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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2007, 07:23:00 PM »
a friend sent me a piece of baleen a long time ago to use as self- nock inserts on some wood arrows...it worked beautifully...just some awesomely hard materials and Doc, you ARE doing some pretty work my friend.

Can't wait to see you and Mel...was down this weekend and saw 30 hogs...just stump shooting with my friend for miles in the swamps this time, though...didn't feel like draggin' and skinnin...

Looking forward to spending some quality time.
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2007, 07:32:00 PM »
Ray, You better feel like skinnin cause I got a sheephorn skinner all sharpened for you!
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2007, 08:16:00 PM »
How'd I miss this one earlier??!
Looking real nice!  It's great to see what you come up with just pounding on steel!
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« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2007, 08:58:00 PM »
great job Jeff...it's fun to watch everyone grow in their talent right here as we watch.  it's amazing.
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2007, 09:13:00 PM »
Very nice Doc, Where'd ya get that ugly piece of damscus  ;)  You liking that new grinder, lovin both of mine!   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2007, 09:57:00 PM »
Ok Frank, what did my bro Don send ya? gotta see it.

Doc that damascus is real purty and would look good on my side,LOL.

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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2007, 10:12:00 PM »
Doug,  That grinder allows me to do things to steel I never dreamed I could do.  I never knew what a flat grind was until I got the KMG.  Thanks for bringing it east  :)
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2007, 07:25:00 AM »
Good job Jeff.  I really like that damascus blade.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2007, 07:41:00 AM »
Better send me that sample to make sure it will hold up.Awesome work can't wait to see the damascus if it is anywhere close to the sample I know it will be sweet.

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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2007, 08:15:00 AM »
Hey Jeff,  
That knife is drop dead gorgeous! I just hope I can make a sheath worthy of one of those fine creations of yours...  

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I will certainly try   :)

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« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2007, 10:59:00 AM »
Oh, man! It's 18 degrees here in Atlanta, Jeff. They'll be all ganged up in huge droves if it stays this cold.
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2007, 01:21:00 PM »
Ray, I thought I was coming South for some warmth...forget the warmth if those hogs are all in big bunches  :)
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2007, 01:25:00 PM »
Shell...Your beautiful sheath will cover all my mistakes!  Heck whoever wins probably won't even take it out of your sheath  :)
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2007, 03:40:00 PM »
Hey Frank I told ya not to get toooo attached. LOL. You can caress her all ya want, but I do want her back at some point.  :bigsmyl:    :biglaugh:  

Very nice work Doc.

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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2007, 08:13:00 PM »
Did you forge the damascus yourself Jeff?
Nice work.
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2007, 09:28:00 PM »
Jeff, No...that's just a billet that I forged the blade out of.  A power hammer would be nice but except for my new KMG grinder most of my work is low tech hammers & sweat  :)
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« Reply #36 on: January 29, 2007, 09:35:00 PM »
Nols,  No big secret...thin super glue!  But you need to polish the finish cause the super glue doesn't penetrate.  Sanding just takes the glue off & you're right where you started. It also helps to have nice baleen, not the ends that are starting to go into the hair structure.  That's why this was just a trial knife.  My better piece will be on special knives!
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2007, 09:55:00 PM »
TOO LATE Nakohe! I like BIG KNIVES!LOL<><
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #38 on: January 29, 2007, 10:12:00 PM »
GROAN, I knew I should have listened to Shell and just traced it out. Now I may never get it back.   :knothead:  

I'll think of something Frank.  :notworthy:
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2007, 06:05:00 PM »
Dang Doc,  You should know that baleen isn't bone at all.  Keratin, not unlike a horses hoof or a buffalo's horn.  How'd it smell when you were shaping it?  Of course I'm sure the old sailors weren't to picky when they were trying to figure out what to call it.

You should call that line of knives "The Mysticeti".  Mysticeti being a baleen bearing whale.

As always, great looking stuff!

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