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First "real" knife

Tom Megow

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I have been assembling kits thus far. This is my first "real" knife

I made four blades out of 1/8" X 1.25" X 36" O-1 bar stock.

This is the first finished one.This is my fridge door knife.(I proudly posted my kids kindergarten crayon masterpieces on the fridge door) Packed with flaws

but at least it resembles a knife

It is 7.5" long overall, 3.25" Blade. I copied the gentleman's skinner from TKS. Homemade micarta two layers each color T-shirt material. The ricasso/slab joint was so ugly I tred to make it satin. The rest of the blade was sanded to 1200 grit stone, then rubbed with a rubbing compound The pictures look better than the knife does in real life





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There aint nuthin wrong with that mate looks ok to me keep it up

everybody has to start somplace and the knife that seems like a pig to you

will appeal to sombody else so never knock your work

if your happy with your work then thats all that matters in this life go for it mate





Edited by tell

Terence.........(today started off perfect now --- watch sombody come and stuff it up ]


if it aint broke dont fix it

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WOW Tom, that is cool! HOMEMADE MICARTA!??!??!??!???!??!??! COOL! I like the look of it, nice and smooth, looks sharp. Everyone starts somewhere, my first knives were NOWHERE Near as good as yours.

Let not the swords of good and free men be reforged into plowshares, but may they rest in a place of honor; ready, well oiled and God willing unused. For if the price of peace becomes licking the boots of tyrants, then "To Arms!" I say, and may the fortunes of war smile upon patriots

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Nothing wrong with that one. Keep at it and at it and at it.

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."

- Thomas Jefferson


"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense."

- Tom Clancy

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