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This is a pretty much standard hunter with Damascus blade and furniture. I put the handle slabs back together with a little pizzazz.
 
Posts: 350 | Location: oklahoma | Registered: 01 August 2006Reply With Quote
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Mike,

That is a dandy! Thanks for sharing.

Lee
 
Posts: 567 | Location: Vancouver, WA | Registered: 28 June 2010Reply With Quote
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Another amazing creation!

Can't imagine anyone that would not luv to own that one.

Best,

GWB
 
Posts: 23547 | Location: Pearland, Tx,, USA | Registered: 10 September 2001Reply With Quote
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-pretty.
 
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very nice


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What I have learned on AR, since 2001:
1. The proper answer to: Where is the best place in town to get a steak dinner? is…You should go to Mel's Diner and get the fried chicken.
2. Big game animals can tell the difference between .015 of an inch in diameter, 15 grains of bullet weight, and 150 fps.
3. There is a difference in the performance of two identical projectiles launched at the same velocity if they came from different cartridges.
4. While a double rifle is the perfect DGR, every 375HH bolt gun needs to be modified to carry at least 5 down.
5. While a floor plate and detachable box magazine both use a mechanical latch, only the floor plate latch is reliable. Disregard the fact that every modern military rifle uses a detachable box magazine.
6. The Remington 700 is unreliable regardless of the fact it is the basis of the USMC M40 sniper rifle for 40+ years with no changes to the receiver or extractor and is the choice of more military and law enforcement sniper units than any other rifle.
7. PF actions are not suitable for a DGR and it is irrelevant that the M1, M14, M16, & AK47 which were designed for hunting men that can shoot back are all PF actions.
8. 95 deg F in Africa is different than 95 deg F in TX or CA and that is why you must worry about ammunition temperature in Africa (even though most safaris take place in winter) but not in TX or in CA.
9. The size of a ding in a gun's finish doesn't matter, what matters is whether it’s a safe ding or not.
10. 1 in a row is a trend, 2 in a row is statistically significant, and 3 in a row is an irrefutable fact.
11. Never buy a WSM or RCM cartridge for a safari rifle or your go to rifle in the USA because if they lose your ammo you can't find replacement ammo but don't worry 280 Rem, 338-06, 35 Whelen, and all Weatherby cartridges abound in Africa and back country stores.
12. A well hit animal can run 75 yds. in the open and suddenly drop with no initial blood trail, but the one I shot from 100 yds. away that ran 10 yds. and disappeared into a thicket and was not found was lost because the bullet penciled thru. I am 100% certain of this even though I have no physical evidence.
13. A 300 Win Mag is a 500 yard elk cartridge but a 308 Win is not a 300 yard elk cartridge even though the same bullet is travelling at the same velocity at those respective distances.
 
Posts: 9489 | Location: Loving retirement in Boise, ID | Registered: 16 December 2003Reply With Quote
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Thanks for the comments guys.
Dovetailing the stag slabs was an exercise in frustration for me.
Holding two unequally arced pieces and keeping the cuts on the same axis through each while working on an old wore out manual mill; well....
Not being a machine operator of any kind did not help.
j-a-h; not really a Scagel style when you see in hand but Scagel did use a lot of stag.
M
 
Posts: 350 | Location: oklahoma | Registered: 01 August 2006Reply With Quote
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Beautiful knife, well done.


Mike
 
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Beautiful workmanship. tu2



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Posts: 54 | Location: North East Scotland | Registered: 26 July 2015Reply With Quote
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I can certainly respect the amount of work and talent in the knife. However, I respectfully do not agree with the knife's shape.
Obviously not all people hold a knife the same way, but generally when holding a knife of this shape one tends to cut only on the very front of the blade rather than on the entire blade. I would like to own a much straighter version of the knife.

Nevertheless, its a beauty!
 
Posts: 2059 | Location: Mpls., MN | Registered: 28 June 2014Reply With Quote
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lindy2;
I understand. Lots of different guns, whiskey and cigars out there. We all have our own preferences.
The style is a very old one and still much used by hunters today. It works.
The overall shape is pretty much determined by the shape of the stag. To make the blade straight would put way too much drop in the handle. Very good sambar is almost unobtainable.
I can build you just about anything you want. PM me and we can see about a project.
Mike
 
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