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Chad Carroll(CSC on 1911forum) recently finished a 3-piece set for my father-in-law and two boys back home in Arkansas. I've been deployed to the sand box since the summer and worked with Chad via e-mail to come up with a unique set for a Christmas gift. I think he did an outstanding job!

http://www.myphotolodge.com/is.php?i=13288&img=order_3_front.j.jpg

http://www.myphotolodge.com/is.php?i=13289&img=order_3_side.jp.jpg

http://www.myphotolodge.com/is.php?i=13291&img=order_folders.j.jpg

http://www.myphotolodge.com/is.php?i=13290&img=order_fixed.jpg

If you have any particular questions about the steel or making of the knives, we will have to get him to chime into the thread.
 

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I just saw the pictures, thanks for posting them. The knives shipped yesterday and I emailed the tracking number to you so we can both keep an eye on them.
Thanks again
chad
 

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The steel is a 300 layer 1084, L-6 mix in a waffle pattern. I like that mix of steels the best for edge holding, flexability and strength. They also etch well and look good together. The handle is green stabalized spalted maple burl with very nice grain that doesn't pop that well in the pictures but shows very well in your hand. All the handles are 4 inches wiith the folder blades being 3 1/2 inches each and the fixed blade is 5inches. This was the first set of three I have done which ment I had to make a pattern of the handle (something I don't normally do). I think they turned out very good, thanks for looking, and feel free to post comments.
Another mix of steels that is my favorite is L-6, 0-1, but that mix gets harder to work for folders if you can't get all the stresses out of the steel after forging.
Deano, Thank you very much
Everyone else thanks for looking
Chad
 
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