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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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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    Nice job on the handle. Oak?
    Maple burl

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris..... View Post
    Maple burl
    Then double good job. I've heard maple can be tough to carve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    Do you make leather sheaths for your knives?
    not yet

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    Just wondering why you buy/make your blanks/knife blades so.......small?
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Enzo Trapper? On second thought, the choil looks a little different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadTired View Post
    Enzo Trapper? On second thought, the choil looks a little different.
    Yes, Enzo trapper in AUS-8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    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.
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by chris..... View Post
    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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    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by chris..... View Post
    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."
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by chris..... View Post
    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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    The dentist always ask me my secret for beautiful plaque free teeth, but I won't tell!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    I reworked the handle after some advice from a knife forum

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    Wow! That looks really good!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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