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Semi Skinner by Tim Olt
« on: April 28, 2018, 01:20:24 PM »
Tim out of Michigan is one of my 'go to' makers.   He had a sheet of M4 steel, and I wanted a new knife.  He made me this semi skinner.  The M4 is 5/32.  Blade is 4 inches long.   Bevel, flats and swedge are perfect.  Scales are dyed camel bone.   I love it.   :)

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Re: Semi Skinner by Tim Olt
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2018, 02:47:09 PM »
Great looking knife.  I don't know anything about M4 steel.
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Re: Semi Skinner by Tim Olt
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 03:47:49 PM »
M4 is new to me.   This is my first exposure.  It's by Carpenter.  This is what they say about it
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Micro-Melt? T-15 alloy is a high-carbon tungsten-cobalt-vanadium high speed powder metal. This grade possesses very high wear resistance coupled with high strength. The advantages of Micro-Melt premium powder high speed steels include ease of grinding, response to heat treatment, more uniform structure, greater wear resistance and improved toughness. In addition, Carpenter's unique hot rolling and rotary forging capabilities impart minimal distortion characteristics to these alloys. Micro-Melt M-4 alloy changes size only slightly after hardening. A 1" cube will expand about 0.0005" in hardening at 2225?F and will expand a like amount when tempered at 1050?F.

I will be using this to process dead hogs.   The mud and dirt in their fur really tears up knives.   This should work well in that application

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Re: Semi Skinner by Tim Olt
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2018, 04:03:01 PM »
I did a little reading on M4 after my comment.  Appears from all the comments I read about it that it'll serve you well.
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Re: Semi Skinner by Tim Olt
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2018, 07:19:39 PM »
That's a sweet one Sam. Blade sure looks larger than 4". I had a blade of cpm M4 it held a good edge. But I lost it. >:(
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Re: Semi Skinner by Tim Olt
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2018, 07:21:02 PM »
Forget to snap the strap? :shrug:
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Re: Semi Skinner by Tim Olt
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2018, 07:34:41 PM »
No, it was a Spyderco folder Craig. I was wearing some thin fishing pants while riding the mower. Look the yard over for weeks.
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Re: Semi Skinner by Tim Olt
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2018, 09:14:20 PM »
That?s a beauty!
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Re: Semi Skinner by Tim Olt
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2018, 05:02:43 AM »
Looks like a fine hefty blade.
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Re: Semi Skinner by Tim Olt
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2018, 07:38:52 AM »
that's a nice lookin knife there.

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Re: Semi Skinner by Tim Olt
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2018, 11:10:30 AM »
beefy looking, should be a great  skinner

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Re: Semi Skinner by Tim Olt
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2019, 03:59:08 PM »
how time flies.   I got another skinner from Tim Olt today.  this one is the same M4 steel,  but the blade is longer,  5 inches, and it has the same dyed/stabilized camel bone scales.

the two together

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Re: Semi Skinner by Tim Olt
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2019, 08:24:09 PM »
Two fine looking blades!
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Re: Semi Skinner by Tim Olt
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2019, 08:03:13 AM »
both are M4 steel at 64 RC.  The shorter blade is of 3/16th stock.  The longer is 1/8th stock.  They are sharpened at a 20 degree bevel.

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Re: Semi Skinner by Tim Olt
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2019, 08:44:38 AM »
Nice looking knives.  You won't be doing much sharpening given that RC I would think.

20 degrees or 21 degrees on the bevel?
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Re: Semi Skinner by Tim Olt
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2019, 08:22:26 AM »
very nice