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  • UPDATE - The main upgrade is now finished. The site should now be functioning as normal, I will be making tweaks over the weekend, particularly to look of the site. If you notice something is broken or have any comments please let me know. Many thanks Matt (Lithril)
  1. HillBill

    good axe

    Hultafors probably the best for cheap and good. Can be had for around £35 new. https://www.knivesandtools.co.uk/en/ct/buy-a-hultafors-axe.htm
  2. HillBill

    Bushcraft 5" or Bushlore ?

    Fair enough mate, I just looked at the link provided.
  3. HillBill

    Bushcraft 5" or Bushlore ?

    Its 1075 steel mate. Not terrible, but not great either.
  4. HillBill

    Measuring 3 inches (non-locking); law and practice?

    The wording of the law should be changed. As it stands in its current wording, you could have a 5" blade non locking knife, so long as only 3" or less is a cutting edge. Which would be legal by the word of the law.
  5. HillBill

    For Sale Woodlore Knife,Ray Mears & Alan Wood

    What happened to the waiting list for them then?
  6. HillBill

    For Sale Woodlore Knife,Ray Mears & Alan Wood

    Really? Didn't know that.
  7. HillBill

    For Sale Woodlore Knife,Ray Mears & Alan Wood

    They are still being made mate. Order book is closed, but they will continue to be made for a good few years yet I expect.
  8. HillBill

    Knife breakage

    Jerry can I think you're referring to.
  9. HillBill

    How's the weather ?

    Bright and sunny day here today. Temps dropped a lot since the sun went down, getting frosty.
  10. HillBill

    Knife breakage

    Only blades I've ever broken were during hardening. 2 RWL-34 S4 types (both at the same time), both cracked between where the jimping and my stamp were. Put them too close together. An expensive and time consuming mistake to make. Not one ill be making again. On the plus side, I got to have a...
  11. HillBill

    An S4 style knife and new Lightbox.

    Thanks Warren. :). You might be right mate. I've been experimenting. ;)
  12. HillBill

    An S4 style knife and new Lightbox.

    Thanks for the advice mate. I've been figuring it out. I do now use the 2 second timer :) Manually adjusting the AWB has been the most helpful so far. I've got a new tripod on its way, my other was a tiny flimsy thing that keeps wanting to fall over when the camera is angled downwards. Ill...
  13. HillBill

    not made many this year

    Nice one Mark.
  14. HillBill

    An S4 style knife and new Lightbox.

    Hi Chris. Yes, I do all of my own heat treatment. I'd not seen the photos on sharp by coop, just had a look. Very nice. No clue regarding what my camera used to take the pic. Its a Sony Alpha A5000, ive had it about 3 years and rarely used it. It set it on Superior auto mode and just had a...
  15. HillBill

    An S4 style knife and new Lightbox.

    Cheers mate, and yes it is. :)
  16. HillBill

    An S4 style knife and new Lightbox.

    Cheers Robbi :)
  17. HillBill

    An S4 style knife and new Lightbox.

    Hi Guys. First one of these I've made in a while. I bought myself a Lightbox. With the weather being rubbish and lots more darkness, taking a decent outdoor pic has become impossible a lot of the time. So took the plunge to get consistent photos no matter the lighting or weather conditions...
  18. HillBill

    Latest Whittles

    Nice one Mark. :)
  19. HillBill

    My first go at a knife..

    Nice bit of wood. :thumbsup:
  20. HillBill

    My first go at a knife..

    A polish with vonax compound on a loose mop in a drill/pillar drill works much better for getting a great finish. Its a wax compound so is grippy, rather than slippy.