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GTS225
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Post by GTS225 »

Johnny makes some valuable points, Simo. There's a lot of time invested in what you've done, and even more in devoloping the skill(s) to do it.
I'm going to drop a name that might not be familiar to you, but his work brings big bucks, if/when one can find any of it for sale. His true love was in metalwork, and there's a fair number of knives out there with his engraving on them. He also did some guns, but he's better known for his outstanding hand-brushed pinstriping work from the 50's and into the 70's. History has shown he was an artist, and I mean an artist in the sense of big, capitol letters three feet tall.
Do a little historical research on "Von Dutch", and you'll see what I mean.

Don't sell yourself short, but at the same time, you have to price it so that folks can actually find it reasonable.

Roger

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Post by simo »

Thanks for your feedback guys. I learned from a master smith named Ken Markley he showed me the correct way to make knives witch is worth everything. I spent 3 years learning from him but if i tried doing it on my own it would have took twice as long. Its very pleasing to take raw metal forge weld it together and come out with something you can be proud of. I try doing the best job i can in anything i do. I guess it pays off in the long run. SIMO

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https://metalsculptorkevinstone.com/This guy lives down the road from me. I was just going to his neighbour one day to buy some trees when we ran into two giant eagles and an even more giant dragon all in stainless steel in his front yard!ImageImage
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Post by KMixson »

That is one cool Eagle! Nice!

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Post by lovedr79 »

Simo, that is amazing.
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Kismet
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Post by Kismet »

Lovely work!

Check out BLADEFORUMS.com to see the market prices for custom work, there are many options to review other knifemakers' work, and a for sale link, which, I think, requires some subscription for either professional work or just a member selling a knife.

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Post by Paintman »

From an old cross cut blade
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Post by stinkfoot »

That's a beauty knife, paintman. What species is the handle made from?

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