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kbaknife
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ICCE - International Custom Cutlery Expo
This takes place next weekend in Kansas City, MO.
I had shoulder surgery in May a few months ago, and that seriously effected my knife making this summer.
But, I'm pretty well back at full speed - just in time for the show in KC.
That said, I was only able to get two hunters done. (And one fighter)
These are both take-down hunters.
This first one is a single twist Damascus affair with a hot-blued guard and stabilized spalted maple. (I also did a mirror polish on the blade spine before I hot-blued the Damascus)
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And this second one is a San-mai knife with some really nice stabilized Redwood Lace burl.

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Great looking knives!
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KSCATTRAPR
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Those are beautiful, sure wish I could make it this year!
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Both are great, Karl, but I really like the spalted maple knife.
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Thadbow
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Excellent work Karl!
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Benjy
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Karl, I love your blades, your San Mai are my favorites! I hope to make them one day!

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great stuff, Karl! Hope you had a good show, brudder.

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Karl,your skills never cease to amaze me!
Terry

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kbaknife
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quote:
Originally posted by The Nocking Point:
Karl,your skills never cease to amaze me!
Terry

I am humbled.

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When the last deer disappears into the morning mist,
When the last elk vanishes from the hills,
When the last buffalo falls on the plains,
I will hunt mice for I am a hunter and I must have my freedom.
Chief Joseph

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Sam McMichael
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These knives are beautiful!

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Sam

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Wow! Wow!

Todd

Wow!!

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