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Keeslar Flare
« on: January 29, 2019, 04:00:37 PM »
Rainy day with forge fired up...Keeslar flare finger guard with wide blade and skinny handle. Hollow grind on blade...haven't done one of these in years. Just needed to do something different. Blade quenched and tempering in the oven. Not sure how I want to finish it, if I finish it at all!


Tempered and blade re-ground...
« Last Edit: January 30, 2019, 11:20:47 AM by tippit »
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Re: Keeslar Flare
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 06:48:14 PM »
That looks very nice Jeff.
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Re: Keeslar Flare
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 10:00:18 PM »
Nice one Jeff. Those are my favorite to forge of all blade styles. 

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Re: Keeslar Flare
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 03:43:17 PM »
Nice !
Like that style

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Re: Keeslar Flare
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2019, 07:45:12 AM »
The spine, the blade edge, the grind... beautiful lines on that one Jeff!  :campfire:
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Re: Keeslar Flare
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2019, 03:35:31 PM »
Jeff, Your flairs are sure clean. I sure like a hollow ground blade and it fits well on that one. The blade you sent some years back has been used a lot and is a dandy.

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Re: Keeslar Flare
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2019, 08:42:50 PM »
Robin,
I'm really glad to hear that it still works  :biglaugh:
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Re: Keeslar Flare
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2019, 04:02:39 PM »
Hay Jeff  I remember doing the flair years ago.   Still like the simple elegance of this blade.   Thanks for the show
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Re: Keeslar Flare
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2019, 02:30:19 PM »
Did you get a handle on this one Jeff? I love this blade shape you made.  :campfire:
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Re: Keeslar Flare
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2019, 06:51:50 PM »
Not yet...hog hunting and riding my horse seems to be taking up my time these days.
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Re: Keeslar Flare
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2019, 10:10:58 PM »
Ha well that sounds wonderful too  :bigsmyl:
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Re: Keeslar Flare
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2019, 07:16:48 PM »
 My Joe Keeslar "brute d'forge"..40 yrs old..😀
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