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Project by LumberingWoodworker posted 05-05-2016 08:41 PM 667 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are two knives I made. The first one is using a production spear-point blade from wood craft. I made the handles using maple burl and ebony. The thin stripes are dymondwood plywood. A friend made the sheath for me. The second knife I designed and cut out the blade from O1 tool steel. I sent it off to a knife maker I know in Fallon Nevada (http://www.mcgowanbladeworks.com/) and he ground and tempored the blade for me. He normally only does complete custom knives as seen on his web page. I used leopardwood and 1/4” brass pins for the handles. I handstitched the sheath using oil tanned leather from Tandy.

Enjoy!





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#1 posted 05-06-2016 12:12 AM

Very nice.

—Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#2 posted 05-06-2016 05:52 PM

nice work

-- Chad -- Buffalo, NY

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#3 posted 05-10-2016 07:30 PM

Oh yea! That’s-a-nice-a

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#4 posted 05-11-2016 01:36 AM

I really love the ebony and burl combo! Very cool. How do you join the end grain on the blank. ?

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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LumberingWoodworker

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#5 posted 05-11-2016 02:13 PM



I really love the ebony and burl combo! Very cool. How do you join the end grain on the blank. ?

- AJ1104

AJ1104 – I assemble the handle (scales) one piece at a time adhering it to the blade tang using two part epoxy. I also use the epoxy on the end grain between each piece; however, this does not provide any strength and is mainly used to provide a smooth transition between the parts. The handle’s strength comes from the connection to the tang and the brass pins. Thanks for asking!

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LumberingWoodworker

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#6 posted 05-11-2016 02:25 PM

Thank you all for the positive comments.

This is one of those hobbies that keeps on teaching me to seek out better ways to do simple jobs—I found vice-grip style clamps work much better than bar or spring clamps when applying epoxy. Plus to do a halfway satisfying job it teaches one to be patient. No quick builds here. I can build a cabinet in one day but a knife handle takes me three or four days.

Enjoy!

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