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First off the pictures are not up to my standards, but there was no way to fit this big guy in my light box!

This is the second hidden tang knife I have ever done, and I really wanted to push myself. It has a bunch of features I have never tried before.

It has a crested spine that transitions into to the clip. The handle is dyed elk antler, and all the fittings are blued mild steel. I tried an etched and 1000grit hand rubbed finish. I also made a matching frog (another first) for the sheath and am waiting on some snake skin to complete the sheath.

It is not perfect, but I learned a lot along the way.

OAL is 19.5", the blade is 13.75" of 5160.

Any and all comments and critiques are welcome!

Thanks for looking.

















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As said by Donn Fogg (nothing hand made is perfect) no one said beauty was perfect, and that is beautiful!!!

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Very nice. I like the proportions of the blade, and I really like the treatment of the pommel. Gotta keep pushing the envelope.



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So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.


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nice - you finally made a blade with a guard and a butt cap! woohoo! I have made a couple of full tangs, and now you have made some stick tangs. It is good to push yourself. I like this one. The plunge cuts are always a pain (and many get by just by not doing them, since they are a by-product of industrial or modern grinding).


very cool. I wish I had made it. I guess that sums it up -- I would be happy to show that to people...



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Alright boys and girls, here it is all wrapped up! I am definitely not Paul Long, but I think it came out alright.

This knife and sheath are basically all firsts for me, and I am pleased how they came out.

As tedious as hand stitching this monster was; I take pride in my knives being 100% sole authorship and that includes doing sheath work.


Let me know what you guys think, don't worry I can take it! ;)









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Top Shelf, that is a fine looking piece of work right there! Beautiful job, thanks for sharing!

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