2004 Midwes Khuk Khonvention sign up thread...

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I'd think etching over a blued blade would look cool...
then again, it may put a damper on re-bluing if it'll be a worker.
 
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April 3rd is a taikai , I have to be in tokyo!
However, if I can figure out how to make a video with 30 minutes of khukuri-related techniques, I will send it and be there in spirit.
Can I get in on the raffle in absentia?
 
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The bilton I etched did not turn out. Most biltons are all hard, so there is no edge temper like you see on say, and HI seax. Same thing happens if you try to etch an all mild steel blade.

I think the coolest temper lines are on the 18" plus slender HI khuk models. Long hardened area.

Cold blue over etch. I've done it at least five times. I'll bring a few examples with me, they're very high contrast and the bluing is more likely to stay in the etch textureed parts. Also if you etch a whole khuk blade then cold blue it, you can get a nice flat black that weathers well.

Like this...
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And this, with a shorter etch before bluing.
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Wow! Very nice work Keith...
The etch design on the Khuk turns it into a real beauty..;)
do you have any pics you can post on a blued over fully etched blade?
 

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Sorry to hear about the Bilton not taking an etch :(

Back to the drawing board on that one I guess...

Beautiful Runes...I'll go ahead and ask.

Does it say:

1. Caution! Sharp pointy thing
2. This end in first
3. Norway: This direction
4. My wife will kill me when she sees this one!
 

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Guys - let's not make this more complicated than it needs to be.

Keith will bring all his etching stuff, a template will be provided and everybody can choose to do whatever they want to their Bilton...:D


And, Yes, the Biltons are fully hardened (same with Kagas Katnes) so no hamon. But they can still be etched/blued.
 

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Whew! I just read this entire thread- before my first cup of coffee- and I know there's a plan in here somewhere but I just can't get my head around it. :confused:

I am a long-time Khuk kook and would love to get together with like-minded folks. In other words, I am interested. Could someone please sum up the particulars as they stand right now? Location, costs, dates and times? I understand there still may be changes, but they'd be easier to follow if I were up to speed now.

Thanks, and I hope to see you guys! :cool:
 

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MacHete - we'd love to see you there.

As we go along, Keith is adding the most recent updates to the very first post.


Keith - perhaps we should add a bold headline saying "LOOK HERE FOR THE LASTEST INFORMATION" at the top of the first post?

That might make it little easier to understand. Perhaps add a "updated __/__/04" as well...
 
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Hi, Nasty: Those aren't runes on the top one, that is a blackletter style of english characters, the latin inscription is "Veritas Vincit" (Truth Conquers), the motto of the Scottish clan Keith. I etched the blade way back in the day with vinegar, then years later I cold blued it to add to the impact and clear up some of the haziness from the etch.

SUM THIS THREAD UP: Sure, MacHete. All you have to do to keep up to date on this is to read the first post inn the thread. I maintain it so that we all don't hafta read all the way thru it.
MacHete, are you favorably located enough to join us? Should I put you on the mybe list, or the confirmed list? Lemme know.

Pen's comments on etch the blade you bring: I'm with that, and I will make sure that the etch template will be small enough to fit on a biltong.

P.S. Adding my friend to the mayme list, with hopes of confirming him soon.

Keith
 

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Thanks guys, I have had my coffee and am a little more coherent now. I've lived in the greater Cincinnati area all of my life and I used to work in Moraine, just south of Dayton. I currently reside in Northern KY and work in Mason, Ohio. Dayton is a little more than an hour away from me, so that's a very do-able trip. You can put me on the strong maybe list. The only killer might be work, and I should be able to find out yea or nay this week. :)
 
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Okay, Pen. Good idea.

MacHete: I'll put you on the maybe list with the "strong maybe" designator.

Updating..updating....

I note that the "maybe" list is about as long as the confirmed list. Anybody from the list wanna confirm yet?
Steely_Guns
SemperFi
Roadrunner
Arty
Brian Katz (Brian in Chi)
MacHete (Strong possibility)

Anybody? Anybody? Bueller?

Keith
 
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Keith will bring all his etching stuff, a template will be provided and everybody can choose to do whatever they want to their Bilton...

Is the intent to still pursue getting Biltons for the MWKK or should we be looking at the lil Sgt. Karka Kothimoda's?
 
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Ferrous, I'm confirmed as I can be. I have put in for leave at that time, but it 'may' not be approved. So go ahead and put me on the confirmed list, but understand that I still may not be able to make it if work interferes.
 
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I'll update the list tonight, afterI talk to Trevor and confirm him too.

All_I took a stab at about 20 versions of the logo, and I may reneder a BMP sketch to show yall soon. I used some of Warren's desingn for inspiration, then jsut kept going. so, I have the following elements combined in the design:
HI
MW
KK
04


Post of logo to follow, soon I hope.

Keith
 

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Keith - sound great!


I talked to Uncle and he'd rather just send us the regular Biltons and I agree. We'll get a good price on it and I don't want y'all blowing the bank before you even get a chance to browse the BBB! :eek:

Don't forget...the BBB is like the petting zoo..."try before you buy"...:D :eek: :D
 
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Hey Y'all,

Just in case it makes any difference since I'm coming I'll pass on a bilton. Too small. So if you're figuring out numbers don't order one for me.
 

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no sweat, HD. There will be a dozen or so there for whoever wants them. If they don't sell, they don't sell. But it's been my experience that they're the first to go...;) Cute lil' buggers. I use mine probably once a month at most...but my wife loves having it dangled on the wall next to a few other handmade kitchen knives (a la Sarge)...:)
 
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This sounds like an excellent field trip!! The advantages of homeschooling...we get to go when we want. Now to justify the cost...anyone got a good excuse I could use???/:confused: ;)
 
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