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In my spare time which has been scarce lately I've been working on a couple projects. I thought you guys might like to see.

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The new Z-sere is the top knife and it's huuuuugeee.:eek: The bottom template is of a dogwood for size comparison. The Z is so big I can't get it in my kiln so I'm gonna have to ship it out for heat treat. It's 1/4" 5160 and I'm gonna attempt to put a reverse varied grind on it. We'll see if I screw it up or not.
The middle one came to me from a friend in a shape that was real similar to a Busse. He told me to do what I liked with it so I re-shaped it to something more practical in my opinion. It's gonna be a one-shot deal, probably won't even have a name. Just kind of a fun project to work on and use some creativity.

The one-shot in hand
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The Z-Sere in hand
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When I was profiling the Z today I had a good ember going on the bench under the wheel.:eek:
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That's a burn spot on the magnet and on the bench under the contact wheel.
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Let me know what you guys think.
Later,
Iz
 
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IZ THE Z LOOK NICE IS THAT A 1 OFF DEAL :thumbup:
D,
I'm not sure yet. I'm gonna make this one and do some testing on it to try and figure out the best temper and steel combo. After that I might make up a few to sell out right. I'm not crazy about the idea of offering these on a regular basis just yet. They take twice the amount of everything to do, so we'll see I guess.

That Z blade is cool lookin.... Whats the OAL?

Larry
Larry,
The oal is just under 16". It's a monster, the biggest knife I've ever made by far.

Thanks, guys. I appreciate you looking.
Iz
 
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Thanks, Scott.
I plan on doing some testing on it to see what happens. Here's hoping I don't cut anything valuable off.:cool:
Iz
 
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You know I think the Z is gonna be awesome, but that one-off knife looks great too. Don't write it off yet. It might deserve a name and a spot in your lineup.
 
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You know I think the Z is gonna be awesome, but that one-off knife looks great too. Don't write it off yet. It might deserve a name and a spot in your lineup.

If I have it done and it's still in my possession in September I'll bring it and you can look it over.
Thanks, brutha.
Iz
 

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They look great to me bro. Yea, you gotta watch that metal dust. It smolders like a coal and its hard to see there is a fire going.
 
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iz how is the big z coming pics :thumbup:

Slowly.:( It's been pushed to the side until I can get caught up somewhat. It's sort of one of those pet projects that will take a long time to get finished I'm afraid.

They look great to me bro. Yea, you gotta watch that metal dust. It smolders like a coal and its hard to see there is a fire going.
Thanks, brother. I appreciate it.
Yeah, if I'd had a good tinder bundle I could have built a nice fire in the shop.:eek:
Iz
 
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