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A small edc/bushcrafter from old file steel. Overall knife size is 7.25 inches. 3.25 inch blade and 4 inch handle. Edge quenched in water. I had this different handle style in mind for a while and finally got around to making it.It has a full tang upto the brass disc on the handle.The front part of the tang is covered by a brass shim collar and has teak wood scales fixed by pins .The remaining part of the tang goes through the wood and is peened over a brass endcap.

 

 

 

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Thanks a lot Alan. Ya even I thought  I had never seen a knife with a handle made like this and it would be unique...so I went ahead and gave it a try. If you like the look of it then it has worked out well :)

I am working on another one in the same style.This time around I will use a quarter inch diameter brass pipe which will be flattened and shaped to make the collar.

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I like it. Look forward to seeing how it evolves in your next one.

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Thank you Cason and Rob. Actually I wanted to keep the length for this knife around 7 inches overall. It fits my hand smugly . I agree though that for someone with bigger hands it might be a little small. For the next one I am plan to keep the blade width at 1 inch which might make the dimensional proportions better.

 

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Made some progress on the blade for the second knife. Blade has been forged close to shape and the shoulders filed.I thought of making the front area of the handle a little more well defined by adding a guard. A rough sketch of what the knife should look like. Now let's see how close I can get to the sketch. Found a nice piece of rosewood lying around which will be used for the front scales and at the end of the handle.

 

 

 

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What is the handle made out of Parsha?

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Thank you Doug. I am trying to explore ways in which I can have a full tang for a part of the handle and a through tang or stick tang for the remaining part.

Working on a persian style blade with similar construction at the moment.

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That Rosewood looks black on my screen. Not used it before so not sure what finish would best. On handles I generally use an oil (teak, danish, BLO) and finish with a polish (Renaissance was, etc) but I’m sure someone who is better with finishes will chime in soon. I usually test out the colour on a scrap of the same piece first if I’m not sure.

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I am under the impression that this is rosewood as it is really hard to cut and had a strong turpentine like smell. When cut fresh it had a dark brown appearance with reddish streaks. I am not very sure why it turned almost black. I had applied 4 to 5 coats of linseed oil after final shaping and somehow it turned darker after each coat. I will try to obtain some renissance wax and danish oil meanwhile.

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