Agree with Sir Jeb on the preference for pronounced curvature and its wound effects and damage rather than a 'straight type'. To each his own.
This diagram is from Boy Vargas facebook. Boy also likes to paint the garols GOLD.
Mr. Saint has these blades too and uses for for his hackfights
My knives are all made of ATS 34. Much cheaper with almost the same quality. o need for professional forging company to temper. My tari maker knows exactly to do that. Goggle admiral steel and you will see the prices and available sizes. It comes from 1/16" to 5/32". choose your wild. Easy to cut as it is annealed.
You may wish to consider...
CPM S30V is annealed and not a pre hardened metal and therfore the problem could have been in the tempering of the blades...
Just my opinion though...
Happiness is your order of STEEL for tare arriving : )
Sir joey, text me the cost of this saw landed ;-) thanks!
Otherwise the way i measured in my picture is how i do it for single strokers, and birds that break high and stretch their legs forward a lot ;-) good to have your own references depending on your fowls fighting style.
And when you dont know the bird? I depend on the birds body feel. The stronger the bird - i max out like my picture. The lighter the feel, eg baby stags at 1.8 - i use your measure.
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" one life time is not enough to learn about
gamefowl breeding". it is like a vast universe
what can come out will never cease to amaze us".
My only advise to those using the point 1 as reference is that it will only work if your blade/ garol alignment is always the same. But that is hard to achieve when the tari is manually fabricated. So just be careful especially if you are like me who has blades from so many sources.
I do agree, however, that the left garol post would best be located in the middle of the shank, not for alignment purposes, but because of the physics -
To give the base more structural soundness - and most important - ENERGY TRANSFER!!!
Second, while common sense dictates that the wider the base, the more stable the structure, this is not true with garols - simply because metal flexes. So given the same thickness, the wider the garol the more distance from the center, the more flexing. Therefore, if you want it wider, better make sure it is thick enough (the right thickness) to remove or provide flexing :-) again, some people cannot tolerate blade flexing but some just love it. Hahahaha
I personally do not like my garol to flex, so whether wide or narrow, i make sure it is thick enough not to flex. I prefer all the flexing in my blades, if any :-)
Im not sure if its wide or narrow, but your choice of garol may be influenced by the type of poste/paunan that you like to use. I prefer the slim posts so it is a lot easier to use the normal or not so wide garol ;-)
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Hehe thats the opposite of what i do :-) thats where Godzilla knives are aligned ;-) and tied that way, they kill. But not as fast as the standard length and settings :-)
Most of the participants in the sessions are very busy, a few CEOs, multi clinic Doctors, working salary men, small businessmen, and executives, etc etc etc - but the learnings and camaraderie is priceless ;-)
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gentlemen thanks for the pics that you shared, now i already have an idea... I am only a beginner, i hope you can help me more, so excited to join the tari session... have a nice day!!
Hey Rodel!!!! We will miss you this sunday!!!
I just love this photo!
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The master gaffer in action!!!
That priceless WINNING SMILE!!!!!
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Nice photos and stories upon sharing this all :-)
Thank you sirs for all this very informative discussions. A lot of us beginners will learn a lot from you guys. Keep on Sirs.
Join the taritari session!
=BANDERADO;4102673]..............maybe this JB? serrated LK heheh
Thanks, yup! I would like to do that on my baby stag knives!
Thank you and more power to this activity sir! Hoping to meet new friends on May 6, this is Mark, husband of Michelle.
See you sir!!!
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Its SUNDAY May 6th
See you all on Sunday at 7am at Starbucks Alabang Town Center before we convoy to the farm for the 5th invitational Tare Tare Session. Dont forget your birds, and food contribution