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Russ Ellis
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PostPosted: Mon 12 Apr, 2004 8:21 pm    Post subject: It's the little things...         Reply with quote

By happenstance I happened to have a couple of knives in my possession to do some work on. The first one is Arms and Armor's medieval knife. It's a simple utilitarian sort of piece that has been dressed up a little by the metall ring that they placed at the end of the handle. I built a scabbard for it and also ended up doing some cleanup work on it. It had been rather badly abused by whoever had sharpened it for the customer. The edge was a mess and it was scratched up. A lot of polishing and grinding later and I had it looking presentable again.

One question for Craig and the boys, are these knives hardened? This one seemed to be very soft. I rolled the edge once fairly easily.

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Russ Ellis
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PostPosted: Mon 12 Apr, 2004 8:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The other knife was a dirk by Armart. They did a nice job on this particular dirk. It's a shame that they can't seem to get it together in a business sense.
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PostPosted: Tue 13 Apr, 2004 2:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

No pics of the dirk then? Confused
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Apr, 2004 12:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just realized I left the bloody dirk out. (Okay not literally bloody) Sorry got a little excited about the scabbard. One thing I'm wonder about is if the guys at Arms and Armor temper this knife. It seemed very soft when I was sharpening it.
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Apr, 2004 2:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Russ Ellis wrote:
Just realized I left the bloody dirk out...


Bloody, huh? I see you've really been putting the dirk through it's paces. Perhaps you shouldn't send it back to me. I'm not really interested in getting my fingerprints all over "exhibit A". Big Grin

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Apr, 2004 2:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jay Barron wrote:
Perhaps you shouldn't send it back to me.


Russ, you can count me as a witness that Jay just said that! Big Grin
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Russ Ellis
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Apr, 2004 9:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Woo wooo!
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Apr, 2004 8:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I said perhaps you shouldn't send it back. After careful consideration I've changed my mind.
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Apr, 2004 9:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Curses! Foiled again...
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Apr, 2004 9:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

nice Russ. Im going to have to expand my collection to include less type XII's and more knives and daggers
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PostPosted: Tue 27 Apr, 2004 3:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That board you are working on is it oak or what?
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PostPosted: Tue 27 Apr, 2004 9:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good eye, yes it is oak
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