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    A bit of a fraud...

    Is how I'm feeling at the moment!

    You see, I no longer shoot! Anything, no rifles, shotguns, bows of any kind, I'm sure you get the idea! Having said all that, I used to be heavily involved in culling fallow herds on private land. This was a service that we, the family business, used to offer land owners when the time came for a little herd thinning. We would remove the required number from the herd, as specified by the landowner, prepare the carcasses, hang them, and then return them to the estate kitchen for use.

    I was involved in this for a number of years until the various landowners died off and the herds were broken up.

    Now, suffering from the dual curse of 'tempus fugit' and arthritis, I'm pretty much useless! I can still, however, swing a hammer, which is why I'm here. I make knives!

    I was advised to take a look on here by various guys over on British Blades and Bushcraft UK, and it seems that they were right. It looks like a lively community.

    OK, what else? Well, I'm based in Devon, I'm 63, and have knives of mine working all over the country, as well as a few in other countries!

    ​That's pretty much it, so, Hi. all!

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    Hello and welcome! Where abouts in devon are you from? Im on the outskirts of plymouth

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    nowt wrong with being a blade maker feller welcome to the sd

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    I'm in Brixham, so not far away!

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    Be nice to see some of your work!

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    +1. Lets see what you can do !

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    OK, I can do that! Here you go...

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    The last one is a bit of leatherwork I did for a 'reinactor' (or a village people tribute band, I can't remember which!)

    ​Just a quick sample, I'll post some more when I find them. What do you think, guys?

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    Welcome to the site, be very careful about "advertising" your goods you might have to consider trade membership

    A clever man knows his strengths, a wise man knows his weaknesses

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    I'm probably going to go for trade membership anyway! The stuff I make is in use by a few stalkers already and it's them that suggested that I get on here!
    Thanks for the advise though.

  10. #10
    hi juttle welcome, what do you use for the blades? do you forge and work it yourself or buy it in and cut it?

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