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Benjamin Highley

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Yep still sharpening! Only work I'm currently taking on is sharpening and DLC orders.
I found this thread because I was wondering the same as mb, however, I saw another of your posts that said you don’t do mirror edges? Did I read that correctly? Are you not doing them anymore because you’re focusing more on making knives?

I’ve got a a few knives I’d like to have pretty mirror edges on. I’ll probably send them your way even if you don’t do the mirrors - I’m just confused by your comment in that thread. Thanks in advance for your response.
 

Sharp & Fiery

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I found this thread because I was wondering the same as mb, however, I saw another of your posts that said you don’t do mirror edges? Did I read that correctly? Are you not doing them anymore because you’re focusing more on making knives?

I’ve got a a few knives I’d like to have pretty mirror edges on. I’ll probably send them your way even if you don’t do the mirrors - I’m just confused by your comment in that thread. Thanks in advance for your response.
Hey Ben,

As far as I know, Josh is not accepting knives for mirror edges at this point. I’m sure he will chime in sooner than later. :)
 

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I found this thread because I was wondering the same as mb, however, I saw another of your posts that said you don’t do mirror edges? Did I read that correctly? Are you not doing them anymore because you’re focusing more on making knives?

I’ve got a a few knives I’d like to have pretty mirror edges on. I’ll probably send them your way even if you don’t do the mirrors - I’m just confused by your comment in that thread. Thanks in advance for your response.
Yeah sorry, not doing mirrored edges... Only basic sharpening. But yeah I'm happy to help out in that aspect!
 

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Been staying busy! Here's some recent work

Ground in some serrations
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And some recent DLC work

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Roughed in the handle with the guard on!

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Then sanded up through 800 grit on my grinder

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Hand sanded through to 1200 grit (leaving with a matte finish for a soft feel) - I also ended doing a handle mod later that you will soon see 😉

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Also removed the guard and gave the top a hammered texture with satin sides and chamfers

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The zirc turned out beautiful, here it is reattached and blackened

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And finally, paying attention to the small details 😁😅

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Holy smokes, Josh! That turned out just fabulous!!
I love all the small finishing touches. Just beautiful.
 
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