Matt K Kirby
Apprentice Bladesmith
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Joined: Feb 15, 2021
Last seen: Apr 24, 2024
Topics: 2 / Replies: 42
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RE: Satin finish on guard

Great question and feedback. I've been using Sandaflex blocks and really like them, but will be adding a few of these suggestions to the mix. Thank ...

2 months ago
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RE: Push Dagger

Nicely done Joshua!

2 months ago
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RE: Black fox knife works grinder

You asked for advice and I didn't provide any in my "soft" reply above. My advice is to buy the best that you can afford if you're in it for the long...

2 months ago
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RE: Black fox knife works grinder

I haven't ever seen one so I can't provide any feedback on the Black Fox Grinder. Not knowing what you're tooled up with now, financial situation, et...

2 months ago
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RE: Annual Best of thread for 2023

Thanks for the comments! Beautiful work ya'll have posted here.

4 months ago
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RE: Domed pins on J.S examination knives.

That's a good looking Knife Liam, nice and clean! Joshua - Great advice on doming the pins and getting everything flat. Thanks for sharing the vi...

4 months ago
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RE: Hello from California!

Welcome Jon! IMO....the ABS is the best place to get honest feedback and answers to questions throughout your journey.

4 months ago
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RE: Annual Best of thread for 2023

Beautiful work and congratulations! This type of work is amazing and inspiring. I don't have anything to post this year that's comparable to wha...

4 months ago
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RE: blue backing this for the journeymens test

IMO....if you've found the ingredients (steel, HT, geometry, etc.) that consistently produce the results you want, don't change the recipe. Remove as...

5 months ago
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RE: WIP Blade for my second atempt at the ABS journeymens test.

Kevin, Thanks for sharing your performance test journey and best of luck. It sounds like you're putting a lot of time into preparation. In regard...

6 months ago
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RE: 25T Press Dies

Thanks Joshua, I can certainly see myself having a large collection of press dies before winter is over! 🙂 A few weeks ago, I was at a damascus cl...

6 months ago
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RE: 25T Press Dies

I should mention that the dies are not locked down tight under the angle iron. They have some room to "wiggle". After looking at them it isn't easy ...

6 months ago
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RE: 25T Press Dies

Top View of same die installed.  IMG-9729.jpg

6 months ago
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RE: 25T Press Dies

Another pic showing a die installed in the bottom.  IMG-9730.jpg

6 months ago
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