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Seeing as I have a few knives to show on a semi regular basis I though I would just paste them in the one thread.

This is the first pair.

Big Game Hunters in4 3/4 in x .156   blades of 1095. Both have buffalo horn bolsters with one having walnut scales while the other has eucalyptus

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Very nice, I love how well you do the horn bolsters.

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Another Buffalo Skinner from 1095 with curve backed buff horn bolsters and walnut handles ready for final sharpening before heading off to Ohio
 
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A Safari Knife with brass and buffalo horn on the 1095 blade ready for an edge and shipping off to Missouri.

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I had a tag end of 1075 so decided to make a pattern for a camp knife/butcher knife. I had made myself one a long time back with a 8 1/2 inch blade for dicing meat etc when breaking down an animal but found it was more blade than I needed so thought this one with a 5 1/5 in blade would be more user friendly  

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I had a bowie marked out as well so had the two of them to do 

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Ground and ready for heat treat

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I wanted to try for a hamon so mixed up some very fine potters clay (for slip mix usually) with some wood ash and applied it to the blade. 

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I know in hindsight that I had way too much on there which lead to the less than successfull hamon but at least there is the showing of one on the camp knife. The bowie not so much 

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For the handle on the camp/butcher knife I started with a copper bolster and added black paper micarta, some blue G10 and another blaco paper micarta spacer before finishing with the walnut handle 

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Very nice, it looks like an ideal knife to take on a hunt!

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Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, MikeDT said:

Very nice, it looks like an ideal knife to take on a hunt!

It will be more use at home Mike as I have much smaller knives for hunting needs. This will be used  mainly for when the meat is boned out and needs to be diced either for stews or to go into ground meat.

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That blue G10 spacer really pops.  I like it!

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Liking the practical designs and clean execution, nicely done! Clint

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These are three I did for a repeat customer with his supplied wood walnut, rosewood and olivewood with brass on .156 1095 scandi ground blade. I forgot to take pics before sending them off so coppied the pic he posted on the forum when he recieved them this week.

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Posted (edited)

The knives the sheaths were hot waaxed this morning for. Pig sticker with fiddle back eucalyptus, Hunter Skinner and Light Hunter with Accacia in the first pic and a pair of Field scalpels with Buffalo horn in the second 

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And a 7 1/2 inch 12C27 chef knife with curly macro 

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Wow. That wood is something else. Not heard of it before.

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Posted (edited)
9 hours ago, Charles du Preez said:

Wow. That wood is something else. Not heard of it before.

Macrocarpa is also known as Monterey Cypres Charles. I have quite a bit of it stabilised and more in board form waiting to be done. 

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A  couple of days grinding and handsanding with just 4 left to do to get tham allready for handles.There are blades of 1084, 1095 12C27 and stainless damascus in this lot.
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Damascus blades ready for the etch
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The bottom three are for Art, Dave and Yancey (friends/repeat customers from another forum). The top one and the center one are a hybrid design that Yancey and I came up with based off the bushcraft hunter but with a finer  flat ground blade

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These three damascus blades have the handles on and are in the clamps for the night under the anti freeze light.

top is copper and stabilised spalted eucalyptus on hybrid design 

center is hunter with ebony with stabilised spalted eucalyptus  

bottom is brass and buffalo horn with blue liners for  

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three 1084 blades with buffalo horn bosters ready for pins and epoxy 

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I did another two damascus blades but didn't get a pic. One having buffalo horn bolster that will have eucalyptus handles and the other with stainless steel will have desert ironwood handles 

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The subtleties of design and geometry are over the top.  These knives just demand to be used and enjoyed.

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Thanks John. Will get some finished pics up this afternoon before I pack them for shipping.

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These five ready to ship. Raindrop stainless damascus. #1 is stabilised spalted eucalyptus with carbon fiber pins over copper curve backed bolster. #2 is Buffalo horn with blue liners over brass curve backed bolster. #3 is stabilsed spalted eucalyptus over ebony with carbon fiber pins. #4 is pig sticker with accacia over 1095 HC blade and #5 is Hunter kinner with accacia over 1084 HC blade  

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Todays handIe finishing 

#1 is the hybrid hunter with Desert Ironwood over stainIess on the random pattern stainIess damascus bIade.

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 #2 is a Hunter Skinner with cherry burI over buffaIo horn boIster on the random pattern damascus bIade. 

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#3 is the Hybrid hunter with eucaIyptus over buff horn on the 1084 bIade.

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 #4 is the Iight hunter with Ieopardwood over buff horn on the 1084 bIade.

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 #5 is the hunter skinner with macrocarpa over buff horn on the 1084 bIade.

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 # 6 & 7 are the fishing set with bIack paper micarta over bIaze Iiners on the 12C27 bIades.

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I am now offering my (wood only at this stage) knife handles with the brass or nickle silver disc inlet for personalised initials etc by the customer

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Good idea!  For a small extra charge, of course. B)

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