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04-09-2017 02:47 AM

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Scrounging around the garage and found a couple billets I made a while back. Decided to make myself a new hunting knife, even though I don’t get to hunt any more. So, the blade is Damascus steel with a hollow ground profile. The scales (handle material) are Canary wood. The scale pins are brass tubes with gold flake. and the guard is Deer antler. I am still working on the sheath and display stand, so I’ll add them later. Hope you like it, I think it is one of my better pieces. :<)

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#1 posted 04-09-2017 02:51 PM

WOW! Sweet looking knife.

You mentioned you made the billet. Do you have a forge?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 04-09-2017 03:31 PM

Nice item Dan. I used to carry a Buck knife when I was camping or out in the woods, but not anymore, mostly because I just don’t go camping anymore. But I always appreciated a good knife. I keep all the kitchen knives super sharp, almost a fetish. But they work better that way in any case.

Down to putting some electrical stuff on the ironing board cabinet, otherwise, it is done from the woodworking standpoint. Pics soon. Just a utilitarian piece of gear.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#3 posted 04-09-2017 03:36 PM

I built my forge out of a brake drum some years ago and use a hair dryer as a blower. I didn’t realize that billet had a piece of stainless in it until I blued the blade. You can see the streaks that the bluing didn’t take. Jim, you’re slowing down in your old age. You got projects done quicker when you were still working for a living. Ain’t retirement nice?

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#4 posted 04-09-2017 03:39 PM

nice work

-- Scott just a tired old sailor glad to be home from the sea

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#5 posted 04-09-2017 04:32 PM

That is truly unique. Totally amazing.

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#6 posted 04-09-2017 09:53 PM

Thanks guys.

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#7 posted 04-09-2017 10:03 PM

Love it. That’s a knife that says – do not screw with me!

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#8 posted 04-09-2017 10:08 PM

Thanks CT, my wife wants me to enter it in our state fair in August.

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#9 posted 04-10-2017 01:36 AM

Great knife Dan and you should enter it last years fair items were kind of lacking in style or a wow factor. What kind and size anvil do you use? If you dont mind me asking.

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#10 posted 04-10-2017 01:44 AM

Oh my, that is beautiful!
I plan on blacksmithing one day (in addition to woodworking), and you sir have set the bar real high!

-- "If she dont find ya handsome, she better find ya handy"

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#11 posted 04-10-2017 01:52 AM

Great looking knife! Should take 1st Prize at the fair, too…..unless you build a few better ( if that is possible) knives between then and now…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#12 posted 04-10-2017 02:43 AM

Lloyd, I had to sell off a bunch of my tools a while back, right now I have a 50lb that I got off fleabay. It’s small but does the job. The guard is from the last 8 pointer I got. LOL Jonny, just keep at it and in time you will get to do all the woodworking along with anything else you want. I only have 40 years experience in mechanics.

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#13 posted 04-10-2017 04:16 AM

It looks great. Never seen an antler guard like that.

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#14 posted 04-10-2017 04:19 AM

Thanks Bobasaurus, I couldn’t find a piece of brass I know I have somewhere.

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#15 posted 04-10-2017 10:36 AM

Wow! Very nice!

-- Janice

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