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 Post subject: Westerns
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:19 pm 

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I don't take many pics of my completed projects (mostly because I take horrible pictures), but I am going to try to do better at posting. Here is one of my own, Cut Brooklyn with spalted maple handle:

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My main issue, and the reason I had not purchased a Cut Brooklyn sooner was the horrible plastic handles. I took at stab at this one, did some major thinning and re-handled with a lighter wood and now it is one of my most used. The balance is now neutral instead of butt heavy and she cuts like a dream.


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 Post subject: Re: Westerns
PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:54 pm 

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Was the original handle G10? Looks great Matt.



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 Post subject: Re: Westerns
PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:47 pm 

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Other than the obvious risks involved, I'd love it if knives that looked like that grew in my yard! :P lol

Very nice work on the handle! The spalted maple and mosaic pins look awesome together!


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 Post subject: Re: Westerns
PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:00 am 
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Beautiful job Matt!



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 Post subject: Re: Westerns
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:13 pm 

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Thanks guys, Don, I don't know if it was exactly G10, but it was some type of heavy synthetic polymer.


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 Post subject: Re: Westerns
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:15 pm 

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This is subjective, but you've worked with a lot of top quality knives, Do you think they are worth the price Joel is asking?


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 Post subject: Re: Westerns
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:32 pm 

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mano wrote:This is subjective, but you've worked with a lot of top quality knives, Do you think they are worth the price Joel is asking?


Cost is predicated by supply and demand. Joel certainly has the demand piece down as he seems to sell anything he has within a couple days. Personally, yes, I believe his prices are worth it. In addition I think he could push the bounds to mid 600’s for a 240 and still have pretty good demand.

I have handled two of his knives, one was ground thinner. My version was an older version. The thing about both knives I have handled is the grinding is consistent regardless of whether one likes it or not, it is consistent. There are no peaks/valleys slips or other inconsistencies from heel to tip....something that we don’t see often, even with JS smiths.


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