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KITH 2019, decisions decisions.... maybe a WIP

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So far I have been trying to decide what to make and I am at an impass between a friction folder or a fixed blade. At this point im thinking of doing both and seeing which turns out better.  The fixed blade design I have so far would be small, with a flat sheath that would fit into a pocket.  Forgive my rough drawings here.

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That's a decent looking edc. I am also trying to figure out what to make. Have you made any drawings of the friction folder you were thinking about

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Jason. Not yet, i’ve been teaching a class all day but im going to try and get it sketched up in the next day or so. I’ll post it when I get it drawn up.

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That design is very close to what was (for many years) my "Standard Hunter" I made these in 3 different sizes. I called them the elk skinners. Bull Skinner, Cow Skinner, Calf Skinner

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Joshua, thats gorgeous.  Looks like a great all around hunting knife!

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Ive drafted a rough sketch of the folder that im going to try and make. This will be the second folder ive ever made, so we shall see how it goes!

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Got a wooden mock up lfthe folder done today, nowjust to start forging.

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Nice.  The wooden mock-up will probably save you some headaches.

 

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Indeed.  I have GOT to find my stash of 20 year old graph paper that is ruled in 10ths...

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That's going to looks real good!

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On 1/29/2019 at 3:14 PM, Brian Dougherty said:

Nice.  The wooden mock-up will probably save you some headaches.

 

I hope so! Its been forever since ive fooled with one of these.f

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Posted (edited)

Got the blade forged and rough ground and the scales are ready to be cut out.

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Well I ran into some issues with the folder design and changed course to a fixed blade. Here is a pic from the shop tonight of the fixed blade with ivory micarta scales. I hope to eventually finish the folder, but it won’t be before the kith deadline

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Terrible pics I snapped as I finished this knife right before work today. But here she is! The one scale cracked when I attached it but I stabilized it and it is also attached to the several layers of spacers. Thoughts? Critiques? All are welcome by this humble smith!

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Managed to get to the post office yesterday after paying the government their share of this knife.

 

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Thanks Luke. Looks good and is nice and solid. What did you fill the crack with? I can’t feel it; it’s nice and smooth.

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Thanks Charles! Glad you like it and it finally made it across the pond! And i filled it with fiberglass resin and then sanded everything flush again!

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