Quite a process you have there Garry, very interesting.
Big afternoon with all the handles on and in the clamps under the lights for the night.
There is from the left canvas micarta, giraffe bone, rosewood, spalted maple burl, desert ironwood hickory burl, amboyna, koa, double dyed box elder, and two of hickory burl
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Both of yours are there Duncan. The Light Hunter with CB buff and desert ironwood and the PH EDC with CB bronze and hickory burlBest order update! I see one of my knives in there! Really looking forward to them arriving!! Never thought buying a custom knife would be so exciting. Just like waiting for a new rifle!
Reminiscent of the improvements that have occurred to the 25 year old red handled Case trapper, compared to a virtually new white handled model, which is actually how the red one looked when new.I had some great feedback the other day that has caused me to modify the grayling knife pattern. Thanks to @ActionBob the pattern has had much of the belly removed to make it a finer blade for the smaller fish.
The pattern as it was
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and after the change to the belly
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It really is only the skinning process that requires a little belly in the blade but for everything else a straighter blade will accomplish most tasksReminiscent of the improvements that have occurred to the 25 year old red handled Case trapper, compared to a virtually new white handled model, which is actually how the red one looked when new.
No, not done the gut hook and never done a folding part to a fixed blade.