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srtben
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If your sick of kwaikens or Japanese inspired pieces, you probably should move along. [Cool]

I have been doing a ton of these style blades lately, here are a few variations.

XL Oregonto. This one is double ground and at .275" thick it is a serious battle blade. The Hartsfield style sheath is wrapped in Bison leather.

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Chisel ground compact Oregonto with Old school cotton under wrap and turks knot. This one has 3.75" blade. Gorgeous mahogany bison on the sheath.

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One more with a 4" blade and burgandy stingray.

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I call this one "chunkidashi" [Big Grin]

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Can never get enough of your Japanese style knives Ben. Great work.
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Japanese style blades don't turn my crank at all but fine craftsmanship does and these are no exception. What beautiful and masterful work!

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Elegantly modern yet I'd imagine any Samurai would be happy to carry them into battle. We're I still a warrior I would!

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Nice Ben. I love that Oregonto!

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Dang buddy, your fingers gotta be sore from all that handle wrapping... [Wink]

Elegant and nicely done as usual. [thumbsup] [thumbsup]

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The first pic of the Chunky reminds me of a pick/spear point of some kind because of the angle of the picture. That might be an interesting EDC defensive sticker!

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Nice work Ben. I love that red stingray.
Is there a tutorial somewhere on how to make the Hartsfield style sheaths?
They work well for longer blades I assume?

Darcy [campfire]

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quote:
Originally posted by D.Ellis:
Nice work Ben. I love that red stingray.
Is there a tutorial somewhere on how to make the Hartsfield style sheaths?
They work well for longer blades I assume?

Darcy [campfire]

Thanks. They work well for most any straight knife. The biggest one I have done was for a 7" blade so far. No tutorials. I just spent a long time with trial and error getting a method that works for me.

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Thanks everyone for the comments. [Smile]

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Very fine work!
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Excellent work....... [thumbsup]

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