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finally got back home after a month of working at a camp a few days ago.

 

I had this blade laying around waiting to be finished and a handle, so i used all my pent up knifergy and polished it off.

 

It's a nicholson file that i forged to shape in april, ground in may. and now finished in july.

 

The handle is some crotch walnut, my crappy pictures dont do it justice.

 

It has one mosaic pin and one steel pin. to make it look wider at the back, and also because i forgot to drill until after HT so i couldnt make a 1/4" hole in the fron of the handle.

 

I etched the blade in FeCl but decided i didnt like the finish, so i halfway sanded it off with a 600 grit belt. i kinda like the half shiney look.

 

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comments and criticism appreciated :D

jared Z.

 

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From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.

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What are the dimensions of the blade? I'm guessing it will be used as a skinner, yes? if it is I would recommend taking the teeth from the file off of the blade otherwise it might be a bit difficult to clean fat and blood off the knife.

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i wouldnt be too worried about fat.

and the indents of a polished back file arent deep enough to really hold much.

Ed Fowler wrote an article about it somewhere.. and how he infact goes out of his way to smear fat over his blade.. sure does keep the rust away :)

 

but i think it looks pretty kewl.

the handle is finished nicely.

what did you use on it?

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looks good.. the wood really pops.. im gonna have to ask what did you use to finish your handle too.. thanks for sharing. the mosaic pin.. looks good im assuming its just the picture hiding the detail giving the look of sanded out/faded mosaic pin.

 

thank you for sharing. i cant wait for fall so i can start forging!!

 

chris.

i could complain but who would listen.

 

chris.

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thanks yall,

 

the blade is about 4" long and it's 7.5" OAL

 

As far as finishing the handle goes, i sanded it to a worn out 600 belt, then i wetted it, let it dry and sanded off the little fibers. Then i used some sort of paste my brother found in nova scotia. It's beeswax mixed with mineral oil and has about the consistency of old cream of wheat. i slather it on all the wood. let it sit for about 3 hours. and then just wipe it off with a paper towel.

jared Z.

 

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From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.

-Sir Winston Churchill

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I like the overall shape Jared, looks like a really good user.

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Jared,

that looks like a great blade for utility and cleaning small to fairly large game. You may want to work on trying to keep a crisp line at the end of your edge bevel, where it meets the spine. I have been playing with this, and I think it makes the knife look better.

 

The real way to do it is to grind a very slight bevel on spine side of knife (unless for some reason you want it to be steep, like a false edge). It can be very small, but it emphasized the change in angle between spine and edge bevels, and gives a crisp line.

 

I really like the knife, that is just an idea. That trick has helped make some things look a lot better for me.

 

keep hammerin'

Kevin

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Looks good, Jared. I recently forged a couple o' blades from ole' Nicholsons, fillet type thing and folder, which you will be seeing in a couple of weeks, I'm in Sylva, NC for three weeks visiting the folks' folks'.

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