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Hi There From Poland

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ajron, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. Ajron

    Ajron New Member

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    Hi, my name is Irek and I am from Poland.

    I do a little backsmithing and wood carving althrough I am not realy a knifemaker. I actually never completed any knife myself, besides some „kabłączek” knives; those are medieval style knives hammer shaped knives with enlonged tang that is bend to make sort of handle. And some blades I hammer shaped for frends.

    I don't collect knives ;), but over years I got some really nice works of fine craftsman. I hope I can share when I get to know forum a little better.

    I am curious about knives In Canada and what do you do. And also little curious about Canada In general. Knifemakers, „knife people” I met so far are a little harsh on the outside but kindest people i ever met, so might be a good place to talk a little bit.

    Ps. Sorry for my english, it is far form perfect In writing, a little better when I am speaking.
     
  2. Kevin Cox

    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    Welcome to here And enjoy.Its Great bunch of people here.
     
  3. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    Welcome Irek. Interests in blacksmithing and wood carving are the perfect combination time make your first knife. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Welcome Ajron.
     
  5. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Hi Irek,

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  6. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Welcome Irek. There are some very knowledgeable craftsmen on this site. More than that though, they are very friendly. I'm very new at the craft and I appreciate how helpful everyone is. I've never been a member of a friendlier site.

    If you have knife questions, I'd suggest looking for an existing thread. If you have general Canada questions, maybe start a new one. I can't speak for everyone but I don't mind "off topic" discussions.

    Nice to have a new member from the land that brought us Trollsky (I think).
     
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  7. Ajron

    Ajron New Member

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    Thank you for such a warm welcome.

    I have nothing impressive to show. But show couple of blades I made last summer for a little laugh ;).

    Those little blades are interesting, because it its old Russian titanium, it was a small tire iron, they where made in early 90'ty. Friend with lot of knowledge says it is similar to grade 5 titanium. Hard to shape, you need light and pointy hammer, looses heat much faster than steel. To soft for good blades, but you can make chisel grind and cower other side with carbides than it cuts surprisingly well. Anyway a toy and little test

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    This one is special for taking honey out of jar, made of low carbon construction steel.

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    Some more blades form last summer.

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  8. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    .I think those knives are pretty cool. I think the idea behind the blade and the story behind the materials (if there is one ) is one of the best parts about knife making.

    Cool blades
     
  9. Ajron

    Ajron New Member

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    Thank you for kind words.

    @ToddR , cool avatar. I am big Fallout fan, specially that old school Fallout.

    The blade second to the left become this knife I think, work of my fried.

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    The thirst to the right become this higonokami and yakut fusion :) ; also work of my fried.

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  10. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Very cool knives. I love that folder especially. I will try one once I gain some experience and confidence.
     
  11. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    Really interesting work, Irek! Welcome to the forum!
     

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