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Kiwi fruit no doubt
No need for me to do that as Lynette sorts all that for a fruit salad after our evening meal. The fruit knife is primarily for an apple when I want one outside of meal times.
 

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A bit of leatherwork today. Laying them out with the least waste and with them all ready for the stitching. Hot waxing and an edge on the blades tomorrow so they are all set to be shipped off.
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These two were particularly satisfying with the spalted buckeye being one of my favourite woods on the Light Hunter with bronze and an AH EDC
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My new @Von Gruff kitchen butcher knife made short work of our 20lb Thanksgiving Turkey. I felt like a surgeon as my knife deftly removed nearly every piece of edible meat on the carcass. A true pleasure to use. Thank you!
 

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My new @Von Gruff kitchen butcher knife made short work of our 20lb Thanksgiving Turkey. I felt like a surgeon as my knife deftly removed nearly every piece of edible meat on the carcass. A true pleasure to use. Thank you!
My pleasure Mort. Always happy to hear of their use to either prepare or serve food for the table.
 

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After the hunt is done and the meat processed and bought to the table a good knife is needed to help enjoy the fruits of your endevours.
I have been working on a table knife/steak knife design over the last couple of years and now have it where I convinced that it is worthy of presenting to my customer base. There is a His'n'Hers in the pair with the Hers being a fraction shorter in both handle and blade. Blades is NitroV SS with the first pair being spalted buckeye and the second pair with maple burl.
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These are some of the trial knives I have done and rejected over that time. Make one and use it for long enough to find fault and the make another to try.

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The top one with linen micarta was the first one of the new design that I was able to use for over 6 months without feeling the need to alter any aspect of it. There are many instances where the main table kn ife may also be needed for the secondary use as a side polate knife for the spreading of a bit of butter on a bread roll etc etc so the forward third of the blade came in for a lot of trialing to get to this point (pun not intended) where it will comfortably accomplish this task as well as it will perform on a steak or clean up round a chop bone. The lower one with the stone washed blade and impala jigged buffalo horn in my traveling knife and stays in the truck for when we eat away from home. Hotel staff have been intrigued to see someone bring their own knife to the table but a comfortable knife is always preferabvle to some random knife offered at another table.
 

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Those are beautiful works of art. Very impressed. i may actually be afraid to use them
Thanks Matt but they are for serious use. Have listed them in the classifieds / for sale section
 

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