The Knife Thread.....

Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoor Adventure' started by soundmotor, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. Erik Tracy

    Erik Tracy Super Member

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    Beautiful looking knife that must be a joy to cut/cook with!

    Traditional Japanese forge folding isn't *really* "Damascus", though....it achieves the same look.
     
  2. misterj

    misterj Active Member

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    Good eye!
    I love yoshihiro, got about 3 knives from them, 1 Damascus yanagi.

    This guy cost more than my peachtree stereo...
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    Picture from my last job, we were all yoshihiro fans
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  3. Boozehound

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    Well I was inspired by this thread..Also found myself skinning a deer with a pocket knife last fall since I had lost my Buck knife, So I went on a spree.. Woopie!
    Picked these up new off the Bay. (Marbbles,Frost, and Elk-Ridge) The flip pocket is Tac-Force.
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    Best-

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  4. soundmotor

    soundmotor super modified Subscriber

    Spring Project: knifemaking or more accurately, knifehandle-ing with a big pile of scandi grinds. Plan to start small and build up to blade forging...someday as I have all the gear for it. For now I'll settle at getting handles on these as I retool shop for more of this kind of work. The extras are for the oops factor -

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  5. soundmotor

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    It's been awhile, I'll start with this one. It's a talibong from the Philippines. Philippine blades are quite amazing and I don't see them often in New England. If I do it's at a WW2 vet's estate sale. These look awkward but the balance is terrific, like an extension of your arm. The blacksmith that beat this out of a truck spring truly knew what he was doing, a top craftsman for sure.

    Overall length tip to tail is ~17" and ~1/4" across the spine. It has a single bevel on the face and the back is flat. It looks like the original edge on it and it is a razor. The handle & scabbard are made of dark & dense wood like ironwood and I'd bet it is kamagong, an ebony, which was likely plentiful 70 years back.

    Anyways, worth keeping a look out for when you are on the hunt -

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  6. IPADave

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    How is this project coming?

    -Dave
     
  7. soundmotor

    soundmotor super modified Subscriber

    Probably won't get serious until late fall/winter. Collecting handle material though, lots of cherry, lignum vitae, mahogany, rock maple, & walnut. Also some ebonite & linen phenolic. The cherry, mahogany, & ebonite from an organ pedal set free off CL. The rock maple from a Conant-Ball chair free at the dump. The walnut, lignum vitae, & linen phenolic from the shop at an estate sale for for short $. The guy was a pen turner. Still looking for some beech, will likely buy a cutting board at IKEA for that.
     
  8. James Hart

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    I took this picture last month for an other thread in here... but here is my Marshal Hall stubby EDC and custom shop Buck 110 (with my early 90s Leatherman)
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    And some build shots of the MHK:
    rough cut steel, pattern, and handle material...
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    rough cut with my His and Her Chef knives
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    Heat treated...
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    Getting some file work...
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    Final assembly...
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    and lastly, my Chef Knives...
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  9. MaxxVolume

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    NICE collection of steel !
    Looking at this made me get out a couple of knives I hadn`t played with in a while. This one, I call "The Shark".... the guy who made it likes to forge old car leaf springs and old sections of wrought-iron fencing together, hammer-welded style. He does a nice Japanese-style clay hamon as well. The handle material is stabilized burled elm.

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  10. James Hart

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    Nice! Love the coloring of the wood and outline of the grind. My buddy Neil (Blackwood Custom Knives) does blades like that... but he mainly makes super high end folders out of my league,so I've never commissioned one.

    The Buck was a Christmas gift from the wife years back. S30V blade, Water Buffalo handle... engraved to say "Hands Off James Only". I have a few lock blades and hunters that she has claimed as her own... so she got me one she won't take :)

    the MHK was built to my wants, it is a 3 1/4" blade that is 1 1/4" tall and 1/8" thick with an overall length of 7 3/8" made from Crucible's CPM154CM stainless steel. Handle of maroon linen Micarta and stabilized Giraffe bone with red spacers and mosaic pins.
     
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