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    Thank's Peter, I left the pin holes until we had decided what handle combo was going on it. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will not warp, I have had the thinner stuff warp a lot when I heat treat here but this thicker stuff has been pretty good. Thank's for the tip on the hole to hang it I had not thought of that, any tip's on working it without damaging any of Marcello's engraving apart from lots of tape!!!
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    The large area of full thickness between the bevels should minimize it wanting to warp.

    Tape, lots of tape is your friend. Stick a couple of layers on both sides before you drill to protect the flats. The tape will also be easier to draw on when laying out the handle design/pin holes. Give me a call if you want bounce some ideas around.
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    Back from Hills

    Back from Hills this morning, it has come up great it will only need the lightest hand sand to clean up some slight discolouration and then onto the handle The lines on it are from me working out where the handle and bolster will sit. The handle is going to be done with African Bloodwood handle and an African Wenge bolster, to keep with the African theme! I will post some more pic's once it's all done.

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    That came out of the heat treat awesome

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    Finally finished!

    Hey all,
    I finally got this one finished
    It came back from Hill's dead straight and the blade had a light "frosty" look which sanded out with some 1000g easily! I used the Dremel with a soft felt wheel and some green polishing compound to remove it from the engraved sections.
    A light spray on the engraved sections with some pot belly black paint, wiped off the bulk with my finger, left it to dry and then burnished with a cloth to remove the paint from the high spot's.
    Handle is African bloodwood with African Wenge bolsters and some black G10 liners and spacers!

    Engraved 1 by Stacy Hall, on Flickr

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    The Rhino
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    Marcello's engraving is just fantastic, the detail in the lion's mane and the Rhino's body really is amazing!
    Thanks for looking everyone and as always comment's or critique are most sought after!
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    Unreal mate !! Absolutely love that !!

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    that is a beauty Stacy, I can't help but think a tapered tang would added the final touch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sinclair View Post
    that is a beauty Stacy, I can't help but think a tapered tang would added the final touch
    Thank's Mark! I thought about tapering the tang but it is already pretty blade heavy with the balance point just in front of where the handle meets the bolster, so I decided not to. I am regretting that decision now as it would be more of a show Knife than a user and it would have come up really nice!!!
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