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    Probably.
    I'm sure they serve some sort of apprenticeship and start at the bottom.
    As in, "Hey you. Go get me a truck spring." lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrike6 View Post
    Anyone have any recommendations regarding treatment for the unstabilized rosewood grip? Oil, varnish, urethane?
    Tung oil.

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    Absolutely amazing looking blade. I might have to look them up... also really cool of them to send you progress pics.
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    WhoooHooooo! D H L. Will deliver today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAcanis View Post
    Probably.
    I'm sure they serve some sort of apprenticeship and start at the bottom.
    As in, "Hey you. Go get me a truck spring." lol
    That's all well and fine, PA, but I wouldn't recommend trying that with Bad Bob - he might ALREADY have a truck spring. Or one made into a knife...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaedrusIV View Post
    That's all well and fine, PA, but I wouldn't recommend trying that with Bad Bob - he might ALREADY have a truck spring. Or one made into a knife...

    Wasn't his thing files? Did he ever make a knife from a truck spring?
    My buddy just made an awesome knife from a truck spring. A shame he'll be shutting the forge down for the summer soon.
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    That's a beautiful knife. Will you also oil the blade to keep it shiny or let the carbon steel take on it's natural patina?

    I visited their web sight. I remembered looking it over years ago. Those are beautiful blades. I just could never wrap my head around how they are properly used. I'm sure that just like a Philippine bolo knife, they fit into the lifestyle of the area first and became weapons later. When Cold Steel clearanced out their machetes years ago, I ordered one of the shorter Bolo machetes and found it very handy for trimming around the yard or out in the field.

    I used to enjoy going by the deli section of one supermarket. There was one oriental lady there who would use a really big knife for even the smallest jobs. Fun to watch.
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    I got the Kukri this afternoon. Havenít had time to do anything but take a quick look at it. The handle is covered in plastic, and a quick peek underneath shows itís heavily covered in the same oil as the blade. Donít know what kind of oil. The guy at Kailash, when I asked him how to treat the wood handle, said to just wipe the oil off with a soft cloth.
    I havenít really taken off the plastic, but pulled the kukri out of the sheath to have a look. The blade looks nice, I didnít get the high polish finish. It looks well made, and is well balanced and lighter than I expected. Feels good in the hand.
    Iíll take and post pics when I can.
    Oh,I plan to keep the blade lightly oiled. Still donít know what to do with the rosewood handle.
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    Oh, Iím happy with the wood, now Iíve wiped it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrike6 View Post
    I got the Kukri this afternoon. Havenít had time to do anything but take a quick look at it. The handle is covered in plastic, and a quick peek underneath shows itís heavily covered in the same oil as the blade. Donít know what kind of oil. The guy at Kailash, when I asked him how to treat the wood handle, said to just wipe the oil off with a soft cloth.
    I havenít really taken off the plastic, but pulled the kukri out of the sheath to have a look. The blade looks nice, I didnít get the high polish finish. It looks well made, and is well balanced and lighter than I expected. Feels good in the hand.
    Iíll take and post pics when I can.
    Oh,I plan to keep the blade lightly oiled. Still donít know what to do with the rosewood handle.
    Rosewood is a very oily wood here area couple of ideas.

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    It is amazing what this world has come to, actually. A craftsman 1/2 a world away can sell direct to a customer on a custom order basis. It improves so many lives in so many ways. Just...WOW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAcanis View Post
    Wasn't his thing files? Did he ever make a knife from a truck spring?
    My buddy just made an awesome knife from a truck spring. A shame he'll be shutting the forge down for the summer soon.
    Whoops ! Ya got me there, PA; you are kerrect. So, if you say, "Hey you. Go get me a truck spring" he will probably whack you with a big bas***d file.
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    ^^^^^^ And that is the correct name, too. 😂
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