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A folding knife with bocote scales

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Project by bobasaurus posted 06-21-2013 02:21 AM 1295 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There’s some wood here, so it counts right? This is my first attempt at making a knife. It’s a lockback folder, with an O1 blade, bocote scales, and brass liners/hardware. I ground and heat treated the blade myself, and resawed the scales to bookmatch the grain. The wood is finished with waterlox, then wipe-on poly, then buffed and waxed (with carnauba). The heat treatment left a neat texture on the blade that I kept while polishing. There are a few flaws but I think it came out pretty well.

More/better photos here, including a build log: http://imgur.com/a/9L65E

-- Allen, Colorado





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#1 posted 06-21-2013 02:35 AM

That’s a might fine knife and a great logo as well.

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#2 posted 06-21-2013 03:10 AM

Great looking knife, very nicely done! Like your logo on the blade—very distinctive touch for your project.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 06-21-2013 03:36 AM

great first go!

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Makarov

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#4 posted 06-21-2013 03:41 AM

Wow, first knife a folder it looks great

-- "Complexity is easy; Simplicity is difficult." Georgy Shragin Designer of ppsh41 sub machine gun

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#5 posted 06-21-2013 11:16 AM

So nice!!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#6 posted 06-21-2013 12:15 PM

What a wonderful project! I think it would make a perfect heirloom gift, too. I appreciated all the progress photos.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#7 posted 06-21-2013 03:56 PM

Fantastic. Love how the blade texture turned out.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#8 posted 06-21-2013 09:38 PM

Beautiful Project Thanks for sharing….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#9 posted 06-22-2013 12:41 AM

Nice knife man. I like it a lot.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 06-23-2013 11:21 PM

Great job. Love those scales.

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

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#11 posted 06-24-2013 03:55 PM

Great looking knife! Like the shape and the very nice wood color and finish on the handle. Well done!

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