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Project by Napoleon posted 09-25-2011 09:13 AM 1402 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first knife i have,except from that i many years ago forged a blade.

The wood is ebony,the front is made from giraflegs(not the hole leg :D )

The blade is handmade from another guy.

This is deffently not the last knife i made. I need a sheet for it,so when i got the materials and tool for that it will come.

Thanks for looking :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith





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Goddahavefun

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#1 posted 09-25-2011 09:57 AM

Thats a nice handle !!!

I admire you guys that apply your skills to the things we take for granted like knives & pens ect !!!

I would love to make a set of knives,forks for my BBQ sesions !!!

Thanks for for the inspiration !!

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 09-25-2011 12:31 PM

not sure if a boatbuilder has learned the skill but presume is straight …. LOL

I made one with simular form years ago with leathersheet and oakhandle but not as nice as yours Thomas
since I forgot the front holk but I can´t find it :-(
the time I had it I found out the form on the blade makes it a good Jack knife

congrat´s with your new toy … enjoy
Dennis

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Schwieb

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#3 posted 09-25-2011 01:09 PM

Thomas, very nice,. The woodworking I understand, I’d sure like to see how you forge aand finish a blade

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 09-25-2011 01:26 PM

It looks like a real nice knife, Napolean.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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DaddyT

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#5 posted 09-25-2011 03:30 PM

Wonderful little knife!! I really like it. Your friend makes nice blades. I like your choices for the handle too.

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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BarbS

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#6 posted 09-25-2011 06:15 PM

Very fine! That’s a beautiful little knife, especially for a first one. I think you are Launched!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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B13

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#7 posted 09-25-2011 07:13 PM

Very good looking knife. what’s the size? thanks!

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Napoleon

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#8 posted 09-25-2011 07:40 PM

Goddahavefun thanks and i can just say : go for it :D

Dennis its not a toy but a knife ;) what is a jack knife ?

Ken thanks :) it was no big deal to forged it as i remember it,but to shape it with files that was a big job. it was made out of a feather from a car and it could get razor sharp. The problem with doing it at home is i dont have tools or the space for it.

Helluwreck thanks :)

Daddy T thanks a lot,its not my friend who made but a guy who sell them wich i dont know.

Barbs you are so right…i am launched now! Thanks :)

B13 thanks,total lenght is 180mm and the blade is 70mm

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Dennisgrosen

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#9 posted 09-25-2011 08:46 PM

its a shop/working knife, tool of all trades :-)

a new tool in the shop is a toy ….

Dennis

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lew

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#10 posted 09-25-2011 08:51 PM

Very Nice! I really like he shape of the handle.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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StumpyNubs

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#11 posted 09-26-2011 12:16 AM

If the REAL Napoleon had a knife like that, we’d ALL be speaking French….

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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MShort

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#12 posted 09-26-2011 02:31 AM

Very nice knife. Thanks for sharing.

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

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docholladay

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#13 posted 09-26-2011 03:27 AM

Well done. What is it about guys and knives. I probably have literally hundreds of knives around my house in some form or fashion and yet, I am alwasy drawn to knives. That one looks very nicely done there Napoleon.

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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StumpyNubs

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#14 posted 09-26-2011 03:47 PM

It’s not just guys and knives, doc- my wife has a bunch of them in the kitchen too…

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Napoleon

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#15 posted 09-26-2011 08:08 PM

Dennis okay maybe you are right ;)

Thanks Lew and Mshort :)

Doc its the caveman in us ;)

StumbyNubs LOL :D

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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