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    D-Guard short sabre


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    Here is a D-guard I just completed. Blade is W's in a staggered pattern. A 2 bar composite to make the one blade (one bar lower layer). Blade length is 17 3/4 inches and overall is 23 3/8 inches. 1/4 inch thick blade at guard with distal taper to tip. All Damascus fittings and stainless shield inlay (both sides). Steel is 1080 and 15n20 and handle is African Blackwood. Kind of a bugger to build. Still trying to learn how to photo a large blade. Sorry the pics are not better. Thanks for looking.

    PS: Thanks to Bruce Bump for some great tips on making the Damascus for the blade.





    Dan Graves
    www.theknifemaker.com

    I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
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    Awesome job Dan, I really like the new patterns you're making.
    Darrin Sanders Custom Knives
    564 Paulk Rd.
    Jonesville, LA 71343

    (318)-339-8290

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    B-E-A UTIFUL Damascus work. If I had the money I would by that on the spot.

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    Dan, I'm thrilled to play a small part of this beauty. Wow that's nice!
    Please visit my website at http://brucebumpknives.com click on my Knifedogs personal forum at:http://knifedogs.com/forumdisplay.ph...ce-Bump-Knives for hours and hours of tutorials on Knives and Cut N Shoot combinations

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    Thanks guy's. Darrin, sorry I could not have a hammer in this year. Would have liked to spend some time with you. Will be having a fall hammer inn.
    Dan
    And thanks again Bruce.
    Dan Graves
    www.theknifemaker.com

    I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
    Thomas Jefferson

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    Sounds good Dan. You know I'm in.
    Darrin Sanders Custom Knives
    564 Paulk Rd.
    Jonesville, LA 71343

    (318)-339-8290

    darrinsanders8666@gmail.com

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    Beautiful work period! The damascus is great, but everything else looks right up to that mark.
    Dan Pierson

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    Agreed, but the damascus really caught my eye.

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