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Knife work

#1 Post by hondo1892 » Mon May 08, 2017 7:58 pm

Putting the finish on the turkey gun I'm building and since its a hurry up and wait job I've been doing some knife work in between. I had the blades already forged out so I just needed to finish them. The top knife hasn't been heat treated yet and the other two still need work on the handles. I kind of went to the dark side with the little drop point. I usually don't make modern looking blades but thought I would branch out a little. All the blades are 1084 steel with antler, maple, pewter and brass for the handles.


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#2 Post by Pete44ru » Mon May 08, 2017 8:07 pm


The lower two are nice enough, but I REALLY like that uppermost knife !

That silver (?) band around the handle is very distinctive. :)


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#3 Post by fordwannabe » Mon May 08, 2017 9:20 pm

ONce again. I enjoy your work.
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#4 Post by Chuck 100 yd » Mon May 08, 2017 10:32 pm

Very nice work. :D

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#5 Post by marlinman93 » Tue May 09, 2017 9:03 am

Beautiful work! How do you heat treat a blade after the handle is installed?
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#6 Post by Bill in Oregon » Tue May 09, 2017 10:00 am

Wish I had a tiny lick of your talent! Love the blade on the antler-handled knife.

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#7 Post by gamekeeper » Tue May 09, 2017 10:11 am

Craftsman and artist rolled into one....... :mrgreen:
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#8 Post by M. M. Wright » Tue May 09, 2017 10:38 am

Yeah, I really like that little one with the antler handle. Just the size you really need. And it looks really old.
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#9 Post by BlaineG » Tue May 09, 2017 12:21 pm

Especially, that little one at the bottom. :)
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#10 Post by hondo1892 » Tue May 09, 2017 1:48 pm

The top knife is the only one that needs heat treating and the handle is just fitted but not attached. I always fit everything to the blade before heat treating it.

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#11 Post by Ysabel Kid » Sat May 13, 2017 11:56 am

Very nice, and it looks like you enjoyed doing these - you can tell by the quality! :mrgreen:

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#12 Post by 3leggedturtle » Wed May 17, 2017 2:00 pm

I really like the bottom one. Nice work. Todd
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Re: Knife work

#13 Post by mark » Wed May 17, 2017 4:51 pm

Very nice work, all users if you care to do so.

Keep the photos coming.

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