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Here is a little WIP, yet to do one here.

Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:36 pm

Here is a bit of a WIP on a little knife I am working on, comments welcome!
I didn't get many pics of the blade, but here you go!
Start of grinding.
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Hand finishing.
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Starting materials for the handle. Bog oak, mammoth tooth, maple dowel, fiber spacers, and a hunk of black buffalo horn
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Handle materials assembled, at this point the tang slot is in place, and the dowel is inside the handle, to provide an extra mechanical bond.
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Next, removing the surplus on the 36 grit belt.
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Squaring the handle.
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Setting the bevels.
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Next, I made a dummy tang, same size and shape of the one on the knife. To burn in the exact fit.
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Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:41 pm

Test fit.
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Now to buff and polish.
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These are pre glue up, the little machi will disappear.
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Specs.
Blade is O1 @ HRC 61 Hand rubbed finish

Handle as stated consists of 3430 year old bog oak,
white vulcanized fiber and mammoth tooth spacer, buffalo horn ferrule.

I don't have a scale, but this thing is silly light!

153mm on the edge

31 mm high

full distal taper, convex grind

rounded choil and spine

It is a pleasant switch from those 300 mm+ blades.

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Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:53 am

That just looks awesome!! I really like that handle with the mostly black color with the blue and white spacers, really makes the blue pop!!

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Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:26 am

PIERRE <> Awesome string of pictures, and what a beautiful piece of art you created. Looks fantastic on that charcoal surface!

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Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:47 pm

Nice work Pierre. Love the spacer on that knife.

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Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:08 pm

Great WIP! Love the knife.

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Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:37 pm

More knife porn please! Jmbullman

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Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:52 pm

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Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:43 am

Thanks guys, I am glad you like it! I'll see what I can do about more pictures in the future. I'm on vacation on the east cast for a couple weeks right now! Good times!

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Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:50 am

Where on the East Coast are you?
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