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Offline CJ60

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The knife that started it all....
« on: April 28, 2012, 09:54:29 PM »
I have a dear old neighbor buddy, Old Cracker that is a pig hunting fool... Catches them, cuts em, then lets them go... Occasionally, he will re-catch them and since the are bigger, take them home to fatten up..
So he knew I was starting to build knives again (because I can no longer do the physical hobbies I used to), and asked me to build him a "Hog Skinner"... No problemmo..
So I picked a Green River "Sheep Skinner" blade, and found a really nice set of Cocobolo scales to use.. I also found some trick trim to use also..
Took a good week of part time work to get er done, but when I did and presented it to him, he got a tear in his eye and told me that the knife was too beautiful to actually use, and he wanted to put it in his display case at home, and knowing I will be leaving the state in the next few months, "to remember you by".... I told him the parts were $30 (actually more like $38), and he handed me a $50 and told me not to insult him by not taking the "tip"... "I know how much work you put into that there knife"... I proudly accepted... But since he wanted to display it, and didn't have, nor want a leather sheath, I made an antler holder and a nice wooden sheath lined with suede.. I told him that he could keep the bladed oiled up real good since its 1095 steel, and the suede would hold the oil and it wouldn't rust...
Now he wants one for each of his grandkids, but not so fancy so they can use them... LOL...
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« Last Edit: April 28, 2012, 10:00:13 PM by CJ60 »
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Re: The knife that started it all....
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 05:01:50 AM »
Great job on the knife. The triple liners are a nice touch.
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Re: The knife that started it all....
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 05:07:08 AM »
Very nicely done!

I like the different wood and designs up on the top of the handle.

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Re: The knife that started it all....
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 06:16:36 AM »
THAT'S a BEAUTY CJ60!!!
                                         Fantastic detail work on the Scales! 8)
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Re: The knife that started it all....
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 07:15:37 AM »
Very nice!! I love the colors of the wood and the details on the pommel! 

Also there aren't too many pics...keep 'em coming!

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Re: The knife that started it all....
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 07:22:26 AM »
That's pretty!

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Re: The knife that started it all....
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 09:22:58 AM »
Great job on the knife. The triple liners are a nice touch.
Have to be honest.... My lovely wife Pamela, is responsible for that. We're like a reversed couple when it comes to my knives, and how couples normally are with a woman dressing...

"Honey, how does this color look with this wood"..... "oh it's nice, but that white/red/whie really zings".... LOL, seriously, I show her the scales and liners, and she picks, many times I just can't decide.

But the spacer work at the front of the handle I get the credit for!!

Thanks again for the compliments guys.... I'll have to post the ugly (but functional) hand carved, paring knife I made Pamela...
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Re: The knife that started it all....
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2012, 09:58:12 AM »
Keep 'em comin', CJ.......I have to say, that's about the fanciest hawg-peeler I've ever seen, but it seems like I've heard that story and seen those pics before, somewhere 8)
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Re: The knife that started it all....
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2012, 10:21:19 AM »
Well if you did, you must have been one of the few who did..... It didn't last long.... You use the same name o'er there?
"Wolfy" doesn't ring a bell.....
I did just hear back from my supplier of scales, and he has more of the Juniper I scaled that Mora with.... Gonna buy every pair he has... I have a few #2's and some high carbon Solingen blades coming I want to use them on.... It is one of, if not my favorite wood.... Just like Oregon picture jasper, the colors and crisp borders are so unique...
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Re: The knife that started it all....
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012, 10:26:50 AM »
Yeah, always use the same name, but I wear my 'Hardwoodsman Camo' over there......perhaps that's why you didn't see me :stir:
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Re: The knife that started it all....
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2012, 10:36:50 AM »
Nicely done! Are those guitar inlays you used for the bolsters?

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Re: The knife that started it all....
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2012, 11:33:24 AM »
Nicely done! Are those guitar inlays you used for the bolsters?
Yes, good eye.... Work very well, I want to use some mother of pearl, but it's just too darned expensive when I'm not selling knives, let alone $250+ knives...
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Re: The knife that started it all....
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2012, 12:47:51 PM »
Nice work.  The knife is gorgeous!
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Re: The knife that started it all....
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2012, 12:03:35 PM »
nicely done Old hickory's are fun to modify 
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Re: The knife that started it all....
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2012, 02:34:44 PM »
Very Nice!

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Re: The knife that started it all....
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2012, 11:07:31 AM »
nicely done Old hickory's are fun to modify
Not old hickory, they are made by Ontario (I believe)... This is a "Green River" and they are made by J. Russell & Co....
Can you even buy Old Hickory blanks? I thought you had to de-handle them...?
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Re: The knife that started it all....
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2012, 11:54:47 AM »
Very good job, that handle is beautiful.

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Re: The knife that started it all....
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2012, 06:04:24 AM »
Looks great!  Nice work. 
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