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Monday Night Mini Spear Vala Auction and barn dance.

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Bawanna, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2012
    Ok, there really ain't no barn dance but wanted to get your attention. It's snowing again around these parts so I had a little time to doll up another Mini Spear Vala.

    This one I inlaid a chunk of stabilized Buckeye Burl, pretty stuff. It turned out classy and subtle, not flashy.
    I checkered over the whole shebang and rounded off the end a bit so it isn't so square.
    Nice grip texture but I left the diamonds a bit flat so it wouldn't hang up on clothing or be too sharp on the hand.

    This one is 8 3/4" long and weighs in 4.2 ounces. I neglected to photograph the sheath but it's red with a black strap. Very nice.
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    Lets start off at 40 smackeroos, that's 40 American for those unfamiliar with the denomination.

    We'll run until noon on Sunday. All bids posted here.

    All proceeds to Yangdu to apply at her discretion, I'll cover the shipping.

    I have a Micro Cherokee Rose and a Kumar Karda in the think tank that I'll post up some time the hopefully near future.

    Let the games begin.
     
  2. T-rav22

    T-rav22

    40
    Nov 3, 2010
    Sixty
     
  3. Bookie

    Bookie Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2014
    Bawanna, I just don't see how you can chequer so evenly. I'd botch it for sure.
     
  4. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2012
    I seriously doubt it. A bit of practicing and you'd put me to shame. I can feel it in my cells.

    Took me awhile to get the hang of it, spent all the hanging around time after I got hurt teaching myself.

    I remember I used to checker with the nekkid eye, and I'd go 20 hours at a time and think nothing.

    Now it's glass's and an opti visor and 3 or 4 hours at a stretch is about max without unwinding my neck and back.

    I enjoy doing it though. Like everything else now days it's all machine and not many doing it by hand.
     
  5. fishface5

    fishface5

    Feb 3, 2001
    really nice job!
     
  6. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    That is gorgeous work :eek:
     
  7. Umi

    Umi

    366
    Apr 24, 2013
    Very nice work there. Ill be breaking the bank open to post a bid in a bit


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  8. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Great work and picture, thank you
     
  9. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    Beautiful craftsmanship!
     
  10. pugs75

    pugs75 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Ok where is everyone at on this killer blade!! Tell ya what, lets spice it up some more. If the bidding goes over $125.00 I will donate another sheath to the winner, thats if you want an HI, Bawanna and Pugs rig?? Come on everyone, remember this is for Auntie and HI.
     
  11. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2012
    Thanks Pugs. You da man!
     
  12. Panthera tigris

    Panthera tigris Sharpclaw / Apex Predator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 21, 2012
    Very cool is the foundation wood satisal?
     
  13. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2012
    Yes, I believe so and a nice piece too. Very dense with some hard spots (knots) mixed in.
     
  14. davidf99

    davidf99 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    In case everyone hasn't already seen what a Kumar-Bawanna-Pugs rig looks like, here's an example:

    MiniSpearVala9in-KumarBawannaPugs4oz-Auction2-08.jpg

    The sheath is actually black but the way it catches the light in this photo, it looks dark brown. Nice.
     
  15. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2012
    High noon Sunday is rapidly approaching.

    I'll have another knife to offer up at or about noon. Turned out purty nice.

    Actually had two but # 2 needs something. Not sure what yet, not blowing my dress up but it ain't over yet.
     
  16. T-rav22

    T-rav22

    40
    Nov 3, 2010
    This auction makes me sad. Normally these things are a lot more fun, when other people, y'know, participate.
    $130
     
  17. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2012
    It's been a tough week with the loss of BB and Yangdu put up some pretty sweet knives this week.
    Money only goes so far.

    You sure don't need to bid against yourself. Don't never be sad, its doesn't do anybody any good.
    Happy, glad, disappointed, ticked off are all acceptable but never sad.

    60 is enough and slightly more than they have sold for so we're ok.

    Now if someone comes along and ups the auntie (no pun intended, well maybe a little) then its a different story.
     
  18. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2012
    T-rav, if you send me an address (PM in case your on the witness protection program) I'll get this thing headed your way. If you insist on sticking to the 130, I'll send it to Pugs for a sheath.
    Your call. Just Paypal whatever you decide to Yangdu, put a note it's for the auction Spear Vala.

    I'm tickled either way you go. And as with all these if your not tickled for whatever reason, let me know and we'll see if there's something I can do to make it good for you.
     
  19. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2012
    T-rav22, Yangdu advised you stuck with your high bid. Sooo, I'm sending it off to Pugs for a nice sheath as soon as I can.
    He will need your address to send it to when his work is done.
    Thanks for bidding.

    I really hope your pleased when if hits your hands.
     

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