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D.Ellis
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And a few finished pics.........feels good to get this one done. Sheath to come in the next couple days.

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60# GN Lil'Creep Jackknife
67# osage selfbow
62# "Zang Hill" string follow

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One more close up of the blade finish.
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Thanks for following along guys.
Darcy [campfire]

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60# GN Lil'Creep Jackknife
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It's beautiful! I really like it.

A lot. [campfire]

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Very nice, Thanks again for taking us along Darcy!
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The whole piece came together just right. I still can't get over the checkering. I see one little bobble in the whole pattern. You sure you didn't do some apprentice time with a stockmaker?

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60" Bear Super K 40#@28
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What a beautiful knife.

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Awesome knife Darcy, it really came together in the end! Thanks for showing us so much of the process, that was really great.

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I have learned a bunch from this! So well done. Excellent execution throughout. Thanks!

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Thanks guys, it's much appreciated.
Darcy [campfire]

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That turned out great. Thanks for sharing.

Matt

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Hey Darcy - just wanted to say that for people like me who are just starting out, this thread has been really inspiring! Your skills and workmanship are amazing and your willingness to pass on your expertise free of charge and with no strings attached is rare trait these days. Many thanks, Darcy!! [Not Worthy]

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quote:
Originally posted by NittanyRider:
Hey Darcy - just wanted to say that for people like me who are just starting out, this thread has been really inspiring! Your skills and workmanship are amazing and your willingness to pass on your expertise free of charge and with no strings attached is rare trait these days. Many thanks, Darcy!! [Not Worthy]

David

Thanks for the kind words David. This is not about return on investment for me in the classic sense......... making things is just in my blood, and I'd be doing it even if there was no one in the world interested in my work.......but, it is a pleasure to be able to share what I am doing with folks who appreciate it.
I suppose that for me, knife making, and life in general, is about learning and experiencing as much as I can. Sharing with others enriches that experience. I have learned much from other guys here, and am happy to be able to provide a few tidbits of knowledge every now and then myself. [Smile]

Darcy [campfire]

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67# osage selfbow
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Beautiful work Darcy!

I love every detail, of which there are many!

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Thanks again guys.
I was going to do a work in progress of the sheath for this, but I am running really short on time. I will do a sheath WIP when I get back to knife making again, but I am off guiding fishermen for a while, so I will not get back to it until august sometime. I did get the sheath done today(a few min ago), but didn't have the time to snap any pics.


Darcy [campfire]

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This thread has so many good bits and pieces to it. It reminds me of some of the other great build-a-longs from Lin and Karl. I wish there was a way to put a stickied folder or something with the fantastic threads like these. Thanks again for taking all of the time to do this. I believe it's the first time I've seen anyone document in a thread how to hand checker. And oddly enough, I was just looking at the tools and youtube videos of how to do that. I love this site.... [Smile]


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