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Offline tippit

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Need Your Opinion
« on: April 30, 2019, 12:51:37 PM »
Forged up a Keeslar Flared Finger Guard knife 9 inches OAL.  Do I keep the belly in the blade or grind it straight?


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Re: Need Your Opinion
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2019, 12:59:37 PM »
Keep it.
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Re: Need Your Opinion
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2019, 04:47:49 PM »
I agree with Kirk.....keep it!

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Re: Need Your Opinion
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2019, 06:17:14 PM »
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Re: Need Your Opinion
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2019, 10:08:12 PM »
Straighten it !

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Re: Need Your Opinion
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2019, 10:24:25 PM »
I’m in between :biglaugh:
I like knives that are close to straight, but have just a little belly.
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Re: Need Your Opinion
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2019, 01:15:51 PM »
Get both!!  :goldtooth: Leave some belly on it but maybe not quite as much as you have now.

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Re: Need Your Opinion
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2019, 02:10:55 PM »
Thanks for all your input on the Keeslar Flare knife...here's what I decided to do.  No grinding just re-shaped with the forge and hammers.  Then the first grind to get it ready to quench and temper.  If I keep it, I'll cut the handle shorter, so I won't drill any pin holes for the handle yet.  Handle will either be Sheep Horn or Curly Maple.



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Re: Need Your Opinion
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2019, 02:53:22 PM »
That's going to be a very nice knife! :thumbsup:
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Re: Need Your Opinion
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2019, 03:10:00 PM »
Looks good. Nice profile!!

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Re: Need Your Opinion
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2019, 05:22:31 PM »
Seems I’m a little late to throw my .02 cents in but this blade you forged fought my eye because it was different. I think you should keep the belly in the blade and try it. I’ve seen you forge lots of straight blades. I wondered how this one would perform. Either way thanks for sharing your work and I know very well you didn’t ask but I always vote for sheep horn on the handle lol  :bigsmyl:
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