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LGustin
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Lin Rhea Hunter

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I recently found out that a master bladesmith lives a few miles from me. I reached out to him asking about his knives and if he had a storefront. As luck would have it he did not have a storefront and everything is made to order. He invited me over to see the forge and learn a little about knife making. My intent was to go see how it all works and hopefully get on the waitlist for a new skinning knife. Mr Rhea was stoking a coal fire forge when we pulled up to his shop. We were there for a couple hours and during that time he took a piece of 80CrV2 and hammered out a skinner with about a 4” blade. He asked if I liked that knife he would put my name on it and have it ready for pick up in a few weeks. My wife helped pick out some ram horn scales and now I am anxiously waiting for the call saying it’s ready. Lin was a pleasure to visit with and a wealth of knowledge on knife making.
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boots
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A Razorback switchblade! I'm in for that, does he have a website?
LGustin
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boots wrote: Sun Nov 26, 2023 7:51 am A Razorback switchblade! I'm in for that, does he have a website?
Me too Boots
I didn’t even talk to him about switchblades, maybe that will come up in my next visit. His claim to fame design is called the X-Rhea, it’s an entire knife forged from one piece of steel. His website is rheaknives.com
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LGustin wrote: Sun Nov 26, 2023 11:47 am
boots wrote: Sun Nov 26, 2023 7:51 am A Razorback switchblade! I'm in for that, does he have a website?
Me too Boots
I didn’t even talk to him about switchblades, maybe that will come up in my next visit. His claim to fame design is called the X-Rhea, it’s an entire knife forged from one piece of steel. His website is rheaknives.com
WOW! he does some beautiful work!
LGustin
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I picked up my knives yesterday, a late Christmas present to myself. He had several knives in the works getting ready for some blade shows. I am beyond pleased with my two, the blades are polished but have rust inhibitor on them so they don’t show well in the pic..
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Very nice LGustin .
Like both examples ,but the one in ramshorn is right up my alley ,would love to have one .

Thanks for posting them .
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Ya, my favorite too. That’s the one I originally ordered. While watching him forge the blade for it he showed me the other one. That one is called an X-Rhea and is his signature design. I ended up getting both.
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