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Got these all ready for an edge on them today.
A 12 1/2 inch carbon steel Cimeter with ebony bolster withh SS spacer and Koa handle.
The 5 inch Nakiri cryo treated NitroV stainless blade has a buckeye burl handle with brass and stainless spacers.

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Then there is this pairing of a 10 inch carving knife with 8 inch fork both in cryo treated NitroV stainless with a brass and stainless guard and spacer under the Karilean Birch handles 

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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.

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 Buffal

The local Dr is renovating an old home and yard here which had some 150year old Cypress trees that needed to come down and asked me to make a couple of knives with the cypress for handles. Of course t

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Finally able to get this order done and sharpenedafter hold-ups with the handle material. A full set of the kitchen knives plus a 1911 grip set from the little 3 inch peeler through the His n Hers table knives, 4 inch and 5 1/2 inc general purpose, 5 1/2 inchh chef, 7 1/2 inch chef, 71/2 inch nakiri to the bearded chef. All have blades of croyo treated NitroV (bar the bearded chef that was freezer treated as it dosent fit in the neck of the liquid nitrogen container) and all with Resin Ivory handles.
I started again on the 1911 grip set as I wasn;t happy with the first set and it was night and day difference on the mill as oppsed to the dripp press.

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A question for you Garry...

 

What are you using for the finger hole on the bearded chef?

 

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Bit? diamond hole saw?

What is the diameter?

 

 

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Ooh, that's the GOOD resin ivory with the Shreger lines!  I haven't used any of that yet, but I believe I shall order some... 

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3 hours ago, Don Abbott said:

A question for you Garry...

 

What are you using for the finger hole on the bearded chef?

 

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Bit? diamond hole saw?

What is the diameter?

 

 

I drill two holes at 1 3/16 with a hole saw and leave the web in for hardening and grinding to eliminate the warps I was getting when I fully shaped first.

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20 minutes ago, Alan Longmire said:

Ooh, that's the GOOD resin ivory with the Shreger lines!  I haven't used any of that yet, but I believe I shall order some... 

I had ordered the 3/8 and 1/4 inch scales but they were "lost" in transit along with 40 belts and pinstock etc, but when I wanted to order more (from USA Knifemakers) there was only the blocks available which is what these handles are cut from. I had just finished the set when the "lost" package arrived 2 months late so I had a comparrison betwen the two. There are more pronounced Shreger lines in the blocks than in the scales and I much prefer the subtlty of the scales, so having a number of scales sets in both 3/8 and a 1/4 I have plenty on hand for a while now. The 1911 grip set was made from the scales 

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27 minutes ago, Garry Keown said:

There are more pronounced Shreger lines in the blocks than in the scales and I much prefer the subtlty of the scales

 

That is very good to know, thank you!  I did see some with overly-strong lines.  I was looking at it here: https://guitarpartsandmore.com/mainCategory.php?Resin-Ivory-trade-Knife-Scales-Handles-64

 

Those guys have all sorts of interesting stuff in their various sub-categories.  Go to their homepage and scroll down.  Of course, you'd have to order a lot to make shipping to NZ worthwhile.

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3 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

 

That is very good to know, thank you!  I did see some with overly-strong lines.  I was looking at it here: https://guitarpartsandmore.com/mainCategory.php?Resin-Ivory-trade-Knife-Scales-Handles-64

 

Those guys have all sorts of interesting stuff in their various sub-categories.  Go to their homepage and scroll down.  Of course, you'd have to order a lot to make shipping to NZ worthwhile.

I get everything I need from various sources sent to my agent and he packages it all in the one box to send over so shipping is reduced. I will have a good look through what they have 

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So the batch includes  a PH EDC with CB Buff horn and double dyed Buckeye.

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Then there is the Khurkuri EDC with rosewood over brass on the 1075 blade

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A pair of Graylings with one haveing the belly in the NitroV blade with the other being the new slimline. Lacewood over brass with blackspacers and a resin ivory over stainless and again with the black liner.

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A pair of matching PH EDC's with hickory burl over CB Buffalo horn on the 1095 blades in initialled sheaths.

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And the very last giraffe bone on an AH EDC form what I got in before the crazy cites restrictions came in stopping any more.

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A Safari knife with spalted maple over CB Buffalo horn on 1095 blade in cross draw sheath

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A PH EDC with Hickory Burl over CB Bronze on the 1095 blade and a Light Hunter with Desert Ironwood over CB Buff horn.

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And a Light Hunter with 100 grit finish canvas micarta handle on the stone washed 1084 blade.

 

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A PH EDC with Koa over CB Buff horn on the 1095 blade and an Old Western with Amboyna burl over CB Buff horn on the 1095blade

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And another Bearded Chef with resin ivory on the NitroV bladeto finish this batch and yes I know there is a glitch in the stitching line but will replace it before delivery

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The light rescue set is done with the 11/64 / 4.3mm 1075 nipple nosed knife with is 3 inch straight section blade (9 1/4 in OAL) for those situations where a point is not desired (seat belt or tight tie etc) The bare handle without scales is for compact carry while the radiused edges still give a good hold for comfortable use.
The flat head lever made from 1/4" / 6.3mm 5160 has the screwdriver tip on the 3 7/8 blade (8 inch OAL) that also doubles as a stout lever for the situations where this may be necessary. The gutted parra cord wrap gives enough bulk and very good grip for serious use of this handy accessory in the piggy back leather sheath, as it is more compact than a kydex one would be. Both tools are stone washed but may look into cerakote if the demand is there for it.

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This one away to Florida in the morning. A 4x4 Hunter with both the horrozontal sheath (10 degrees down for security) and the standard behind the hip sheath. 4 inch blade of 1084 with curve back buffalo horn and exhibition walnut. black micarta pins in handle with my 3 pin brass mark in the bolster.

 

 

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4 hours ago, Alex Middleton said:

That's a beaut Garry.

it is becoming my new favourite to make and will do one for myself (I dont have enough knives :D) when a supply of bone scales come in. There is some royal blue and brown cammel bone sets coming that I hope are as nice in hand as they look on the website so will have to decide what to match it with.

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Four more ready to go to Oregon in the US.

A Light HUnter with spalted maple burl over curve backed buffalo horn bolsters on the 1084 blade.

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Three A H EDC's with Koa (Hawaii) Maple burl (USA) and Karelian Birch burl (Ukraine) on the cryo treated NitroV SS blades.

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First decent pic of the 8 inch carving set I took today and will get the rest tomorrow

As noted an 8 inch cryo treated NitroV SS carving set with Hickory Burl over brass bolsters 

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A few pics of the completed knives. Just have to go over and do the final cleaning now of any finger prints and shed clart left after sharpening etc
First is a skinner and a Boning knife.
The Skinner has Resin Ivory scales over G10 CB bolsters on the 4 1/4 in 1084 blade and the Boner has Black Palm on the 6 1/4 in 1084 blade

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The PH EDC has brown linen micarta over black linen CB bloster on the 4 3/4 in 1075 blade

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The 4x4 Hunter has a very nice piece of Arizona desertwood over CB buffalo horn bolsters with black G10 liners on the 4 inch 1084 blade

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A fisherman and a Filliting knife

The Fisherman has blue infused acrylic over blue G10 liners on the 5 inch cryo treated NitroV SS blade and the Filliter has the same handle specs on the 6 3/4 in cryo treated NitroV SS blade

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The Little Grayling has double dyed Lacewood between the brasse bolster and pommel with chocolate lanyard annd bead on the 4 1/4 in cryo treated NitroV SS blade

 

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Two Pocket Rangers. One has Impala jigged buffalo horn c]scales over red G10 liners on the 5 in SS damascus blade and the other has Cherry Burl over CB buffalo horn bolsters on the 5 in 1095 carbon blade

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and a Bird and Trout with rough jigged dyed bone scales on the 4 1/4 in cryo treated NitroV SS blade

I was dissapointed in the scales as theyhad a nice royal blue on each end but thay was only a surface dye and was ground off with the shaping so I will have to except the other 9 scale sets I have will be the same. Not a bad look in itself , just not what I had expected

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A little fruit knife for the kitchen with spilled milk acrylic on the 3 in cryo treated NitroV SS blade

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This is another of the sheep shear blades with figured Eucalyptus handle and copper pins

 

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And a roughy to finish with this piece of antler on the 5 in 1084 HC blade. Had the knife sitting for a while but was never happy with the bulk of the antler handle so gave it a severe re-shape and it feels much better in hand and it will serve for a hunter now. Will have to do some tidy up on it before the herritage day display.

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Two of the new design Heavy hunters all done. Blades are 5 inch of .170/4.3mm with the first one being a new personal knife with a lovely piece of exhibition grade walnut over CB buffalo horn on the 1075 high carbon blade.

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Second one has OD canvas micarta over orange liners on a NitroV SS blade

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