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Ben Potter
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PostPosted: Mon 04 May, 2009 11:17 pm    Post subject: Woodhelp Staff         Reply with quote

It has been a long time since I made a staff but after a run in with a dog while walking with my wife (kicking a dog in the mouth with bare feet makes one think) I decided I would make myself one.



There are more pictures and the specs. on my website:

WOODHELP STAFF GALLERY PAGE

Let me know what you think.

Ben Potter Bladesmith

It's not that I would trade my lot
For any other man's,
Nor that I will be ashamed
Of my work torn hands-

For I have chosen the path I tread
Knowing it would be steep,
And I will take the joys thereof
And the consequences reap.
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D. Austin
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PostPosted: Tue 05 May, 2009 12:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ben, this is fantastic, and I'm not usually one to compliment people on their big sticks. The leather really adds something in my opinion and I especially like the way it's tied together. Very well executed on the whole.

I recently had a similar encounter whilst my daughter was in her pram and after scaring it off, all I could think of was what I could use to defend myself and my child in such a situation. In my neighborhood, walking around armed (even in defense against dogs) is... well... frowned upon, quite frankly. I thought about sharpening an umbrella, but that wouldn't work in summer. Big Grin

If I had your skill in carving, I'd make myself one too.
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Allen Andrews




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PostPosted: Tue 05 May, 2009 8:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice. I like the color of the wood, the carving, and the leather. I did a lot of hiking in Colorado last summer and I found a stick to be helpful in a number of situations, but I'm not a fan of the high tech sticks you often see on the trails. Your staff would be more at home I think.
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