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Title: FS Handmade knife from maker
Post by: A. Cole on June 27, 2021, 09:55:53 PM
Hello, I am a beginning/intermediate knifemaker in highschool. I've been making knives for 5 years, which have been used on deer, fish, rabbits, squirrel, everyday stuff, camping, and kitchen stuff. I enjoy hunting and fishing as well, so am hoping to use the available resources on this forum. I have other knives I can post as well, but figured I should start with only one so that I'm not advertising without paying.

Here is my most recent knife. It was made in my shop by me out of hollow ground and machine finished D2 tool steel, Ironwood, and brass. I also made the sheath out of kydex and it has good retention, though a little wiggle in the sheathed position. It has an ulticlip on it in the picture, which fits in my jeans front pocket, or it can have a teklok for a 45 degree belt carry. I can make a leather sheath if desired. It comes with my warranty: If it breaks or gets hurt under normal usage (my knives are ground thin and are meant for slicing), I will fix or replace it. If you drop it in the ocean, I will not. $180 local pickup in Vancouver, WA or buyer pays shipping. I'm on FB @aldencolehandmadeknives where you can find out more about my knives. Thanks, Alden
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Post by: Magnum_Willys on June 27, 2021, 10:00:33 PM
Looks like a handy knife.   
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Post by: Timberstalker on June 27, 2021, 10:10:34 PM
Gorgeous knife, GLWS.
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Post by: h20hunter on June 27, 2021, 10:10:44 PM
Looks good and let's do a couple things....leave your post up number 1 and then please take a look at sponsorship.  Pretty low cost to reach a lot of good people that likely would be interested in a future purchase.
Title: Re: FS Handmade knife from maker
Post by: A. Cole on June 28, 2021, 10:07:07 AM
Thanks everyone! Will take a look at sponsorship h20hunter.
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Post by: h20hunter on June 28, 2021, 10:33:33 AM
Right on. Get this baby sold, invest a wee bit of the profit into sponsorship and you are off to the races. Maybe reach out to @rainshadow1 on her if you need a few pointers. He makes excellent vlades. Your work really does look good...clean, easy on the eyes contours.....really very nice work.
Title: Re: FS Handmade knife from maker
Post by: A. Cole on July 05, 2021, 04:47:08 PM
H20 Hunter, thank you, I just got it done!

Here is another knife similar to the last one. Classic hunter in hollow ground, hand rubbed D2 tool steel, brass, and maple. Leather sheath made by me for vertical belt carry. 180 local pickup or buyer pays shipping. See above for warranty and stuff. Check out my website at https://aldgracole.wixsite.com/aldencoleknives for more information on my knives. Thanks for looking and enjoy the pics,

Alden
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Post by: Dan-o on July 05, 2021, 04:50:12 PM
That knife looks terrific!
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Post by: h20hunter on July 05, 2021, 05:12:05 PM
Damn that's a fine blade.

@rainshadow1
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Post by: TVHunts on July 05, 2021, 05:23:23 PM
 I went to the website and looked at every picture, beautiful knives!
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Post by: pianoman9701 on July 05, 2021, 05:47:29 PM
Great looking knife and the ones on your facebook page are awesome. How much for that long kitchen slicer.chef's knife?
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Post by: A. Cole on July 05, 2021, 05:53:38 PM
Thanks everyone! This one was based off the old Loveless/Dozier patterns. I love the lines those knives had.

Pianoman, are you talking about this one? It is $150 local pickup or buyer pays shipping.
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Post by: Sandberm on July 05, 2021, 06:50:58 PM
I love the clean lines. Might sound weird but the styling reminds me of the interior of a fine German car from the 80's. They have class.  :tup:
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on July 05, 2021, 07:00:17 PM
👍
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Post by: rainshadow1 on July 05, 2021, 10:12:07 PM
Really nice lines, Alden! Great work!
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Post by: pianoman9701 on July 06, 2021, 07:59:18 AM
Thanks everyone! This one was based off the old Loveless/Dozier patterns. I love the lines those knives had.

Pianoman, are you talking about this one? It is $150 local pickup or buyer pays shipping.

How long is the blade on that, please? How easy is it to bring back the edge? I have a Japanese-style Shun Classic that no longer holds an edge.
Title: Re: FS Handmade knife from maker
Post by: A. Cole on July 06, 2021, 09:53:02 AM
5.5 in blade length, about 9.75 in overall length. I don't have any trouble bringing back the edge. Did your knife have a hamon or different steel types of some sort? Just speculating, but you could have worked past the hard steel and into soft stuff. Or maybe as you sharpened it the behind the edge thickness got too thick to keep an edge? The thicker the edge, the faster it will wear down (but the less likely it is to chip or roll, which is why most chinese knives are crazy thick behind the edge). The handle on this slicer is made of Cocobolo natural wood, which some people have an allergic reaction to (or at least the dust from grinding). You wouldn't want to leave it sitting in water or put it in the dishwasher as the blade is not quite stainless (D2) and the handle is natural wood. You probably already know that, but I like to explain that to anyone interested in my knives prior to them making any decisions.
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Post by: pianoman9701 on July 06, 2021, 10:30:11 AM
5.5 in blade length, about 9.75 in overall length. I don't have any trouble bringing back the edge. Did your knife have a hamon or different steel types of some sort? Just speculating, but you could have worked past the hard steel and into soft stuff. Or maybe as you sharpened it the behind the edge thickness got too thick to keep an edge? The thicker the edge, the faster it will wear down (but the less likely it is to chip or roll, which is why most chinese knives are crazy thick behind the edge). The handle on this slicer is made of Cocobolo natural wood, which some people have an allergic reaction to (or at least the dust from grinding). You wouldn't want to leave it sitting in water or put it in the dishwasher as the blade is not quite stainless (D2) and the handle is natural wood. You probably already know that, but I like to explain that to anyone interested in my knives prior to them making any decisions.

Yeah, I grew up in a commercial kitchen. Knife care was beaten into me!
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Post by: A. Cole on July 06, 2021, 11:43:49 AM
  :tup:
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Post by: A. Cole on July 06, 2021, 05:40:16 PM
Here is the first knife that I made (dad helped) and my 100th knife.

The Nessmuk and the Palo Alto were made together. First Nessmuk I've made, really like it. Palo Alto is a standard model, because I like it as well. They are both thinly hollow ground D2 with machined bevels and satin flats. The handles are Natural Micarta and brass. Both have leather sheaths. I think it would be cool to keep them as a set, but I'm fine selling them singly. They patina'd a bit as you can see in the pictures from my leaving blue tape on them for too long while working on them. It adds character I think :). 180 for the Nessmuk, 160 for the Palo Alto. Local pickup or buyer pays for shipping (say 10 dollars). Lifetime warranty, questions asked. Thanks for looking and enjoy the pics!
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Post by: pianoman9701 on July 07, 2021, 12:22:27 PM

Great looking knives, neighbor. Do you smoke cigars? I should have you over for one, if so.
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Post by: Sandberm on July 07, 2021, 12:32:27 PM

Great looking knives, neighbor. Do you smoke cigars? I should have you over for one, if so.

Though i do not object, maybe his mom would object your offer.  :chuckle:

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Hello, I am a beginning/intermediate knifemaker in highschool.
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Post by: pianoman9701 on July 07, 2021, 12:52:21 PM
 :chuckle: OK then! Never mind!  :chuckle:
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Post by: h20hunter on July 07, 2021, 12:52:52 PM
 :chuckle:
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Post by: Timberstalker on July 07, 2021, 01:17:43 PM
LOL
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Post by: A. Cole on July 07, 2021, 01:29:28 PM
Mom said no...   :chuckle:
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Post by: pianoman9701 on July 07, 2021, 01:37:16 PM
Mom said no...   :chuckle:

Best. Response. Ever.  :chuckle: Tell your mom I don't give tobacco to kids before I get red flagged or something.
Title: Re: FS Handmade knife from maker
Post by: A. Cole on July 07, 2021, 05:41:50 PM
I was just about to hit the report to moderator button....  :chuckle:

Here is a couple going to a customer soon.
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Post by: A. Cole on July 07, 2021, 05:45:17 PM
And here are a few paring knives in flat ground, hand rubbed D2 and Cocobolo, Bloodwood, and Dymondwood. 140 each.
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Post by: Dan-o on July 07, 2021, 05:45:33 PM
Mom said no...   :chuckle:

CLASSIC!!!!!

And very impressive craftsmanship.
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Post by: A. Cole on July 07, 2021, 05:46:21 PM
Dymondwood
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Post by: A. Cole on July 07, 2021, 05:49:15 PM
Thank you!
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Post by: HntnFsh on July 07, 2021, 08:22:10 PM
Absolutely beautiful knives! You have some incredible talent there!
And your sense of humor is off the charts. Laughed so hard at your response I had tears in my eyes!
Glad to see you on the forum!
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Post by: b0bbyg on July 07, 2021, 10:00:15 PM
Tagging,  knew you were making knives did not know how good they were looking!   

Rob G.
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Post by: Jpmiller on July 08, 2021, 06:22:29 AM
Are you using a laser to engrave your logo onto the blade?
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Post by: A. Cole on July 08, 2021, 11:41:25 AM
Hey Rob G! Thank you and all, it is fun.

I electro chemically etch my mark using an electricity source that runs through a pad with electrolyte solution in it through a stencil set on the blade. A laser would be nice so that you could do one off designs, but they are really expensive.
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Post by: A. Cole on July 12, 2021, 12:22:03 PM
A few older knives
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Post by: JJB11B on July 12, 2021, 12:23:34 PM
A few older knives
Hey, Alden, fancy seeing you here, I am on Knifedogs as well
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Post by: A. Cole on July 12, 2021, 12:35:53 PM
Hey, good to see you here!
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Post by: A. Cole on July 13, 2021, 10:56:17 AM
A couple MC's in 440c and Micarta. 440c gets a bad rap because of chinese junk knives mislabeled as 440c, but it actually is a good steel. These are the first MC's I've made with 440c and Micarta and handrubbed. Both have leather crossdraw sheaths and I can make Kydex sheaths if you want. $160 each. I carry an older version of this pattern everyday and have used it for everything you need a knife for such as deer, rabbit, squirrel, boxes, shop work, etc.
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Post by: A. Cole on July 13, 2021, 11:00:24 AM
Green micarta and drop point.
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Post by: A. Cole on July 14, 2021, 01:00:16 PM
First frame handled bowie. Was a lot of work, but it turned out well and I learned a lot.
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Post by: A. Cole on July 14, 2021, 01:02:03 PM
About 18 pieces IIRC?
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Post by: rainshadow1 on July 14, 2021, 02:10:32 PM
A couple MC's in 440c and Micarta. 440c gets a bad rap because of chinese junk knives mislabeled as 440c, but it actually is a good steel. These are the first MC's I've made with 440c and Micarta and handrubbed. Both have leather crossdraw sheaths and I can make Kydex sheaths if you want. $160 each. I carry an older version of this pattern everyday and have used it for everything you need a knife for such as deer, rabbit, squirrel, boxes, shop work, etc.

The honest ones just said "440 Stainless" because the 440A was the problem. Great stainless, but horrible blade steel. 440C is great blade steel!
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Post by: Rainier10 on July 14, 2021, 02:23:56 PM
love the drop point. That is my favorite field knife.  $160 is a great price for a custom knife.
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Post by: A. Cole on July 14, 2021, 05:27:22 PM
The honest ones just said "440 Stainless" because the 440A was the problem. Great stainless, but horrible blade steel. 440C is great blade steel!
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Interesting! I personally don't remember back that far, so I'm just going with what I've heard.

love the drop point. That is my favorite field knife.  $160 is a great price for a custom knife.

Thank you. I try to keep costs low, and I do comparatively, but production on my end is not cheap.
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Post by: A. Cole on July 16, 2021, 01:11:09 PM
440c and brazilian rosewood (bottom), blackwood (top). Top is sold, bottom will have sheath, $150.
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Post by: A. Cole on July 19, 2021, 12:27:05 PM
A recent bowie with two kinds of maple and a blue sheath.
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Post by: A. Cole on July 22, 2021, 01:56:08 PM
A buddy of mine using one of my knives on a deer last season.
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Post by: A. Cole on August 10, 2021, 05:02:19 PM
This is a slipjoint I just finished and I really like how it turned out. AEB-L (a new steel for me, but I've heard very good things about it) and stonewashed brass, with peened pins (invisible). It's a bit heavy because of the brass, but I like it. Sale pending.
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Post by: HntnFsh on August 10, 2021, 07:43:13 PM
Love the looks of that knife! Incredible work!
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on August 10, 2021, 07:52:25 PM
This is a slipjoint I just finished and I really like how it turned out. AEB-L (a new steel for me, but I've heard very good things about it) and stonewashed brass, with peened pins (invisible). It's a bit heavy because of the brass, but I like it.

How much for this one?
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Post by: A. Cole on August 11, 2021, 12:06:10 PM
Thank you!

It is 160 + shipping. If you are interested I can send more specs. It really is a very nice knife. It has a stiff spring (which is how I like them), but some people find them difficult to open. Most likely everyone has carried a slipjoint at one time or another, just want to make sure people know that they don't lock.
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Post by: A. Cole on August 12, 2021, 12:01:55 PM
This is one I finished the day before yesterday for my brother. Not available, but I can always make one from the same pattern. 6inches OAL open.
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Post by: A. Cole on August 17, 2021, 02:04:32 PM
Two kitchen slicers, one in really cool Maple Burl and the other in, well, Black Canvas Micarta. I've had a couple questions on blade length for a previous kitchen slicer, so I figured I would build some longer ones. 1/16 thick AEB-L, handrubbed, flat plungeless ground. Approximately 12 inches OAL, 8in blade, 4in handle. Both are thin and are meant for slicing, not chopping. The Maple's handle is contoured to fit the hand and is finished with truoil. The Black micarta's handle is thinner and has rounded 45's. The maple's blade is warped slightly to the side from heat treat, not sure if it would be a problem in use. Never worked with anything this long or thin before. I thought it would come out just working with it, but it did not. Not meant for stabbing, as there is not much of a finger guard. Other than those caveats, these are beautiful knives ready to perform in the kitchen! These are both available for 150 each + shipping.
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Post by: pianoman9701 on August 17, 2021, 04:46:38 PM
Two kitchen slicers, one in really cool Maple Burl and the other in, well, Black Canvas Micarta. I've had a couple questions on blade length for a previous kitchen slicer, so I figured I would build some longer ones. 1/16 thick AEB-L, handrubbed, flat plungeless ground. Approximately 12 inches OAL, 8in blade, 4in handle. Both are thin and are meant for slicing, not chopping. The Maple's handle is contoured to fit the hand and is finished with truoil. The Black micarta's handle is thinner and has rounded 45's. The maple's blade is warped slightly to the side from heat treat, not sure if it would be a problem in use. Never worked with anything this long or thin before. I thought it would come out just working with it, but it did not. Not meant for stabbing, as there is not much of a finger guard. Other than those caveats, these are beautiful knives ready to perform in the kitchen! These are both available for 150 each + shipping.
Gorgeous knives. I'm thinkin' about it.
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Post by: A. Cole on August 19, 2021, 07:53:38 PM
And another slipjoint! Lanny's Clip in hollow ground, machine finished AEB-L and OD micarta. Turned out well. I think it has the smoothest and loudest action I've done for it's spring strength. The backspring is not flush in all positions, which is technically not good, but doesn't make a difference in use. The linked video shows the walk and talk, which it does nicely. It has a good spring tension, a little less than what I usually do, but about where it seems most people like it. 130 + shipping. Please excuse the clean hands.

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Post by: A. Cole on September 01, 2021, 02:32:33 PM
Knifemaking isn't necessarily a profitable way to spend your time, but it can be put to good use. 40% of sales from A. Cole knives, not including shipping, will be going to Eastern European Missions (EEM) for the month of September. You can look at available knives here, https://aldgracole.wixsite.com/aldencoleknives/shop. Regardless of whether you want one of my knives or not, please take a look at EEM's website, https://www.eem.org/, and donate if you are able. EEM smuggled bibles into the Soviet Block and gave bibles to Muslim refugees in the 2016 refugee immigration. They currently supply bibles to over 30 countries.
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Post by: A. Cole on September 07, 2021, 08:42:36 PM
A couple more backspring folders, both in hollow ground, machine finished AEB-L, both available for $130 each + shipping. 

Elk: Not sure what I was thinking when I etched the blade, as it will wear off since it is stainless, which isn't a problem unless you like the weathered look (I do). Peened pins with hammer marks left in them. Fairly round handle. Light pull. If you buy this knife you will be able to harvest zucchini.

Black Micarta: I stonewashed the whole knife before etching my makers mark and sharpening and I really like the look. I'm happy to answer any questions.
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Post by: A. Cole on September 07, 2021, 08:48:10 PM
Black Canvas Micarta
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Post by: wadu1 on September 24, 2021, 03:58:25 PM
This is one I finished the day before yesterday for my brother. Not available, but I can always make one from the same pattern. 6inches OAL open.
Just received my folder like this with green scales. Very nicely done, the locking is superb, it's going to be used on a forkey blacktail in a few weeks.  :tup: 
https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,261985.msg3570959.html#msg3570959 (https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,261985.msg3570959.html#msg3570959)
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Post by: A. Cole on September 24, 2021, 05:30:01 PM
Thank you Wadu1! Here are some pictures.
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Post by: h20hunter on September 24, 2021, 05:41:18 PM
Dam nab it.....

How much are those folders?
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Post by: wadu1 on September 24, 2021, 06:28:53 PM
My photo of Alden's custom knife, with a note and description card.
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Post by: A. Cole on September 24, 2021, 06:31:30 PM
Wadu1: You got the camera to pick up the stonewash. That's cool.  :tup:

h20hunter: $130-160, will raise prices as I expand my selling base and improve.
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Post by: h20hunter on September 24, 2021, 07:18:43 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on September 25, 2021, 08:19:02 PM
Got the brass folder today, quality thru and thru. Canít even see where the pins go through the handle.

If your thinking about getting one of his knives donít think anymore, truly a great knife maker.👍
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Post by: wadu1 on September 25, 2021, 09:17:38 PM
Got the brass folder today, quality thru and thru. Canít even see where the pins go through the handle.

If your thinking about getting one of his knives donít think anymore, truly a great knife maker.👍
:yeah: I agree 100% Alden is great knife maker. :tup:
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Post by: A. Cole on September 26, 2021, 01:42:35 PM
Thanks a lot, appreciate your support!
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Post by: A. Cole on October 06, 2021, 04:50:16 PM
New pattern just out of the shop! Sheep Guard in Flat ground, handrubbed, aggressively stonewashed (camera didn't pick up the stonewash) AEB-L stainless and Burnt Orange canvas micarta. Thin and slicey! 8in overall length. Kydex sheath has holes set up for a small tek-lok. Will also work with the 3.3 slim ulticlip, and probably other setups. I have one small teklok and ulticlips can be bought for around 15 dollars online. For this knife, I would recommend the teklok, and you can always buy the ulticlip later. As always, happy to answer questions on carry options. $180 free shipping.
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Post by: h20hunter on October 06, 2021, 06:00:11 PM
That's it..last straw...gonna put you on ignore.

Killing me here!

Fine  looking blade.
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Post by: Widgeondeke on October 06, 2021, 06:39:34 PM
That's it..last straw...gonna put you on ignore.

Killing me here!

Fine  looking blade.
    :chuckle:  Bwaaahahahahahahahaa
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on October 06, 2021, 06:59:12 PM
That's it..last straw...gonna put you on ignore.

Killing me here!

Fine  looking blade.

Right, every one is killer.👍
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Post by: A. Cole on October 07, 2021, 10:19:08 AM
 :chuckle:
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Post by: A. Cole on October 08, 2021, 04:44:26 PM
Another Sheep Guard in D2 and I think it is Ironwood, which came from a knife and axe making friend of mine. Probably the prettiest wood I've ever used, pictures don't do it justice. This one is mine!
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on October 08, 2021, 06:49:27 PM
Tease.🤯
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Post by: A. Cole on October 13, 2021, 09:42:29 AM
This is the first Chef's knife I've ever made, I like the way it came out. 12 and a 1/4 or so overall length. 8in blade. 3/32in thick AEB-L flat ground very thin and handrubbed. I put six brass pins in the blade, just for looks. Bubinga is a stable wood, and I finished it with tru oil. There is always the risk of natural wood moving. I recommend non silicone paste wax for handle protection and good looks (I use Mother's). No dishwasher use, handwash and dry, don't leave sitting in water. $220 free shipping. Most people have a knife block, but if wanted I can build a stand, a sheath, or etc. I know I have a biased opinion, but I think it is a very beautiful knife and will last a lifetime or more.
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Post by: rainshadow1 on October 13, 2021, 10:06:20 AM
Nice work, Alden. Way to go, man!
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Post by: HntnFsh on October 13, 2021, 12:15:05 PM
Wow. That's a beauty!
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Post by: Platensek-po on October 13, 2021, 01:52:11 PM
Wow. I wish I had seen that before I got my dad his bday gift. Someone should gift this for Xmas.
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Post by: A. Cole on October 13, 2021, 04:11:38 PM
Thanks guys! Pending sale.
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Post by: A. Cole on November 10, 2021, 07:49:40 PM
It's been a while. Here are three recent backspring folders, the top two are sold.

EDIT: Bottom is $130 + probable $10 shipping.
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Post by: A. Cole on November 30, 2021, 12:49:38 PM
This is my take on the old Kephart design. It is a proven, simple design and doesn't have any unnecessary attributes. I really like how this particular version of it turned out. This knife has a convex grind (think appleseed instead of a triangle flat grind) and a swell at the front of the handle, where it would normally taper, both of which are abnormal for my knives. Around 8 and a 1/4 overall length. Convex, machine finished AEB-L steel, heat and cryo treated. Exhibition grade Pomelle Bubinga, finished with tru-oil. The sheath is of Veg. tan leather and has a copper rivet at the throat. Very nice retention and fit. Oiled and one coat of wax. $200 with free shipping, lifetime warranty with questions asked. This knife would make a great Christmas present!
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Post by: A. Cole on November 30, 2021, 12:51:04 PM
Reverse
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Post by: JakeLand on November 30, 2021, 03:48:29 PM
Was seeing if youíd make another one like this but with a simple good leather sheath w/. Tight belt loop
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Post by: pianoman9701 on November 30, 2021, 03:54:53 PM
This is the first Chef's knife I've ever made, I like the way it came out. 12 and a 1/4 or so overall length. 8in blade. 3/32in thick AEB-L flat ground very thin and handrubbed. I put six brass pins in the blade, just for looks. Bubinga is a stable wood, and I finished it with tru oil. There is always the risk of natural wood moving. I recommend non silicone paste wax for handle protection and good looks (I use Mother's). No dishwasher use, handwash and dry, don't leave sitting in water. $220 free shipping. Most people have a knife block, but if wanted I can build a stand, a sheath, or etc. I know I have a biased opinion, but I think it is a very beautiful knife and will last a lifetime or more.

Great-looking knife, buddy.
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Post by: A. Cole on November 30, 2021, 09:08:21 PM
Hey Jakeland, I was grinding on three in those patterns today. I'll send you a message.

Thanks Pianoman!
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Post by: JakeLand on November 30, 2021, 09:17:35 PM
Hey Jakeland, I was grinding on three in those patterns today. I'll send you a message.

Thanks Pianoman!
appreciate it
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