Making knives and catching fish, it's a living, I suppose.

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  1. Gamez

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    Knives are definitely being made even though the heat here is steadily climbing. Some rain would be nice to take the edge off some days, but I am still getting some work done.



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    No. 95 & 95, an Original Gamez Knife (O.G.K.) and Harpoon Style Knife (H.S.K.) ready for heat. Got to use some fresh belts for these and the difference that makes is amazing.



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    Neighbor and I snuck out on Lake Keowee for some evening fishing. First time on that lake so I wasn't really sure what to expect. Some insane houses and decent fishing spots we what I found though.



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    Small spotted bass near a gold course. Good night of fishing.



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    The state of the bench. Several knives in progress. I think I have finally found a good rhythm to make my work flow. Keeping 3-4 knives at varying stages is working for me.



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    6am at the shop. Have to get out there early to beat the heat of the day. Muggy humidty and high heat are the daily norm the past week, getting in the shop before the high strikes is letting me some work done in about as close to comfortable temps.



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    These two are done and already off to new homes. One to Indiana the other to the west coast.



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    This one is in O1 tool steel and wrapped in Denim Micarta w/ red fiber liners.

    WIP Thread: No. 93, S.W.K.

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    This Little Utility Knife (L.U.K.) makes my 94th knife. Rare for me to not etch knives, but these two look great as they were, so I left them in the raw.

    WIP Thread: No. 94, L.U.K.



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    Next two up are coming along nicely and ready for final finishing.



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    Had a piece of 1" D2 in the shop and wasn't overly sure what I was gonna do with it. Originally i had planned to make prybars out of it, but once the marker came out this happened. I guess it is my take on the neck knife.


    Cut up 3ft worth of these to do. Not sure on the grind yet or finish. May switch it up and put them out in a few variants.



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    Settled on this for the profile.



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    The bench is getting a bit cluttered. The L.U.K. is done, neckers post heat treat, the O.G.K. ready for a sheath, and a sneak peak at No. 97 & No. 98.



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    Back on the water and started Saturday reeling this Hybrid on some brand new Ugly Stiks. I've probably had the same 3 fishing poles for 10 years and having been spending more time on the water decided it was time to upgrade. It was like driving a old car ready to fall apart to a brand new one. Ugly Stik GX2's paired with Shimano Syncopates with my fathers day loot and I am catching fish again.



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    Crazy lil' fawn wasn't scared of us. We managed to troll up to the shore in the boat and the lil fella strolled on up to the boat. Let us pet it a bit, bit my neighbor and after a few minutes took off back into the woods. Awesome experience.



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    Making a bit of progress. The Sunday look at what I need to get done this week.



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    Got the bow out after dinner and managed this for my first shots of 2016. Shame I am going to have to restring it before deer season, but for now it's dialed in... Or I am just lucky.



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    Need to finish the sheaths for these, but for the hard parts, they are done.



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    Coyote G10 for this O.G.K.

    WIP Thread: No. 95, O.G.K.

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    The second Harpoon Style Knife (H.S.K.) I've made. This one in D2 with Red/Black Micarta.

    WIP Thread: No. 96, H.S.K.

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    -JG
     
  2. guncrank1

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    Nice work , need to go fishing again.
    My shop has two window A/C units
     

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