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A few more ready to ship off.
Nov 12th, 2017 at 12:44pm
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Have this lot ready go to off to new homes except for the cleaver that is mine

On top by the cleaver is a pair of knives exclusive to and logo'd on the sheath for the African Hunting forum
Under that is two sets of Hunter/butcher and boner knife sets and on the right is a pig sticker.

The cleaver is an old monster that I have had for some years but never really used as it is cumbersome in both wieght and design with a distinctivly unusabe handle shape and size.
Whe I cut it down I lost over a lb in weight and with the new handle length and shape it is now a usable tool that will get used

  

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Reply #1 - Dec 3rd, 2017 at 5:00pm
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A little more leatherwork this morning

To get them ready for these knives that just need thier final sharpening before shipping. I tried a couple of different backgrounds for the pics this time. All blades are either 1075 or 1084




A longer safari knife with brass and buff horn and the field scalpel in buff horn combo in a piggyback sheath














A safari knife with walnut and brass. The walnut was from the buyers rifle stock blank to be a companion piece for a new rifle.





A new design that is a longer and wider boning knife as a EDC with rimu scales









The standard bing knife with blackwood scales









An left hand AH (Africa Hunting forum) EDC but without the sheath logo by request









And the last one is an AH big game hunter with blackwood and buff horn.




  

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Reply #2 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 3:41pm
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A nice bit of rimu on this general purpose knife away in the morning


  

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Reply #3 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 6:19am
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Wow nice work man! I really like what you did with cleaver! Got exactly same one hanging above kitchen bench, get used sometimes but yes its bit clumsy and heavy...
  
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Reply #4 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 8:57pm
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Really impressive, I take it your selling these? I would be interested in seeing some prices.
  

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Reply #5 - Dec 8th, 2017 at 4:09pm
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email me  vongruff@gmail.com  with what you are interested in as there are different designs and different materials which all vary the prices so it is not viable to put up put up "a price"
  

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Reply #6 - Dec 8th, 2017 at 9:06pm
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Good stuff Von G., always follow your cutlery pictorials with close interest.  Smiley Cool
  

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Reply #7 - Dec 9th, 2017 at 4:56am
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Thanks XP. What started out as  making a few knives for myself and showing the projects on a couple of forums has morphed into a busy retirement. The main outlet for the knives has been the the US through the Africa Hunting forum and I have just iniated a giveaway there as a bit of a 'thank you' for the support they have given me
https://www.africahunting.com/threads/africahunting-com-big-game-knife-giveaway-...

The forum owner and I came up with a pair of knives that are forum exclusive and we got a stamp made to emboss the sheaths with the forum logo
https://www.africahunting.com/threads/africahunting-com-hunting-knife.40515/

I mainly started showing my projects on the forums for the conversation I hoped they might start and my main thread over there has gone to 25 pages with some becoming email friends as they have bought more of my knives with one of them ordering his 5th this week. https://www.africahunting.com/threads/my-african-knives.26296/
  

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Reply #8 - Dec 10th, 2017 at 7:44pm
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Been a busy day in the shed getting the bevels ground in on these blades I profiled the other day. A little something different with the double edged dagger and a couple of rasp bowies this time

  

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Reply #9 - Dec 15th, 2017 at 3:42pm
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I rejected a couple of this lot so made a few more to the batch and got them all heat treated and cleaned up so they are all ready for the handles now. The last part of today saw those with bolsters having the buffalo horn all sorted for that part of the process but those with brass have not been got to yet so that will have to be next week as the rest of them get sorted. There was one left from the last batch that still needs finishing so added it to the montage.
  

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Reply #10 - Dec 15th, 2017 at 3:45pm
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The two on the top left of that last pic are to be made in the style of Harry Wollhunter's famous lion killing knife. This is a fantastc (true) story that many of you might enjoy. I expect there may be some interest in these knives in some quarters.

https://www.africahunting.com/threads/the-lion-knife.28385/
  

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Reply #11 - Dec 16th, 2017 at 8:05am
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Hell of a story, back when men where men !
  
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Reply #12 - Dec 18th, 2017 at 5:13am
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I like your 3-dot logo....reminds me of Predators laser-sight...
  
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Reply #13 - Dec 18th, 2017 at 5:52pm
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Swodem wrote on Dec 18th, 2017 at 5:13am:
I like your 3-dot logo....reminds me of Predators laser-sight...

It is what my father had on his tools when I was a boy but for me it is representative of the Trinity being Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  

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Reply #14 - Dec 26th, 2017 at 8:47am
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Some progress on this lot
At top is two unfinished lion knives and on the right the prototype finished.
Then under the lion knife is a general purpose knife in brass and buff horn, a rimu boner in trade for some beautiful handle wood pieces, a zebrawood and brass AH BG knife, a pair with a safaru hunter with walnut and brass and its companion field scalpel in walnut, a hunter skinner in hickory and buff horn, a light hunter with olive canvas micarta bolster and brown linen micarta, and at the bottom is another pair with a special order safari hunter in brass and buff horn with its companion field scalpel.
On the left under the unfinished lion knife is the giveaway AH BG knife another 2 under it, then 3 BG hunter butchers, a boner all with buff horn and blackwood and at the bottom is a hunter skinner in very dark Jarah.
  

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