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Old Knife-project with my scout group

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Project by Iver posted 11-06-2014 03:45 PM 856 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first upload to LJ, so i thought i would make it about one of my early projects.

Some years ago i was a leader at a scout course about making things yourself. Everything from hammocks, mugs, spoons and knives. It was meant as an inspiration for the younger leaders to go out and make stuff like it with their own groups..
Since i’m a teacher i figured while i taught the kids, i would make one of everything for myself. Teaching by example if you will..

Since this was the first time i had ever made a knife, it’s quite rough. I like working with wood way more than metal, but a good knife is must-have so i gave it a go..

I don’t remember the type of wood, but the blade i premade steel (lapplander 95 if i remember correctly) and the top part and the pins are brass..

Wish i had pictures of all the great ones the kids did :)





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#1 posted 11-06-2014 05:12 PM

Those who have not made any knives yet may not appreciate the satisfaction that comes from melding heat treated steel with wood, horn, macarta, or other, and then preparing a formed leather sheath. I’ve not made any in a while, but seeing some here on LJ makes me think of getting back to making a few more. Also, nice to see a metal bolster. Thanks.
Roger’

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#2 posted 11-06-2014 06:06 PM

Totally agree. the look of the organic wood “melted” with the industrial feel of steel makes it quite pleasing.

What part of a knife is the bolster?(English only my third language, so some words strike me as unfamiliar)

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#3 posted 11-06-2014 06:14 PM

I use the term “bolster” to refer to the metal piece that acts as a finger guard, keeping the fingers from sliding forward onto the blade. It is a bit more trouble to make the bolster than to just provide a “dip” in the handle material to keep the fingers safe.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 11-06-2014 06:47 PM

Ohh Thanks.. I like getting terms clarified for future use..

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