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The new design I have been refining is called the PH EDC As an EDC for the professional hunter this knife must be able to do any of the chores a PH may need a knife for during the day. It has a skinning influence toward the front half of the blade with enough tip for penetration and enough length of straight blade for simple cutting needs and enough depth of blade to give good finger protecton during heavy work. Handle has been shaped so that there is depth for a slight slab sided feel which is an aid to prevent rolling in the hand increasing directability and safety which also eases cramp (caused by having to hold tight to prevent turning in the hand) during long cutting work with the rear of the handle having the recurve eased to ensure there is no friction (hot spot) against the heel of the hand (@rookhawk influence here) Front of handle and in particular where the index finger rests is narrowed for specific transition curve to give support without inpinging on hold as this is another area where hot spots can occur. Blade will be from 5/32 1095 high carbon steel with a 4 3/4 in blade having a FF grind.
It will come set deeper into the sheath so that when doing any of the daily activities there is NEVER a chance of the knife being dislodged so will always be ready at hand when needed.
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I'm loving it.
As a newer member of the forum and an owner of several custom knives I can definately see one of yours in my future.
 

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I'm loving it.
As a newer member of the forum and an owner of several custom knives I can definately see one of yours in my future.
Thank you Wade and if there are designs on my website that are of interest just let me know or I would be happy to work through any changes that you may need to personalise a knife specifically for you. I will start another thread over the weekend on knife design where members can have input on how they would prefer to have a design for a particualar purpose.
 

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I got these blades all preped for pre HT bevel grinding today. the 4 on the right are stainless so they will be HT as is and ground post HT with the finish grind being done og the others then as well
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Added another couple of blades in and had a day of heat treating and with the temps at over 85* having the forge cranked up to1950 for the stainless blades.had an agravating effect so I was pleased to get them all done. On the right is a damascus blank with the pattern on it then comes a meat slicer, 2 chefs, a petty and a B&T then a mini skinner. Next is the carbon blades with a J T Ranger, a Safari then 4 of the new PH EDC's and on the left is another 6 of the group buy skinners from some follow up orders.

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Von Gruff, that batch of knives should keep you out of mischief for a couple of days.
 

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Von Gruff, that batch of knives should keep you out of mischief for a couple of days.
Will do Art. The larger chef is for my cousin and will have some of the oak that was cut from her yard. It has been drying and is now down to exceptable levels so I will test a piece first but have a very nice piece saved for her knife. Some interesting options within the rest of them so plenty to keep me happy in the shed.
 

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Received my knife today wow beautiful workmanship sir well balanced and fits my hand.
Thank you again I’m sure we will be contacting you for another in the new year.
 

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Received my knife today wow beautiful workmanship sir well balanced and fits my hand.
Thank you again I’m sure we will be contacting you for another in the new year.
Thanks Rod. Be happy to consult on your needs/wants.
 

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Been a couple of long days but I have all but four done and ready for handles. Of the four one is for me, one for my cousin, one for an after christmas delivery and the 4th is a spec blade so no rush to get them done where the others I need to get done as I dont ship after the first week in dec.



These are some blades that I have in the ready drawer that just need handles so are availabe
A ladder damascus and a 1095 pocket ranger, 3 light hunters in 1084, buffalo skinner in 1075 and a lion knife in 1095


and a few damascus bars

there are from the left 2 raindrop and 1 ladder pattern then 3 random pattern bars (small being 8 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 1/8)
and on the right are 3 larger fireball pattern bars that are 10 x 1 1/2 x 5/32
 

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Added another couple of blades in and had a day of heat treating and with the temps at over 85* having the forge cranked up to1950 for the stainless blades.had an agravating effect so I was pleased to get them all done. On the right is a damascus blank with the pattern on it then comes a meat slicer, 2 chefs, a petty and a B&T then a mini skinner. Next is the carbon blades with a J T Ranger, a Safari then 4 of the new PH EDC's and on the left is another 6 of the group buy skinners from some follow up orders.

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What do you call the blade design on the 5th blade from the right?
 

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The 3small ones are Light hunters. Left of them is the carbon pocket Ranger the the Damascus pocket ranger
 

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Have started to shape up the handles of the first 7 of the 22 knife pre christmas order with the handles on and in the clamps of the next 11. Should get them all done this week with the leatherwork and shipping next week then the remaining 4 over the following week.
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