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Those look very nice. Let’s do it. Can a steel be added? Then pm me the price when you are ready for me to PayPal you the payment. Thank you Garry.
Yes I can add a honing steel. I usually dont do a belt loop with filleting knives as they are often part of the home kit but will do if you want one.
 

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This is as close to a matching pair of heavy hunters in walnut as I could get for a father son team so they are all ready to go now.

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And a skinner with eucalyptus
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Yes I can add a honing steel. I usually dont do a belt loop with filleting knives as they are often part of the home kit but will do if you want one.
No belt loop needed. Thank you.
 

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Bought a new multi process welder the other day to upgrade frommthe 1930's stick welder so have a bit of learning the new and hopefully better weld process. Most likely have to break the shed rules and read the instruction book to figure out some of its likes and dislikes. Will do gasless for a start but most probably get gas later on for the small delicate work I often need.
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Also bought a pressure pot to make the stabilising process a bit more time eficient. It usually takes a few days in the vaccume pot and the understanding is that twice that time is needed after the vacuum is released for full penetration of the resin so with the pressure put at 50lb it is reduced considerably. Had a few blocks through it today and 5-6 hrs seems about right but may up the pressure to 60-65 next time.
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Got a batch of stainless knives through the forge to harden them and that took the temp in the shed to over 100f which was just hot enough to be pleased enough to get them done. 2 bearded chefs, a 71/2 and a 5 1/2 in chef, a heavy hunter and 4 5 inch filleters. Have them in the liquid nitrogen at the moment so will do the first temper cycle after tea and the second on in the morning.
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Handsanding on the 7 1/2 (rimu) and 5 1/2 inch chef's (dyed lacewood) and a heavy hunter I want to try on the hill next hunt with the orange liners and spacer.
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Just waiting for the matching pair. Hopefully this week.
Nice Christmas present for my son, Craig.
Both show via tracking that they are at international departure Ray
 

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These three are ready now with the 71/2 in (with Rimu) and 5 1/2 in (Lacewood) chef's both on 3/32 NitroV SS away to new homes and the Heavy Hunter with OD canvas micarta over 1/8 orange G10 on the 3/16 NitroV SS blade "maybe" staying with me to trial as a hunter for the smaller animals where it was designed for the larger game. Always good to know if it will be nimble enough for all game so for the one knife hunter it will be an all purpose knife.
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