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    Hi all, a quick note to introduce myself.
    I'm a city slicker now, have been for about 20 years, but still a bushy at heart. spent from 12 yrs of age to 30 yrs between Alice, the Isa, Katherine, Darwin, and points between. Did heaps of bushwalking, around Alice and Katherine/Roper region. Then moved to the big smoke, met my wife, settled down, family....yada yada yada.
    Still go bush whenever I can, although I carry my gear in the fourby now instead of a backpack...( No Dear, I said I was going camping....not Roughing it!). 50 yr old hips don't carry as well as they used to.

    30 years ago up north, I carried two knives, and still have one of them. I had a plain steel Green River boning knife, had a sheath made for it with a steel and two pouches on it. That disappeared one day during a house move! Shame, it was a great blade.

    Second, and still here with me now is my 3" Blade Opinel F
    older. Wooden Handle, simple design, floats!. Great for them canoe trips up the Katherine Gorge. Holds a great edge too.

    I recently got interested in making knives myself, and started reading forums like this. Still accumulating equipment in the shed, but for now I have been practising the skills by picking up old kitchen knives at Op Shops and grinding them, buffing, etc. Still a rank amateur, but having a lot of fun. I have four finished blades and a tomahawk I made up after accidentally got hooked on the idea after reading a forum about modding the Trailhawk on a US site.Started with a cheap Diamond brand head, and now have a purty little tomahawk. (Unfortunately it's rubbish steel, but it's not bad around camp, and it was good grinding practice.

    So that's me. Sorry guys, I probably won't bring that much to the table, but after spending ages sucking information of this site and sites like it, I thought it was time to show some support, and I'll contribute what I can.

    Anybody want to see a beginners handywork?

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    Welcome to the site mate.
    It would be great if you could post some photos of your work.

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    • #3
      Welcome to the forum.

      Of course we want to see pics of your work!
      Quantum physics is a bit of a passion of mine. It's extraordinary. There's a branch of mathematics that is based on lunacy, and that's wonderful.

      - Bob Hoskins -

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          Thanks all for kind words. I've posted some pics in the gallery.

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          • #6
            Welcome to the forum mate!
            Australian Knife Magazine
            Editor



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            • #7
              Welcome to the forum.

              I am sure you find the locals friendly and very helpful.

              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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