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MLeonard

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I've made several knives since I've joined but only posted the first one I ever built.  I figured it was time to post some more.  This one is something new I'm trying to the blade, other than being sharpened it's done. The blade was glass bead blasted and then it went into a vibratory tumble also with glass beads. The handle scales are Locust sourced from Kansas with brass pins. Black leather sheath finish's it off. 

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Here's a knife that I built that now calls it's home on a Tuna boat in NJ.  It's a fillet style just made heavy duty for tuna.   The blade is 1095 which is my go to material.  It has what I call a modified hidden tang.  The blade is sandwiched between the Red Oak handle scales and then a leather spacer is used to fill the gap.  The owners boat name is etched into the blade.  I also made a display stand for it

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It's been a long time since I've posted anything here.  Been super busy with life.  Here are some of the knives I've made lately. 

 20230201_103232.jpg This one has a Curley Maple handle with brass and oak pins.  

20230115_145216.jpg This blade is stone washed, the handle is Locust with oak pins.  It sold at a gun/knife show I had a table at last weekend.  

20221213_184246.jpg This is a skinner with black walnut handle scales. 

 

 

All of these are made from 1095.  I have many of my builds on instagram  https://www.instagram.com/tooln_knives/  & I also have a You Tube channel with test of every knife I make.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCApAadjKELqYo4tOlLSuVrw

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I've been busy making and other issues so I haven't posted much.  Here are some of my latest builds.

  20230201_103232.jpg This has a Curley maple handle.  

20230330_130704.jpg The handle one this one is maple burl with an antler piece between the 2 burl's.  

 

image.jpeg The owner of this is a bear hunting guide.  It has a bear stamped into the sheath, the handle is black walnut with a bear claw pin.  I also did my first airbrush shading on the sheath.  

 

 

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I don't get here very often but wanted to share this build.  Here's something I've wanted to build for some time. Finally the right opportunity presented itself for me to go with it. A set of 4 steak knives each with a different wood for the handle. Red Oak, Crab Apple, Black Walnut & Honduras Mahogany. The blades are stainless steel and the holder/display is a shed antler. This will be given away as a prize in a trail cam contest.

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Here's a set that was picked up today. A guy I use to work with had them made for his son & grandson who is 13. The grandson shot his first bear this year. The handles are made from the bears leg bone & have a shot gun shell embedded in the end. The display was made to hold both knives and when the grandson gets his own place it can be cut in half for his knife. That was made from a piece of black birch and a piece of leg bone.

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I've not been in the shop much since December as I had a major surgery.  Here are 3 that I just finished for a Father, Son & Grandson.  1095 stone washed, handles left to right Locust, Maple Burl & Crab Apple.  Drop in sheaths with a belt loop.  

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Looks like you built a good collection of knives there.  I don't know about the gut hooks but that depends of the wants of the user.  I think that more sheaths should be laced.  Those interested can pick up a booklet on the patterns for <$20.

 

Doug

HELP...I'm a twenty year old trapped in the body of an old man!!!

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