Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hallo! So far it has been a busy busy month, I currently have FIVE new blades to post knife-porn of. The Gentleman's Back-up and the FKU pair will be publicly for sale. As for the Neckers, one of them (or maybe both, or maybe neither but probably one) will be up for sale, it depends on the waiting list for that one. #609 - the Gentleman's Back-up. To quote Christof directly: "I don't do a lot of file knives (though I'm working on a few more right now since I have been over run with old files). This is an older Nicholson, annealed and ground for a full convex blade. Heat treated, hand rubbed to 600 grit. For character I left a small hint of the file pattern up near the hilt and a tiny bit of forge pattern. Really sweet looking. Handle is wenge with green spacers. Green is a bit odd to use for this, but it really looked right when I was searching through the handle material cabinet. Turned out very attractive. Wenge is a wood with a harder and softer grain pattern (the dark and light areas) and when you do the final steel wool finish is get a bit of distinct wear which I love." Neck Knives: Necker #607 has more of our traditional neck knife feel to it. The handle is a scrap of semi-burl walnut left over from a larger project, finished to 600 grit and tung oiled. The blade is also finished to 600 grit with a little bit of forgework left in for character. Necker #608 is a variation with a smaller handle and belly, but it still falls into the "Necker Model 1" category. If we renamed every variant... well, we would run out of names pretty quickly. The handle on this one is burl ironwood, also left over from another project, also finished to 600 grit and tung oiled. ﻿ There are also two FKUs, just need to upload the photos then I'll post those here too.