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#1322700 - 07/14/09 09:33 PM Re: Try it again [Re: guess]
J. Holly Offline
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Registered: 06/07/03
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Loc: Stillwater, OK.
I have a degree in Meat science, yes, I was a butcher. I had to learn a whole new way of using a knife when I got one of Dave's. I had some of the sharpest knives of anyone I know, now, I have one that scares me to use it much.

I have only heard one complaint. His knives were to sharp. So he suggested cutting cardboard with it until it was the proper level to do small animals.
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#1322701 - 07/16/09 07:57 AM Re: Try it again [Re: J. Holly]
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The receipt shaving takes some practice, the blades are so sharp. Once you get it figured out you will amaze everyone!





Whatever you do, DO NOT try to do this holding the paper up with your fingertip! You won't even feel it until it's gone!

I would never use one of these to reach up inside an animal to make a "blind" cut by feel! Ouch!

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#1322702 - 07/17/09 07:09 AM Re: Try it again [Re: Nikonut]
Mason_Jarr Offline
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Registered: 02/03/03
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Loc: Southern Idaho
Hey Dave,
It looks like you've been pretty busy! Whatever happened to that new design you were working on when I stopped by your house? Are you going to offer those for sale? I want one if you are.

Mike
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#1322703 - 07/17/09 06:55 PM Re: Try it again [Re: Mason_Jarr]
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Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 189
Loc: Oklahoma
Got those finished and delivered Mike. Had a lot of interest in them so we are cutting out at least 20 more. Hope to get them done before the stuff starts bigtime in Sept and Oct. Won't have time to touch raw steel until Feb as I will be puting on handles. We may make some out of 3/32 and some out of 1/8 inch.
Still hoping to get away for 10 days and head west. Will have to start soon but we are still trying to build the inventory back up from last Christmas. Missing the small sizes of boners and butchers up through 3 3/4 inches.
Take care.................dave
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#1322704 - 07/17/09 07:26 PM Re: Try it again [Re: Tha_edge]
Mason_Jarr Offline
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Loc: Southern Idaho
OK. Consider one sold when you get to them.

Mike
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#1322705 - 07/18/09 03:21 PM Re: Try it again [Re: Mason_Jarr]
J. Holly Offline
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Loc: Stillwater, OK.
Told you that new one was a winner Dave....
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#1322706 - 07/18/09 06:20 PM Re: Try it again [Re: J. Holly]
Tha_edge Offline
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Loc: Oklahoma
Well, just got back from cutting out 60 more trappers and 30 of those "things." It will be tight to try to finish those by Oct along with all the other stuff. I think there were 24 out of 1/8 inch and 6 out of 3/32. Still playing with the front bolt hole and whether to cover that sticker with wood or leave it plain. Any suggestions?
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#1322707 - 07/19/09 04:56 PM Re: Try it again [Re: Tha_edge]
J. Holly Offline
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Registered: 06/07/03
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Loc: Stillwater, OK.
I like calling that thing the "Ed" or Everyday knife.

Maybe instead of 2 layers of wood, is it possible to do it with 1 on each side?
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#1322708 - 07/20/09 10:14 AM Re: Try it again [Re: J. Holly]
Tha_edge Offline
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Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 189
Loc: Oklahoma
future trappers with pattern


fired but not cleaned up


Ed's blanks


pattern blanks and finished product with sheath


Kelly's knife


thx for looking
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#1322709 - 07/20/09 10:17 AM Re: Try it again [Re: Tha_edge]
Tha_edge Offline
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double post


Edited by Tha_edge (07/20/09 10:50 AM)
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#1322710 - 07/20/09 12:36 PM Re: Try it again [Re: Tha_edge]
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Man Dave I like the looks of "kelly's" knife! Looks like a cross between the Elk and the trapper.
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#1322711 - 07/20/09 04:33 PM Re: Try it again [Re: guess]
Mason_Jarr Offline
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Registered: 02/03/03
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Loc: Southern Idaho
Dave, I believe those bottom knives are the type you were working on designing when I visited. I want one. When they're ready, let me know and the money will be on the way.

Mike
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#1322712 - 07/20/09 05:05 PM Re: Try it again [Re: Mason_Jarr]
Kingfisher Offline
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Registered: 03/05/09
Posts: 64
Loc: TN
Dave

Just got your email. I'm glad you told me about the arrowhead Sheath. The Knife and Sheath in the photo looks awsome. I'm like a kid at Chirstmas. I will be checking the mail everyday until it comes. LOL

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#1322713 - 07/20/09 05:09 PM Re: Try it again [Re: Mason_Jarr]
Kingfisher Offline
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Loc: TN
Double Post


Edited by Kingfisher (07/20/09 05:14 PM)

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#1322714 - 07/20/09 07:44 PM Re: Try it again [Re: Kingfisher]
Tha_edge Offline
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Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 189
Loc: Oklahoma
Glenn and Mike. You can Thank Kelly J. for the design.
May call it the "willow" because the blade is shaped like a willow leaf. Jury is still out but it is hard and it is comfortable. Blade is under 1 1/2 inches and fair on the balance. Pattern handle may be to "fat" and throw the balance off. Still some adjusting before I approve it. Also want to see how that short blade holds up. For your needs Glenn, it might be a dandy. However the trappers are awesome and this is heavier but shorter.
Mike... I will let you know when I get them shaped, fired, tempered, cleaned, and cryoed. Still a long way to go plus get the 60 trappers done. I'm tired just thinking about it.
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