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Friday, June 19, 2015

New knife

Little Birdseye Maple handled detail knife, off for 'independent assessment' today.  Forging a little blade like this lets me learn a little quicker- make it, take notes and go on the the next.  I have a hard time photographing the blade- hi polish reflects light no matter what angle I try.  Eventually I'll get to forging a integral knife with a leather wrapped handle.  Few more bugs to work out first...

June 22- sent this knife off last week to another carver, wanted his opinion on it- his comment floored me on the forum:  "I swear that it starts to cut before it touches the wood. "

Thank you.

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