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My version of the Ring Hilted Fishing Knife

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Greetings everyone,


It only took me three months, but I finally finished my version of the Ring Hilt Fishing Knife. I ground the knife out of 3/16" CPM 154 CM that I bought from Pop's. Paul Bos heat treated, cryoed, and tempered the blade at 400 degrees F to give a Rc of 60-61. Mr. Bos informs me that the lower tempering temperature gives slightly better corrosion resistance than the 975 degree temper. (A good reason to let him know your intended use for the blade when you send it in.)


The knife is approx. 8" long, with a 3.5" edge. The handle is stabilized Olivewood that I bought from Alpha Knife Supply. The pins are titanium from Alpha. The hole in the tang is 1" in diameter.


I finished the knife and sheath just in time to take it fishing yesterday. Miracle of miracles, I actually caught a decent sized fish; a 2 lb, 12 oz smallmouth bass. Despite its small size, the knife worked great to fillet the fish.


Here are some pictures;
















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Somehow it looks diferent when you hold it in your hand :wacko:


Nice knife, a few months well spent.



Edited by matkins101
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i yike it!


i love how the woods grain kinda reminds me of the beach ... y'know .. how the waves make similar patterns in the sand as they keep washing ashore ..


dont know if thats what you were going for .. but there ya go :)


keep up the great work.

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