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Project by poospleasures posted 1069 days ago 1788 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The favorite item for me to make is very detailed folding wooden knives. Have been making them appx. 10 years. Have make well over 700. By being close to Fort Knox, Ky and having several customers there the knives have spread around the world. People are now starting to collect them. All the light colored parts are maple, the handles are from many exotic woods which I buy in small quanitys. Each knife has appx 12 to 15 parts. I pick up the handle emblems from a lot of different places. Some are buttons, some are earrings. I can usually find and put on speciall request emblems. All the knives are marked USA and KY ,and are signed and dated. These four are #,s 82 thru 85 for 2011. If I get everything just right the blades make that snapping sound when the are opened or closed. Just fiinished these yesterday 3 of them snap really good and the other just a little. Thanks for looking and if you all seem to like them will post others from time to time.

Vernon

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon





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B13

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#1 posted 1069 days ago

Very nice! I have a friend that makes deer antler folding knives.

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Michael1

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#2 posted 1069 days ago

That is really something. I bet yo have many hours into making these. Have you ever considered using steel blades for a real knife?

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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MShort

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#3 posted 1069 days ago

Wow, those are cool. You sure have made a bunch of them.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 1069 days ago

Awesome job!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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MasterSergeant

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#5 posted 1069 days ago

Just about the coolest thing I have seen! Thanks for sharing!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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RichardMu

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#6 posted 1069 days ago

Those are some cool wooden knives. Must take some precision work to get them right. Go U.K. Wildcats !!!!!!!!!!!!

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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usnret

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#7 posted 1069 days ago

I have made one wood pocket knife before and thought it was really nice, and now you ruined it for me. Those knives look awesome. Keep up the good work.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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Roger

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#8 posted 1068 days ago

very kool, and I’m sure gr8 gifts, and/or collectables

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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rance

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#9 posted 1066 days ago

These are really cool. And unique.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Woodbutcher3

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#10 posted 1066 days ago

I know people must love these. Very much one of a kind. Well executed.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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