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Knife and Tool Discussion => Custom Knives => Topic started by: Dan308 on March 11, 2015, 09:31:04 AM

Title: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on March 11, 2015, 09:31:04 AM
Here are some of the ones I just finished. This camel bone is my first attempt.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/219-Camel-Hunter-D_zpszhdpq1x7.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/219-Camel-Hunter-D_zpszhdpq1x7.jpg.html)

Some Box Elder
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/215-Box-Elder-Hunter-DD_zpsce6ne7fi.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/215-Box-Elder-Hunter-DD_zpsce6ne7fi.jpg.html)

Black Ash burl
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/217-Black-Ash-Hunter-D_zpsbolotsxh.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/217-Black-Ash-Hunter-D_zpsbolotsxh.jpg.html)

Afzelia Burl
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/216-Afzelia-Hunter-aa_zpstiupyvfe.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/216-Afzelia-Hunter-aa_zpstiupyvfe.jpg.html)




Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wolfy on March 11, 2015, 10:03:43 AM
MAN.....those are simply gorgeous! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:    Do you turn those toggle beads yourself?   They're a very nice touch! :)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dano on March 11, 2015, 10:06:16 AM
Those are all great looking, and some great looking scales as well!
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: MnSportsman on March 11, 2015, 10:27:11 AM
  Great looking file knives! You some fine workmanship!
:thumbsup:


I like the colors of the last two the best, but all are are pretty good lookers!
:)


Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on March 11, 2015, 10:31:45 AM
Your last bunch was great, these are as good or better.  Wonderful design and workmanship.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on March 11, 2015, 12:17:43 PM
thanks, these have some really choice pieces for handles. I do make the beads when there is enough materials left over. Bad thing is you skin up a lot of knuckles making them lol

That black ash kind of reminds me of popcorn
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: PetrifiedWood on March 11, 2015, 12:36:24 PM
Wow! Awesome work!

How are you getting the gold logo on the blade?
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: trentu on March 11, 2015, 01:02:39 PM
Very nicely done!
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: pap11y on March 11, 2015, 02:39:20 PM
Very nice. I like the gold emblem on the dark blade..

Beautiful handle materials too..
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on March 11, 2015, 03:08:50 PM
I'm etching it in with a power supply from an old computer
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on March 11, 2015, 03:11:15 PM
wow those are great!  I really like the simple curvy lines to them.  They look really good Dan.  I especially like the box elder and black ash
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: upthecreek on March 11, 2015, 07:01:04 PM
Fantastic! The scale material is superb. I love file knives.

Creek
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: NvDesertRat on March 12, 2015, 09:17:13 AM
Once again, very nice! I love file knives.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Moe M. on March 13, 2015, 04:15:53 PM

  Beautiful,  almost too nice to use.   :drool:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Unzinators on March 14, 2015, 01:56:55 PM
What a talent! They are almost too nice to use!
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on March 15, 2015, 08:32:00 AM
these are all users! Here's another really nice piece of Afzelia

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/218-Afzelia-Hunter-c_zpsljrsri6u.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/218-Afzelia-Hunter-c_zpsljrsri6u.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Justin Pierce on March 15, 2015, 08:42:34 AM
Those are beautiful!
The design, proportions, wood selection...... the whole works, they are great.

I wonder if one of those on my belt would make me classier?
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Highlife on March 15, 2015, 12:22:56 PM
Agreed, very classic lines and beautiful craftsmanship.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on March 27, 2015, 08:13:23 AM
Brown Mallee
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/220-Mallee-Hunter-D_zpsqhnspoed.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/220-Mallee-Hunter-D_zpsqhnspoed.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Sarge on March 27, 2015, 01:14:18 PM
Beautiful, Dan!  :drool:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: treez on March 27, 2015, 01:17:01 PM
Those look great!
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on April 16, 2015, 02:36:01 PM
This knife is 8 3/8 with a 3 3/4 inch blade. The wood is Stabilized Green Afzelia. It almost has a florescent look to it. As you move it in the light, you get a hologram effect. The yellow liners and the gold logo really set it off. The pictures don't even come close.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/224-Green-Afzelia-D_zps6j9qcd4x.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/224-Green-Afzelia-D_zps6j9qcd4x.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/224-Green-Afzelia-B_zpsuljlmwmq.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/224-Green-Afzelia-B_zpsuljlmwmq.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/224-Green-Afzelia-c_zps6qoc0rtj.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/224-Green-Afzelia-c_zps6qoc0rtj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on April 16, 2015, 03:59:59 PM
Impressive, to say the least.   :)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wolfy on April 16, 2015, 04:35:53 PM
That's GORGEOUS! :drool:      If I were a John Deere man, I'd be snappin' that one up in a heartbeat! ;D O:-)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Unknown on April 16, 2015, 08:04:51 PM
Looking closer I can see some Hamon like action going on. Does that mean the spines are softer? If so what do you think are the pros and cons of that?
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Sarge on April 16, 2015, 08:07:44 PM
That's awesome, Dan! Nice work.


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Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on April 16, 2015, 10:15:47 PM
I usually do a hamon on my blades. So the cutting edge is harder than the spine. I think on a blade that's .200 thick and 3 1/2 inches long you aren't going to get any flex anyway. I just think it looks cool. Sometimes I polish out the hamon but I don't like shiny, high polished things. Check out my gallery of knives for more hamons www.dtknives.com

Dan
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Unknown on April 17, 2015, 01:45:38 AM
Thanks Dan. I think it can serve a purpose when there is a hard edge, makes the blade a bit tougher maybe if you baton. but not well suited for strikin a ferro rod. Chews up the spine on a pretty knife. Yours look sweet as is rather obvious from the gorgeous pics!
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: MnSportsman on April 17, 2015, 04:27:31 AM
Very Nice! I bet it looks even better in hand than it does in the pics.
:thumbsup:


:)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: acara on April 17, 2015, 06:25:01 AM
The stabilized Green Afzeli is gorgeous ..nice work.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on May 07, 2015, 03:48:39 PM
some Elk antler with copper guards


(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/211-Elk-Copper-a_zpsfv07aevw.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/211-Elk-Copper-a_zpsfv07aevw.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/211-Elk-Copper-B_zpsxzmcoulk.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/211-Elk-Copper-B_zpsxzmcoulk.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/211-Elk-Copper-D_zpsbkzedo76.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/211-Elk-Copper-D_zpsbkzedo76.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wolfy on May 07, 2015, 04:21:53 PM
VERY nice knife, Dan!  :thumbsup:      I especially like how you saved the 'Nicholson' stamp and the elk antler handle!     Elk antler just 'ages' so gracefully.......ki nda' like me. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dano on May 07, 2015, 05:16:20 PM
That is one awesome looking knife sir, just great looking all around!!
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 07, 2015, 06:22:17 PM
Wow! I really like the copper!

And the file you used, if I am not mistaken it is one of those antique files used for auto body work back in the days when they filled dents with lead solder.

Really great work. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Sarge on May 07, 2015, 08:48:51 PM
I like the copper, too. Nice work!


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Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on May 12, 2015, 05:41:19 PM
here's another Elk with brass

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/227-Elk-Hunter-a_zpsnackcylp.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/227-Elk-Hunter-a_zpsnackcylp.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/227-Elk-Hunter-c_zpsafbpzpvj.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/227-Elk-Hunter-c_zpsafbpzpvj.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/227-Elk-Hunter-B_zpscayfb2vu.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/227-Elk-Hunter-B_zpscayfb2vu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wolfy on May 12, 2015, 06:06:13 PM
......and amber? :shrug:    GORGEOUS knife, Dan! :thumbsup:   I love hunting knives. :banana:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on June 01, 2015, 02:28:53 PM
actually that is a piece of linen micarta
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wolfy on June 01, 2015, 03:59:22 PM
It's a beautiful complimentary accent to the stag no matter what it is. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: MrFixIt on June 02, 2015, 01:03:36 PM
Outstanding!
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on June 25, 2015, 01:11:21 PM
here's a little EDC I made. Box Elder burl is the wood

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/233-green-EDC-fFB_zpsdrbtvz7n.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/233-green-EDC-fFB_zpsdrbtvz7n.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on July 23, 2015, 09:09:10 AM
another classic style hunter

Classic style hunter with Elk and brass
10 inch OAL
4 3/8 blade

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/235-Elk-n-Brass-comp_zps3bgl8jxe.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/235-Elk-n-Brass-comp_zps3bgl8jxe.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/235-Elk-n-Brass-D_zpspqpts8i5.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/235-Elk-n-Brass-D_zpspqpts8i5.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/235-Elk-n-Brass-f_zpstojcahjq.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/235-Elk-n-Brass-f_zpstojcahjq.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/235-Elk-n-Brass-g_zpsklnndrsf.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/235-Elk-n-Brass-g_zpsklnndrsf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wolfy on July 23, 2015, 09:27:47 AM
That's more MY style.......what a beautiful hunter that is!  Very striking work! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: vallehombre on July 23, 2015, 01:49:57 PM
Beautiful work.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Unzinators on July 26, 2015, 02:27:59 PM
 Beautiful! Is the box elder knife still available. Love that yellow color
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on July 29, 2015, 07:08:51 PM
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/223-Buckeye-D_zpsywlaskds.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/223-Buckeye-D_zpsywlaskds.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/234-Amboyna-c_zpslycdk5ku.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/234-Amboyna-c_zpslycdk5ku.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: MnSportsman on July 29, 2015, 07:12:32 PM
 I really like the looks of this one...:
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/223-Buckeye-D_zpsywlaskds.jpg)


 How much?

Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on July 29, 2015, 07:51:44 PM
sorry man that sold yesterday less than an hour after I put it on FaceBook. Thanks for looking though

Dan
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: MnSportsman on July 29, 2015, 08:18:05 PM
OK. Thanks. & Good for you.
:)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dano on July 30, 2015, 07:59:09 AM
WOW, those are all great looking!!!
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Seved on July 30, 2015, 11:16:26 AM
Realy realy nice knives :D

Seved
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on August 04, 2015, 02:13:36 PM
Just made this one and it's about as tactical as I can get. I like the older style but this one is growing on me. 9 inches long with a 4 inch blade. Stabilized Amboyna and blaze orange G-10 spacers with a thin black liner.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/238-TAC-c_zps9ygp9nmt.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/238-TAC-c_zps9ygp9nmt.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/238-TAC-BB_zpsx8s9oyib.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/238-TAC-BB_zpsx8s9oyib.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/238-TAC-D_zpsyeirlng9.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/238-TAC-D_zpsyeirlng9.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/238-TAC-a_zpsknupefdq.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/238-TAC-a_zpsknupefdq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on August 24, 2015, 03:08:19 PM
Box elder on this one

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/248-Hunter-Box-DD_zpsyvmraobb.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/248-Hunter-Box-DD_zpsyvmraobb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: upthecreek on August 24, 2015, 04:44:37 PM
Your knives look fantastic. Thanks for posting.

Creek
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wolfy on August 24, 2015, 06:10:09 PM
I agree, Creek......there hasn't been a one yet that I wouldn't be proud to own! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on August 24, 2015, 09:57:12 PM
thanks, this one was going to have mammoth ivory on it but I changed to the box elder at the last minute. This is a slightly larger knife than my others. Really beefy .210 at the spine
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Unzinators on August 25, 2015, 10:27:52 AM
Wow! Another great job! I love the lighter color! One of these days I'll be picking one up of the wife! She loves mine!
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on August 26, 2015, 11:26:46 PM
here's one with Box elder burl


(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/248-Hunter-Box-anet_zpsuiij9rqk.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/248-Hunter-Box-anet_zpsuiij9rqk.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/248-Hunter-Box-BBnet_zps1mgvfkla.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/248-Hunter-Box-BBnet_zps1mgvfkla.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Bush-Ninja on August 27, 2015, 01:53:09 AM
Brilliant work Dan. Those are definitely some keepers you have there.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on September 21, 2015, 11:29:06 PM
This is Buckeye Burl. The steel is a 110+ year old Arcade file

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/226-Arcade-Hunter-DDa_zpshawcxbxx.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/226-Arcade-Hunter-DDa_zpshawcxbxx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: pete28 on September 22, 2015, 06:24:49 AM
Man that is good looking stuff!

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Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on November 11, 2015, 06:12:04 PM
this one is Honduran Rosewood.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/241-Honduran-TAC-B.1_zpsavblxtpk.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/241-Honduran-TAC-B.1_zpsavblxtpk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wolfy on November 11, 2015, 06:17:20 PM
WOW.....that is gorgeous! :drool:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on November 11, 2015, 07:08:16 PM
WOW.....that is gorgeous! :drool:

thanks, here's one made with S30v steel. The handle is elk that I shot years ago.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/262-Elk-Hunter-S30v-a2_zpscxxorkgb.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/262-Elk-Hunter-S30v-a2_zpscxxorkgb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on November 12, 2015, 02:19:28 PM
I am running out of superlatives for your knives.  Wow! will have to do.  Nice stuff.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Unzinators on November 18, 2015, 10:35:21 PM
I am running out of superlatives for your knives.  Wow! will have to do.  Nice stuff.

I agree!
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 04, 2015, 09:23:39 AM
I need to pop in here more often! Beautiful knives! That Honduran Rosewood one is just gorgeous!
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on December 04, 2015, 10:04:40 AM
I finally went to Dan's website to look around.  Worth the trip.

www.dtknives.com
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on December 07, 2015, 09:37:31 PM
yep that Honduran is really cool. Buffs up nice and has good figure to it.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Sarge on December 08, 2015, 09:49:18 PM
I like them all but the "as tactical as I can get" is one if my favorites.


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Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on December 16, 2015, 06:28:43 PM
how about this fillet knife. Cocobolo is the handle and the steel is CPM154 hardened to RHC 59

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/257-Fillet-a_zpsceprezwg.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/257-Fillet-a_zpsceprezwg.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/257-Fillet-D_zps01cnvaqd.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/257-Fillet-D_zps01cnvaqd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: gmusic on January 28, 2016, 09:34:25 PM
Outstanding work Dan!!

Can't wait to see more.............
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on February 01, 2016, 08:38:53 AM
here's a fillet knife made from CPM 154 stainless
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/287-Fillet-Elk-D_zps1ttnmwfu.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/287-Fillet-Elk-D_zps1ttnmwfu.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/268-Blue-box-Hunter-Dins_zpsdzrolsj5.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/268-Blue-box-Hunter-Dins_zpsdzrolsj5.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/283-Buffalo-Hunter-S30v-c_zpsmceda8bt.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/283-Buffalo-Hunter-S30v-c_zpsmceda8bt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: MrFixIt on February 01, 2016, 11:56:37 AM
I would be afraid to use any one of those...works of art I must say!
Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on February 01, 2016, 02:37:04 PM
lol no these are everyday users!
 
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Yellowyak on February 01, 2016, 05:21:33 PM
All of your knives are beautiful, but I love that fillet knife, just gorgeous.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: MnSportsman on February 01, 2016, 05:48:45 PM
  Nice work!  Thanks for sharing pics of your skills!
:)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on February 27, 2016, 08:03:56 AM
I've been working on some damascus steel. This one has box elder scales

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/290-Damascus-e-nologo_zps2hkfxgwl.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/290-Damascus-e-nologo_zps2hkfxgwl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Sarge on February 27, 2016, 08:59:28 AM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on February 28, 2016, 03:07:14 PM
Nice one.  Great pattern on the steel and that wood just "pops"
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on February 28, 2016, 07:17:25 PM
thanks, the hard part was finding something that didn't clash with the pattern of the blade.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/290-Damascus-Hunter-Bins_zpsudnhgsqn.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/290-Damascus-Hunter-Bins_zpsudnhgsqn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on March 15, 2016, 09:05:16 AM
messing around with some damascus lately.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/281-D-nologo_zpse1icg2bo.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/281-D-nologo_zpse1icg2bo.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/281-B-nologo_zpsgaqrtmd9.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/281-B-nologo_zpsgaqrtmd9.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/281-f3-nologo_zpspbgxh8ca.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/281-f3-nologo_zpspbgxh8ca.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Quenchcrack on March 15, 2016, 09:20:24 AM
Beautiful work, sir!  I like your PW steel and the attention to details, like the dovetail on the grips.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: kaweah river on March 15, 2016, 10:55:59 AM
  Very, Very Nice!!!!
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on March 19, 2016, 03:16:18 PM
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/295-Damascus-Skinner-c2_zpsimo0hmmt.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/295-Damascus-Skinner-c2_zpsimo0hmmt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: okcmco on March 19, 2016, 09:18:54 PM
Jeeminy  those are beautiful


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Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on March 20, 2016, 07:42:51 AM
Dan, that is just superb.  Thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on March 23, 2016, 02:23:02 PM
thanks for looking!
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Sarge on March 23, 2016, 04:05:31 PM
Nice work, Dan!


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Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Bigfoot86 on March 23, 2016, 05:28:24 PM
Wow just jaw dropping wow. Those are the best looking knives i have ever seen in my life. How much would a new one cost?
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on March 24, 2016, 09:19:16 AM
with all the time and materials that go into them, sorry to say they ain't cheap. But they are affordable.  I guarantee each one whether you're prying the lid off a tank or your wife runs it through the dishwasher. Check out my FaceBook page or the website or even just call me to shoot the bull! I got nothing to do all day lol

This one is box elder. The blade has a cool little hamon line going through it

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/270-Box-Elder-Hunter-D6FB2_zpspxhpfj9a.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/270-Box-Elder-Hunter-D6FB2_zpspxhpfj9a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on May 05, 2016, 08:35:14 AM
some things I've been working on

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/296-Copper-Box-elder-f1FB_zpskgokif6u.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/296-Copper-Box-elder-f1FB_zpskgokif6u.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/300-Hunter-Box-Elder-DFB_zpsnfe6xwhj.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/300-Hunter-Box-Elder-DFB_zpsnfe6xwhj.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/298-Fillet-aFB_zpsvgshfijq.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/298-Fillet-aFB_zpsvgshfijq.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/284-Blue-Box-Hunter-D_zpswncyh0ck.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/284-Blue-Box-Hunter-D_zpswncyh0ck.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on May 20, 2016, 09:14:48 AM
here's another I just finished. The box elder is a little "busy" for the damascus but still looks ok.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/304-Damascus-DFB_zpskdfbkewt.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/304-Damascus-DFB_zpskdfbkewt.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/304-Damascus-BFB_zpsswgvr2tq.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/304-Damascus-BFB_zpsswgvr2tq.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/304-Damascus-cFB_zps0psign8g.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/304-Damascus-cFB_zps0psign8g.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on May 20, 2016, 10:06:54 AM
Wow!  Those look great.  Nicely done!  I really like that yellow handled one and the fillet style knife.  very cool
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Binalith on May 20, 2016, 07:13:03 PM
woah! i just flipped through the whole thread, absolutely awesome man! I was wondering if you might be persuaded to do a tutorial on your file tempering process, I just had a failure about a week ago and have been feeling pretty discouraged. I really want to get back at it.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on May 24, 2016, 06:35:45 PM
I just normalize 3 times and ramp to 1550 degrees hold for a few minutes then oil quench. Tempering is 400 for 2 hours

How about this elk antler?

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/305-Elk-Hunter-D_zps78vpu2kz.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/305-Elk-Hunter-D_zps78vpu2kz.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/305-Elk-Hunter-B1_zpsvhi8uljz.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/305-Elk-Hunter-B1_zpsvhi8uljz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wolfy on May 24, 2016, 07:53:56 PM
You hit the nail squarely on the head with that one, Dan!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on May 24, 2016, 08:34:07 PM
Yep!  That is a very nice knife.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Sarge on May 24, 2016, 08:56:00 PM
Nice, Dan! You keep knocking them out of the park.


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Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on May 25, 2016, 08:14:40 AM
thanks, It takes me a lot of time to make this type of knife. What seems to take the most time is picking the right handles that go with the blades. I have to sit and think about it for a while
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: MrFixIt on May 26, 2016, 05:03:18 AM
thanks, It takes me a lot of time to make this type of knife. What seems to take the most time is picking the right handles that go with the blades. I have to sit and think about it for a while

Obviously, you're thought process is always spot on.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on July 09, 2016, 11:53:47 AM
finished a Caping knife with Mesquite burl, really cool wood. The bottom knife has Box Elder. Both made on the 14 inch wheel. Haven't decided if I like the hollow grind or the flat grind better

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/313-Mesquite-Caper-aFB_zps7scc5g6c.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/313-Mesquite-Caper-aFB_zps7scc5g6c.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/313-Mesquite-Caper-BFB_zpsxdjxto7a.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/313-Mesquite-Caper-BFB_zpsxdjxto7a.jpg.html)


(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/314-Box-Elder-Hunter-D2FB_zps4vr1fcrz.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/314-Box-Elder-Hunter-D2FB_zps4vr1fcrz.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/314-Box-Elder-Hunter-B3FB_zps3nho8ezq.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/314-Box-Elder-Hunter-B3FB_zps3nho8ezq.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/314-Box-Elder-Hunter-a3FB_zpshctp18cm.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/314-Box-Elder-Hunter-a3FB_zpshctp18cm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on July 09, 2016, 02:13:14 PM
Wow!  That wood is extraordinarily beautiful.  The designs are, as all yours are, superb.  Great stuff and thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on August 11, 2016, 11:32:25 AM
here's a few more I've been keeping busy with.
Moose antler with S35vn stainless

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/321-S35vn-Moose-Hunter-a2FB_zpsneda7eu6.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/321-S35vn-Moose-Hunter-a2FB_zpsneda7eu6.jpg.html)

Box elder burl

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/323-EDC-Box-Elder-DFB_zpsm7xyibg7.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/323-EDC-Box-Elder-DFB_zpsm7xyibg7.jpg.html)

Really unique Mesquite burl on S35vn stainless. Convex grind with distal taper to the tip

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/322-S35vn-Skinner-DFB_zps1bjo4fao.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/322-S35vn-Skinner-DFB_zps1bjo4fao.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/322-S35vn-Skinner-BFB_zpszslm28uq.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/322-S35vn-Skinner-BFB_zpszslm28uq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on August 11, 2016, 01:33:09 PM
You are getting seriously good Dan!  Those look really really nice.  I like your makers mark too!  Simple but elegant.  Have you messed around with a user in the s35vn steel?  I've never tried it myself but it's getting awfully tempting to try.  I hear good things on it.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on August 11, 2016, 02:40:58 PM
Dayum.  Those are all something special.  That Moose antler is exceptional as is the blue handled one.  Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: vallehombre on August 11, 2016, 03:02:03 PM
Fine work, beautifully done.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on August 11, 2016, 03:13:13 PM
I like the S35vn steel. I have used this steel a few times and I've got a few more blanks to finish. These were hardened to 60 and so far are wicked sharp. If I don't sell them all I'm going to take one on my elk hunt this year. That should be a good test
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on December 18, 2016, 08:48:36 AM
I'm giving away a FREE knife

If you don't have FaceBook or Instagram, you can enter on my website.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/00-1-Ins-giveaway-a_zpsomrqkyqw.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/00-1-Ins-giveaway-a_zpsomrqkyqw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on January 07, 2017, 10:51:57 AM
here's a couple that I made for Christmas orders. These Arcade files are over 116 years old.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/354--a3-no-logo_zpsrzuh8i8a.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/354--a3-no-logo_zpsrzuh8i8a.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/354-B-no-logo_zpsmgam2gho.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/354-B-no-logo_zpsmgam2gho.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/357-a-no-logo_zpsr8z673ii.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/357-a-no-logo_zpsr8z673ii.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/357-B-no-logo_zpsv8u0bhjs.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/357-B-no-logo_zpsv8u0bhjs.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on January 07, 2017, 11:56:43 AM
That stag handled knife is superb.  Great blade shape and nice work leaving the file origins visible. 
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wolfy on January 07, 2017, 01:05:24 PM
.....what Stan said^   Another thing I appreciate is leaving just vestiges of the original file teeth present on the spine to indicate its origins.  While I like the appearance of the knives or rasps with the whole side of the knives covered with teeth, they look like they'd be more of a job to clean and create a hindrance when cutting meat, cheese or anything else that they'd have a tendency to stick in......but what do I know? :shrug:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Binalith on January 07, 2017, 05:32:08 PM
Wow, I gotta say I'm not much for stag but that first knife here is one of the most aesthetically pleasing tools I've seen in awhile.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: hayshaker on January 08, 2017, 08:31:37 PM
ever the artist there all beautiful
thanks for sharing, dan
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on January 18, 2017, 12:05:51 PM
Santoku kitchen knife made from a sawmill blade

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/362-Santoku-aFB_zpsonjaql5y.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/362-Santoku-aFB_zpsonjaql5y.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/362-Santoku-DFB_zpsglmeiqpp.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/362-Santoku-DFB_zpsglmeiqpp.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/362-Santoku-B_zpsm90hpwgh.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/362-Santoku-B_zpsm90hpwgh.jpg.html)


(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/362-Santoku-eFB_zps5b7zz2ws.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/362-Santoku-eFB_zps5b7zz2ws.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: imnukensc on January 18, 2017, 12:17:05 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: upthecreek on January 18, 2017, 04:32:10 PM
Sweet!

Creek
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on January 18, 2017, 05:35:28 PM
Another great one.  You really make some stunning knives.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on January 21, 2017, 11:07:13 PM
thanks wsdstan, I try to make knives like I remember seeing when I was a kid. Here's another made from the same sawmill blade

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/363-Hunter-Box-Elder-cFB_zpst7axw3z2.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/363-Hunter-Box-Elder-cFB_zpst7axw3z2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on March 16, 2017, 01:43:35 PM
just finished these two. One is elk and the other is stacked leather. For me they were a couple days worth of headaches trying to get them to fit.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/375-Brass-amp-Leather-a3FB_zpsxea7ot7c.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/375-Brass-amp-Leather-a3FB_zpsxea7ot7c.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/375-Brass-amp-Leather-B3FB_zpsqoxblxlc.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/375-Brass-amp-Leather-B3FB_zpsqoxblxlc.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/375-Brass-amp-Leather-cFB_zpsg6cwtmyt.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/375-Brass-amp-Leather-cFB_zpsg6cwtmyt.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/374-Elk-n-Brass-D2FB_zps6kgvimsl.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/374-Elk-n-Brass-D2FB_zps6kgvimsl.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/374-Elk-n-Brass-BFB_zpsfyn1vsum.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/374-Elk-n-Brass-BFB_zpsfyn1vsum.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on March 16, 2017, 02:53:13 PM
Nice Dan!  That top one with the quarter cap on the end is awesome! 
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on March 16, 2017, 04:19:50 PM
As usual they are really something.  Thanks
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on March 16, 2017, 06:26:31 PM
lol no man that's a half dollar
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dano on March 16, 2017, 07:00:20 PM
Those are both great, but I agree with OE on the stacked leather one, I really like it!!  Outstanding work Dan!!

Just out of curiosity, is the Elk sealed with something, or does it just polish that well?   It really seems to have a sheen to it.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on March 16, 2017, 08:32:33 PM
lol no man that's a half dollar

LOL!  So it's worth double then? 
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on March 22, 2017, 07:29:05 AM
well it's at least a quarter more. Here's the sheath I made for it

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/375-sheath-BFB_zpsmfhs06h7.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/375-sheath-BFB_zpsmfhs06h7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: PetrifiedWood on March 30, 2017, 09:01:01 PM
just finished these two. One is elk and the other is stacked leather. For me they were a couple days worth of headaches trying to get them to fit.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/375-Brass-amp-Leather-a3FB_zpsxea7ot7c.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/375-Brass-amp-Leather-a3FB_zpsxea7ot7c.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/375-Brass-amp-Leather-B3FB_zpsqoxblxlc.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/375-Brass-amp-Leather-B3FB_zpsqoxblxlc.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/375-Brass-amp-Leather-cFB_zpsg6cwtmyt.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/375-Brass-amp-Leather-cFB_zpsg6cwtmyt.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/374-Elk-n-Brass-D2FB_zps6kgvimsl.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/374-Elk-n-Brass-D2FB_zps6kgvimsl.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/374-Elk-n-Brass-BFB_zpsfyn1vsum.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/374-Elk-n-Brass-BFB_zpsfyn1vsum.jpg.html)

Jaw-dropping gorgeous!
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Spyder1958 on April 01, 2017, 09:43:06 AM
Love them Dan. PM sent
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on April 04, 2017, 08:25:38 AM
this one is 440c stainless with buffalo

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/379-Buffalo-Bird-DFB_zpsyrfrxfmk.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/379-Buffalo-Bird-DFB_zpsyrfrxfmk.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/379-Buffalo-Bird-cFB_zpshaf74g4s.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/379-Buffalo-Bird-cFB_zpshaf74g4s.jpg.html)


Redwood burl

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/378-Hunter-Redwood-aFB_zpsch5vibmv.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/378-Hunter-Redwood-aFB_zpsch5vibmv.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/378-Hunter-Redwood-BFB_zpsn01w4alw.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/378-Hunter-Redwood-BFB_zpsn01w4alw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on April 13, 2017, 11:14:55 AM
cover your eyes. First one is 416 layer USA damascus with stabilized elk and the second is S35Vn stainless with box elder

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/380-Damascus-Hunter-D2ins_zpsmkrieuh8.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/380-Damascus-Hunter-D2ins_zpsmkrieuh8.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/380-Damascus-Hunter-Bins_zps2ecislzq.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/380-Damascus-Hunter-Bins_zps2ecislzq.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/381-S35Vn-Hunter-ains_zpspom3pt0f.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/381-S35Vn-Hunter-ains_zpspom3pt0f.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/381-S35Vn-Hunter-Bins_zpsizfljjgi.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/381-S35Vn-Hunter-Bins_zpsizfljjgi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wolfy on April 13, 2017, 12:35:08 PM
Eyes covered.....but I think I need a welder's helmet! 8)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on April 13, 2017, 08:24:01 PM
Amazing.  You are able to raise the bar every time.  That burlwood in the second knife is as good as it gets.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: lgm on April 14, 2017, 08:45:55 AM
Well the time spent picking the material pays off. Your style is a good blend of usable art, with enough color and shine to show off without being too flashy. 
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on April 17, 2017, 09:17:18 AM
Here's a Santoku kitchen knife made from S35Vn steel

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/382-Santoku-S35Vn-aFB_zpsvtfazszv.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/382-Santoku-S35Vn-aFB_zpsvtfazszv.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/382-Santoku-S35Vn-BFB_zpsh1ccsn18.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/382-Santoku-S35Vn-BFB_zpsh1ccsn18.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: upthecreek on April 17, 2017, 03:36:32 PM
Dang! A set of those would look good on the granite!

Creek
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: imnukensc on April 17, 2017, 04:35:22 PM
Very nice, Dan!  I'm a big fan of S35Vn.  What's the thickness on that one?
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on April 18, 2017, 06:57:19 AM
thickness is .130 at the spine with a flat grind. very sharp!
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on April 27, 2017, 06:26:50 AM

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/383-Brass-amp-Leather-aFB_zps3xaisx6d.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/383-Brass-amp-Leather-aFB_zps3xaisx6d.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/383-Brass-amp-Leather-B2FB_zpsra2dq7vj.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/383-Brass-amp-Leather-B2FB_zpsra2dq7vj.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/383-Brass-amp-Leather-cFB_zpsbmoqly89.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/383-Brass-amp-Leather-cFB_zpsbmoqly89.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on May 05, 2017, 06:58:15 AM
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/385-Damascus-Hunter-D2FB_zpso753n2q1.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/385-Damascus-Hunter-D2FB_zpso753n2q1.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/385-Damascus-Hunter-BFB_zpsl5lbiznd.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/385-Damascus-Hunter-BFB_zpsl5lbiznd.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/385-Damascus-Hunter-cFB_zpstxrbywn4.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/385-Damascus-Hunter-cFB_zpstxrbywn4.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/386-Santoku-DFB_zpsxoden25v.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/386-Santoku-DFB_zpsxoden25v.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/386-Santoku-BFB_zpsoi4avtqv.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/386-Santoku-BFB_zpsoi4avtqv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on May 09, 2017, 10:03:25 AM
I made some Mokume gane from a $20 stack of quarters. 416 layer Damascus 5 inch blade Santoku

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/388-Santoku-D2FB_zpsdh9zvftx.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/388-Santoku-D2FB_zpsdh9zvftx.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/388-Santoku-BFB_zpspxafriiw.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/388-Santoku-BFB_zpspxafriiw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Sarge on May 09, 2017, 12:16:47 PM
Beautiful! I saw your mokume billet on a FaceBook post. Nice to see how well it turned out.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on May 09, 2017, 01:42:35 PM
that was my first time making Mokume. I didn't know what I was doing lol. The first batch I forged too flat so I had to run out for more quarters.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on June 09, 2017, 02:05:58 PM
here's the latest!

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/390-Damascus-Hunter-D1FB_zps9fegpscz.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/390-Damascus-Hunter-D1FB_zps9fegpscz.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/390-Damascus-Hunter-B1FB_zpsvofw1g1o.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/390-Damascus-Hunter-B1FB_zpsvofw1g1o.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/390-Damascus-Hunter-e2FB_zpshat0gccw.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/390-Damascus-Hunter-e2FB_zpshat0gccw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on June 19, 2017, 08:48:31 AM
push knife made from a nicholson file.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/391-Push-Dagger-D2FB_zpspm9wc6ku.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/391-Push-Dagger-D2FB_zpspm9wc6ku.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/391-Push-Dagger-B1FB_zpsjcbyw4nq.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/391-Push-Dagger-B1FB_zpsjcbyw4nq.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/Dan308/391-Push-Dagger-c1FB_zpsvifa5wra.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Dan308/media/391-Push-Dagger-c1FB_zpsvifa5wra.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wolfy on June 19, 2017, 11:45:26 AM
That reminds me of a velociraptor claw! :shocked: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on July 17, 2017, 09:46:49 AM
Photobucket screwed everyone linking pictures. Here's a few of my latest

(http://i.imgur.com/sf6HOgc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RHzNHW6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/sf6HOgc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/d63z1Tt.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/XYAdLhG.jpg)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on July 17, 2017, 02:12:31 PM
I am pissed I didn't save more photos of your knives Dan but I got a few before PB (http://bladesandbushcraft.com/Smileys/krystl-white/censored.gif) the bed.

Nice stuff today. 
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on July 17, 2017, 08:28:21 PM
I am pissed I didn't save more photos of your knives Dan but I got a few before PB (http://bladesandbushcraft.com/Smileys/krystl-white/censored.gif) the bed.

Nice stuff today.

Thanks, a lot of them are on my gallery page but I haven't updated in lately. I need to do that soon
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: hayshaker on July 17, 2017, 08:42:06 PM
I copied your gallery page some back Dan so i could have insperation
as well as some of the other folks here as well. thank goodness.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on July 18, 2017, 07:47:43 AM
here's the parts before I put it together

(http://i.imgur.com/c2U53zK.jpg)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wannabe on July 18, 2017, 05:47:36 PM
Looove your work. Would love to make my own stacked leather knife. Do you know of a kit similar to the above knife that a newb could acquire? I'd try doing from scratch but have no way of making the pommel/screw thing-a-ma-bobber...
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on July 18, 2017, 08:42:38 PM
I don't know of any kits to make this style. I guess you could press it all together and peen the tang as it comes through the cap?
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on August 21, 2017, 09:41:37 AM
something new to look at

Moose antler kind of reminds me of ivory. Damascus is USA made 416 layer. Stainless steel guard and spacers

(http://i.imgur.com/xEt82UO.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zp65abI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/m6XBHpv.jpg)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on August 21, 2017, 01:14:56 PM
Great looking handle I think. 
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wolfy on August 21, 2017, 02:46:47 PM
SuhWEET! :drool: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: ATsawyer on August 29, 2017, 07:38:28 AM
Wow. I think you're ready for Forged in Fire. Too bad Photobucket ruined your earlier pics. Glad you had a link to FB.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on August 31, 2017, 09:30:41 PM
Wow. I think you're ready for Forged in Fire. Too bad Photobucket ruined your earlier pics. Glad you had a link to FB.

Thanks, I got a few emails from them months ago. I'm not into drama so I really don't want to do the show. Heck, I'd rather do a show where someone would show me how to do things. I've got lots to learn.

Box Elder burl

(http://i.imgur.com/XtNgWsc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/XiO3eWJ.jpg)


Brown Mallee burl

(http://i.imgur.com/gJm4upt.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rzJdG7P.jpg)

Box Elder burl

(http://i.imgur.com/XENU0Xv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VSsEFRM.jpg)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on September 18, 2017, 04:03:23 PM
CPM154 stainless steel hardened and Cryo'd to 60HRC. Stacked leather with brass guard and end cap. 10 3/8 OAL with a 5 inch blade. I like the way this blade is shaped. Wish I could get lucky and make another lol


(https://i.imgur.com/amSl3SR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/m2qVut7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WLcp8fv.jpg)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wolfy on September 18, 2017, 04:39:48 PM
Shades of Harry Morseth in that one. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on September 18, 2017, 05:54:59 PM
Beautiful knife and you're right, that blade shape is really nice.  Thanks......
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: PetrifiedWood on September 18, 2017, 09:17:09 PM
Wow some great new additions since the last time I popped in here! Beautiful work! I really like the angled plunge line on the one with the stacked leather handle.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on November 01, 2017, 07:10:48 AM
I made a new pattern and I really like the way it looks and feels in my hand.
Here's some Australian red mallee burl on damascus

(https://i.imgur.com/yFgcFt2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xbH7gOK.jpg)


This is Elk and S35Vn stainless steel

(https://i.imgur.com/PyzeOhQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SkbZgbv.jpg)


416 layer ADS Damascus with elk

(https://i.imgur.com/1LMTH3m.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3qWfPI5.jpg)

This one is a nicholson file with box elder burl

(https://i.imgur.com/tce8irl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/PW38FJG.jpg)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: imnukensc on November 01, 2017, 07:27:12 AM
Those are some fine looking knives!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on November 01, 2017, 08:44:54 AM
Impressive.  Good job with all of these.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wolfy on November 01, 2017, 09:02:13 AM
I really like this new pattern. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on December 22, 2017, 08:29:32 AM
last knife for the year. Damascus and elk antler. The divot tool has mammoth ivory

(https://i.imgur.com/5PKA1PV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CbWVOTN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kNUhWRk.jpg)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wolfy on December 22, 2017, 11:19:08 AM
That divot tool looks like it could serve double duty in the field as the world's fanciest ferro-rod scraper, too. :thumbsup:      Beautiful work.....on both counts! :hail:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on December 22, 2017, 04:37:52 PM
That is the best looking divot tool I have ever seen.  I would go around chopping up chunks of sod just to use it a lot.  Nice stuff, as usual.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on December 24, 2017, 11:41:39 AM
I find myself looking to fix every ball mark on the green. I tried it yesterday, fixing divots with class 
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on February 09, 2018, 07:30:00 AM
Here's my first of 2018. The wood is K&G stabilized box elder.


(https://i.imgur.com/Wf1qJIe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WKeSKbp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/W0Egv8L.jpg)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: woodsorrel on February 09, 2018, 07:50:21 AM
Wow!  Gorgeous!

I really like the lanyard bead.  I have begun making custom firesteel handles.  So I really appreciate the craftsmanship it takes to make something like that bead.

- Woodsorrel
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on February 09, 2018, 12:06:02 PM
Great looking handle on that one and the lanyard bead is a beauty.

Thanks for posting these.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on March 01, 2018, 08:35:23 AM
the beads do take a little time to make. I just hate to waste any of the wood

some new stuff to look at

(https://i.imgur.com/EaKcOxC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Gz3BGlQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/O1NTsy9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MHgTDoa.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/24FTyvG.jpg)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: imnukensc on March 01, 2018, 09:22:17 AM
As usual, very nice work!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: lgm on March 01, 2018, 11:00:18 AM
Impresive as usual,  you have a great eye for color.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on March 22, 2018, 06:23:21 AM
here's a small knife made from A2 steel with elk antler

(https://i.imgur.com/PiwfNp3.jpg)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wolfy on March 22, 2018, 05:17:01 PM
I like that one, too! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on March 22, 2018, 08:07:14 PM
Very good stuff.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Marta34 on March 30, 2018, 05:34:35 AM
Those are just fine workmanship... Gorgeous
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on April 03, 2018, 09:02:55 AM
Going to the Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show. Anyone going to be there this weekend April 7th and 8th?

(https://i.imgur.com/R9JDfjm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/r8dw9LX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/imVsRcy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/oV8mxG2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3hU5FjP.jpg)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on May 13, 2018, 11:11:27 AM
here's a tactical type knife I cobbled together. Not my style but I did the best I could. Damascus and G10 combo is purely a sin. After I make a kydex sheath, I may not recover
changed the screws out for titanium, looks better

(https://i.imgur.com/X3dwVeK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FDhq4oS.jpg)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: imnukensc on May 13, 2018, 11:27:09 AM
Totally agree with your assessment!  Not my style, either, but as usual, your workmanship is outstanding.
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: wsdstan on May 13, 2018, 12:50:23 PM
Not my style either but the blade is great and the workmanship on the handle is really excellent. 
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on July 04, 2018, 07:50:08 AM
Been kind of a tough last six months. Medical problems and the big "C" in the family. But for all the knives I didn't get done here's a few I did manage to get done.

(https://i.imgur.com/8At7PPt.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7gyCtcv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Xa38Npo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/B8X0OMx.jpg)

Some divot tools since I like to play golf

(https://i.imgur.com/6iHIqrS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lxTaK5U.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rPlSNJI.jpg)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on September 10, 2018, 12:04:19 PM
Cool little skinning knife I finished last week. The steel is 416 layer ADS damascus with a hollow grind. The bolsters are 440c stainless steel dovetailed to stabilized mammoth. Red liners and mosaic pins. Bead is the same. The OAL is 8 7/8 and the blade is 4 3/8.

And here's the sheath for this knife. Cow leather with deerskin lining and the inlay is water snake

(https://i.imgur.com/hcK0Nhg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/LXMqcv8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Yjax0Ey.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cFm0805.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cCCcQLI.jpg)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on September 13, 2018, 06:54:54 AM
Not my style but I finally got the sheath done for this TAC. You know, it is rocket science....the steel is 416 layer wave pattern damascus with baked on epoxy finish. G10 for the scales and purple liners OAL is 9 7/8 with a 4 3/4 blade

(https://i.imgur.com/CsXOevW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qkVQqSY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/erfZFZo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UBpOrZa.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/PvSlO6F.jpg)
Title: Re: Some of my latest
Post by: Dan308 on September 24, 2018, 11:51:59 AM
back to more traditional style knives. This one has natural elk with red liners.

(https://i.imgur.com/TcypCYn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jsfve9c.jpg)