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Teaser pics - Scandi Intrepid Knife
« Reply #50 on: March 17, 2012, 12:05:15 AM »
Ok, I got a little more progress done in the shop.

This is a Scandi grind Intrepid knife. This is the same profile as the orange and black Intrepid I built. But it's got flat green linen micarta scales. I plan to leave the scales with a sanded finish instead of polishing them, for added grip. I've got a little tweaking to do here and there with some sandpaper and need to etch my logo. I expect to have the knife completed by tomorrow, and the sheath as soon as time allows. I'll also get some beauty shots up when the knife is finished, and more when the sheath is completed.

This knife is made from 1/8" thick O1, so it's thinner than the orange Intrepid, but the scandi grind leaves plenty of meat on the blade for strength.





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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #51 on: March 17, 2012, 12:20:10 AM »
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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #52 on: March 17, 2012, 10:05:37 AM »
looks GREAT man!! good job on that :D
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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #53 on: March 17, 2012, 10:06:53 AM »
how wide is that blade from edge to spine PW?
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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #54 on: March 17, 2012, 10:13:49 AM »
I made it from inch and a quarter stock, so just a hair less than that after it's ground and finished.

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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #55 on: March 17, 2012, 10:16:25 AM »
I made it from inch and a quarter stock, so just a hair less than that after it's ground and finished.

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« Reply #56 on: March 17, 2012, 11:26:31 AM »
That's really great looking!!

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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #57 on: March 18, 2012, 09:49:44 PM »
Very nicely done!
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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #58 on: March 18, 2012, 10:17:08 PM »
Thanks guys!

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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #59 on: March 19, 2012, 06:34:01 AM »
I'm thinking a set of scales like that for a bush baby would be a fine idea, if I do say so myself. 

We're going to need to talk about that soon.
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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #60 on: March 19, 2012, 08:51:25 AM »
I'm thinking a set of scales like that for a bush baby would be a fine idea, if I do say so myself. 

We're going to need to talk about that soon.

I totally agree!
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First ever file work on a knife
« Reply #61 on: March 31, 2012, 03:46:18 PM »
I figured with all the beautiful file work folks have been posting, I'd better get with it and learn how!

So here's my first ever file work on a knife. I was shooting for a vine and thorn look but it's a bit uneven, and I didn't have a proper knife blade file for the thorns. Regardless, when it's all buffed up it's so shiny the imperfections sort of get lost in the "bling". I'll make a pretty nice knife with this blade.





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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #62 on: March 31, 2012, 04:04:04 PM »
For your first time or your one-hundred time that file work looks great as far as I can tell.
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Re: First ever file work on a knife
« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2012, 05:35:48 PM »
:D Thanks!

I thought it turned out ok. It will only get better the more I practice at it. The hardest part is forcing myself to slow down and be careful about it.

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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #64 on: March 31, 2012, 05:40:33 PM »
That's awesome looking PW!

How long does that take?  And are needle files used for that or something else?

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Re: First ever file work on a knife
« Reply #65 on: March 31, 2012, 06:00:36 PM »
That's awesome looking PW!

How long does that take?  And are needle files used for that or something else?

I used a round chainsaw file, and a triangular file for the small notches. A good quality needle file would have made the small notches much easier.

I followed the file with some 240 grit emery cloth wrapped around a 1/4" brass rod to remove most of the deep scratches from the file, then went straight to the buffer using green compound on a spiral sewn cotton wheel. If you hold the blade tight and push real hard on the buffer it will polish even as low as a 240 grit finish.

I'd say maybe an hour and a half from start to finish. But with the right tools and lessons learned from this time, the next one will probably take 2-3 hours as I will take longer to make sure it's "perfect".


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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #66 on: March 31, 2012, 06:10:54 PM »
way better than my first time brother!! i did so badly that i didnt even finish it.... good job brother!
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Re: First ever file work on a knife
« Reply #67 on: March 31, 2012, 06:30:49 PM »
way better than my first time brother!! i did so badly that i didnt even finish it.... good job brother!



Thanks man! :)

I hope the knife turns out good too. I'm probably going to use this as a "practice" for our eventual collaboration.

(We'll keep the details a secret for a little while longer, just for the fun of the suspense.)  ;)

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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #68 on: March 31, 2012, 06:43:22 PM »
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Re: First ever file work on a knife
« Reply #69 on: March 31, 2012, 06:58:53 PM »
Hehe...

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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #70 on: March 31, 2012, 07:08:59 PM »
I want to do some filing on my little hatchet mod...Looks great PW!
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Re: First ever file work on a knife
« Reply #71 on: March 31, 2012, 07:14:38 PM »
I want to do some filing on my little hatchet mod...Looks great PW!

Thanks! Yeah, would like to see that. I have a "virgin" trail hawk that might get a good filing too when I get a little more practiced at it.

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More blade pics
« Reply #72 on: April 01, 2012, 05:06:12 PM »
Got the file work blade heat treated, ground and polished. Will be doing more work to it in a bit...





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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #73 on: April 01, 2012, 05:52:09 PM »
That looks really cool man, nice job.
I think the vine effect becomes more convincing if you space the round files a bit closer so there isn't any straight edge between them on the face of the spine, giving it a more organic look.

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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #74 on: April 01, 2012, 05:57:29 PM »
That's bad as heck!
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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #75 on: April 01, 2012, 06:11:24 PM »
While I am not a fan of file work on blades in general I definitely appreciate fine workmanship and that there is good stuff! That's a hell of a job PW!!  :thumbsup:

How long does it take to polish a blade like that...especially with all of those little facets? I'm tired just thinking about it!

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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #76 on: April 01, 2012, 06:15:09 PM »
Thanks Creek!

That looks really cool man, nice job.
I think the vine effect becomes more convincing if you space the round files a bit closer so there isn't any straight edge between them on the face of the spine, giving it a more organic look.


Part of the problem is I put the "thorns" in the wrong place. :crazy:


While I am not a fan of file work on blades in general I definitely appreciate fine workmanship and that there is good stuff! That's a hell of a job PW!!  :thumbsup:

How long does it take to polish a blade like that...especially with all of those little facets? I'm tired just thinking about it!

Buffing it actually goes pretty quick on the buffer. It's working your way up through the sandpaper grits that takes a while. This knife will probably have 4 or so more hours spent on it than it would if I hadn't chosen to polish the blade and do file work.



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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #77 on: April 01, 2012, 08:57:24 PM »
I forget which one, but a famous knife maker back in the 70's said if they charged by the hour....they'd all be broke.  That is a labor of love!!

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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #78 on: April 01, 2012, 10:40:52 PM »
I forget which one, but a famous knife maker back in the 70's said if they charged by the hour....they'd all be broke.  That is a labor of love!!

Very true. It doesn't hurt that I enjoy doing this. :)

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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #79 on: April 01, 2012, 11:38:52 PM »
looks great PW, is that a bushpick blade?
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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #80 on: April 02, 2012, 12:40:23 AM »
looks great PW, is that a bushpick blade?

It's an SWC pattern Woodlore. I like the bushpicks as utility "user" knives but for fancy I figured woodlore would be the way to go. I'm not ready to try 1095 yet or I'd have used the 2012 one you sent me. Though I might do some file work on it and send it to you for HT. :D

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Teaser Pic
« Reply #81 on: April 05, 2012, 12:41:01 PM »
Just a teaser pic...


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Re: Teaser Pic
« Reply #82 on: April 05, 2012, 01:28:21 PM »
Just a teaser pic...



You are killing me you know!

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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #83 on: April 05, 2012, 02:57:56 PM »
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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #84 on: April 09, 2012, 05:37:03 PM »
Ok, finally I'm getting some time to work on a sheath for the filework woodie I built. I wanted to do a rabbit fur inlay. Unfortunately it's not going to be as easy to accomplish as I'd hoped. Inlays on folded surfaces just don't work well it seems. I also had to "shave" the fur using a #2 guard on some clippers to get the fur shorter so it would be easy to work with and keep it from overlapping the eventual border.

Sadly, I think this project is "scrapped" and I will need to design a fully stitched, snap retention sheath rather than a pouch sheath for this particular knife.


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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #85 on: April 10, 2012, 04:50:42 AM »
I've not seen an inlay like that before.  Interesting

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« Reply #86 on: April 10, 2012, 08:25:42 AM »
I've not seen an inlay like that before.  Interesting

It was supposed to have a leather "frame" around the outside. But if I'd stitched it to the sheath before folding that would have created a few different problems for me. It would have been extremely tough to get the stitching right.

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« Reply #87 on: April 10, 2012, 08:33:50 AM »
very cool idea
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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #88 on: April 10, 2012, 12:06:10 PM »
talk to trentu man, he does rattlesnake inlays and stuff all the time.. also GrowlingBear is a wicked in-layer as well!
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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #89 on: May 13, 2012, 05:21:38 PM »
I have temporarily suspended orders until I get finished with my upcoming move, and can build a new workshop. However, I am completing a couple of existing orders.

This is a custom Kephart inspired blade. 1/8" O1 steel with a full flat grind. It's profiled and rough ground. It still needs heat treat, finish grind, and a handle put on. This is one of the thinnest blades I've ground so far, and it feels like it will be an outstanding slicer!


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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #90 on: May 13, 2012, 05:42:13 PM »
looks great!
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« Reply #91 on: May 13, 2012, 06:40:51 PM »
If you cover your steel platen with ceramic and make a ceramic platen you can use a large pickup magnet to put the blade on flat and hold against the belt. Works great.

On your sheath. Make your border. Glue it just on the ends, open it up and stitch the ends. Then place a small bead of glue on the loop part that sticks up from the sheath. When you fold it the border should pull tight against the sheath. Wipe any glue off while it is wet. Then wrap tight with some stretch wrap or saran wrap and let dry. Hope this makes sense.
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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #92 on: May 13, 2012, 07:15:37 PM »
I have temporarily suspended orders until I get finished with my upcoming move, and can build a new workshop. However, I am completing a couple of existing orders.

This is a custom Kephart inspired blade. 1/8" O1 steel with a full flat grind. It's profiled and rough ground. It still needs heat treat, finish grind, and a handle put on. This is one of the thinnest blades I've ground so far, and it feels like it will be an outstanding slicer!



That Kephart is going to be nice!  Keep us posted with more pictures.
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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #93 on: May 13, 2012, 08:37:15 PM »
Thanks guys!

Trentu,

That does make sense! I wish I'd thought of it sooner. It might be something I can do to salvage the existing sheath instead of cutting out a new one.

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« Reply #94 on: May 13, 2012, 10:27:26 PM »
Ok, got an ambidextrous, horizontal or vertical carry, kydex/leather hybrid sheath made. This is my first kydex sheath. The molding is the hard part. The rest of it is relatively easy.

Damn that's to cool now I want one for my Condor Rodan. I've always wanted to scout carry it.

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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #95 on: May 15, 2012, 06:46:40 PM »
Just a little update, I managed to sneak away for a few minutes and the custom Kephart is in the oven tempering right now. ;)

All that remains is finish grinding, blasting the tang, gluing up the handles, and handle shaping. I expect to finished and have pics up in the next few days if all goes as planned.

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Re: TOKT News
« Reply #96 on: May 15, 2012, 06:52:55 PM »
I can't wait.  I really like a nice Kephart. 
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« Reply #97 on: May 15, 2012, 07:26:22 PM »
I can't wait.  I really like a nice Kephart.

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The shade of Kephart is looking down at you from the Happy Hunting Ground and smiling, PW.  In a word, it looks like it's going to turn out...............p erfect.

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« Reply #98 on: May 15, 2012, 07:32:42 PM »
I sure hope so! :D

I've got about one more hour in the tempering oven then it can cool down and I might see if I can clean up the scale and see how she looks. The 1/8" steel with a full flat grind makes for a very light, trim blade.

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« Reply #99 on: May 15, 2012, 07:47:38 PM »
PW: How long do you keep your knives in your tempering oven and what temperature do you keep it at?



I have a rough forged look on my Kephart.  It has a primitive no nonsense look.  It was one of the knives Beowulf put out.  It was my first convexed edge knife, too.  Looking back now, I wish I got it handleless so that I could put some type of primitive looking handle on it.
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