Kevin R. Cashen
Kevin R. Cashen
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Joined: May 20, 1991
Last seen: Jun 20, 2024
Topics: 4 / Replies: 114
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RE: Hello from Evergreen, Colorado!

Hello Chris, As the ABS Chairman/President let me be the first to welcome you on board.

3 weeks ago
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RE: Advice for potential JS set

It is recommended that you use the best materials that you can afford, in order to put your best foot forward for JS and MS knives, but how well you u...

2 months ago
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RE: Intro to Bladesmithing Course

Hello Christian, Thank you for pointing out the missing contact information for SOFA. I have corrected that but more information contact Joel A Wor...

3 months ago
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RE: are there any Minisota master bladesmiths not on the list?

Hello Kevin, The most up to date list available would be here: Rated ABS Smiths by Location – American Bladesmith Society This list will be upd...

3 months ago
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RE: Hybrid-Introduction to Bladesmithing

Hello Toby, I am sorry your question is awaiting an answer, I have been distracted for the last week with no water in my home and a brand new pond ...

4 months ago
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RE: Satin finish on guard

No doubt the problem rests in that concave perimeter around the back, as this is a tougher spot. I would approach it one of two ways. Either a light...

5 months ago
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RE: Edge Wear Without Indented Ricasso

Hello Ethan You will notice in the pictures above how Kiril has added a semicircular notch (the actual choil rather than the heel that is often mist...

6 months ago
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RE: Flatness on a Knife... were should it be?

For the purposes of balance and handling, the thickest part of a blade should be the ricasso. It is also the only part of the blade where the four pl...

8 months ago
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RE: Jouneyman Testing

Hello Adam, Here is a link to a list of ABS MS and JS by location, it does need to be updated but it will tell you ones that are near you. Rated ...

9 months ago
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RE: Font of ABS JS stamp for etching stencils

Hello Nicholas, The official ABS MS and JS stamp and stencil is not a font but a proprietary design which I created for the ABS. You can order ste...

10 months ago
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RE: ABS School Question

Hello Richard, I can't say anything definitive yet, but we are looking at this and may have an answer soon.

11 months ago
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RE: surface grinder mod

Oh yes, for folder work, I personally would want to work with a stone. For flattening and descaling, I guess the belt would work. I think that this ...

12 months ago
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RE: surface grinder mod

Hello Dennis, It really depends on what you are trying to do with the grinding operation. If you are looking for precision grinding to very tight d...

12 months ago
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RE: Edit button not working??

There is a timer on the edit that may prevent you from immediately editing your post, but will allow it after a while. This can be adjusted by an adm...

1 year ago
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