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My second knife: O1 steel lockback with maple burl scales

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Project by bobasaurus posted 282 days ago 1012 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I finished making my second knife from scratch, a lockback folder with O1 steel blade, stabilized maple burl scales, and brass liners/hardware. I made it as a gift for my father, and he helped by polishing the blade (all by hand until the final buff… quite a bit of work). I finished the handle with a base coat of danish oil, buffed until shiny, applied a few coats of Waterlox original, buffed again, then buffed on some carnauba wax. The blade has a few coats of sweetshooter oil to prevent rust. There’s a little bit of wood on there, so I can post it here right? :)

For a few build pictures, view my album here: http://imgur.com/a/kmQLH
For a more complete set of build pictures, the album for my first knife is here: http://imgur.com/a/9L65E

-- Allen, Colorado





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mloy365

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#1 posted 282 days ago

Very nice. Where do you get your knife parts?

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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Spoontaneous

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#2 posted 282 days ago

Good looking blade and handle! Nicely done.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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Don W

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#3 posted 282 days ago

well done.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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bobasaurus

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#4 posted 282 days ago

Thanks for the comments. Mike, I made most everything myself from sheet or bar stock, though I did buy a few knife-specific things (like the pivot and thumb stud) from Jantz supply.

-- Allen, Colorado

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rrdesigns

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#5 posted 282 days ago

I’m getting ready to make a full set of knife handles for some steak knives. Thanks for the tutorial.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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nuttree

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#6 posted 282 days ago

I build my own knives too, under the brand Fever Creek Knives. You did a very nice job – O1 tool steel is my favorite.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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BTimmons

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#7 posted 282 days ago

Love it. Your work is consistently amazing.

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

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pimpson

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#8 posted 282 days ago

very clean lines. custom knives make great family heirlooms.

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#9 posted 282 days ago

Beautiful work!

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

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 279 days ago

It looks great, awesome blade and gorgeous handle. I’m sure your Dad loves it.

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