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    Malcolm Douglas

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    Melbourne Knife Show

    Hi everyone, the 2017 Australian Knifemakers Guild Show is a little over 5 weeks away. If you are looking for an Aussie hand made knife drop by and have a look. If you have ever fancied having a crack yourself there will be plenty of materials for sale as well.

    Best Western Airport Motel and Convention Centre
    33 Ardlie St, Attwood Vic. 3049
    admission $8.00
    6 & 7 May, 2017

    If you have any further questions I'll do my best to answer them. The two in the pic are a taste of what I will have on my table. As always if there are other knifemaker members here attending, please add more pics to this thread.

    Cheers
    Peter











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    A few more just for the hell of it. Hope to see some of you at the Show.





















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    I will be there for sure! looking forward to another great Melbourne show!
    So Sorry that I chose photobucket for third party picture hosting. If you would like me to fix the pictures in a particular post please let me know and I will do my best. no inclination to go through and fix 3000 posts over so many years.

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    I'm hoping to get along too. See you there !

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    A great show again. Amazing to see the quality of workmanship available in Australia.

    Corin(Gameco) and Del Raso were there and I had a good chat with both.
    Gameco have a great collection of everything for making knives (and blacksmithing) from kits to steel to professional advice.

    All the knives are for sale, and the makers were all happy to chat advise or explain. A very friendly bunch.
    There were too many nice knives to show them all, but here are a few snaps from Sunday.

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    A few displays:

    Some folders:
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    Damascus Steels:
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    Bamboo handle - very comfortable to grip:

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    I loved the pins used on these knives:
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    Mis knives including bone, horn, wood handles
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    This was very interesting, WW2 Australian Survival Knife (reproductions). These caught my attention and stopped for a closer look.
    Very comfortable in the hand, nicely balanced, reasonably priced and very tempting !
    While I was looking I did think to myself that the build quality was not quite as high as the other knives, and the consistency between the 2 remaining knives was poor (".... that's probably why they were still on the table and the others had sold ..." I thought to myself)
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    Not so ! I started chatting to the maker ...
    There were 3 companies who were commissioned to make the knives and although they were all given the same specification, they each produced a slightly different knife with differing grinds, bolsters etc.
    (The tag on each knife did actually name the company after which is was modeled).
    So he had made all 3 styles of knife and that's why the two on the table differed. Also due to costs, speed, basic functionality etc, the knives were not given the sort of high quality finish we would expect from a professionally made modern blade (like the others at the show).

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    Great to meet you Tim and put a face to the name. Thanks for posting your pics and impressions of the show. Peter.

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