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With a little polishing to do this is yesterday's project. My son gave me what I believe is zerkote (spell)? wood for the front and a bit of the rosewood left over from the Winchester gun purchase block. The steel is Japanese damascas. I have some high figured walnut for the English blades coming in, I like the look of the walnut with the heavy damascas English blades.
 

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As always, very nice. I like the way you are mixing the woods and adding touches like the striped spacers and mosaic pins.
 

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Just curious, what do all your friends and family think of your new hobby. It's pretty cool to be turning out quality knives like those. Is it a surprise to them?
 

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I think my daughter is the most surprised. My son always expects perfection from me so they are never perfect to him. However, he wants to make a knife for all his groomsmen for his July wedding. He has done 1 so far and I guided him through how I've been doing them. Most of his buddies are all hunters so it would be a unique gift and very personal one. Some of my co-workers have been blown away in all honesty with the wood choises. One of the English blades is going to wear a set of high end walnut scales I found in the pile the other day. I may get two sets from it but like most things in life there wasn't enough for me. This stuff not only looks 3D but has stuff going in every direction. I hope I can do it justice. DVW, do you make all the fish blades you do or is there a sight to purchase them. I want to make a set using some birdseye maple in a long and short model. I found a damascas blade but pretty pricey.
 

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Thanks! I did a sharp finger knife today using olive wood. I'll get a picture posted later. Tired now it's 1;15am. :crybaby:
 

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Geez HM, you are really coming into your own with your new found hobby. Such nice work, and you have some exquisite looking wood, I commented on that a while back, some of the walnut you have could easily be on very high end trap gun stocks. And what a cool idea to have handmade knives as groomsmen gifts, the guys will be blown away I'm sure.
 
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