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    I would like to interduce myself to all .
    My name is ron Claiborne im a Knifemaker i live in the USA in Tennessee
    First i would like to say i have been reading your forum for a few day now and find it very interesting ,trying to get the feel for things
    I to am a knifemaker like you guys and have been doing knives part time till just a few years back i now work fulltime out of my little shop ive been making knives for over 40 years and have learn a lot but find that they are always new thing to try and learn my maine interest is Bowies hence the nickname I am a life long student of Damascus -- pattern welded steel i work in powder and advanced patterens or try to anyway . i am alwas learning something new thats whats so great about this and to get a chance to meet and talkto other knifemakers and develop new friends thanks for letting me intrduce myself to you and if i can be of any help feel free to let me know and to say its good to talk to you

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    Re: Bowie--- new member

    Welcome to the forum, you will find it friendly and informative I'm sure.
    Adam

    There he goes, one of god's own prototypes. A high powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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    Re: Bowie--- new member

    Hi Ron,

    Nice to see you here, please feel free to chip in anytime
    Eric & proud!

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    Re: Bowie--- new member

    Welcome aboard Ron,
    Hope you like it here and do show us some pictures of your work. We don't have enough damascus work over here...
    Danny
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    Re: Bowie--- new member

    Welcome Ron. We'd all like to see some of your work

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    Re: Bowie--- new member

    Welcome Ron Bowies always welcome especially damascus ones.


    Cheers,

    Graham

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    Re: Bowie--- new member

    Welcome to the forum, make yourself at home

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    Welcome Ron, I hope you find the forum as useful as I did.

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    Welcome
    Remaining positive will set you apart

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    RON

    Ron....(Booowie)....Welcome......What a nice suprise to see you here...


    For those that are not familier with Ron, Ron is very well known and respected in the US knife making community. I personaly have learnt a lot from him, as have so many other makers . If you want to know about hydraulic presses (Ron builds them), forging bowies, mosaic canned damascus, folders, making gas forges (Ron makes them as well)......in fact almost anything about knife making, then he probably knows the answer...and if he doesnt, then he knows someone who does..

    And above everything else , he is one of the finest gentlemen I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

    ...formerley known as "coutel".

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    Welcome Ron

    As a long-standing member of The Outpost of course I know you ad your work. I hope everyone here at BritishBlades gets to read some of your thoughts and see some of your work too.

    I'm not the only one here who would like to get across the Pond to one of your hammer-ins

    Roger
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    Welcome Ron. Do you have a werbsite or a place we can see (and drool over) your work?
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    Re: Bowie--- new member

    Thanks for the welcome , im very excited to talk to and make new friends that have the same interest and thanks Kevin for all the kind words . you make me feel welcome for sure friend .
    i still want to make a Hawk .Kevin and i like what your doing with them .
    Bowie

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    thanks Rodger i read your post often ,and find them interesting .
    Martyn i dont have a web sit anymore -did - lost it when i changed servers ,but i do have a story that i wrote years back when when o got the Damascus bug , i cant be responsiable for the effect that that story will have on you but its a insite to my sickness ,i know i need help
    Bowie http://www.knives.com/bowie.html take a look you may find it humorous

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    Welcome to the forum
    I read your link and I know what you mean about damascus even though I've only scratched the surface. Once you've made one it's hard to get excited with plain steel.
    I look forward to reading your posts

    Regards
    Duncan

 

 

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