on the guard looks great. Nice looking knife.
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    Very cool knife looks like you have a very good hand at making them.

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    Time to pick one or 5 designs and put your marketing hat on! Looks real good!
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    Marketing makes it into "wo#k"

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    Looking Every time .You Said the Guard Is Made from Bronze Pipe Did you Flatten it Or Just find a Really thick Pice.I'm Tinkering With Guards And For Now I'm Cutting 2 Pices for Each Side Shape And Pin them Into Place.And then Finish and Polish . Then Add Handles . Now On Liners What Are they Made Out Of Plastic Or Something Else.
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    Okay where's MINE. LOL. Very nice.

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    that is one sexy blade!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinner View Post
    Looking Every time .You Said the Guard Is Made from Bronze Pipe Did you Flatten it Or Just find a Really thick Pice.I'm Tinkering With Guards And For Now I'm Cutting 2 Pices for Each Side Shape And Pin them Into Place.And then Finish and Polish . Then Add Handles . Now On Liners What Are they Made Out Of Plastic Or Something Else.
    The pipe was large - about a six inch diameter. I was sliced into "rings". I cut a section of one of the rings to length. One side will be convex and the other concave. I grind off those sides to flatten them and then grind to ends to square them up. I mounted a small motor I picked up at a flea market to a board and put a thin cutting wheel on it and built a cutting table to rest the work piece on. I use the blade to slice the notch for the blade (on this style guard).
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    Quote Originally Posted by gryffynklm View Post
    Crash, another fine blade. I'd love to see the CrashBlade show room.
    ditto

    do you have a display case for your knives ?
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    Nah. I've got a few on hand, but have given quite a few away. Recently began selling a couple.
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    Skinner - here are a few pics of the bronze I was using and the slot cutter I made.

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    Cool custom tool, where did you get the brass at?
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