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« Reply #240 on: February 01, 2020, 12:26:15 pm »
Thanks Hein!! :thumleft:
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« Reply #241 on: February 01, 2020, 12:31:48 pm »
While searching for the Skean Dhu for Kilroy these popped up!!
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #242 on: February 01, 2020, 12:34:01 pm »
While searching for the Skean Dhu for Kilroy these popped up!!

So you have a Fox Karambit then? - Nice :thumleft:
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« Reply #243 on: February 01, 2020, 12:36:49 pm »
Last Lot ( I Hope)!!!  :biggrin:

Lastly the very nice Axes I bought from @Vis Arend
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« Reply #244 on: February 01, 2020, 12:37:58 pm »
While searching for the Skean Dhu for Kilroy these popped up!!

So you have a Fox Karambit then? - Nice :thumleft:

It is a big Bugger!!!  :biggrin:
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #245 on: February 01, 2020, 12:44:44 pm »
Here is my little collection altogether.
My wife gave me the crkt some years ago. Rest all to dad from dad.

Then 2nd pic is a set of 6 Joseph Roger table knives I got hold of on classic auction.
Best butter knives ever for making braaibroodjies.
Never knew Joseph Rogers made knives like this.

 

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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #246 on: February 01, 2020, 12:51:11 pm »
Here is my little collection altogether.
My wife gave me the crkt some years ago. Rest all to dad from dad.

Then 2nd pic is a set of 6 Joseph Roger table knives I got hold of on classic auction.
Best butter knives ever for making braaibroodjies.
Never knew Joseph Rogers made knives like this.
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Those JR's are beautiful - and you posted that Bestech again. I have tried the whole of yesterday to source one without success
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« Reply #247 on: February 01, 2020, 12:53:05 pm »
@Hardy de Kock  very impressive!!!  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Thanks - all of them done by myself with my limited artistic skill.
I love Tomahawks
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Really nice work there hardy :thumleft:

Do prey tell how. Are the blades welded onto the holder or is that a forged piece?
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I buy the blades as templates, fire forge it, reshape, file, grind and detail it, temper it again, and after that I start with the leather work. I absolutely believe that a blacksmith is what I should have become. I have serious respect for blacksmiths.  a Lost art
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Bliksem! Well I take my hat off to you Sir. That is quite something to be able to do.
If you have a chance maybe start a thread on forging? Home built forges and what is needed.
I've tried getting a gas forge working, but I just cannot seem to get the heat high enough. As soon as i close the forge in, the gas won't burn.
I think coal fire outside would probably be the answer?
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #248 on: February 01, 2020, 01:02:23 pm »
Great board - thanx Hardy

@Oshkosh  i was so inspired by your skean dhu my memory got triggered @Straatkat  Bertie put me in touch with sean culhane (google his website) about a year ago when i was contemplating commissioning  him to make me a personalised skean dhu for my 50th. From dad to dad present. I ended up buying personalised bass rod.  So, iím just started talking with sean again about that skean dhu.  Anyone who know where i can find african turquoise stone ? 

You are right Hardy. There is something about a blade....
 

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« Reply #249 on: February 01, 2020, 01:03:36 pm »
Btw - plse let us all bother Bertie @Straatkat to join this board. He is a master and an old dog too..
 

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« Reply #250 on: February 01, 2020, 01:04:15 pm »
Here is my little collection altogether.
My wife gave me the crkt some years ago. Rest all to dad from dad.

Then 2nd pic is a set of 6 Joseph Roger table knives I got hold of on classic auction.
Best butter knives ever for making braaibroodjies.
Never knew Joseph Rogers made knives like this.
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Those JR's are beautiful - and you posted that Bestech again. I have tried the whole of yesterday to source one without success

Sorry to trigger you again😔
Nice to know its something rare.
 

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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #251 on: February 01, 2020, 01:21:25 pm »
Great board - thanx Hardy

@Oshkosh  i was so inspired by your skean dhu my memory got triggered @Straatkat  Bertie put me in touch with sean culhane (google his website) about a year ago when i was contemplating commissioning  him to make me a personalised skean dhu for my 50th. From dad to dad present. I ended up buying personalised bass rod.  So, iím just started talking with sean again about that skean dhu.  Anyone who know where i can find african turquoise stone ? 

You are right Hardy. There is something about a blade....

I second that - and he produces some of the finest Damascus :thumleft:
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« Reply #252 on: February 01, 2020, 01:34:45 pm »
So, i have a fist or two full of old folders. Mostly SAKs some with special memories. Nothing of interest to you.

So herewith my most commonly used folders excl a small SAK or two

You would id it easily
 

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« Reply #253 on: February 01, 2020, 01:37:22 pm »
2 fix blades - both handmade by lessor knowns.  One a school friend of mine.  Try guess the woods

Oh, and i love ropes and cords and knots (my nerd side)

Ps. kukris pics in the kukri thread
 

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« Reply #254 on: February 01, 2020, 01:40:19 pm »
2 fix blades - both handmade by lessor knowns.  One a school friend of mine.  Try guess the woods

Bottom one Kiaat?
 

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« Reply #255 on: February 01, 2020, 01:42:51 pm »
Great board - thanx Hardy

@Oshkosh  i was so inspired by your skean dhu my memory got triggered @Straatkat  Bertie put me in touch with sean culhane (google his website) about a year ago when i was contemplating commissioning  him to make me a personalised skean dhu for my 50th. From dad to dad present. I ended up buying personalised bass rod.  So, iím just started talking with sean again about that skean dhu.  Anyone who know where i can find african turquoise stone ? 

You are right Hardy. There is something about a blade....

@KiLRoy try this Link:http://stonesforafrica.co.za
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #256 on: February 01, 2020, 01:48:24 pm »
Handle I made for a Mora Classic, commissioned by a fried for his 10yr old son. Bulletwood and Milkwood.
And my "Dremel tool for men" with which a do the shaping.
 
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« Reply #257 on: February 01, 2020, 01:58:01 pm »
Think the bottom one is kiaat. Its a Herman van Seventer knife. Bought it for R850 on sharp edge special.  Ridiculous price for a hand made fine quality knife.  Why buy mass produced?

To one is from a friend when he started off.  Real amateur knife but functional.  The steel is too thick, but so solid. Told him i want to be able to gut, skin and slice upward through the breast of a hanging kudu.  I can, but not the best skinner

Its wit Olienhout from my wifeís grandfathers farm near Kammieskroon.

My favourite wood for knives is Tambotie.  Love the look and the smell.
 

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« Reply #258 on: February 01, 2020, 01:59:36 pm »
Here is my little collection altogether.
My wife gave me the crkt some years ago. Rest all to dad from dad.

Then 2nd pic is a set of 6 Joseph Roger table knives I got hold of on classic auction.
Best butter knives ever for making braaibroodjies.
Never knew Joseph Rogers made knives like this.
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« Reply #259 on: February 01, 2020, 02:08:47 pm »
Those JR table knives are beautiful

Reminds me of my late grandfather whose family names got passed to me. He ate with his own JR table knife similar to this one, half the blade sanded away over the years.  Then when its braaivleis or when there is meat to be cut from stew bones, out came his JR lambfoot folder.

Confession: i hate sharpening blades. Its boring and repetitive