Nicholas_Killmeier
Nicholas_Killmeier
Apprentice Bladesmith (5yr)
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Joined: May 28, 2016
Last seen: Dec 26, 2022
Topics: 60 / Replies: -60
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RE: People trying to Prey on our members

I have a feeling these will stop when they realize how little the average bladesmith really makes LOL

1 month ago
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RE: Chef knife leather

Maybe light weight leather and doing a wrap and tie shut? Like a 3 layer fold-over. That would be simple and elegant. Not meant to carry, but could s...

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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RE: I passed!

Thanks Dennis! You'll have to ask Cindy for more details, but yes, there is a hammer in in Ohio next August that will have a judging panel for JS ca...

5 months ago
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RE: reaching out for critiques

It's a beautiful knife. Be very proud. I'm having a difficult time seeing a plunge line or a primary bevel. Are those difficult to see from the phot...

5 months ago
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RE: I passed!

Thanks guys, much appreciated 🙂 Looks like the ABS is doing a judge panel at the Ohio hammer-in next August. That's the one I'm aiming for.

5 months ago
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RE: First time using 80crv2 - 10 inch kitchen knife

Thank you. Ya I just did another batch of dozen or so blocks and let them vacuum for 24 hours or so, then soak for 48 hours. Seemed to come out real...

7 months ago
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RE: Looking to meet a mastersmith for JS performance test. Binghamton, NY

Awesome, thank you. It looks like I'll be meeting with Ray Smith in July.

8 months ago
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RE: Leatherworking round/halfmoon knife - should the tips be sharp?

Awesome thank you. I kinda botched my first 2 prototypes, but I'm moving on to the third tomorrow I hope. I over-forged the first one at the T junct...

8 months ago
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RE: First time using 80crv2 - 10 inch kitchen knife

Much appreciated Karl. I've been following your work for a long time, so the compliment means a lot.

8 months ago
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RE: First time using 80crv2 - 10 inch kitchen knife

I can't figure out how to embed the photo in this form :/

8 months ago
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RE: Would someone please recommend some great files for finish work?

Much appreciated guys. I found a Grobet distributer at contenti.com. I got a pile of them comin

8 months ago
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Grinding Belts

Also, I tried using grinding belt grease on my last batch of blanks. I notice a little extra life out of the 36 grit belts. Might be worth checking ou...

6 years ago
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Grinding Belts

Any suggestions on 220 J flex belts with decent joints? I had 2 3M cermaics explode on me in the same day so I'm avoiding those, and I've tried a few ...

6 years ago
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Where Can I Get A Cermic Platen For My Grinder?

Thanks! USAKnifemaker was the only one jumping out to me in a google search, but they're out of stock in the size I need.

6 years ago