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Knife finishing.

#1 Post by ErikO » Mon May 21, 2018 11:34 am

After attending a couple YTU classes (watched videos on YouTube) I found out that I have the shop skills and most of the tools to make knives. So, I ordered a couple of semi-finished knives to put handles on and make sheaths for.

Large Bowie, made out of Stainless Steel of some nature (did not have to shape or harden/temper the blade so don't care what kind) on top of a notepad cover that holds an 8.5x11.5 pad of paper.
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Slightly smaller stonewashed blade with a hidden tang. that is a page from the notebook in the black binder above.
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#2 Post by ErikO » Mon May 21, 2018 11:37 am

The full tang blade has walnut scales with brass pins waiting for me to get off work today to finish shaping the handle and then finish it with boiled linseed. Then I need to order the leather for the sheath. I am thinking about doing a 'scout' style sheath to give me a couple different methods to carry this rather large knife.
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#3 Post by Mason » Mon May 21, 2018 11:43 am

I read th thread tile as Knife Fishing.

This is disappointing, Erik!
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#4 Post by ErikO » Mon May 21, 2018 11:45 am

I will make a barbed Green River Butcher as my first 'soup to nuts' build to rectify that.

Then it will be 'knife fishing'. ;)
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#5 Post by ErikO » Mon May 21, 2018 11:46 am

Oh yeah, my wife scored nearly 100 St Louis trolley rider tokens at an estate sale yesterday, will be insetting one on each side of the handle on the smaller one.
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#6 Post by senorgrand » Mon May 21, 2018 11:56 am

Mason wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 11:43 am
I read th thread tile as Knife Fishing.

This is disappointing, Erik!
Me too! More caffine is clearly needed...
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#7 Post by ErikO » Mon May 21, 2018 12:12 pm

At least one sheath will be similar to this offering from Hedgehog Leatherworking:

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#8 Post by FlyGuy » Mon May 21, 2018 12:38 pm

senorgrand wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 11:56 am
Mason wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 11:43 am
I read th thread tile as Knife Fishing.

This is disappointing, Erik!
Me too! More caffine is clearly needed...
I've had my caffeine and still read Fishing.

Cool knifes by the way! :tongue:

I have been catching up on "Forged in Fire" and have found a new respect for this art form :thumbup: .
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#9 Post by ErikO » Mon May 21, 2018 1:22 pm

At some point I may forge my own blades, until then it is blade blanks and 3/16" to 1/4" 1084 steel. I've got a local supplier of exotic hardwoods so that part will be easy, too.
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#10 Post by harriss » Mon May 21, 2018 2:04 pm

Go for it. They make great gifts. I even sold a few at craft fairs.
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#11 Post by 321FLSurfer » Mon May 21, 2018 7:02 pm

I read knife fishing too. Deeply disappointed in this content.


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#12 Post by ErikO » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:37 am

Update on the big bowie

Handle is shaped and sealed with a satin UV-stable spray lacquer.

Now to get leather to make a sheath.

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