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Vendor Forums => Turning Outdoors Knife and Tool => Topic started by: PetrifiedWood on June 30, 2012, 12:53:21 PM

Title: **For Sale "New Hunter"** SOLD
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 30, 2012, 12:53:21 PM
SOLD

For lack of a more inspired name, I'm just calling this my "new hunter". I got out to the shop to put the finishing touches on it, and etched my logo.

Specs are:

5/32" O1 tool steel
Desert ironwood scales
C360 brass bolsters
brass/stainless Loveless bolts
9" overall length
4.5" blade


Ok, I really like this knife/sheath combo. It's not intended to be a bushcraft or survival knife (I wouldn't baton with it). It's a hunting knife, designed for cutting animal flesh and skin. The thickness at the edge is made very thin, for ease of sharpening, and improved cutting performance. But that comes at the cost of less toughness vs. a knife like my Intrepid that has a thicker edge.

Anyhow, it will be hard to see this one go. I could be persuaded to part with it for $315 shipped to U.S. addresses. SOLD

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/Macro/IMG_1928.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/Macro/IMG_1929.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/Macro/IMG_1930.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/Macro/IMG_1931.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/Macro/IMG_1933.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/Macro/IMG_1934.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/Macro/IMG_1935.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/Macro/IMG_1936.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/Macro/IMG_1937.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/Macro/IMG_1938.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/Macro/IMG_1939.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/Macro/IMG_1941.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/Macro/IMG_1942.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/sheath%20construction/IMG_1984.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/sheath%20construction/IMG_1983.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/sheath%20construction/IMG_1982.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/sheath%20construction/IMG_1981.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/sheath%20construction/IMG_1980.jpg)


Thanks for looking!
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: greyhound352 on June 30, 2012, 12:58:04 PM
Absolutely beautiful Ron this blade is awesome.
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: Buckskin on June 30, 2012, 01:44:48 PM
I love it. 
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: kanukkarhu on June 30, 2012, 02:14:19 PM
:drool:
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 30, 2012, 02:32:40 PM
Thanks guys!
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: Sudz on June 30, 2012, 02:40:00 PM
Did you hear that? That was the roar of the crowd cheering on a home-run slammed out of the park!!! Thats a Beautiful blade and the combination of materials really shines (pun intended), well done.
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 30, 2012, 02:49:37 PM
Thanks Sudz!
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: Remo007 on June 30, 2012, 03:05:28 PM
OMG!!! That's just ART!!! Red's probably drooling on it from Florida, as I'm doing the same from Illinois! :thumbsup: :drool:
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: zammer on June 30, 2012, 03:07:45 PM
You finished that one up real well, very nice.
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: NMTracker on June 30, 2012, 03:11:05 PM
Beautiful work! I like the shape on this one and the natural sweep on the back. Very cool.
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: MATT CHAOS on June 30, 2012, 03:12:25 PM
OMG!!! That's just ART!!! Red's probably drooling on it from Florida, as I'm doing the same from Illinois! :thumbsup: :drool:

+1
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 30, 2012, 03:13:44 PM
Thanks! :D
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: Red on June 30, 2012, 03:18:20 PM
now all thats left is to try and convince PW to sell it to me instead of one of you!!! :P


great job PW, your skills progress with every build ;)
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: GrowlingBear on June 30, 2012, 03:19:40 PM
That is one fine looking blade, PW.  I like the classic look it has.  It definitely needs a leather sheath.
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 30, 2012, 03:23:57 PM
Thanks guys! :D

GB, I knew this one was going to get leather when I was sketching the profile. ;) It's not the sort of knife you'd want to wrap in plastic.
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: SwampHanger on June 30, 2012, 06:55:20 PM
It's not the sort of knife you'd want to wrap in plastic.

That would be a huge injustice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: Half Axe on June 30, 2012, 07:49:37 PM
Anybody ever tell you you do damn fine work?  Nah, didn't think so...........

Absolutely sweet and fine blade there, PW!
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: wolfy on June 30, 2012, 10:55:54 PM
Eye-candy of the first magnitude, PW!  That photo that's the fourth up from the bottom is really unique.....a piece of artwork in craftsmanship and photography, both :hail:
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 01, 2012, 12:08:45 AM
Thanks guys!

Wolfy, I was going for a shot that would show off the high polish by reflecting the wood in the blade. It was pure luck that the reflected grain appears to flow into the grain of the handle. :)
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on July 01, 2012, 09:31:13 AM
Very Very nice PW.  I really like that model, you should definitely keep it in the line up.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: Dano on July 01, 2012, 09:38:20 AM
Wow, that's a great looking knife PW!!

It's cool how the reflection of the grain blended in that last shot, very nice!!
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: Gurthy on July 01, 2012, 07:01:11 PM
That's stunning!
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 01, 2012, 07:07:16 PM
Thanks everyone!

I've just finished the sheath for this knife.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/sheath%20construction/IMG_1984.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/sheath%20construction/IMG_1983.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/sheath%20construction/IMG_1982.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/sheath%20construction/IMG_1981.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/sheath%20construction/IMG_1980.jpg)
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: kanukkarhu on July 01, 2012, 07:10:14 PM
Slick!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: Red on July 01, 2012, 10:47:46 PM
looks AMAZING PW!!!! great tooling :thumbsup:
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 01, 2012, 10:55:40 PM
Thanks man! I know you suggested a horizontal sheath but I just couldn't wrap my tired brain around the idea. :D

I like the way this turned out, though.
Title: Re: "New Hunter" pics up
Post by: Red on July 01, 2012, 11:08:37 PM
you are welcome to my pattern if you ever want to give one a go :D that one came out awesome though!! i wish i had the patience to sit there and do tooling like that.. but i get impatient and start rushing through and it never comes out right.
Title: Re: **For Sale - New Hunter**
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 02, 2012, 12:31:42 AM
For me the tooling is the fun part. It's the stitching I could do without. Maybe I'll do one of those all rivet sheaths sometime soon...
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"**
Post by: Red on July 03, 2012, 05:23:20 PM
wow, i expected it to be over $400.... great price man! ill give it a week, then i may just have to eat it :D
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"**
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 03, 2012, 10:05:26 PM
Thanks man! Yeah I haven't quite gotten there yet but one day maybe. :)
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"**
Post by: Wilderbeast on July 04, 2012, 07:16:21 AM
What everyone else said times a gazillion.

WOW, knife and sheath both.
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"**
Post by: Remo007 on July 04, 2012, 09:51:25 AM
wow, i expected it to be over $400.... great price man! ill give it a week, then i may just have to eat it :D

Ya Know ya want that Blade Red! It wants to be near Palm Trees, Florida Palm Trees!!! :D
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"**
Post by: Red on July 04, 2012, 09:53:14 AM
i know remo, i know..... pisser is i have the coin too, just need to decide if i need this knife more than i need tires on my truck!!
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"**
Post by: Remo007 on July 04, 2012, 10:04:24 AM
Oh Man,.....Decisions,......Decisions!!!!! 8)   At any rate, sure is a Beauty!!! ;)
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"**
Post by: jontok on July 04, 2012, 02:42:26 PM
Beautiful knife and sheath PW! :)
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"**
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 04, 2012, 03:08:07 PM
Thanks Jon and Remo!
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"**
Post by: SwampHanger on July 04, 2012, 03:27:49 PM
Red you would look good walking down I4 with that on your side! Who needs tires? That's what spares are for!
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"**
Post by: Predator on July 08, 2012, 11:38:32 AM
Wow PW:  awesome!
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"**
Post by: The Warrior on July 08, 2012, 12:14:35 PM
Incredible work my friend.
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"**
Post by: Barbarossa Bushman on July 09, 2012, 07:53:23 PM
I wish I had the $$. That is almost too classy to get dirty.
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"**
Post by: MATT CHAOS on July 09, 2012, 08:25:40 PM
I wish I had the $$. That is almost too classy to get dirty.

+1
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"** SOLD
Post by: PetrifiedWood on September 28, 2012, 01:39:42 AM
This one is sold. We had company come stay with us last week and when they saw it in person they snatched it up right away. :)

I feel like it was my nicest build to date and I will miss seeing it on the shelf in the office. But it went to a good home. :thumbsup:

I definitely want to revisit this design after I get the tools moved and set up at the new house.
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"** SOLD
Post by: woodsrunner on December 14, 2012, 09:20:38 AM
thats got to be as pretty a knife as i ever did see...great job on that one...the sheath is beauttiful as well...woods
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"** SOLD
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 14, 2012, 11:21:08 AM
Thanks Woods, it was a fun build for sure. Took a lot of time to get the grinds symmetrical but it was worth it. I definitely want to revisit this design but use nickel silver and stainless hardware.
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"** SOLD
Post by: wolfy on December 14, 2012, 01:03:05 PM
Thanks Woods, it was a fun build for sure. Took a lot of time to get the grinds symmetrical but it was worth it. I definitely want to revisit this design but use nickel silver and stainless hardware.

I've used that combination with ivory micarta before.  It's a striking look, but more difficult to polish, it seemed to me :shrug:
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"** SOLD
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 14, 2012, 02:22:12 PM
Stainless will definitely use up more belts than brass. The nickel silver is essentially white brass, so it works pretty easy. The stainless won't scratch as easily though. But peening the rivets in stainless will be more of a chore as well.
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"** SOLD
Post by: wolfy on December 14, 2012, 02:35:40 PM
The polishing of the ivory micarta and getting black polishing compound residue out of micro-scratches in it was the REAL PITA!
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"** SOLD
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 14, 2012, 02:43:51 PM
Ah, yeah I can imagine!  I have had good results removing waxy stuff with ronsonol lighter fluid. I no longer smoke but I still have a bottle of the lighter fluid around to use as a quick de-greaser/solvent. Works great for removing the glue left behind by price tags, tape and stickers.
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"** SOLD
Post by: RoundBear on January 27, 2013, 05:33:02 PM
That is one fine knife and sheath. The fit and finish is perfect! Awesome work!
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"** SOLD
Post by: imnukensc on March 20, 2013, 04:44:18 PM
I can't believe I haven't commented on this knife and sheath, PW becasue I know I've been here before.  Excellent work!!!!  Who ever got that knife should be very proud.  I hope they skin a heap of deer or other big game with it.  I know I would.
Title: Re: **For Sale "New Hunter"** SOLD
Post by: PetrifiedWood on March 20, 2013, 04:48:19 PM
Thanks guys. :)



I think it was my best work to date.