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Old 09-08-2014, 06:21 PM
Jon Kelly Jon Kelly is offline
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Here is my latest project. Your thoughts and opinions are very welcome. Thanks for looking.

1084 differentially hardened blade
8 7/8 OAL with 3 5/8 actual cutting edge
nickle silver fittings
Purple G-10 spacers
Spalted Maple Burl with subdued CA finish
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:39 AM
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Jon, Very nice. Everything looks crisp. Perfect sized hunter. Well done.


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Old 09-09-2014, 06:53 AM
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Nice Work Jon!! You've been busy!

"Nobody cares what you know.....until they know you care."
See me at table 2Q at the Blade Show!
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:48 AM
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Nice hunter Jon and good job with the pictures. Hope everyone had a great time last week end.

Take care, Craig
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:13 PM
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That looks very nice-wish my current ones looked as good. Looks very clean.

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Old 09-09-2014, 12:54 PM
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Thank you gentlemen. I am finally zeroing in on some methods that work for me and enable me to bring my finishes up to a level I can be satisfied with.
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