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Latest knife completed.

Postby Bullspit » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:31 am

Just finished this one today for a lady who wants it for a birthday present for her husband.

0170-6C steel, desert ironwood handles.

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Re: Latest knife completed.

Postby 308Mike » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:59 am

SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What would you charge to make another such knife??
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Re: Latest knife completed.

Postby Greg » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:49 pm

That's pretty.
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Re: Latest knife completed.

Postby rightisright » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:20 pm

Very nice indeed!

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Re: Latest knife completed.

Postby Bullspit » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:10 pm

308Mike wrote:SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What would you charge to make another such knife??


Thanks for the kind words. I made this one for a colleague who is giving it to her husband for a birthday present. I'm charging her $75.00 for it.

The blade started life as a Cold Steel Master Carbon V hunter blank. I bought it (along with three others) from a jobber who bought out a bunch of steel from Camillus when they sold off after going out of business. It came to me already heat treated and rough flat ground but with some rust.

I reground it, and re profiled it. I did a different profile on each of the four blanks just playing with design. I'll probably keep one of the four blades for myself and sell or give away the others as I complete them.


Here is a top view of the handle to show the contours:

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Re: Latest knife completed.

Postby Flintlock Tom » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:33 pm

That is a very handsome knife. It would make a great camp knife for spring rendezvous.

Hmmm.
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Re: Latest knife completed.

Postby 308Mike » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:18 pm

What about reworking old files, like Anza Knives does? That might be cheaper in the long run.
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Re: Latest knife completed.

Postby Flintlock Tom » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:20 pm

That's how Buck Knives got started. Alvin Buck bought a bunch of G.I. surplus file blanks after WWII and started turning them into "Buck Knives."
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Re: Latest knife completed.

Postby Bullspit » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:03 pm

I've made some knives out of files. You have to re-temper them as they are too hard for a knife in most cases.
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Re: Latest knife completed.

Postby Bob K » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:22 pm

Beautiful work!! Nicely done.
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Re: Latest knife completed.

Postby Combat Controller » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:20 am

Nice! I'll have to order one from you sometime.
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Re: Latest knife completed.

Postby SeekHer » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:13 pm

Damn but I love Ironwood -- Now if they only made a thumbhole rifle stock in it?

Very nice knife, the hubby should be impressed.

$75 -- does that include a sheath?

If I sent you one of my old Master Hunters, could you put an Ironwood handle on it and if so for how much?
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Re: Latest knife completed.

Postby Bullspit » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:11 pm

No sheath, I have made some, but I haven't made any that I like yet. I'll keep trying.

As for putting scales on an existing knife, I'm flattered, but I am not able to commit to doing that sort of work. I am an amateur and only have the confidence to work on my own steel. That way if I mess up, I can hide the evidence!
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Re: Latest knife completed.

Postby 308Mike » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:40 am

How do you feel about taking an existing knife (Randall, Kershaw, Cold Steel, Anza, Dexter-Russell, Buck, etc., etc.), and put new (perhaps Ironwood) handles on them??

I realize you'd have to rip the old handle off, and put on something different than what it was designed for, including changing the balance and handling characteristics, but I'd LOVE to have some of my knives (which I REALLY like but HATE the handle), re-handled to something I'd actually MUCH more. Would you be interested in doing this kind of work? Bitterroot Custom Knifeworks offers this kind of service, but if I would MUCH prefer giving my business to a fellow forum member, even if his price isn't in line with the other guy. And I realize there are a LOT of variables for the price difference, between materials, labor, creativity, testing, durability, etc., etc., so even if one guy offers the same service, that doesn't mean his standards are the same as your's.

I'd MUCH rather support a fellow forum member
than an absolute stranger, and I DOUBT I'm the only one who feels this way.

So, what's your feeling on re-handling a knife, or knives (for a corresponding fee, of course)?
POLITICIANS & DIAPERS NEED TO BE CHANGED OFTEN AND FOR THE SAME REASON

A person properly schooled in right and wrong is safe with any weapon. A person with no idea of good and evil is unsafe with a knitting needle, or the cap from a ballpoint pen.

I remain pessimistic given the way BATF and the anti gun crowd have become tape worms in the guts of the Republic. - toad

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Re: Latest knife completed.

Postby SeekHer » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:40 am

308Mike wrote:I'd MUCH rather support a fellow forum member[/color][/b] than an absolute stranger, and I DOUBT I'm the only one who feels this way.

So, what's your feeling on re-handling a knife, or knives (for a corresponding fee, of course)?

Hear, hear!



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