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Three ready to leave home.
A Grayling with a nice acrylic over black liner with 416 SS bolster and pomel on the cryo quenched NitroV SS blade in closed sheath with second closed sheath for previous knife that was in open top sheath.
A PH EDC with brown linen micarta scales over black linen micaarta curve back bolster on the 1075 blade with honing steel in open top sheath
And a Heavy Hunter with Tasmanian blackwood over curve back buffalo horn bolster on the 1075 blade in closed top sheath
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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.

Another antler and buffalo horn handles Tahr Hunter on 1095 blade in closed sheath ready to head off to its new home in the US.    

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. Damascus blades rea

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A pair of 1084 HC mini skiners. One has Koa and the other has spalted maple burl and have honing steels attached.

 

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A 5 1/2 and 7 inch chef. black paper micarta on the cryo quenched NitroV SS20220613_092322.jpg

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Sometimes it is the small ones that take the most to get right and this letter opener and stand proved that again.

Knife is NitroV with black paper micarta and resin ivory with the stand being a piece of black ivory with the resin ivory holder set into it. 

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A general,purpose knife with NZ Rata over brass on the 5 inch 1084 HC blade in sheath with attached honing steel.

 

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I really like the classic lines of that one.

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3 hours ago, Don Abbott said:

I really like the classic lines of that one.

Thanks Don. When I started work in the late 60's on a the high country farming area. I was given a terribly illsuited knife to kill and dress some animal feed (dog tucker) and hated the knife so much I bought one very similar to this design and used it for the following years untill I left farming and entered the wood trades. A very usefull design for general purpose work.

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the 1084 mini skiner with karelian birch and honing steel.

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A PH EDC with CB buffalo horn and desert ironwood on the 1095 blade.

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and a bird and trout with antler scales, brass bolster and pomel on the NitroV blade.

 

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7 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

I like them all, but the lines on that mini skinner really show you know how a knife is used. B)

Thanks Alan. It is one of my more requested knives by experienced hunters who know just how much (or how little) knife is needed to do the field work on an animal.

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Made a start on a new project the other day. A comission for a longer bladed companion piece to the tanto I did a while back. Not a traditional Wakazishi (will not have a habaki/blade collar or handle wrap etc) ) but lighlty inspired by that style with 20 inch blade and 9 1/2 inch handle in a back scabbard.
First was I needed to draw a pattern with the smaller (western styled) tanto for inspiration.

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Make a sheet steel template and select a suitable bar of steel and in this case it is 4.3mm 1075

 

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Scribe the template onto the 1075 bar and grind to dimensions

 

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do the pre heat treat grind. My forge was not quite long enough to get the full length to temp so I cut a section from the closed far end to allow for "painting" the blade with the heat to ensure the full length was to quenching heat.

 

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Have it in the tempering oven for its second 2 hr cycle so will get back to the finish grind after I do the handle shaping on another knife I have to get ready to go for engraving.

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