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Posted: 9/13/2005 5:08:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2005 5:19:51 PM EDT by kindstranger]
Well, It ends up that some of my current and former students are ace knifemakers. Here is a link to some of their work.

Garret is a college junior. David is a sophomore. Older brother is in med. school. (taught him too).

Home schooled; yes sir, yes ma'am types. Nicest, best raised kids you could ever meet.



Wutcha think?

Edit: Posted in General Forum as I see this as a general interest story.

Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:16:00 PM EDT
I had a really cool Phsysics/Football coach in highschool how makes his own Damascus knifes, along with being a total badass Blackbelt body builder outdoorsman hunter dude. He even finished of a deer that he shot with a knife while the deer was running. He got up to it and it got up he jumped on it and it took of then he slit its troat while riding/dragged by it. I know some of you will say its BS but if you knew him and some other insane things he has done would question him.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:20:06 PM EDT
If I had the money to but parts to make a forge I would make all kinds of knives.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:23:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 6:02:30 PM EDT
Nice work. They'll make bank if they start cranking out the "tactical" stuff.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 6:39:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 6:39:23 AM EDT by kindstranger]
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 6:40:33 AM EDT
Nice work.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 6:44:33 AM EDT
Both are good, but that second is downright bitchin'
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 6:47:58 AM EDT
I'm still trying to figure out which ARFCOM member made this knife so I can see if he'd be interested in making a second.

Link Posted: 9/14/2005 7:00:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 7:05:05 AM EDT
If you go back to the mid seventies and compare the hand-crafted
knives then with those being made today....No comparison.

Today's makers are light years ahead of many of the very best
of thirty years ago. It's not about the materials either. It's about the
quality of work.

There are a lot of makers offering outstanding knives in the two-three
hundred dollar range. That means, any maker who charges more-and gets it-
must be offering superlative work. It's a competative business.

Link Posted: 9/14/2005 7:07:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 7:09:02 AM EDT by FanoftheBlackRifle]

Originally Posted By FOX-:
If I had the money to but parts to make a forge I would make all kinds of knives.

Forges are extremely cheap to build -- it won't be any fancy propane or natural gas fueled forge, but its not hard at all to build one to burn coal or charcoal. IIRC a google search for "anvilfire" should turn up some simple plans.

FWIW, I built one for a friend, he ended up spending a total of $15 on stuff because he didn't want to take the time to scrounge parts and just bought new stuff.

I've got about $50 into mine, and it works OK as a forge, but was really designed as a furnace for melting aluminum, so it naturally works better for that.

Edited because I can't spell
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