|Project by OldWrangler||posted 10-25-2014 05:22 AM||1389 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
Another Xmas present finished. Only need a little clean up polish and it’s ready.
The knife is 440C stainless steel, tempered to a 568 Rockwell and mirror polished
Handle is Wenge that has been soaked in Clorox for 1/2 hour. Bleaches out nice patterns.
Sheath is wet fitted to knife 8 oz. cowhide, then covered with Cayman hide and stitched with round lace in a double loop style. As always finished off with a Texas Star on the front and some fancy file work on back of blade.
This one goes to Grandson-in-law, another serious deer and hog hunter. He recently made a 700 yd. Pig kill with his 50 cal. sniper rifle. He doesn’t shoot this one much, shells are $4.50 each. My grandson was with him when he hit an orange HD 5 gal bucket at over 1,000 yds.
Start another one tomorrow for Son-in-law. Then my wood gets here from Monte and I can start a blanket chest with cedar lining and a set of corner bookcases, I’ve been delaying waiting for some special BKP.
I think my knives are getting better. Two new belt sanders are gonna help. Got a new HF 6×48 and a Craftsman 1×30.
Comments and criticism always welcome.
-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!