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Offline Dabberty

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Refurbished a knife
« on: May 14, 2017, 02:48:59 PM »
Hi, on the Dutch bushcraft forum, we have a new challenge running, where you're suppose to do a certain number of tasks bushcraft related, and in the end the "judges" will choose a winner. Sometimes it is even sponsored by a outdoor clothing company.

The first challenge for this season was to refurbish an old existing knife to your own likings.
I have a small collection of old knives with the plan to do something with it, so now finally i had an excuse to do so.
Further for the handle I used cowbones, and gun shells.
As a sheath a piece of pvc pipe.
My input for this contest:



And "the making of" in case you have nothing to do for next 9 minutes :-)

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Re: Refurbished a knife
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 04:34:14 PM »
hey dab i like the idea of the casings but how did you get them to join up?

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Re: Refurbished a knife
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 05:06:26 PM »
Nice job on that one Dabberty.  I like adding the cartridge cases. 

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Re: Refurbished a knife
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2017, 05:54:02 PM »
Nice job of recycling, Dabbs......turning junk into tools is an art form! :thumbsup:    I see by the Talisker and Laphroaig bottles in the background that you must appreciate the peaty smokiness of the lowland single-malts......excellent with a finer cigar, I've heard. :cheers:
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Re: Refurbished a knife
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2017, 06:30:07 PM »
Very creative using fired casings!

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Re: Refurbished a knife
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2017, 09:44:43 PM »
i'm gunna try that with a twist of course.
as for me scotch the belvanie 12yr singlemalt.
with a bolivar belicoso if i can find one,LOL

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Re: Refurbished a knife
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 03:00:48 PM »
Thank you !
Hayshaker, I first drilled the holes for the pins, 5 mm wide. Then the bone i drilled again but with 6mm wide, which is also she shell casing size.
And then just add the bones, and knife together with the pin, and glue the shells over the pins.
With the bigger shells, I beltsanded them down, and just drilled the holes in the bones and glued them in.
They are not going through the tang of the blade.
Hope this helps.
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Re: Refurbished a knife
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 10:25:53 AM »
Nice job of recycling, Dabbs......turning junk into tools is an art form! :thumbsup:    I see by the Talisker and Laphroaig bottles in the background that you must appreciate the peaty smokiness of the lowland single-malts......excellent with a finer cigar, I've heard. :cheers:

I think the hidden label is Rum, which goes well with a cigar as well.

The handle looks more like antler than cow bone. I like the shape, how it tapers toward the pommel. I don't have a handle like that, but I've almost done it. I'll keep it in mind next time I have a butcher or kitchen knife that looks approiate.

Thanks for the share Dabbs.