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JD 2012 Grind-In Knives - Epic

Mike Stewart Sep 13, 2012

  1. Mike Stewart

    Mike Stewart Knife Moderator/Bark River Knife & Tool

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    Here are the knives that everyone made at the 2012 JD Grind-In:

    These are all Great - It seems to me that they get better every year.

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    The Total was 42 Knives and two Axes for the weekend.


    NICE WORK DEVILS !!!
     
  2. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Momma said I'd go blind Brigade Member

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    http://brkgallery.com/2012/albums/al...ella.sized.jpg

    These are sweet, but....

    only a TRUE Madman would need one for each hand.

    :bwah:



    Seriously, though, you gentlemen (and ladies!) churned out some great stuff this year; I'm quite impressed by the blade profiles.

    Great work all around. :thumbsup:


    Dropped the ball, this year....hope like hell to get to the next GI. In light of some of the events during these past months, I'm really starting to see how important it is to

    Seize the Moment.
     
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  3. Clydetz

    Clydetz Forever straight and true Brigade Member

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    Yowzaa!!!! Very nice guys & gals! Accolades for all involved! :thumbsup:
     
  4. ElChingon7

    ElChingon7 Enormous member

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    Impressive work all around. :clap: Great job :thumbsup:
     
  5. bigbob68

    bigbob68 non poseur

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    Love them all. I gotta skip Blade to make it to a grind in before I die.
     
  6. RNST

    RNST Entrusted Devil Super Moderator

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    Great Job Devils!

    Awesome work.
     
  7. firebolt

    firebolt Hollandse Duivel Brigade Member

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    you have thought theme well, Mike

    congratulations to all


    nice axes :manganr:
     
  8. TopHat

    TopHat Drivin' that train..... Brigade Member

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    Wow! Kudos to the boys and girls that made those knives and axes! They all look amazing! Something to really take pride in.....
     
  9. Obijuan Kenobe

    Obijuan Kenobe Our only hope! Brigade Member

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    Brilliant. There are a couple really cool ideas there. I am always impressed by this thread.

    I am especially keen on the 2nd one from the top with the four deep finger grooves. It looks...right.

    obi
     
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  10. JohnnyBmore

    JohnnyBmore Balisong defender

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    Oh man !!! wow !!! JD you boys did some amazing work!!!!

    all of them look freaking fantastic , GREAT Blade profiles and grinds all around .. :thumbsup:
     
  11. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    Wow!


    Really shows how good instruction leads to real progress. They look awesome. I wish I'd have come across an event like this 8 years ago. Hell I think I could still learn a lot from you guys. I think anyone remotely interested in knife making would find their time and money well spent on this.


    Oh....more details one the Axes! Holy crap they're cool!
     
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  12. Lon Humphrey

    Lon Humphrey Moderator Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    you all did a great job grinding and finishing :) :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::manganr:
     
  13. Mike Stewart

    Mike Stewart Knife Moderator/Bark River Knife & Tool

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    Lon,

    You had a big hand in helping everyone.

    Our Sincere Thanks for coming up.


    Mike
     
  14. Tony8179

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    Daaaaaaamn!! Those axes are some bad motherfuckers. They came out awesome. Holy shit.

    There are some great looking knives here. A lot of these must have been made on Sunday, I didn't get to see nearly half of them in person. Excellent job, Devils and Devilettes.

    I had to take a couple of pictures of my own. I am very proud of what I made. By far, this is the finest knife I've made in the past three years and it would have looked like garbage without the help of the Bark River crew, especially Skittles and Jimmy.

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    The BRKCA / JD Grind In truly is an epic event.
     
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  15. Rio

    Rio Como un angel JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman Brigade Member

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    They are all winners, like them all:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  16. Parker

    Parker Former Village People Roadie Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Guys, Tony's knife is simply amazing in the flesh (or in a sandwich, bag or carrots or an angelfood cake, whatever you feel like cutting to shreds)

    It won "Best In Show" for all the right reasons.

    The first knife, Josh's knife, was equally impressive and the only reason I voted for Tony's over Josh's was that Tony's was so far outside the usual box it grabbed all the headline I had room for on the front page.

    I'm particularly proud of my Heather. Her Santuko was honored as best kitchen knife and this was her first time grinding, period. She's a jeweler by trade, and had the sense to ask for help when she needed it, but she picked a beautiful piece of wood, dressed it with mosiac pins and the results are something I find amazing.

    As soon as I can make Java work on this bloody thing, I'll put the pic of her knife in here.

    She got up the next morning and made a Kitchen Petty which is beautiful as well, with an elder burl handle and solid pins. I think it gives her Santoku a run for the money.

    She wanted to show her folks before we dinged them up, but I bet they start getting use this weekend.

    My jade green Trail Buddy III and little re-curve we definitely cheater blades - I used a pre-shaped blank for each, BUT I also wound up with a couple knives I will actually USE and really like. The TB3 may wind up a kitchen blade for me, or it will get a bunch of outdoor time, or both, and the little re-curve with the matted black and red G10 handle is going to wind up with a lot of use.

    For whatever reason I can't get the picture thingy to Click on OK, so when I do, I'll claim those knives in this post.

    But as said above, there is not a bad knife in this group, and universally, I like the knives just as made. We had a lot of fun voting after a couple cocktails and getting all right-brained with a couple stiff drinks helped me let go of my own conceptions of what a knife should be and enjoy each and every one of these exactly as and for what they are - the heart and soul of the makers.

    Congrats DevLz!!
     
  17. jimmyjo

    jimmyjo Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    They do look like the finest grind in knives made. When do we vote on the winner?
     
  18. sandwich

    sandwich Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    That knife gave new definition to "fits like a glove". Felt great in the hand
     
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  19. Mr.LaBella

    Mr.LaBella ←The № 1 Devil→ Administrator

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    I need to sit down. I feel faint. All of the blood just rushed from my head! :thumbsup:

    OUTSTANDING work ladies & gents (ALL Devils)


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  20. Guillermo

    Guillermo 7th Man of the 7th son Super Moderator

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    I would be proud to hang pics of any of those fine knives on my fridge door kiddos.:bwah: But seriously they all look great and like something that can be actually used to cut with. I see alot of knives, scratch my head and think WTF! Really hope that I can make it next time. Thanks Mike, Ron and everyone else involved in this.
     

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