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Old 05-26-2016, 05:53 PM
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Andrew Garrett Andrew Garrett is offline
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Location: Nampa, Idaho
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This knife started life with an unstabilized ancient Kauri handle. (mistake--that wood requires stabilization.

It was an EDC, then a tool box knife at the hanger and later the garage.
I've been abusing it for years, but it always cut well and held an edge requiring little edge maintenance.

The sheath finally came apart, and it found its way back into the shop as a bench knife.

I decided it needed new life.
I took it down to bare blade, lightened the tang a bit, drilled new pin holes, mirror polished it, and re-etched.
The new handle is textured stabilized Cedar burl.

I call it Yellow Bird (after the legendary RUF racer).
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Andy Garrett
Charter Member - Kansas Custom Knifemaker's Association

"Drawing your knife from its sheath and using it in the presence of others should be an event complete with oos, ahhs, and questions."
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