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    Smile My first knife

    So I finally managed to finish my first steel knife I've ever made. It's a karambit knife and I've made it from very old circular saw. The handle is made of walnut wood. Karambits are well known as combat knives, but they also can serve you well as utility knives. Well, the knife certainly isn't perfect but I'm quite pleased how it turned out.
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    Cool style.

    I think it turned out very well....a whole lot better than my first one....
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    Well done, and as H63 said - better than my first one.
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    I like it. Personally not my style but you did a nice job on it.
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    Wow. I think it came out nice. Well done
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    Thanks everyone for such compliments.
    Now I want to make a sheath for it, and maybe some little mark on the knife. What method would you recommend me for making a mark on my knife? I don't know what shape or maybe lettering it would be, but I want it to be something really simple.

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    Hey Karambit, I am giving you REPs for the Knife, I think its deserved for such a great 1st effort.
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    Wow, thanks Antony. I appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karambit View Post
    Thanks everyone for such compliments.
    Now I want to make a sheath for it, and maybe some little mark on the knife. What method would you recommend me for making a mark on my knife? I don't know what shape or maybe lettering it would be, but I want it to be something really simple.
    Electro-chemical etching. You don't have to use one like I do in the vid - there are fairly inexpensive options out there and some do-it-yourself projects you can find on line.

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    Kudos! I know you said it was a good utility knife as well as a fighting knife... but it screams wicked fighter.

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    awesome job!!!
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Electro-chemical etching. You don't have to use one like I do in the vid - there are fairly inexpensive options out there and some do-it-yourself projects you can find on line.

    Your equipment looks really good, maybe I'll try to build something at least a bit similiar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    Kudos! I know you said it was a good utility knife as well as a fighting knife... but it screams wicked fighter.
    Yeaaah I know . And it's almost impossible to disarm as it's double edged + it has a ring to help you keep it in hand. And you also can do a lot of nice tricks with it.
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    Sooooo....Crash ....Are the chimes necessary to make the magic work?.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Electro-chemical etching. You don't have to use one like I do in the vid - there are fairly inexpensive options out there and some do-it-yourself projects you can find on line.

    You know a guy works with his hands by the blood blister on his thumb.

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    Good work, K. Like some of our other knifemakers, my first efforts did not come out nearly so well.

    Keep at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Sooooo....Crash ....Are the chimes necessary to make the magic work?.....
    What did you mean by "chimes"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by canid View Post
    Good work, K. Like some of our other knifemakers, my first efforts did not come out nearly so well.

    Keep at it.
    Thanks Canid. Now I'm thinking about second knife, but I'm still not sure what design I'll use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karambit View Post
    What did you mean by "chimes"?
    There are wind chimes hanging from my workshop and can be heard in some of my videos.
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    Hhh, now I understand.
    (I'll better buy them, you know, just for sure ).

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