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Re: Show your knife

New postby seved on Thu 09 Aug 2007 18:04

Okey Thank you. I hope i didnt do anything wrong.

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Re: Show your knife

New postby James on Thu 09 Aug 2007 18:19

no problem at all, just we have a dedicated place :D
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Re: Show your knife

New postby seved on Thu 09 Aug 2007 19:04

:grin: Thank you.

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Re: Show your knife

New postby Taky on Fri 10 Aug 2007 03:16

Blade: convexed Lauri PT 75mm
Handle: custom made, moulded in place green micarta. About 102*27 and 16mm thick.
Sheath: custom fit carbon fibber (168*31mm)

knife on the sheath measures 197mm

Is quite dirty as I was dicing lunch, but as I was doing so I realised I was pretty proud of that knife and I could show of a bit... and here is the knife hardly wipped down for the pictures.

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The knife is light, strong and sharp... after more than a month of heavy usage on the mountains (daily battoning for fire wood, constant cooking and everything else) the blade doesn't have a chip, and hardly needs any maintenance.

The handle is made of epoxy laminated heavy grade of marine upholstery polyester, UV protected and extremely hard wearing. Due to time/technical considerations I didn't used as much pressure as usual during the lamination process, so it has pores along the layers separations. Over time I've come to like that, as it has a texture and looks reminding of fossilised wood, but has proved as resilient as other knife handles I've done that way.
The shape is almost right, but need a bit more thickness at the back and some more curve on the palm to be perfect.

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The sheath weights nothing, is as streamlined as it can get, and hold the knife safe and secure. A drain hole keep it clean, and so far no scratches on the blade. It has a "bridge" to slide a webbing on the side. I was on a hurry when I did it, so it could do with more finishing...

I've battoned on all directions and angles, used the apparent tang to break nuts (no rocks on some forests, so you stick the knife to the bolster on a branch and user it as hammer), and many other "normal" abuses: the knife gives a total feeling of solidity.
The convexed edge sails thought wood, meat, friends fingers and almost anything you throw at it. Because I left the convex a bit thick in the middle areas it does splits carrots and apples, but then it splits wood like a champion...

The knife performs incredibly well, I just wish the blade was a bit longer/wider. Once back in NZ, I'll find a good quality blade about 92*24mm to grind and build the knife I'd like to carry on my travels, but this one is already close to what I like.

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Re: Show your knife

New postby yukon_zak on Mon 20 Aug 2007 16:00

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Re: Show your knife

New postby le.freak on Tue 28 Aug 2007 16:42

Here´s another small pocketknife.

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And that shows how small it is:


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The blade is a Brusletto Trollungen, knife and sheath built by Dieter Führer.
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Re: Show your knife

New postby ssj on Tue 28 Aug 2007 17:32

Le Freak-
Beautiful handle. That notch you put into the blade (as a sharpening aid, I presume) is interesting. Sometimes the way a blade is ground keeps it (or the bevel) from being laid flat on the stone ( or other sharpening surface). I don't know if I've seen that on a scandi style blade. Do you think it helps?
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Re: Show your knife

New postby le.freak on Wed 29 Aug 2007 17:20

@ssj: I made this notch also on some of the Mora knives, actually on those I did not convex. It helps in sharpening and will not leave a curve developing from the edge to the tang.


btw, here´s another new one:


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I was impressed by the Ulus for a long time but didn´t know where to get one of these. Now I had the possibility of getting a Brusletto Ulu. The angle on the blade is very steep - and it´s not convex. That will change though. :yikes:
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Re: Show your knife

New postby ssj on Wed 29 Aug 2007 17:25

Very cool. Is that handle designed so you can put your thumb in the cut out areas on the end?
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Re: Show your knife

New postby le.freak on Thu 30 Aug 2007 16:29

Steve: that´s it.
And it works well that way. It needs to get sharpened properly though.
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newest knife

New postby rinse on Mon 24 Sep 2007 15:33

hey again everyone, just thought i would post a pic of my newest knife i made for my sister, its made from Box elder burl, Ebony, and Tagua nut. it feels like butter in the had so smooth and soft, and razor sharp. i have a nice bald patch on my arm from trying it out. please post and comments!!

thanks

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Re: Show your knife

New postby James on Mon 24 Sep 2007 16:07

Very good looking, And I like he simplistic sheath. interesting material that tagua nut, isn't it?
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Re: Show your knife

New postby le.freak on Thu 08 Nov 2007 15:45

Some more small knives.

At first a Swiss Pfeil whittling knife.

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Made a quick kydex Sheath for it and it works great.

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Then a small Knife by Wayne Reynolds:

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Nice Damascus steel.

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It may look big in the pictures, but it is very small.

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Re: Show your knife

New postby rambler on Fri 16 Nov 2007 20:52

Having problems exporting photos. Will keep trying.
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Re: Show your knife

New postby James on Fri 16 Nov 2007 21:50

use the upload attachment tab at bottom of post :wink2:
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Re: Show your knife

New postby wildcat on Fri 30 Nov 2007 16:50

here is my latest. old kitchen knife. ground off everything that wasn't a knife. whitetail deer antler peened on with 2 copper pins. 7" blade.


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Re: Show your knife

New postby James on Fri 30 Nov 2007 16:55

Classy !
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Re: Show your knife

New postby wildcat on Fri 30 Nov 2007 17:02

thanks!
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Re: Show your knife

New postby Survival Bill on Mon 03 Dec 2007 04:21

My knife and side carry sheath
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Re: Show your knife

New postby 45govt on Fri 07 Dec 2007 23:46

Here are a couple dad and I built over Thanksgiving.
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Re: Show your knife

New postby James on Sat 08 Dec 2007 00:11

Very nice knives ! beautiful woods ! I think the bottom is iron wood (as in desert iron wood) what is the first one? :thumb!:


PS: nice sheath Bill! :thumb!:
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Re: Show your knife

New postby 45govt on Sat 08 Dec 2007 00:35

Hello James,

Thanks, I appreciate it.

Correct, the lower one is Desert Ironwood Burl, and the top Scandi style is arctic Curly Burch.
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Re: Show your knife

New postby James on Sat 08 Dec 2007 19:02

curly birch, stabilized or died ? I can't recognise the grain, may be because of the polish, Very nice !
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Re: Show your knife

New postby ssj on Mon 24 Dec 2007 17:26

A knife made from a modified Erikkson #2 blade. Curly maple handle dyed dark brown with leather shoe dye. I made a lot of mistakes and there are many flaws but I think I managed to come up with the general idea.
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Re: Show your knife

New postby loupeznik on Tue 25 Dec 2007 19:16

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Re: Show your knife

New postby wildcat on Wed 26 Dec 2007 13:51





Very nice tools you got there!! :banana:
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Re: Show your knife

New postby loupeznik on Wed 26 Dec 2007 14:51

Thanks Wildcat
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Re: Show your knife

New postby bernardoarcos on Sat 02 Feb 2008 01:46

Hi everybody!!!

This is my first post in this forum, and I´m very proud to show my EDC folding knife, it´s a Cold Steel RECON 1, with AUS 8A stainless steel, plain edge, clip point. I use it every day ( since jan 2007)... you can see many scratches on the coating!!!...Without a doubt, I use it, I abuse it, and I love it.

Cheers!!!

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Re: Show your knife

New postby rnorth on Fri 28 Mar 2008 12:28

Here a few of mine. Sorry the quality is so poor. All I had was the camera off my phone. The rest of my knifes/choppers are out in my shed and I didn't have time to dig them out. The spoon was my first attemt.
The handle of the mora was treated by burning off the paint, sanding and treating with linseed oil. The sheath is a custom one I made for carrying around my neck. Thanks Jimbo for all the great information and tips on your site!!

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Here is my neck knife. It's a Frosts #2/0
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Re: Show your knife

New postby Jdee on Sat 12 Apr 2008 04:36

Here's my latest - a Great Eastern Cutlery Tidioute #60 "Hunter" with 4" plus 1095 blade and burnt stag handle.

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Sorry about the standard of the pic., - I'm just finishing typing up a review.
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