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tippit
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It raining in Aiken, SC...perfect day to get back into forging. I haven't done a Keeslar flared finger guard knife in quite awhile. Just the first forge without any profile grinding...all hammer work at this point. Right now the OAL is 10 1/2 inches forged from a 7 inch piece of an old Nicholson file. It needs to have the profile cleaned up with the grinder. Then go back into the forge and stretch the blade a couple more inches as there is still too much metal in it...tippit

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Back in forge for the second time, profiled, and rough ground blade with 36 grit 2X72 belt. Now 11 1/2 inches OAL...

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Looking good Jeff
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Coming along Nicely Jeff!

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Lookin' good!

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Really neat......

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Beautiful lines Jeff. Love the process pictures too. Thank you sir!

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I'm often amazed at how comfortable these are in the blade-up position with the thumb against the flair.
Great for field dressing.

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Quenched, tempered, and final grind with Scotch Brite belt finish. Thinking sheep horn...

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Jeff, I am ready for a lesson on this one! Hint, hint!!! [Big Grin]

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tippit
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Finished with Sheep Horn...

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That came out really nice.......classy!

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Love the horn and the shape of that blade! Beautiful Jeff!

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Looks Great Jeff.

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WOW! love the horn touch also

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