stubby marking knife

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Forum topic by bobasaurus posted 06-19-2015 08:49 PM 645 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-19-2015 08:49 PM

Made this stubby marking knife yesterday as a fathers day gift:

Not quite fancy enough for a project post, but wanted to show it off anyhow. I meant to make the handle bigger but a few lathe screw-ups prevented that, so now it’s a “fine detail” knife. I used a brazilian rosewood pen blank for the handle, a brass compression nut filed round for the ferrule, and an SM-01 blade. Finished with shellac and renaissance wax, though I didn’t get a good photo of the shininess.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#1 posted 06-19-2015 10:59 PM

Good handle, good blade, what’s not to like.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#2 posted 06-22-2015 11:06 PM

Well that’s real stubby… I mean nice!! I think it makes a fine project to post.

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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#3 posted 06-22-2015 11:16 PM

It actually fits into the palm of your hand pretty well, hopefully it will be nice for small work. I’ve dubbed it the stubby stabber.

-- Allen, Colorado

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