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Another knife but the handle is WOOD.

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Project by OldWrangler posted 09-26-2014 03:57 AM 1309 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Knife is 440C Stainless Steel hardened to 58. Really takes a good edge. Handle is Wenge showing what it does when soaked in Clorox. Sheath is 8 oz wet formed to knife and covered with hair-on cow hide. Lone Star rivet at stress point on sheath. Sorry the filework didn’t show up good but it really dresses up a knife especially when mirror polished…adds a lot of sparkle. This one is probably a Christmas gift for my granddaughter’s hubby, big time hunter.
Next project is a Unity Candle for a neighbor’s daughter who is getting married next week. It is almost finished. Will have pictures soon. It a cross inside another cross….cool idea. I’m really glad they asked me to make one.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 09-26-2014 08:01 AM

Never heard of soaking in Clorox. Very cool.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 09-26-2014 08:58 AM

Grandson is going to be one happy hunter

like to see before pics of the wenge if you have any.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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OldWrangler

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#3 posted 09-26-2014 09:27 AM

I thought everyone knew the trick with Clorox and Wenge. Ity really produces a change in some of the grain making a cool contrast. It really looks good with a poly finish. Will post a pic later when I get up.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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jeffswildwood

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#4 posted 09-26-2014 12:25 PM

Very nice knife! Great workmanship!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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OldWrangler

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#5 posted 09-26-2014 03:03 PM

Dick, Here are the pics of the Wenge I promised.

1. Natural Wenge from the woodcraft store
2. Wenge soaking in Clorox
3 Wenge after 20 min. soak
4. Contrast wet
5. Contrast dry
6. Bleached end grain

The bleaching does some nice things to Wenge. Shows the grain as real feathery. Effect is not very deep and will sand out easily. Rinse well in warm water and dry with hair dryer or in the sun. Protect with a clear poly and the grain contrast is even better and protected. I wondered why I saw so many projects with Wenge on LJ but it was always plain. I thought everyone knew about the bleaching. There are other woods that react to Clorox, hydrogen peroxide, acetone and other chemicals. I’ll research some and post later.

Pictures posted out of order but you can figure which is which.
. Comments?

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 09-26-2014 05:36 PM

that’s pretty interesting – I only use oak, cherry, walnut, poplar and a little bit of bkp so I most likely won’t try that

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 09-27-2014 05:46 PM

Fantastic work on the ENTIRE PROJECT!

I like the multi-talented approach!

Also very artistic!
AWESOME.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Danpaddles

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#8 posted 11-09-2014 02:29 PM

I have a little bit of wenge in the scrap pile. Maybe a cool handle….. thanks for the bleach info.

Nice knife- cool sheath too. It is always the sheath that stops me dead in my tracks, when doing knives.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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