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Project by alaskadiver posted 03-04-2011 01:36 AM 2936 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Birthday present for a fellow fisherman here in Alaska. When you go dipnetting for red salmon you may fillet 50 fish a day so a big sharp knife is nice to have. Blade is ready made, 440C. Handle is Diamond Wood american oak pattern. Sheath is red oak with a leather wrap for the belt loop. Shown with a ruler for scale, the blade is 10”. Finished with 5 coats of tung oil. Wood sheaths are great and easy to make; if there is interest I’ll put together a tutorial on how to knock one out in an afternoon. This one was kept simple as it is a heavy use knife and less show piece that some of my others.

-- "Nothing is worse than a brilliant picture of a fuzzy concept"--Ansel Adams





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#1 posted 03-04-2011 01:47 AM

nice knife … “put together a tutorial” ... you will never be sorry. I’d like to see how you do it. I’ve got a couple knife blanks myself.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 03-04-2011 01:56 AM

ya “put together a tutorial” ;-D

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 03-04-2011 02:30 AM

very nice

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#4 posted 03-04-2011 02:33 AM

nice filet may it serve him well :-)

take care
Dennis

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#5 posted 03-04-2011 02:47 AM

He’ll love that. Always better with a hand made gift. Beautiful still and cool sheath…..............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 03-04-2011 04:31 AM

Side note: I think I have that same coffee table, judging by the veneer pattern.

Oh…and nice knife. I too would be interested in how to make a sheath.

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#7 posted 03-04-2011 05:54 PM

Nice! gift great Idea for the sheath. did you make the blade? thanks!

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#8 posted 03-04-2011 08:08 PM

Well done, great looking fillet knife.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 03-05-2011 12:18 PM

Nice work, and design.
You will have a happy buddy.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 03-07-2011 12:01 AM

yes, I would be keen to see how its made.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#11 posted 07-30-2012 03:37 PM

did you ever put a tutorial together on the wood sheaths you do? just curious of your process. thanks!

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#12 posted 08-11-2012 04:38 AM

I have not put a tutorial together, but will after mountain goat season in mid Sept. Home remodel has kept me away from here but I’m slowly getting back to woodworking.

-- "Nothing is worse than a brilliant picture of a fuzzy concept"--Ansel Adams

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