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@Von Gruff what is the green substance on the blades? is it a tape? or something you are painting on to protect them after the initial grind is complete and you are still finishing the build?
It is low tack tape to keep marks off the blade but leave the ricasso clear so I can make sure I get all the epoxy squeeze out wiped off during handle assembly. It comes off after the handles are finished and buffed when the whole knife gets a clean up with isopropyl alchahol then the finishing oils are applied, sheaths made, hot waxing done, customer notified, (get paid:sneaky:) edge sharpened, protective oil on blade, final renaissance wax to sheath and handle write out the customer cards wrap it and off it goes.
 

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Von Gruff, are all of these "spoken" for?
Those and some more that will get done in the next batch.(New shipment of steel arrives an 2 weeks) My agent shared the info and placed his orders as well.
 

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Very gratified to see there have been over 500 entries for this years knife giveaway. I appreciate the interest from so many of you.
 

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How’s my skinner coming along ??☹️
Update later with pics but all the handles are on so tomorrow shaping can start. Your sheath is done so can get it away to you by mid week and in time for your hunt.
 

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How’s my skinner coming along ??☹️
Handles all ready for pins and epoxy.
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An in the clamps for the night (in front of some of my handle block store).
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This is another couple I have been doing as time allows but will show a bit more when they are further on in the process. Just getting the tang through the antler and horn block has been a good start.
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Group buy skinners in the handle finish rack with the first couple of coats applied.
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I have a new design in the next lot of customs as a special gift for a milestone achievment (next week) It will be called the PH EDC in consultation with Lon from @Tokoloshe Safaris. Will reveal it in due course along with the rest of the blades that I cut out the other day
 

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Getting there for the group buy (and a couple of others) . This morning I cut out and dyed some sheaths tthen got the processed done so they are now ready for getting the holes drilled and the stitching done. The edges will get dyed and slicked so that will happen tomorrow with the hot waxing and an edge on the blades, oil the blades and wax the handles and they will be ready to ship off by monday.
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I have a new design in the next lot of customs as a special gift for a milestone achievment (next week) It will be called the PH EDC in consultation with Lon from @Tokoloshe Safaris. Will reveal it in due course along with the rest of the blades that I cut out the other day
Excited to see it!
 

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Group buy sheaths finished today so just have to put an edge on the blades now.
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