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Old June 9th, 2012, 02:26 PM   #1
 
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If you make knives show us your pictures.

Hey guys,
I'm an amateur knifemaker. No Super duper stuff but I enjoy it. These are a set I made for my now, ex-son-in-law for Afghanistan. He made it back and so did the knives! They were beat up but survived and did all that he needed them for, I guess? He was a jerk and wouldn't let me take a pic. of them because of the situation. Notice the notches at the choil. I made them to strip det. cord if needed. Don't know if it was used for that or not?
Let's see what ya' got! ; )
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Old June 10th, 2012, 07:40 AM   #2
 
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I'll have to see if I can scan any old pictures successfully. Gave up the craft 10 years ago due to failing eyes. Still get a call 2-3 times a year from old customers. Sold the last one I had to a friend for his son's graduation.
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Since nobody wants to post any pics I thought maybe you guys might like to see the steps to make a simple straight knife out of 440c? I really thought there were some knifemakers on this forum?
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Still looking for my photo album. Everything I had on computer was lost about four computers ago.
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Still looking for my photo album. Everything I had on computer was lost about four computers ago.
Beautiful work! I knew somebody out there made knives..... ; )
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Ok, not my handy work. My dad is the knife maker in the family. He doesn't make many but I have a few. Both of these have been used especially the folding knife. I've had both of these about 30 years.





The folding knife is made from elk antler. To hear a little more about the antler story and see my SP101 grips made from the same antler, check this link:==> http://rugerforum.net/ruger-double-a...p-inserts.html
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Skinner really reminds me of the old Canadian D.H. Russell knives. Their "Belt Knife" Is issued to the Canadian Army if I'm not mistaken, and lately, I've been mistaken..... ; )
Nice work on both and the SP101 grips. Chip off the old block!
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Rat's. I've posted photos before, but I didn't succeed this time. I'll try again below.

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I am purely a hobby knife maker. I get my steel from Admiral Steel, shape it, finish it, and send it off to be tempered.

This first one I made from water buffalo horn. The sheath is western curly maple with water buffalo horn inlaid and the leather is
water buffalo leather. I made it for my oldest son when he left for college.



The next one I made for a Canadian friend's son when he graduated from high school. My friend's parents were from Norway, so this one
is a bit in a Scandinavian style. The antler is actually reindeer antler from Finland. The wood again is western curly maple. (I like that wood.)
The leather upper is only cows hide, but the belt loop is a mystery braid made from a piece of elk hide I shot and tanned.



The last one I'll share is a true trout knife. Unlike bass, etc, you don't need to scale. You only need to gut. But all fish knives are made to hold
with the edge down. I made this one to fit my hand perfectly when the edge is up. I made it for my fishing buddy - my dad. He has the same
size hand I do, so it it fits him like a glove. (Oh, notice it also is western curly maple. I have made knife handles from walnut, apple wood,
stacked leather and exotic wood from Papua New Guinea, which the Canadian friend's son brought me. But I do favor maple.)



I love making knives, though I don't have nearly enough time to devout to it as I would like. Especially with reloading, shooting, hunting, etc.
But I've made roughly 20 all together. And I'm working on one (albeit slowly) right now.

Over here on this thread, the 56th post, I've got two other knives.
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Since nobody wants to post any pics I thought maybe you guys might like to see the steps to make a simple straight knife out of 440c? I really thought there were some knifemakers on this forum?
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Hey computerdynamics, I just checked out your photobucket. Your steps look like mine. I am wondering, though, what you do for tempering. Do you send your blades away to have them tempered? (I'm asking because your photos don't show that step, which if you send your blades away to be tempered, you couldn't really show.)
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Hey computerdynamics, I just checked out your photobucket. Your steps look like mine. I am wondering, though, what you do for tempering. Do you send your blades away to have them tempered? (I'm asking because your photos don't show that step, which if you send your blades away to be tempered, you couldn't really show.)
I use a home grown method I read about. I'm embarrassed to tell how I do it and won't reveal more. The steel will dull if beat on really hard, not easily but it's easy to sharpen. Compromise? It has little flex which I think is good. I made a knife for a little neighborhood contest and edge held and I won. ; )
My ex son-in-law had them in combat and said the big one bent when he was prying on a door or something and he straightened it in the door of something? He said they worked and not much more? It's tough when you're the ex father-in-law! Where do you send your blades, I could use a better method. ; )
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I don`t have any photos of knifes I made (I haven't made any since digital cameras became available). But here is a sheath I made for my Puma Bowie.

and a holster set to go along with it.

Nice work fellas!!
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Nice leather work. My grandfather made knives from sawblades and did leatherwork, teaching me as a youngster. His work was more out of neccessity than pleasure back in mountains of WVA.
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...Where do you send your blades, I could use a better method. ; )
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Tony (aka computerdynamics), I used to send my blades to Texas Knifemaker's Supply (TKS). Their prices aren't bad, and they can do a cryogenic treatment that really makes for tough and hard steel, which really holds an edge.

But I had some Damascus that I wanted tempered, and they couldn't do it. So while I was on the phone with he owner of TKS, he recommended Lee Oates @ Bear Claw Knives. I called Lee on the phone, and found him to be a straight-shooter and just a good ol' boy. I liked him immediately. His prices were competitive, and he has a method for tempering the steel so it is TOUGH! It isn't quite has hard as the TKS temper/cryo treatment, but I think it is tougher. He has never had a blade break, he told me. His prices were very good, so I now send all my blades to him.

He has an email address and phone number on his website. I would encourage you to give him a call the next time you have several blades ready to go.

Oh, one thing you will need to do is buff the blades after you get them back, but that doesn't take much time, and they sure look good when their done. I've been very happy with the results from Mr. Oates' Bear Claw Knives.
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Chuck 100 yd, nice sheath and what a beautiful gun belt/holster set! Very well done. You can see from my avatar that I've made my own holster, too. Actually, I've made one for both my SBH in the avatar and one for my Single Six.
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