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San Mai Wrangler

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Griff, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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  2. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Details

    Steel: 410SS Jacket / 26C3 Thin Core San Mai (Alpha Knife Supply)
    Handle Material: Jeancarter/ Denimcarta from True North Micarta (Instagram @truenorthmicarta)



     
  3. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Looks good Griff !!!!!
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Nice save on the wave Griff! Etched out beautifully and the jeancarta adds a totally unique look.
     
  5. Griff

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    @FORGE and @dancom

    Thank you both very much... I really enjoyed making this knife and the re-shaping worked out! I’d love to try San Mai in 3/16 or 1/4” now:D
     
  6. RussGen

    RussGen New Member

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    Beautiful knife Griff. Love the curves and angles.
     
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  7. Griff

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    @RussGen thanks man! I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea here because it doesn’t have a large chunk of brass as a bolster or guard lol :p

    (Just kidding to all you old school big ugly brass loving guys! :D:p)
     
  8. RussGen

    RussGen New Member

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    Got to say whenever I've used brass I just seem to get "Why" but some makers just seem to know how to use it on the just the right knife. It takes a while to work out what you don't want to do by trying everything. Unfortunately that leaves me with a bit of surplus brass.
     
  9. RussGen

    RussGen New Member

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    I'm far from that level of knifemaking so I'm focusing on what I can pull off consistently and and I'm pretty satisfied with some of my more recent blades. How long have some of you all been doing this craft?
     
  10. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I caught the bug in the fall of 2013.
     
  11. RussGen

    RussGen New Member

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    So you're kind of an old timer then Dan. You've sure built quite a website since then. Your knife patterns are what inspired me to give knifemaking a try.
     
  12. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Sure...old timer works. Getting a bit grey in the beard. Hahaha ;)

    Making knives is a lifelong learning kind of thing. I wish I had started earlier.
     
  13. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    I started in 2015. But I only made three knives between 2015-2017. In 2018 we moved house, so zero lol. I made three knives in 2019, and I have made two knives so far this year and that includes the knife in this thread.

    So above you’re looking at only my 8th completed knife. This year was the first year multiple people have contacted me asking if I sell. I think I may start lol.
     
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  14. Scott Kozub

    Scott Kozub New Member

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    man Griff I love everything about that knife. The profile handle shape San mai color and even the way you inserted your logo. Its so unique but works so well.

    Fantastic work.
     
  15. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Cheers Scott, too kind, much appreciated!
     
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