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Old 01-10-2018, 10:17 PM   #1
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My buddy Charles Conner in Oklahoma sent me this Sanbar Stag horn. Charles is one of the best Scrimshaw Artist in the world, I'm blessed to have him for a good friend. I'm not sure what kind of blade I'll be putting on it. Most of the knives I've been making lately I'm holding back to put in the Lone Star Gun and Knife show in Ft. Worth March 10th. If I decide to do it, I've done enough shows in my life, back in the early 80's I did four a year.

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Old 01-10-2018, 10:23 PM   #2
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That looks like a Damascus blade would be great!! Just make sure it’s big enough to be a pigsticker.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:52 PM   #3
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That looks like a Damascus blade would be great!! Just make sure itís big enough to be a pigsticker.
Oh it will be Damascus or Cable Damascus, I was really thinking about making a pig sticker; but not sure how well a $400.00 pig sticker is going sell.

My Damascus blades are the bomb, 416 layers made up with 3 different materials. 5160, 200 nickel and 15n20.
Was thinking a Bowie for the knife show, but then again, Bowies don't sell that well either.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:22 PM   #4
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Most of the knives I've been making lately I'm holding back to put in the Lone Star Gun and Knife show in Ft. Worth March 10th. If I decide to do it, I've done enough shows in my life, back in the early 80's I did four a year.
How many knives do you usually take to a show?
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:00 AM   #5
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How many knives do you usually take to a show?
Sam I like to take 20 to a show. I don't have to scurry to have enough; I have quite a few in stock that I haven't tried to sell or listed on my website. I'm still not 100% sure I'm going. I want to specialize in cable Damascus, I'm traveling to Tulsa next Wednesday (baring icy roads) to pick up a crate of 2" cable that will keep me forging for a long time.
There's a lot of guys that do file knives, some do strictly Alabama Damascus, others make Bowies or flint knives. I don't know of anyone that is doing all Cable Damascus!
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:04 AM   #6
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Bowies sell when they sell. I sold a $500 bowie at the Lone Star Knife Expo last year. Make an impressive piece, and it'll move when it moves. Either way, you got to make a cool knife
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:07 AM   #7
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That would be an art piece. Dont think I could bring myself to use it.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:36 AM   #8
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That would be an art piece. Dont think I could bring myself to use it.
I can sell it, I have other knives that Charles has done some scrimshaw for me that I wouldn't ever part with. I think he and I are going to collaborate on future projects on, we've been talking about it for years. I just hate to put him in that predicament since he's so busy with his full time customers, he does that full time.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:39 AM   #9
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Bowies sell when they sell. I sold a $500 bowie at the Lone Star Knife Expo last year. Make an impressive piece, and it'll move when it moves. Either way, you got to make a cool knife
I agree Jason, I've been leaning towards a Bowie, I love Bowies, that's what started me in knife making years ago. I sold three last year and they do bring in good profits. As most of you know I'm a Christian, I'll just leave it in God's hands, He's never lead me in the wrong direction.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:47 AM   #10
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Holy moly that's some beautiful work. It will surely be something special when it blossoms onto a blade of about any kind. No doubt it will make an extraordinary one off Bowie.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:49 AM   #11
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I've always been in awe of a good scrimshaw artist. I have no idea how they can do such fine detail.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:55 AM   #12
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That's going to make a beautiful piece whatever you decide to do. I love seeing the blades that you create. Your threads along with a couple of other guys on here have inspired me to learn how to make knives.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:29 AM   #13
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That's going to make a beautiful piece whatever you decide to do. I love seeing the blades that you create. Your threads along with a couple of other guys on here have inspired me to learn how to make knives.
Thanks; we all appreciate it.

I started working on it yesterday. I'm making a 7" Damascus Fighting Bowie, the guard I'm still working on trying to see what I want to do with it. I might have to have to forge some Damascus for the guard, that's what's going to make the knife pop.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:32 AM   #14
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Thanks; we all appreciate it.

I started working on it yesterday. I'm making a 7" Damascus Fighting Bowie, the guard I'm still working on trying to see what I want to do with it. I might have to have to forge some Damascus for the guard, that's what's going to make the knife pop.
I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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Old 01-14-2018, 10:44 AM   #15
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Could you elaborate on “cable Damascus” blades? Never heard that phrase. Thanks
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:47 AM   #16
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Could you elaborate on “cable Damascus” blades? Never heard that phrase. Thanks
Two inch steel cable forged into a billet. Makes a killer pattern and plenty of carbon to make a good blade. I have the blade made, I just have to heat treat it. I decided on Alabama Damascus fighting bowie.
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:16 PM   #17
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Went with some Alabama Damascus, 7 inch blade.
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:10 PM   #19
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Just WoW !!!
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:14 PM   #20
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yea gonna need to see the finished product, may be interested in it
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:42 PM   #21
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I'll do the final fit and finish tomorrow if I can get my shop warm enough. The sheath is going to have to pop too.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:47 PM   #22
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:53 PM   #23
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Wow. Love it
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:37 PM   #24
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:39 PM   #25
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That is one beefy knife!
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:51 AM   #26
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That is one beefy knife!
I agree; I have the feeling whoever buys it will only be a display knife. Not sure yet what kind of price I'm going to put on it yet, still depends on what I do with the sheath, it's already over $500.00. The sheath will have to be one is comparable to the knife quality.
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Beautiful knife!!!
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Thanks guys; Hopefully I can finish it up in the next two weeks.
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How durable is a piece of scrimshaw? Will it last or is it pretty delicate? Never really messed with it before. Beautiful knife.
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I reached out to Mr Conner to see if he can do some scrimshaw on a couple cow bone scaled Buck 110s for me. I hope the price and timing are right.

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Old 01-17-2018, 07:02 AM   #31
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I reached out to Mr Conner to see if he can do some scrimshaw on a couple cow bone scaled Buck 110s for me. I hope the price and timing are right.

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He's not cheap he's just good. He gets some many orders, he gets cases of pocket knives from several knife production companies.
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Guessing whatever you do it will be great. Enjoy looking at your work.
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How durable is a piece of scrimshaw? Will it last or is it pretty delicate? Never really messed with it before. Beautiful knife.
Most scrim will last a life time, it is finely scratched because of all the detail; It is pretty delicate, I keep it bandaged up when I'm working on the knife. I'm pretty that whoever buys this knife is not going to spend that much money for it and take it into the woods.
Thanks: it is beautiful. I was just blessed to have been about to round up this material. I'll be making more of this quality knife in the future and on occasion I'll still make and what I call economy knives, I sell those for under 200 bucks.
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Two inch steel cable forged into a billet. Makes a killer pattern and plenty of carbon to make a good blade. I have the blade made, I just have to heat treat it. I decided on Alabama Damascus fighting bowie.
THANKS for the explanation. Beautiful blade!
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That’s really pretty.
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My buddy Charles Conner in Oklahoma sent me this Sanbar Stag horn. Charles is one of the best Scrimshaw Artist in the world, I'm blessed to have him for a good friend. I'm not sure what kind of blade I'll be putting on it. Most of the knives I've been making lately I'm holding back to put in the Lone Star Gun and Knife show in Ft. Worth March 10th. If I decide to do it, I've done enough shows in my life, back in the early 80's I did four a year.

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That's very impressive scrimshaw work. What did he use to color it?
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That's very impressive scrimshaw work. What did he use to color it?
Here's a picture with some ink in the back ground; hope this helps.
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Beautiful handle material
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Beautiful handle material
Thanks brother handle came from Ray Kirk (Forged In Fire) participant scrim Charles Conner, and I was just blessed to have them both as friends. The handle is Sanbar Stag from India.
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That's very impressive scrimshaw work. What did he use to color it?
I know I answered you but, these are the vibrant colors associated with that paint.

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