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    Hello all,
    I've been making handles for stick tang blades for a few months now (mostly scandis) - enjoying times when the execution clicks, and having a lot of "light bulb moments" when events don't go according to plan

    I've been lurking in a few forums, but now that I want to scratch my "forging itch", it's probably time to join up.
    I'm just a hobbiest, with the normal shed full of tools, pieces of burl and fancy wood etc that I like using to make nice functional things. I'm starting to find that the blade designs that I want to build on are fairly simple in design but are either in limited supply or not "exactly" what I'm after.

    I don't think I'm particularly blade-nutty for a rural bloke. Isn't it normal to always have a traditional folder in your pocket, a modest collection of no more than 20 bushcrafty, wood-working, cooking, fishing and hunting knives, more than 4 axes, and a compulsion to keep them all sharp?

    cheers,

    Tony

  • #2
    Welcome to ABF Tony And look forward to seeing some pics of your knives

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    • #3
      Welcome, Tony!
      Contact: [email protected]

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      • #4
        Welcome mate! I'm from Tambellup.

        Have to catch up and talk sharp things!!

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        • #5
          Gday Tony, welcome to the Abf, not nutty at all, completely normal for everybody that's grown up in the country.

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          • #6
            Welcome!!

            Hi Tony

            Welcome to the forum.

            Your interest in knives is perfectly normal. Particularly for someone in a rural area.

            Dutchy
            Collector

            Australian Military Knives

            "Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."
            Plato (427-347 BC)

            "In politics stupidity is not a handicap."
            Napoleon Bonaparte

            "The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern."
            Lord Acton (1834–1902)

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            • #7
              Welcome to the forum. Might be worth giving David Brodziac a call. He is down your neck of the woods.
              Member Australian Knife Makers Guild
              Brook Knives Australia on Facebook

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              • #8
                Gidday Tony, welcome to the forum
                wave man AKA Dean
                my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC22..._as=subscriber
                "I will never make excuses for who I am. It's the way I was born. I am a Hunter a Bone Collector."
                "A gun, like any source of power is a force for either good or evil, being neither in itself, but dependent upon those who possess it"

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                • #9
                  welcome to ABF, Albanys a nice place, from Bunbury myself

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                  • #10
                    Welcome Reddust, you have to be a little bit nutty to do what we do.

                    Richard
                    Inside every old man is a young man wondering what the hell happened.




                    Pictures of knives I have made/worked on.
                    http://s177.photobucket.com/albums/w...cpZZ1QQtppZZ20

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                    • #11
                      Welcome aboard
                      Stewart Townsend
                      Member
                      Australian Knifemakers Guild

                      https://www.facebook.com/townsendcustomknives


                      The plural of knife is knives.
                      One knife.
                      Two knives.
                      The plural possessive is knives'.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks all for the welcoming messages.

                        cheers,

                        Tony

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                        • #13
                          Hi Reddust,
                          don't be afraid of your passion for sharp things. I just spent the weekend at my brothers farm in Hyden with my forge and his anvil. I made a short hunter for my nephew (of 2nd brother) and that went home with him to Kalgan. He is going to have to put a single tang handle on it.
                          welcome to the forum, its a great place to be.
                          Warren.

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