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mushka

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Your knives look extremely usable. Usable being the main word. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and some of the camp and heavy used knives I own aren't pretty. Pretty don't count when you got to cut or chop something. My guns aren't necessarily pretty either but they work. Some people just like shiny polished stuff, I like used looking stuff. Keep up the good work.
 

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I´m not a fan of polishing and most of the knifes are sold, so the new owner can do what he likes.
 

Jeff Kaufmann

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Quarantine boredom got a hold of me a week or so ago and I took a couple of days to make my boss a knife out of a piece of structural steel from the 120 year old building that the brewery is in. We had to remove a set of the exterior windows and portion of brick wall a while back to be able to crane in a 3,000 gallon tank into the second floor. Anyway I used a chunk from the steel that had held the 8 foot window panels in place, the building was designed to withstand the direct force of an F4 tornado so every piece of the structure is almost over engineered. I heated the steel to anneal it and rough shaped it with an angle grinder. Got out the hand files and gave it its final shape and set the edge angle. Then cleaned up the file marks on a belt sander before hand sanding it with 500 and 1000 grit and finished the polish with fingernail type emery boards. Heated and quenched to re-harden, a quick polish, and sharpened to razor sharp. Used some scrap walnut I had for the handles scales held in place with three brass wire pins. Turned out to be a nice little roach belly!
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