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    San mai pattern welded steel and antler ( plus 1 other)

    So I've been making knives in a on/off type thing for years but I've pretty much always avoided antler.
    Years ago i bought a band saw and was going too use it to cut up wood and horn but it's always cut really badly no matter how much I played with it so I couldn't be stuffed recuting horn.
    So I bought a ryobi bandsaw a little benchtop one and its worked well enough for knife making.
    Anyways that was a long intro...
    San mai pattern welded steel outer from Chinese steel. Antler handle - fairly plain with stainless corby bolts. The porous end is sealed with superglue.

    The other one is a 440C blade that I made 13 or 14 years ago and sold the blade only to a guy i know. He gave it back to me a month ago to finish off. He didn't like the blade shape that I did so I reground it to a different profile and then i had to grind it again to thin out the blade. Nickel silver bolster and a stainless corby. I dunno what the hell i was thinking way back then - for some reason I was making my handles way oversized but I ground that down too. Cork belt finished.
    Oh well thanks for looking.


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    For someone who avoided Horn and Antler, mate you have done some fantastic work there.

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    Cudgee summed it up well.
    Good job.
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    Thanks for that.
    8-)
    The main reason I was avoiding horn is because it was a real pain in the bum to saw into scales.
    The bottom knife still needed a little bit of glue removal and a bit more clean up on the ricasso but it is mostly finished.

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