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    #32083
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    74…

    That is a great find. I like it.

    Thank you for the link.

    http://ageofdecadence.com

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    NP Sled glad to help

    #36918
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    My grips are only about 3 weeks out. When they come in I will post pictures. These things should be pretty sweet.

    http://ageofdecadence.com

    #36922
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    They must be coming from the moon, gd that took a long time!

    #36950
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    There was a wait list for as much scrimshaw as I was having done. Just got to the top and work is started as of now. I have been on the wait list for a Turley custom knife for over 2 years (6 months to go), list for Rod Garcia’s Skookum Bushtool for almost 3 with about 2 to go, etc….

    Custom work is all relative. Not sure how much you have had done, but I expect a wait list with at least a 6 month wait.

    http://ageofdecadence.com

    #36954
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    Custom work is always hard to bid.
    It almost always takes twice as long as you expect. And that’s for the smith.

    A custom I’m doing, the barrel blank was ordered two months ago, still on backorder.

    Artsy stuff like scrimshaw, relax, sign the check and forget about it until the BBTOH (big brown truck of happiness) arrives.
    I had one Smith engraved by hand. Full coverage, it took 8 months and once it came back, I sent another for the same. Engravers take lots of breaks, short days and with good reason. The eyestrain, back ache, shaking hands, all contribute to screwing up a job, so you quit before they happen.

    I had some parts orders go missing, they show delivered but where are they? In a snowdrift or sagebrush after the winds here? In a trashcan after they turned out to be junk to some theif?
    Hard to say, so I’m eating the price of the replacements and adding more time to work. It happens.

    #36956
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    Sled, I didn’t realize you were buying custom work, just thought they were off the self. Sorry for ribbing you. Normally if I can’t do it myself I don’t have it done. Just the way I am.

    #36962
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    74,

    No problem. Not many people pay the price for custom work or understand what is entailed. My post was more supposed to be educational, particularly with regard to how many custom pieces I have done. No worries.

    I should take a few minutes to post up some pictures and information on my knives I carry into the woods. I only carry custom knives into the woods because my life may depend on them and I trust them more than production. My choice and I don’t look down at all upon those that make other decisions. It is just my comfort level and trust factor after years of hard use of knives in particular.

    As for the grips: I am having my website artwork scrimshawed on one side (oriented to be upright when held) and my tribal skull/crossbones done on the other side (oriented so that it is upright when holstered). The grips are oversized imitation ivory.

    The minute that they come in I will post up a picture or three.

    http://ageofdecadence.com

    #40647
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    Here they are…. The grips are now completed and installed.

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    #40655
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    Pretty Sled. Did you have the pistol reblued? It looks really dark blue.

    #40656
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    Pretty Sled. Did you have the pistol reblued? It looks really dark blue.

    Thank you. I really love the looks of this bad boy with these new grips. I touched up the blue on it myself. It did darken it a bit, but evened it out more than anything.

    http://ageofdecadence.com

    #40658
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    Fancy for a woods gun :) I have a model 60 I have been carrying almost every day for 25 years. The finish is noticeably worn even though it’s a stainless gun. Your going to need a holster with a softer/smoother inside finish to keep that looking so good.

    #40687
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    model 60

    I like the little snubs. The Model 60 would be a great little pistol to carry. Actually been looking at the old Charter Bulldog in .44 spl for years. That just seems like a great carry pistol to me.

    As for woods gun: I take really good care of my gear, so purdy stuff stays very purdy. Most of my woods gear is custom made or really customized. Since I take such good care of my equipment (except cooking pots… don’t know how I destroy them so badly) some grips like that won’t even get buggered up. As an example: Here are some pictures of my bushcrafting chopper I carry. It is brass hardwared (with mosaic pins) and ironwood scales on a hand forged, full tang blade. It is a thing of beauty. The sheath for it was also custom made and ran me over $150.

    http://ageofdecadence.com

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    #40699
    Whirlibird
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    Hmm, that file work on the back reminds me of a couple Jim Largent customs I have.

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