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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #150 on: January 07, 2015, 06:03:00 PM »
Beautimus!!
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Love the looks of the workmanship, Sarge! & I agree with ya, Dano is the Man! Helluva guy!
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Agreed!

And agreed!

Nice work, Sarge. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #151 on: January 08, 2015, 07:42:44 AM »
Wow, those ARE impressive! :thumbsup:

I particularly like the 'S1' set up! Man, that's sweet! :drool: What an awesome knife and sheath you've made there, Sarge! Well done! :thumbsup:

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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #152 on: January 08, 2015, 08:32:56 PM »
You keep getting better and better with every knife. Keep it up and you might just end up with a vendor sub :P
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« Reply #153 on: January 09, 2015, 05:18:33 AM »
Those turned out looking great!!  Your work on that fringe is amazing!  Every cut is perfect....I'd have gone nuts trying to do that!!  Glad you could use the ring, they're pretty handy  :)

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« Reply #154 on: January 09, 2015, 08:34:42 AM »
Thanks, guys!


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« Reply #155 on: January 11, 2015, 12:13:18 AM »
Ok, here is one more little project. Probably the last thing I'll be able to work on for the few days. It's not very bushy....

I haven't done much with kydex lately but I wanted to try a hybrid sheath. This Silver Trident I got a while back for a song was a good candidate.


It's 3 pieces. The belt hanger and the "X" piece can be attached to the kydex together or individually. Either piece can be attached to either side of the kydex. Allows ambidextrous / horizontal / vertical options.



Probably not something I would carry ... well, short of some TEOTWAWKI situation.  :shrug:


 
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« Reply #156 on: January 11, 2015, 05:09:00 AM »
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« Reply #157 on: January 11, 2015, 07:32:23 AM »
Wow, that's awesome! :thumbsup:

What kind of song? Saaaaayyy.... Are you famous or something?!?

As usual Sarge, you're an inspiration to us dabblers! Good stuff! :thumbsup:


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« Reply #158 on: January 11, 2015, 11:25:29 AM »
Great job.  I like the way the leather compliments the "coldness" of the kydex.

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« Reply #159 on: January 29, 2015, 09:09:04 AM »
Finished a couple small projects this morning. The first is an butcher knife mod. My wife found this old knife at a flea market for 25 or 50 cents. Scales were split and one side was falling off the knife.

I sold the scalper knife I made a while back so I modified this into something similar. Scales are maple.


Stitched a leather piece on the handle similar to the other scalper.


Check out this natural patina. I only lightly buffed it on a loose leaf wheel.


Second project is a Green River Camp Knife or Sheath Knife or whatever. Curly maple scales and a simple sheath.




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« Reply #160 on: January 29, 2015, 12:33:08 PM »
Those look great, Sarge! Well done! :thumbsup:

I like the old 'scalper'. Pretty cool!


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« Reply #161 on: January 29, 2015, 04:26:36 PM »
I like the russell. Neat and clean. I really like the sheath too. Great looking package Sarge...as always.

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« Reply #162 on: January 29, 2015, 10:23:38 PM »
Really nice looking work on these, but those scales really pop!!  I really like the looks of them

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« Reply #163 on: January 30, 2015, 07:09:34 PM »
Thanks, guys!

I read a tip somewhere about using boiled linseed oil to wet sand the curly maple between the costs of dye. I think I can see a difference with the BLO vs. wet sanding with water. I finish it with a couple light coats of Tru-oil, wet sand with BLO between those coats, too.

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« Reply #164 on: February 05, 2015, 04:30:52 PM »
I fired up the forge today a heat treated a few.



Two rasp knives- 4.5" blade and a 5.5" blade. The two small ones in the center are 3/32" thick and have about 2.5" blades ... the smallest I've made so far. The two on the right are 1/8" thick - one is a woodlore style with 4.25" blade. The one far right is an I don't really know with a 3.75" blade.

More "classic sarge" ... If you noticed one of the rasp knives has no pin holes, well I forgot to drill them.  :-/


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« Reply #165 on: February 05, 2015, 05:09:29 PM »
Them 2 in the center is kinda what we talked about. Just they ain't files. I'm keeping my eyes open for potential victims :) The rasp knifes are just plain badass.

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« Reply #166 on: February 26, 2015, 12:13:21 PM »
Finished the rasp knives.


Smaller one has a 4" blade and walnut scales. The larger has a 5" blade and bubinga furniture. First time I've used bubinga and I like it. Plus, it's fun to say... Bubinga!

No dye or stain on either set of scales, just several coats of tru-oil. Wet sanded with 400 grit and linseed oil between coats.

Made a sheath for the big'n. Not yet sure what style I want for the littl'n.






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« Reply #167 on: February 26, 2015, 02:59:10 PM »
Those look great, love that style... nicely done Sarge  :cheers:
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« Reply #168 on: February 26, 2015, 03:21:49 PM »
Badass  :cheers:  Is the little one hollow ground?

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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #169 on: February 26, 2015, 03:28:47 PM »
I like the handle & blade shape a little better on the small one, but I like the overall size of the larger one........ya' just can't please some people, can ya,' Sarge? :lol: :thumbsup:
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« Reply #170 on: February 26, 2015, 05:22:05 PM »
Thanks, guys.

They are both flat grinds.

I'm with ya on the differences, wolfy. I like the size of the bigger one and the shape of the smaller. The little one is chunky.


The first pic didn't really show the shape of the handle. It feels a lot better in the hand than the larger one.


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« Reply #171 on: February 26, 2015, 05:47:05 PM »
Oh that is sweet. I see the grind better in that pic. Looks fantastic. I don't suggest that a hollow grind isn't a good thing either. Your flat grind looks superb.

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« Reply #172 on: February 26, 2015, 06:24:28 PM »
Thanks, Creek!


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« Reply #173 on: February 27, 2015, 06:22:18 AM »
Those are awesome looking!  The more I see your rasp work, the more I find them growing on me!!

Looking forward to seeing the other ones completed too, they look great as well!

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« Reply #174 on: February 27, 2015, 09:42:56 AM »
I like the way both of those turned out... a lot! But I might be with everyone else on this one. That little one is just awesome. The lines and proportions are just right on with that one. Well done! :thumbsup:
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« Reply #175 on: February 27, 2015, 03:25:24 PM »
Sweet blades!!! :drool:


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« Reply #176 on: February 27, 2015, 03:41:17 PM »
Thanks, fellas!


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« Reply #177 on: February 27, 2015, 04:00:41 PM »
Very nice!  Those great! 
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« Reply #178 on: March 01, 2015, 03:23:10 PM »
They're both beautiful, but I really like the big one. Excellent looking leather work also.

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« Reply #179 on: March 01, 2015, 04:52:34 PM »
They're both beautiful, but I really like the big one. Excellent looking leather work also.

It's that rasp pattern on the blade. Killer. 8)
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« Reply #180 on: March 01, 2015, 05:08:51 PM »
I appreciate you guys. Thanks!

I had hoped to get a sheath made for the smaller one by now, but no "knife time" the last few days  :(
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« Reply #181 on: March 01, 2015, 08:44:13 PM »
Sarge those came out really nice. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #182 on: March 02, 2015, 04:23:55 PM »
Thank ya, Spyder!


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« Reply #183 on: March 02, 2015, 04:55:30 PM »
Those rasp knifes are terrific.  Nice work. 
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« Reply #184 on: March 02, 2015, 07:56:17 PM »
Sarge's rasp knives look better than any I've ever seen. Don't pay no attention to the GB axe  :chopwood:



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« Reply #185 on: March 02, 2015, 08:52:08 PM »
Thanks, wsdstan!

I appreciate that, Creek. Nice pic. Hope you are taking good care of her. I kinda miss her! Lol


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« Reply #186 on: March 03, 2015, 02:35:23 PM »
New territory for me.... A friend gave me a piece of antler crown to handle a knife. Had a knife blade on it at one point but broke. It's been in his wife's family for many years. Yikes! Here's what I did.




Made small blade out of a file. About a 3" blade and a 3" handle.


Put a brass pommel on it to hopefully reinforce the antler.






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« Reply #187 on: March 03, 2015, 02:43:57 PM »
Looks pretty dang sharp, literally and figuratively..

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« Reply #188 on: March 03, 2015, 05:21:05 PM »
Nice job on that one Sarge.  That would be a first class patch knife.  That aged antler makes a nice handle.
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« Reply #189 on: March 03, 2015, 05:34:11 PM »
That oughta work just fine.....I doubt they'll be using it to baton through oak burls anyway, will they? :lol:

Antler is pretty darned brittle stuff anyway and I doubt that age improves it much.  That piece would have been a shame to lose after the years of patination had mellowed it. :'(    I think you did a superb job of strengthening the piece and preserving its look to be enjoyed by future generations of the family.  :thumbsup:    Very nicely done, Sarge......kudos from the peanut gallery! :hail: :thumbsup:
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« Reply #190 on: March 03, 2015, 06:45:14 PM »
That turned out beautifully, Sarge.  I'm positive they'll treasure it.
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« Reply #191 on: March 03, 2015, 08:48:28 PM »
Thanks, guys.

Wolfy, I hope no batoning with it.  :lol:

I was reluctant to saw on it, drill it, etc. It has a beautiful color ... I didn't want to ruin something I couldn't replace.  :'(

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« Reply #192 on: March 04, 2015, 05:15:20 AM »
Great looking knife and I really like the pommel addition, like Wolfy said it should really help strengthen it....great job!!

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« Reply #193 on: March 04, 2015, 09:20:59 AM »
You've got the skills Sarge, looks great.
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« Reply #194 on: March 04, 2015, 03:08:13 PM »
Thank you, Dano and Zammer.


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« Reply #195 on: March 22, 2015, 04:23:39 PM »
Finished a couple yesterday and snapped a few pics today.

This is a little bird and trout, O1 steel, 3/32" thick, with zebra wood scales. I made two blanks. The second one is ready for scales.





This one is 1/8" O1 steel, about 4" blade and 4" handle. Wood is African wenge. I took the scales down fairly thin - maybe 1/4" or less.



The guy I got the wenge from told me to be careful about splinters. The wood is toxic. I got home and did a little interweb research. Said to remove splinters asap or they will fester. Also said natives once ground up the bark and poured the powder in lakes/streams to paralyzed fish for harvesting. Interesting.

Wood is porous. It took several coats of CA glue, Tru-oil, and sanding but I finally got it slick ... Sorta.



Gotta make some sheaths ... maybe this week.

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« Reply #196 on: March 22, 2015, 04:33:36 PM »
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ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Sarge! That's AWESOME!

Heeeey.... You're really a much accomplished master knife maker posing as a newb, right?!? :) ;)

Beautiful blades, man. Simply beautiful.


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« Reply #197 on: March 22, 2015, 04:41:32 PM »
Both are VERY nice & beautifully executed, Sarge, but I especially like the blade-shape & size of the bigger one.......probably because I already succumbed to buying that little Boker that you tempted me with. 8)
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« Reply #198 on: March 22, 2015, 06:23:06 PM »
Lol. Master? Hardly. Thanks, guys!

Yep, wolfy, now that you mention it, the blade profile of the bigger one does look like the Boker. I had it ground out before I got the Boker. Guess I like that slight drop point blade. I decided to try the thin scales because I like them on the little Boker.


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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #199 on: March 22, 2015, 07:23:45 PM »
I think we discussed a knife like this. Good stuff.



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