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Inganeþ se Wyrm (Old Eng.='Enter the Dragon'), or, Giving Garud the Walosi Treatment

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by beoram, Feb 11, 2002.

  1. Federico

    Federico

    Sep 5, 2000
    When is the piece ever finished?;) I always find myself saying just one more coat and itll be perfect. Even after over a year on one piece, I still find myself working at it. :rolleyes: Makes me wonder sometimes what perfect is....
     
  2. firkin

    firkin

    Jan 26, 2002
    Just bought some low-gloss tung oil formulated by Rockler's. I'm expecting that one of the khuks that I have coming will be wood-handled (if not that will soon be fixed!). So I wanted to get in some practice on a wood-handled kitchen knife I recently ressurected and now like a lot. After only four layers, I can say that the woodchuck disease is as virulent as the others discussed on this thread. God save me!!!!
     
  3. Rusty

    Rusty Moderator Moderator

    Mar 8, 1999
    Don't worry Beo, I understand.

    Maybe you can answer something I've wondered about, the phrase the "unkindest cut of all"? Just what is that and where - nobody seems to know ( or want to talk ) about it?
     
  4. beoram

    beoram

    Nov 27, 2001
    Walosi - no worries - I actually wasn't disuaded from your last message either (should I have been - maybe I read it wrong ;) ). I know these sorts of projects though and I'm not necessarily in a hurry to start.....

    B.
     
  5. beoram

    beoram

    Nov 27, 2001
    Hi Rusty - sounds like it might refer to circumcision (or worse...), but the phrase is actually the most unkindest cut of all (double superlative, not 'proper' in modern standard english) - I'll give my standard answer - it's from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. :D

    No, really it is - Act III, Scene II:

    From Marc Anthony speech, referring to the slaying of Caesar, and particularly to the betrayal of Caesar by Brutus - there is a sort double meaning between the actual cut of Brutus' knife and the 'cut' of Caesar being betrayed by one he so trusted, I believe.


    Still wondering about the 'doves of war' thing - it does sound like a Scandinavian thing - it may be a 'kenning' for raven. Old English like 'kennings' too - hilde-leoma, lit. 'battle-flame' is a kenning for a "sword" in OE. Or swan-rad, lit. 'swan-road' is a kenning for "the sea". Old Norse uses even more of these than Old ENglish, so I'm guessing the phrase might originate in one of these - 'dove of war' = "raven" -- there's a similar example of 'dove of war' that I do know, but can't think of it right now.

    B.
     
  6. jim_l_clifton

    jim_l_clifton

    Mar 31, 2000
    Wal,
    You "sane"?? Not even close ,that's why you get along so well with the other members!"Looney", this term fits Burke to a "T"!You all opened the door ,"watch out for Paxton"!
    jim
     
  7. Roger Smith

    Roger Smith

    Oct 22, 2001
    Sometimes you have to be at least a little crazy just to make it Tsimi.:D
     
  8. jim_l_clifton

    jim_l_clifton

    Mar 31, 2000
    Rog,
    NOT ME!! By now you ought to be able to recognize the dif. & see that I might just possibly be the "only" sane one here! However ,I don't let THAT stand in the way of my being here!
    jim
     
  9. Bill Martino

    Bill Martino

    Mar 5, 1999
    Good stuff and some crazy stuff.
     
  10. beoram

    beoram

    Nov 27, 2001
    finally got round to taking some pics of this beautiful khukuree, though I haven't walosified it yet, one can see the beautiful carving of the handle:

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    B
     
  11. firkin

    firkin

    Jan 26, 2002
    Great pictures Beo.

    Tweaking up that carving should be a good, long and relaxing project. Don't get in a hurry!
     
  12. Bill Martino

    Bill Martino

    Mar 5, 1999
    I wish I could take pix like that.
     
  13. BruiseLeee

    BruiseLeee

    Sep 7, 2001
    Good pics. I've never seen pic of one up close before. Is there enough room to get your hand around that handle to use it?
     
  14. johntrout

    johntrout

    231
    May 21, 2004
    is it just me? I'm really interested in this topic and those first links didn't work... any other way I can get the info?
     
  15. Nasty

    Nasty Chief Cook & Bottle Wash

    Nov 11, 2003
    Resurrection Alert

    No...you just have to sort of devote some time to searching up the old threads. On top of that, the archive section has tons more!
     
  16. Bri in Chi

    Bri in Chi

    May 28, 2003
    My AK Garud has the rivets standing "proud" of the wood. I would like to sand the whole thing down level, but I don't know how much material I can take off the rivet heads before I am in trouble. Any clues?
    The details of Garud finishing here are great, BTW.
     
  17. beoram

    beoram

    Nov 27, 2001
    updated photo links
     
  18. firkin

    firkin

    Jan 26, 2002
    YOW!!! (quoting my favorite cartoon pinhead)...

    It is good to see that Wal and Beo are both still asround and kicking, and in the same thread, no less'

    That's all, lest Paxton dig up another more gut-yanking pic than the last one--ya bastid. I fergot those bits of one of my faovorite comix.

    (Taking a last peek in my shorts), firkin.
     
  19. Ferrous Wheel

    Ferrous Wheel

    May 16, 2002
    Are we having fun yet? -Z the pinhead.
     
  20. johntrout

    johntrout

    231
    May 21, 2004
    wow those are good pix! I can't find much about garud polishing anywhere, alot about regular wood handles but you wouldn't want to use sandpaper on a garud right?.... any advice? Sorry for raising this old thread from the dead, I was searching and when I replied I didn't realize how old it was....
     

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