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Some more progress on the Templar Knights dagger with a spacer added, the guard fully roughed into shape and the pommel defined.
 

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After watching your videos, your knives are an exceptional bargain for all the work you put into them!
Thanks for videoing the processes!
 

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A bit more tidying of guard, spacer and pommel btu at a standstill tilll the handle material arrives from the US
 

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good day in the shed with all the carbon steel blades handsanded and one 12C27 and some NitroV SS blades ground.
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That is some stunning handle material Gary! You will definitely make some beautiful knives with that!
 

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A couple for me with a little fruit knife to peel and slice apples etc (those with denture will know why ;))
NitroV stainless with desert ironwood.
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And a letter opener reshaped from a 1084 boning knife blade that was going to be scrapped (big oops on the grinder) with brass micarta spacer and swamp kauri
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That is some stunning handle material Gary! You will definitely make some beautiful knives with that!
I do like the spalted buckeye
 

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Table (eating) or steak knives.
I take it those knives are for me?
Looking forward to receiving them (as usual)
The Dagger is but I am not happy with the khukuri and want to remake later on after the dagger is done.
 

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Nice note to finish the week on with the bolsters all riveted on, handles fitted and drilled ready for the glue up which I thought would have to be next week but a bit of a push saw them all in the clamps even though I had to double up the steak knife sets in non strandard knife clamps.
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Buffalo Horn handle shaped and fitted with the spirals marked in and have the initial filie marking done.
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Garry, I spent the best part of a very enjoyable hour yesterday watching the videos of you working on this knife. I see that you are "attacking" this project with your usual vigor and determination. Hopefully you will be able to "showcase" the Templar Knights Dagger in some of your advertising. Will you be making a suitable display case for it as well?
 

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Garry, I spent the best part of a very enjoyable hour yesterday watching the videos of you working on this knife. I see that you are "attacking" this project with your usual vigor and determination. Hopefully you will be able to "showcase" the Templar Knights Dagger in some of your advertising. Will you be making a suitable display case for it as well?
Not a display case Art but @Dr Ray may do so. I will make a period correct sheath for it though.
 

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Handles all done on this lot so on to leatherwork now.
A light hunter with spalted buckeye over bronze on the 3 3/4 in 1084 blqde and an AH EDC with spalted buckeye on the 3 inch 1084 blade

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A thunbrest skinner with quilted tasmanian blackwood over bronze on the 4 inch 1084 blade
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A professional hunter EDC with NZ walnut over brass on the 4 3/4 inch 1095 blade
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Wapiti hunter/butcher with NZ rata over brass on the 5 inch 1075 blade

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professional hunter EDC with NZ Matai over brass on the 4 3/4 inch 1095 blade

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Mini bullnose with oak over bronze on the 4 inch 1084 blade
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Mini skinner with eucalyptus over bras on the 3 1/4 inch 1084 blade
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Fisherman with natural canvas micarta on the 4 3/4 inch NitroV SS blade
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Filleting knife with natural canvas micarta on the 6 inch NitroV SS blade
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Meat slicer with swamp kauri over brass on the 7 1/2 in NitroV SS blade
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and an 8 1/4 inch bowie with pearwood over buffalo horn on the 1075 blade
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A couple for me with a little fruit knife to peel and slice apples etc (those with denture will know why ;))
NitroV stainless with desert ironwood.
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And a letter opener reshaped from a 1084 boning knife blade that was going to be scrapped (big oops on the grinder) with brass micarta spacer and swamp kauri
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Kiwi fruit no doubt
 

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