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  1. Shinken

    A few knives made recently

    Nice mate!
  2. Shinken

    Sheath or Sheaf?

    The problem with criticising grammar is we then have to use perfect grammar ourselves; otherwise we become hippopotamus.
  3. Shinken

    New Design.... Nessmuk

    Regarding the guard thing, if you like a guard then buy a knife with one, if you do not like a guard then buy a knife without one :) simples I look forward to the full flaties :)
  4. Shinken

    New Design.... Nessmuk

    Very nice, that design has been thought about. The trouble with traditional nessie is the handle being lower than blade, so not a makeshif kitchen knife. This knife is the opposit and would work well for that! For me though, I would say this suits a full flat. I do not see the point (excuse...
  5. Shinken

    can some one point me in the right direction

    As others have said, wet and dry glued to something flat. They will actually remove metal faster than the waterstone at the same grit, imo.
  6. Shinken

    Kydex Sheath Makers?

    Good advice Muskett, I can do Kydex, but I cannot do it as cheap or as good as someone like Dorset Blades. I think It is a good investment, all Mora Bushcrafters should fit in the sheath, so if you bust it just buy another, and the same sheath will work.
  7. Shinken

    Nessie ready for HT

    Well hopefully it will be when finished :)
  8. Shinken

    Nessie ready for HT

    It is normalised and I have started getting the handle assembly ready; decided on something traditional in the end.
  9. Shinken


    Nice review mate!
  10. Shinken

    Nessie ready for HT

    It varies a bit, it is full flat grind and is 3mm on the widest point and just under 2.5mm in the narrow area. It sounds thicker than it is because of the full flat so yet will be nearly kitchen knife slicey. I think that is how the nessy was originally designed. What do you guys think for a...
  11. Shinken

    Nessie ready for HT

    Finally sorted my workshop out, so I got stuck in and put this grind on a nessie blade I shaped years ago :D Ready for HT
  12. Shinken

    just finished, bush utility in 2.6mm rwl34

    Looks like spalted beech to me. Nice knife.
  13. Shinken

    01 steel sharpening question

    I would say it is probably something to do with edge geometry, either thicker at the edge than the mora or different sharpening angle. If you put a woodcarving angle on it about 30 degrees then that might be the difference you are experiencing as the mora has a more acute angle. That being said...
  14. Shinken

    Triple Zone hardening

    For years bladsmiths have been coming out with fancy names for something that is quite simple. It is probably just edge quenched :)
  15. Shinken

    The best steel for Knifemaking ?

    I just replied suggesting an old file, i spent 20 mins going through the process only for my windows 8.1 to freakin crash.
  16. Shinken

    Anyone use this on their knives?
  17. Shinken

    Does it bother you to "go plastic" ?

    I suppose the problem is this, the materials used to make plastics are never drilled primarily to make plastics. Oil is been drilled for fuel, so the bi product is in existance if we use it or not. I used to be an natural material person only. Now not so much. Cattle is a massive drain on the...
  18. Shinken

    Pruning saws

    Laplander because mears is my hero :P
  19. Shinken

    Longstrider strop and paste

    From my perspective it depend on what edge you have. If you have a wood carving edge (single bevel scandi) then i would use the cardboard. There is a lot of talk about this on wood carving forums, its often used on chisels also. If you have a blade with a secondary bevel the leather strop is...
  20. Shinken

    Tell me what i'm doing wrong at sharpening (video)

    Much better technique now matey. To get it to the next level of sharpness all is needed is a finer stone (assuming you dont have that) maybe the cup is doing that though, never tried it myself. Its important to go through the stages and sharpen them if they are blunt. Once sharp they can be...