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I'm liking the scalloped handle look.
 

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I'm liking the scalloped handle look.
Thanks Chris. There have been a few of the scolloped handles since I did the first one and they are surprisingly comfortable with the finger tips finding natural position in the lower scollops on the apropriate side and that they have an nice visual which adds a little something that the plain canvas micarta lacks.
 

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Unfortunately I can no loonger offer the possibility of giraffe bones for knife handles.

After a very long and somewhat frustrating series of events the giraffe bone that was started on its journey fro SA in feb has finally ended with it being siezed for destruction by NZ customs. There was delays in finding a shipping agent who would carry them from SA and the cites permit was not updated before it left so it had expired 5 days before it arrived here and the forwarding agent was another 8 weeks before they got on to it and presented it to customs which was all that they needed to sieze them. Have been in almost constant communication with them over the last few weeks along with my friend who sent them from SA and they have been obnoxious in thier refusal to allow for an updated permit to be presented.
 

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Unfortunately I can no loonger offer the possibility of giraffe bones for knife handles.

After a very long and somewhat frustrating series of events the giraffe bone that was started on its journey fro SA in feb has finally ended with it being siezed for destruction by NZ customs. There was delays in finding a shipping agent who would carry them from SA and the cites permit was not updated before it left so it had expired 5 days before it arrived here and the forwarding agent was another 8 weeks before they got on to it and presented it to customs which was all that they needed to sieze them. Have been in almost constant communication with them over the last few weeks along with my friend who sent them from SA and they have been obnoxious in thier refusal to allow for an updated permit to be presented.

I feel sorry for all the headaches this has caused you.

There is nothing worse than giving a nobody a little bit of power. They all become instant psychopaths.

Is there other bond that could work too? I once heard of knife handles made from wildebeest bone?
 

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I feel sorry for all the headaches this has caused you.

There is nothing worse than giving a nobody a little bit of power. They all become instant psychopaths.

Is there other bond that could work too? I once heard of knife handles made from wildebeest bone?
I can get camel bone but it is cut into scales and needs a liner under it to give it the needed thickness but that is usually black and the contrast is visually very pleasing. In Kitchen knives without bolsters it works very well and with black bolster on hunting knives it is very nice indeed.
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A Hunter skinner in 1084 with jarrah habndle scales in closed top sheath with honing steel. A bit of texturing and stamping on the sheath.
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A 1095 Tahr Hunter with jimping and a spalted Buckeye handle over CB buffalo horn bolsters in closed top sheath with edge stamping.
This one for sale. PM for details.

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A 1095 Old Western Hunter with Cherry Burl over CB buffalo horn in closed top sheath with edge stamping.

This one for sale. PM for details.

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A new butcher knife for me. Cryo quenched 9 inch nitroV blade with stainless bolster, stainless and G10 spacers and a G10 liner under the Honduran Rosewood handle.
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These three Buffalo skiners have best grade Walnut over buffalo horn curve back bolsters on 1075 HC blades with engraved names in closed top sheaths with edge stamping and an attached honing steel.
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My new knives got a workout yesterday. I had scheduled 3 days for a high country hunt but the first day I got 2 goats and a red deer hind so that will top up the freezer for a while. Pleased with the knives performance but the hills were steeper than I want to repeat especially for getting the hind carried out. Will do a hunt report with a few pics later.
 

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Some very nice knives! Too bad the govt grabbed the Giraffe bone to destroy it- I guess destroying it means it is preserved.
 

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Some very nice knives! Too bad the govt grabbed the Giraffe bone to destroy it- I guess destroying it means it is preserved.
Yeah. it breeds more of them :mad:
 

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Very interesting, I have thought about making knives when I retire a couple years away. Would you be selling this one when you are done?
 

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those buffalo skiners are quite nice! are they available?
All my knives are commissions so those are already at thier new home but you can always message me about one for yourself and be able to choose the handle material and sheath configuration.
 

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those buffalo skiners are quite nice! are they available?
@Von Gruff does nice work. I would suggest you reach out to him in a PM. You will have options you did not know about. If it helps, the knifes are working art. We are please with what we have received and looking forward to the ones on order.
 

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@Von Gruff does nice work. I would suggest you reach out to him in a PM. You will have options you did not know about. If it helps, the knifes are working art. We are please with what we have received and looking forward to the ones on order.
Your set in this lot.
All through the heat treat and ready for grinding. Four sets of the K-tip chef knives (i four piece set and 3 x 3 piece sets) and 3 Tahr Hunters. The K tips will be ground in when the hand sanding is done.
I did get the Tahr hunters, the 10 in and 4 x 8 inch blades finish ground today so the others will be done tomorrow then it is a few days hand sanding. Some willgo in the ready drawer but 2 of the chef sets and one of the Tahr hunters are to be finished to complete orders.

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Hello I figured out the web site I have also decided to go with a buffalo skinner border stamping on sheath initials, curved black buffalo, walnut handle initials on blade. so far. not sure if it is for me or my granddaughter. I just bought a rifle and scope. tempory set back. for the knife order will get things going in 2-3 weeks thanks Kevin Erickson Minnesota USA
 

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