templehound

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About templehound

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  • Birthday 12/25/1962

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    Baan Gaew Suan, Thailand

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  1. Injured Grip muscles

    I agree with arftist, sounds like tendonitis. Dosent matter if it is tennis elbow or some other mechanical issues , everything needs more time, takes longer to heal than You expect. Especially when You're not 20 anymore......the older the dog the slower it heals. I had tendonitis from tighten up the tongs on my left arm and nothing made it better than not tighten up tongs for a year......after getting better I used a wrist bandage for a couple of weeks and now I only forge when it is unavoidable, means straight for the living and no forging and playing in the back yard anymore....forging is something beautiful but we don"t need to blandish it.....if You do it for many years there is a bill Your body certainly has to pay . Get well soon! Cheers
  2. bicycle chain kitchen knife

    Neither have I......and I never saw it as two layers......beautiful!
  3. Your stock removal line has everything this market demands....in fact looking better than most competitors....and IMHO better choice in steel than all that CPM, high alloyed and stainless stuff....80CrV2 is excellent for the field. ....as tough as 5160 and better edge holding than 1095. They have a nice geometry on the edge and the old school design of finger high and edge low makes them a lot more reasonable than many other products. It seems that You made the kydex sheaths not so wide as You used to do before, thats good , because less wide is easier to carry and attach.....on the back line of the sheaths the rivets could even brought a bit closer to the blade back, near the tip....if I am allowed to say that, .......but thats just in the cosmetic range. developing such a stock removal line is in fact very time consuming and very slow as You said......but You did very well and if I would be in military service or the like, I would chose a "Stormcrow-Bengazi"...... Cheers
  4. My pleasure to be the first to write a comment The combination of clean, static Kydex and Brute de forge blades make Your knives look like wild animals in modern cages, especially those with Asian influence. Cheers and my whole mutual respect, bro
  5. The Temple Boxer

    James Stormcrow and C-1ToolSteel, Thanks a lot, Guys!
  6. The Temple Boxer

    Thank You very much for the fine comments, Gentlemen! They are much appreciated. The backdrop is not a Durian, it is the fruit of a screwpine (Pandanus odorifer) which grows wild along the whole shore. Durian would be nice as well but there is no wild growing Durian tree I know, means I had to buy them and they are, even in Thailand, quite expensive .... and I would have been tempted to pinch on it a bit because I like them a lot
  7. The Temple Boxer

    It took me a decade to figure out how I could bring this knife to life. It should have that ancient, sinister appearance and some slightly bizarre or extreme part or detail we often see on ancient and ethnic weapons around the world. And in spite of all this, it should at the same time be a reasonable, good using knife.That was difficult to design out of the wrist....it had to evolve out. I chosed plain materials like Ceylon ironwood and copper, just the kind of like back then...but with a better steel and heat treatment for the blade which is forged and ground of roller bearings. The tang is riveted on the butt, forming the center of the flower Blade is 90 mm long and overall length is 190 mm. Cheers
  8. Damascus chefs knife (pic heavy)

    After some contacts with stews, roast beef and acid containing vegetables the etch will not matter anymore...whats left that matters is the blade geometry. And this geometry looks just fine....very well done!
  9. Nearly two decades I had advantages through his work. He gave me his friendship, shared wisdom and steel with me. On my request he brought back long forgotten alloys that went out of production . When he created a new steel alloy he always gave me samples to try it out and helped me solve difficult problems with materials as well. When it comes to steel, to me, he is one of the top dogs on the planet. It is my honour and joy to spread his name. http://www.europeanblades.com/interview-achim-wirtz/
  10. Knife making - Starting equipment

    The bare minimum...? The bare minimum to make tools, knives, axes, forges, spears and the like is a pair of good trousers. ..like this sophisticated fellow shows https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVV4xeWBIxE
  11. Puukko images

    Well done kumppani! I like the combination of the handle materials a lot The only critique I have is the file work on the blade spine, a bit to coarse and IMHO always making blades looking less serious....but that is a matter of taste, You like it so its fine. The only Puukoos I have made I recently posted already...maybe makes not so much attractive sense to post them here again. But one or two images more of Yours would really enrich the threat. dont forget to show us the sheath when it is finished. Cheers
  12. Thark bush swords

    I like them both, but the upper piece is awesome....what an aggressive profile...wow!
  13. Road to Damascus

    Will, absolutely beautiful!...did You ever post that knife somewhere?...could be I missed something.
  14. Walk on the ruby

    Thank You, C-1ToolSteel!
  15. Walk on the ruby

    Thanks a lot, Guys! Your comments appreciated very much