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    Introducing myself: ZDP-189

    Hi, I'm Dan (aka ZDP-189 from britishblades.com).

    I'm a hobbyist knifemaker and general DIY-er. I have a well equipped workshop, and can do a bit of metalwork, woodwork, leatherwork and have been known to run a sewing machine when needed.

    As far as hammocks go, I own a HH Hyperlight Asym, but that's as far as it goes. I lookforward to taking it out on the trail this autumn, and if it works out, I'll be getting one for my wife as well.

    If you lot need any help fabricating non-fabric bits, let me know.

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    Senior Member headchange4u's Avatar
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    Great to have you have you here Dan. Welcome to the forum and happy hanging.

    EDIT:

    I checked out your website. You make really beautiful knives.
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    Welcome to the forums!

    It's already been said, but you DO make nice knives.
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    welcome to hammocking & HF zdp-189.
    since you do some metal work, you may find this thread interesting
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=1706
    ...tim
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Welcome, and nice workshop setup too.
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    Welcome to the hanging gang.... nice knives.... have you ever tried any flint knapping?

    Pan
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    welcome Dan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    Welcome to the hanging gang....
    Erm... oh, hammocks. Sorry, I'm new here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    nice knives.... have you ever tried any flint knapping?

    Pan
    Yes, I have knapped some tips (arrowheads). I can get a pretty good edge and symmetry. I'd love to do some larger pieces, but we don't have a supply of flint or obsidian here and I'm not keen on knapping float glass. I have a couple of books on the subject, though it takes years of practice to get good. At one show, I saw a flint knife that was better than anything I could forge or grind. It had multiple recurves and was soo thin and every half centimetre was carefully knapped to shape. I bow down and grovel before that knapper's brilliance.

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    And thanks for the welcome and kind words, everybody. I hope I can contribute something to this forum. I'll likely be in and out from time to time, but if anyone needs something from me, I can always be reached by PM or email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZDP-189 View Post
    Erm... oh, hammocks. Sorry, I'm new here.



    Yes, I have knapped some tips (arrowheads). I can get a pretty good edge and symmetry. I'd love to do some larger pieces, but we don't have a supply of flint or obsidian here and I'm not keen on knapping float glass. I have a couple of books on the subject, though it takes years of practice to get good. At one show, I saw a flint knife that was better than anything I could forge or grind. It had multiple recurves and was soo thin and every half centimetre was carefully knapped to shape. I bow down and grovel before that knapper's brilliance.
    You can probably find good english flint in the harbor if you can find site of sail ships demise..... they often used flint for balast 3-400 years ago...

    If your find yourself in the States for one of our hammock hang out send a PM and I'll bring my anlers and some flint and we can break some rock...

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