my latest custom knife project

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My latest custom knife project.

Wow.. it is really hard to drill a hole in hardened steel.

Carbide is the only thing that works.. others claim it will work like cobalt, but not a chance.

anyway knife came out nice.

handle made from exotic Redheart wood and stainless steel pins


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#1 posted 03-28-2014 03:22 PM

That is one mean looking knife! I like the wavy pins, saw tooth filing, and diamond piercings. Great overall shape and details.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#2 posted 03-28-2014 03:59 PM

Very nice design and execution! Why not drill/cut holes before hardening?

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#3 posted 03-28-2014 06:16 PM

An old master blacksmith told me the easiest way to do it was to punch the holes when forming the knife,
but he always planned ahead and knew what he was doing, which may have been why his knives were so
much better than mine.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 03-28-2014 08:23 PM

Great looking knife.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#5 posted 03-28-2014 11:24 PM

Exotic looking, but very cool.

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

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#6 posted 03-29-2014 01:52 AM

i agree 100%.. much better to plan ahead.. i ended up with a pin for the middle that was slightly bigger than planned.. i am still learning

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#7 posted 03-29-2014 04:43 AM

Very Nice and Well done! Thanks for Posting.


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#8 posted 03-29-2014 04:48 AM

Wow! Very nice.
This knife would be a great piece to show off while cutting patches for my muzzleloader.

-- Barksavage

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#9 posted 03-29-2014 02:17 PM

Great looking knife….

I’d hate to be on the business end of it :^o

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#10 posted 03-30-2014 09:42 PM

Excellent work! I too have had a devil of a time drilling hardened steel. The knife blade I was dealing with came to me ready to be hilted, and the tang had been drawn back to soften it some, but still – dang! Whenever I can plan for it I look for knife blanks to be pre drilled as they are made. (don’t make my own blades).

-- Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. -Plato

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