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My First Knife

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Project by Monty Queen posted 02-22-2010 02:15 AM 1192 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Guy: I can not stick with one thing. I saw a knife one of the guys at my work made and i said i can do that. However I made mine the hard way, forging the metal. . I made this knife out of a leaf spring of a car i had a friend cut me a piece with a tourch, then i made a forge and beat the steal till i got the shape of a knife and then sand on my belt sander till i got the shape i wanted. I made the hadle out of african maghagony. I do not have enough different grits of sandpaper so i sanded it out with what i had. then i buffed it out using that white buffing compound, it came out ok . When i get some time i will shine it up some more. Your comments are welcomed.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.





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buckeyedudes

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#1 posted 02-22-2010 03:01 AM

Nice beginning Monte. Look out or you will catch the same disease I have; knifemakers disease.
Your choice of a Bowie type knife is pretty cool. Did you heat treat it too?
Nice handle material too.

Good luck with your finishing too. Try Scotchbrite and oil for a satin matte finish after 220 grit. It really looks nice and it is easy to keep it satiny after use.

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#2 posted 02-22-2010 03:27 AM

good job monte…ive always like the fact of making ones own knife…keep it up…i bet it was fun pounding out your own blade…maybe you can do one with antler..ive got 2 projects ive got to do…i have elk antler to use and i bought the blades, but ive avoided it so far…just not sure of the whole project yet…but ill get there…keep it going…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 02-22-2010 05:42 AM

Cool knife. Very good job.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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Monty Queen

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#4 posted 02-22-2010 06:49 AM

Grizz your not going to believe this but when i was makeing this knife i was thinking about you, the hands on mountain, rustic look you put in all your work is awesome i just love it. I love making that knife. I bought a knife book several year ago and i said it is about time i try. Thaniks for your comments.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#5 posted 02-22-2010 08:03 AM

Wow that’s some knife.

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#6 posted 02-22-2010 11:36 AM

I like knives made from old car springs or old files much better than modern factory stamped stainless steel blades. I’ve got two knives my wife’s grandfather made 40 years ago and a patch knife that I found in my grandfather’s barn. Wish I’d found his old hog rifle too!

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#7 posted 02-23-2010 04:29 AM

nice knife and theres only one way to make a knife the hard way I find the edge of a knife requires lots of work to keep the way you want and though you didn’t shine it to a mirror this makes a knife you are willing to use without concern of marring a finish that takes hours to achieve
well done

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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