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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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« Reply #501 on: September 03, 2017, 03:38:47 AM »
You are correct, wolfy, as usual. LOL
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« 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 »
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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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