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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #500 on: September 02, 2017, 03:34:59 PM »
Yeah........but it ain't no Kephart! :lol:
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #501 on: September 03, 2017, 03:38:47 AM »
You are correct, wolfy, as usual. LOL
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #502 on: September 03, 2017, 08:24:02 AM »
Just jokin' around with you, Sarge......and I guess you know me well enough by now to know that, but when I saw you'd posted again, you KNOW what I was expecting. :drool:

You need a SHORT break, though.....and as a knife-maker, you have the luxury of 'carte blanche' in producing any design you want WHEN you want it.  Doing one model over and over again and striving for perfection of model-design each and every time kind of sounds like a recipe for driving oneself to insanity! :crazy:

Your most recent production is indeed a beauty and I can see why you copied it for kitchen use 8).   It begs to end up doing double-duty as an outdoor 'trout & bird' and an easy-to-grab permanent resident of anyone's knifeblock family. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #503 on: September 03, 2017, 10:46:49 AM »
Yep, I knew you were joking AND I knew what you were expecting. Haha.

You're right, wolfy. Just taking a quick break from the you-know-what. I recently got 20 blades back from heat treat and they're all screaming for attention.

Thanks, I like this new one. Should be a pretty handy size indoors or out.

Kephart #3 is under way ... working toward that Wolfhart 1.0.

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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #504 on: September 03, 2017, 03:02:03 PM »
No worries.....I am a patient man.  ;D       The waiting is part of the fun when you know what's coming eventually. :popcorn:
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #505 on: December 18, 2017, 06:48:54 PM »
A few recent builds ... simmer down, wolfy, no Kepharts right now...


O1 tool steel, 5/32" thick, blade & handle about 4 1/2" each, stabilized wood (not sure what species), dangler sheath


O1 Tool steel, 1/8" thick, 3 1/2" blade, 4" handle, stabilized birdseye maple, sheath with Timber Rattler inlay


O1 steel, 3/16" thick, 3 1/2" blade, 4" handle, tapered tang, Kingwood scales. Only the second time I've used Kingwood; I love it!


O1 steel, 1/8" thick, 4" blade, 4" handle, black linen micarta scales with G10 thin blue line, kydex sheath


Made two of theses... O1 steel, 5/32" thick, 4 1/2" blade and handle, walnut scales, leather sheath


O1 steel, 1/8" thick, 3 1/2" blade, 4" handle, stabilized cactus scales


A couple rasp knives with OD canvas micarta

Just a couple more sheaths to finish then back to the Kephart project.
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #506 on: December 18, 2017, 07:34:34 PM »
I liked 'em all, Sarge.....especiall y #1!   I always liked kingwood, too.....the darker shades of it were always my favorite. :thumbsup:

Oh boy,....Kepharts comin' off the back burner! :banana:
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #507 on: December 18, 2017, 07:40:59 PM »
Man Sarge you really are mastering your craft.  Your work just keeps getting better and better.  Keep up the nice work buddy!
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #508 on: December 18, 2017, 07:43:20 PM »
All beautiful.

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« Reply #509 on: December 18, 2017, 09:10:47 PM »
Very nice work!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #510 on: December 19, 2017, 05:03:48 AM »
those are beautiful sarge. the scales on the first one look like red malle burl from down under.

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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #511 on: December 19, 2017, 09:30:57 AM »
Great stuff Sarge.  I really like the finish on your blades in this bunch.  Great selection of wood too.
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #512 on: December 19, 2017, 01:17:58 PM »
 :hail:
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #513 on: January 01, 2018, 12:49:54 PM »
Thanks guys! I appreciate you.

I'm planning to grind on a couple more Kephart blanks this week.

Also working on a Loveless style drop point hunter with a brass guard, Loveless bolts, and all ...my first stab at one. A friend gave me a Loveless book a while back. I've read it about 15 times.
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #514 on: January 05, 2018, 08:28:07 AM »
Well, here is the last one finished in 2017...


Little one in O1 steel with Purpleheart scales. Haven't done much tooling but did some barbed wire on this sheath.


And the first finished in 2018. This is my first attempt at a Loveless Hunter. Also in O1 with African Blackwood scales, brass hardware - including the Loveless bolts.
 

Wet formed the sheath so the knife locks in pretty well.


Ground on the next couple Kepharts. I'd like to shave a little more weight off the blanks before I add scales. The original weighs 5.5 oz. - these blanks are just under that before the scales. I'm getting a little closer....
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #515 on: January 05, 2018, 12:56:01 PM »
Nice stuff Sarge.  The Loveless style is awfully nice.  It looks like it would just fit in your hand perfectly. 
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #516 on: January 05, 2018, 02:08:19 PM »
Those are some of the most accurate Kepharts I've ever seen. Nice work.
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #517 on: January 06, 2018, 09:48:50 PM »
Thanks, guys!
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #518 on: March 05, 2018, 07:03:26 PM »
Well, I'm finally back is action after a case of the Man Flu - all us guys know how bad that can be. I had a few close to finished and have finally completed them. All are O1 tool steel.


I ordered this natural color canvas micarta by mistake. I thought it was brown. I've put off using it thinking it would be too light, the polishing compounds would make it muddy, etc. but I was pleasantly surprised by it. I really like it. Used a piece of deer antler for the ferro rod handle.

This is my second Loveless drop point hunter ... I think he called them just drop hunters.


This one has OD canvas micarta and brass hardware.


Really pleased with this sheath.

And a shameless Bayley copy with black G10




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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #519 on: March 05, 2018, 08:39:26 PM »
Great knives. Thanks for posting these, it is really good to see this kind of quality knife work.  Your metal work is simply outstanding.     
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #520 on: March 06, 2018, 10:36:28 AM »
Thank you, sir!
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #521 on: March 06, 2018, 11:16:45 AM »
He's right, spot on and all that agrees.

Really good looking work Sarge
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« Reply #522 on: March 07, 2018, 07:03:53 AM »
Thanks! I appreciate that.
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #523 on: March 12, 2018, 06:35:26 PM »
All great looking Sarge!  I agree on those scales, they really grow on you.  That brown sheath turned out really great too, very nice work on everything!!

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« Reply #524 on: March 12, 2018, 08:11:06 PM »
Thank you, Dano!
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #525 on: March 12, 2018, 09:11:14 PM »
Good stuff, Sarge!  I wish the old pictures on PB from when you first started this thread were still here.  If I recall correctly, they were all nice, but it would be nice to see the progression/expertise in your knife making skills from then until now.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #526 on: March 13, 2018, 04:53:03 AM »
Beautiful work!

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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #527 on: March 14, 2018, 07:49:31 PM »
Thanks, guys!

Yep, Nuke, it's a shame how many threads on so many forums are jacked up now. Can't count how times since PB pulled the plug I've searched for info and found a good thread here or on other forums .... get to the thread and no pics. Dang it!

I'm approaching knife #200. I might look for pics and post #1, 50, 100, 150 ... or maybe some of my favorites..

Thanks again.
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