Smoked Peppers, Hammers and Knives!

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  1. Gamez

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    I am loving this fall weather. Nights in the 50-60's and the days are hanging around in the low 80's. It has made being in the shop so much more comfortable. The forge heats it up a bit, but being able to step outside for a break is fantastic. The name of the game right now is knives, peppers and hammers!



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    I have had a great group of strikers in the shop helping me out with the hammers. I love sharing what I've learned with others and seeing the reaction to the tools is a lot of fun. To me the coolest aspect of the hammers is punching that eye.



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    The classic style rounding hammer, taking shape.



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    It took a few Fridays, but Scott finished his knife. I think it turned out awesome and he laughed along the way. Typically, the knifemaking class I offer is done in one day, but we worked around his work schedule and he put in the effort to create his very own knife.



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    He also helping with swinging the sledge and help me forge out this beautiful hammer. It was his first time striking ever!



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    What better thing to do after a long day of grinding and forging than to split and stack a few weekend worth of fire wood.





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    Been hitting the trails again harder the past few weeks. I always try, but is doesn't always happen, to get a ride, run and/or ruck in every week. Typically, I get at least 2 of them in, but this ruck was a good one. 4ish miles out and back to Ravens Cliff Falls here in the foothills. My ole' Alice pack gets some funny looks, and a guy even offered up the advice of buying a lighter pack to save weight. His expression when I told him if I made it lighter, I'd need to carry 7 bricks instead of 6 was priceless.



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    This run is ready for bevels!



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    No. 100 is ground and ready for final finishing. Black G10 for the scales.



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    Rain, we had it all summer and like usual, complained but now it's drying out here and it seems the storms are hitting everyone but us.



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    This old brush has been a trooper, but I think she has sung her last song. RIP brush.



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    That stack of wood is already getting dug into.



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    2lb rounding hammer in a different style. Keeps the head more compact and stout. I think they look pretty darn good too.



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    Pepper season 2016 is rapidly coming closer to a close. I've smoked the last harvest and dried them as well. 20hours of a mix of maple, oak, and apple wood for a sweet savory aroma that will burn your taste buds soul. Don't miss out and order your tin here:

    https://www.jgknives.com/collections/hot-peppers-such



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    Not a bad day. Not a bad day at all. Hammer, tools and some lil' skulls just in time for halloween!

    Order a lil' skull and help me buy a new shop brush!

    https://www.jgknives.com/collections/jg-tools/products/lil-skull



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    2lb rounding hammer with American Hickory handle is available here:

    https://www.jgknives.com/collections/jg-blacksmithing-tools



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    No. 100's B-side.



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    No. 104, SBK for an order. This one is getting some earth brown G10.



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    About as full flat grind as I go. Black and grey G10 for the scales. This one is available.



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    Knives and Tools, just like the sign says. It has been a long time coming to get to this point, but thanks for your support along the way everyone!

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    -JG
     
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  2. Trapper

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    Very cool. Its great to prooduce quality and have fun. In fact, if you're not having fun, it won't be!
     
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    bro that small fixed blade you posted like 4 photos from the top, with the kydex sheath is dope. do you have a website to sell your products or is this just a hobby?
     
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    jgknives.com
     
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