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Project by themandan posted 11-13-2013 12:32 AM 838 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i know its not woodworking” but it does have wood on it. and ive seen others post knives on here. so i thought i would. i made this knife for my uncle who recently retired from the ARMY RANGERS after a quit lengthy military career. i made it out of a 50cent file from a flee market. has a brass guard. and then layers of tigerwood and leather for the handle. and a brass pummel

-- mesure once. cut twice.. or three times.. then smash it in with a hammer





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 11-13-2013 01:01 AM

Since it’s made with tigerwood, it qualifies as a wood working project in my book, and I like it.

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

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woodnut

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#2 posted 11-13-2013 02:26 AM

I like it. Have you made knifes from files before? If so does it hold its edge?

-- F.Little

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themandan

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#3 posted 11-13-2013 02:42 AM

yeah ive made a handful. the files hold and edge pretty good. though they tend to be a little bit brittle. so i like to heat the blade up with a propane torch to toughen it up a bit.

-- mesure once. cut twice.. or three times.. then smash it in with a hammer

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Kean

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#4 posted 11-13-2013 02:59 AM

Did you acid etch the “Ranger” on the blade?

-K

-- Kean - It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

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Rick

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#5 posted 11-13-2013 03:06 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

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themandan

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#6 posted 11-13-2013 03:07 AM

no Kean. i actually engraved it with my dremel

-- mesure once. cut twice.. or three times.. then smash it in with a hammer

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 11-13-2013 03:39 AM

Beautiful job on that knife. Very well done and it will be a great gift and treasured, I’m sure!!

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

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