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Old 03-15-12, 11:39 AM   #1
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So I was working on a new knife last night.

Wrapping the blade with tape to protect myself while sanding the handle. I cut myself while wrapping the blade.




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Nice job on the handle. Oak?
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Maple burl
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Maple burl
Then double good job. I've heard maple can be tough to carve.
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Then double good job. I've heard maple can be tough to carve.
Yes it is!
Used curly maple for my gunstocks and now prefer cherry.
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Finished it today. Danish wood oil, then buffed.


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Do you make leather sheaths for your knives?
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Old 03-15-12, 06:21 PM   #8
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Just wondering why you buy/make your blanks/knife blades so.......small?
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Enzo Trapper? On second thought, the choil looks a little different.
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Enzo Trapper? On second thought, the choil looks a little different.
Yes, Enzo trapper in AUS-8.
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Just wondering why you buy/make your blanks/knife blades so.......small?
Your question makes no sense (unless you are crocodile Dundee). Kind of like... how long is a piece of sting? The Enzo trapper is 8.25" with a 3.75" blade. It is primarily a bushcraft style knife.
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How do you make the basic cuts on the blank? I started a tomahawk today but I don't want to use the plasma cutter because it will heat up the metal. Suppose I could heat treat it after cutting. I'm making it from 1/4" steel plate.
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Many blanks are available cut with a plasma cutter. The hardening process is done at a later date. A lot of people just send the blade out for hardening,

http://www.texasknife.com/vcom/about_us.php
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Your question makes no sense (unless you are crocodile Dundee). Kind of like... how long is a piece of sting? The Enzo trapper is 8.25" with a 3.75" blade. It is primarily a bushcraft style knife.
First off let me say this, your face makes no sense. OK, you use your knives for a certain purpose, as do I (and Crocodile Dundee) so we (Crocodile Dundee and I) prefer a much larger knife blade. If you would have mentioned the knifes intended use in your orig post I wouldn't have asked the question.
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Here on Foo we call cutting oneself with a knife as "doing a Siu". Don't know the genisis of the term, maybe someone here knows and can enlighten us. Nice knife and already blooded to boot.
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First off let me say this, your face makes no sense. OK, you use your knives for a certain purpose, as do I (and Crocodile Dundee) so we (Crocodile Dundee and I) prefer a much larger knife blade. If you would have mentioned the knifes intended use in your orig post I wouldn't have asked the question.
I'm not really in to the big fantasy type knives. The biggest I would consider is a classic Bowie reproduction made to the original specs:
"The historical Bowie knife was not a single design, but was a series of knives improved several times by Jim Bowie over the years.[5] The earliest such knife, made by Jesse Clifft at Rezin Bowie's request resembled Spanish hunting knives of the day, and differed little from a common butcher knife.[5] The blade, as later described by Rezin Bowie, was 9.5 inches (24 cm) long, 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) thick and 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) wide. It was straight-backed, described by witnessess as "a large butcher knife", and having no clip point nor any hand guard, with a simple riveted wood scale handle"
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I'm not really in to the big fantasy type knives. The biggest I would consider is a classic Bowie reproduction made to the original specs:
"The historical Bowie knife was not a single design, but was a series of knives improved several times by Jim Bowie over the years.[5] The earliest such knife, made by Jesse Clifft at Rezin Bowie's request resembled Spanish hunting knives of the day, and differed little from a common butcher knife.[5] The blade, as later described by Rezin Bowie, was 9.5 inches (24 cm) long, 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) thick and 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) wide. It was straight-backed, described by witnessess as "a large butcher knife", and having no clip point nor any hand guard, with a simple riveted wood scale handle"
Then we both have something in common, as all of my knives have a practical (to me) use, and are in no way "fantasy knives."
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Then we both have something in common, as all of my knives have a practical (to me) use, and are in no way "fantasy knives."
Rambo, is that you?
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Rambo, is that you?
Maybe? LOL! Heres one of my favorites. Its a "made in Japan" knife I found at a flea market, not really bad at all and does serve its purpose well.





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^ you use that for,cleaning your teeth?
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I reworked the handle after some advice from a knife forum
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Wow! That looks really good!
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