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Last Knife in my old shop... pics!
« on: May 18, 2012, 06:34:19 PM »
Well sadly this is going to be the last knife I make in my old shop for a while. I just got it completed a year ago, and now I have to leave it behind. :(

Anyhow, the knife is a custom Kephart inspired blade commissioned by one of our own B&B members.

It's 9" overall, with a 4.5" blade.
Steel is O1, 1/8" thick with a full flat grind and a 35o edge bevel.
Hardware is brass/stainless 5/16" loveless bolts.
Handle is tan G10 with no liners.

I wish I had made a similar knife sooner. The full flat grind on the 1/8" steel is just beautiful, and it feels so light and nimble in the hand. Ive stropped it a little and it slices paper like a champ. I'll be making more Kephart-like knives in the future when I'm set up again.

I still have to put my logo on it and do a little touch-up work here and there, but I wanted to get some pics before it got dark outside.















Hope you enjoy the pics! :)



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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 06:50:27 PM »
I love the look of the blade design PW.
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012, 06:53:50 PM »
Very clean lines on that PW!  Simple, yet it has an elegance about it too...very clean lines!!

Sorry about the shop, but that just means there's something better around the corner!

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2012, 06:58:54 PM »
Thanks guys. :)

I can't take credit for the design, though. This was a full custom from the ground up. :)

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2012, 07:52:53 PM »
Very nice. I dig my big full flat. Congrats on the new chapter opening.
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Last Knife in my old shop... pics!
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2012, 08:13:27 PM »
That's one sweet blade PW.

Full flat on a 1/8"er makes for a real slicing machine!
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2012, 08:31:32 PM »
Thanks guys!

Yeah this baby is a wicked slicer. I should have made one for myself while I had the grinder set up for this one! :D

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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2012, 09:09:32 PM »
Looks very good
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2012, 09:49:35 PM »
Outstanding!   8)

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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2012, 12:19:34 AM »
looks great PW!! couldnt have done better myself brother!
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2012, 12:30:11 AM »
Nice work PW!
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2012, 12:32:35 AM »
Thanks, Red and GB!


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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2012, 08:51:39 AM »
 :thumbsup:

that came out great.. someone's getting a good knife. 
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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2012, 09:16:19 AM »
Whoa! That's a great lookin' knife!
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2012, 05:42:54 PM »
That is a very cool take on the Kephart design... it looks great! Excellent craftsmanship as always PW!

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« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2012, 06:45:33 PM »
Thanks! :)

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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2012, 08:34:33 PM »
Wow!  That is a beauty!
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« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2012, 09:59:26 PM »
now hurry the hell up and make another one!! QUICK!!! before she sees you out there!!!



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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2012, 10:02:39 PM »
Lol, the temptation is great, my friend! :D

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« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2012, 10:14:52 PM »
Lol, the temptation is great, my friend! :D

in the words of my good friend Arnold.... DO IT!! DO IT NOW!!!

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« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2012, 10:31:45 PM »
:lol:

Well I think I will actually get some shop time tomorrow, in fact, to finish up a few minor details on this knife. Then I can get it ready to ship. I could possibly sneak in another little bare tang bush baby but I don't think there would be enough time to do a knife with a handle on it. But you never know...

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« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2012, 10:35:23 PM »
:lol:

Well I think I will actually get some shop time tomorrow, in fact, to finish up a few minor details on this knife. Then I can get it ready to ship. I could possibly sneak in another little bare tang bush baby but I don't think there would be enough time to do a knife with a handle on it. But you never know...

make time brother!! you stay up late enough :P

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« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2012, 07:22:53 AM »
Looks great! It's a bummer to be leaving your setup. The next will be even better.  :cheers:
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« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2012, 11:25:00 AM »
:lol:

Well I think I will actually get some shop time tomorrow, in fact, to finish up a few minor details on this knife. Then I can get it ready to ship. I could possibly sneak in another little bare tang bush baby but I don't think there would be enough time to do a knife with a handle on it. But you never know...

make time brother!! you stay up late enough :P

Lol, that's what she says to me. But I can't be coming and going in and out of the house and shop while they're sleeping, especially with the oven timer going off, etc.  I'll figure something out though. I can make a file jig and make knives indoors at the new house until I can get the shop built. I can make the slab sided Intrepid that way with minimal dust generated. There would need to be a little sanding done outside but I think I can still make knives without a shop, but it would just take about 10 times longer. :D

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« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2012, 03:56:06 PM »
Looks great!!