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WIP, Heavy duty camp Knife

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That really was an excellent WIP Mason.  Cheers to you man.  Great work on the knife and sheath.

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Thanks again Wes. 

Ill still be posting up some pics of the sharpening process. So, stay tuned!

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we all appreciate the time it takes to do that! what a great learning experience. Thanks for the hard work, looks beautiful!!

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2 hours ago, t cudworth said:

we all appreciate the time it takes to do that! what a great learning experience. Thanks for the hard work, looks beautiful!!

Thanks!

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I just finished up sharpening it.

 

 

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I’m using king water stones. I have the 220–800 stone and the 1000–6000 stone.

 

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I start by sharpening the first side with 220 until there is a burr on the other side.

 

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then I sharpen the other side until not just a burr forms but until it looks even with the first side.

 

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Now I move up to 800, I sharpen each side until a burr forms.

 

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then I repeat with 2000.

 

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now I repeat with 6000. After I have a burr form on each side, I finish it by passing it over the stone rotating once on each side. I do this about 10 times per side.

 

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now it has a shaving sharp edge, I would show some proof but I’m running out of hair on my legs :lol:

I’ll post some better pics maybe tomorrow if it’s not raining.

thanks for looking! 

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Here’s a better picture.

thanks to everyone for the kind words. 

Mason

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share this.  This is great for us newbies.

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Yes. A well deserved pin. Thanks Mason

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2 hours ago, HAP SMITH JR said:

Beautiful work on the knife and on the leather as well.

Thank you!

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wow sure like the way you did it from start to finish.  thanks for all the pics and directions.   :)

gave me lots of ideas on how to make the sheath for the big camp knife that I am making.  long ways away from the sheath though.

keep it up the great work mason

Robert aka bob

 

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Great work, thanks for doing this so step by step, gave me some great ideas on how to improve my own technique. 

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Good job on this,its tough to make a WIP,I never finished one. I don't post much ,but come to get tips often, and for me there is no better "tips" than WIPs! .I will be coming back to look back as I want to make a similar sheath soon.Thanks

Good job on this,its tough to make a WIP,I never finished one. I don't post much ,but come to get tips often, and for me there is no better "tips" than WIPs! .I will be coming back to look back as I want to make a similar sheath soon.Thanks

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