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Offline Gurthy

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Green Redneck Woodlore Kit
« on: March 01, 2012, 12:29:51 PM »
In response to Red's "seriously?" post I pulled out a blade and headed out in the backyard for a couple of photos.

This is a Redneck kit that I did last year. I'm not positive but I think it was Red's first kit sale on his previous forum. It is 1/8" 1095 steel with stabilized dyed box elder scales, black liners, and stainless hardware. This was the first high-quality knife blade that I handled.

I made a dangler sheath from 8-9 oz veg tanned leather and concocted an olive green dye from various colors of oil dye I had on hand. The sheath was finished with Super Sheen and the black edges and whatnot are Edge Kote. Not my best sheath, but serviceable, and certainly one of a kind.

The only problem with the knife and sheath is that if I set them down when I'm out in the field they virtually disappear in the foliage/grass/leaves!

Try to ignore the schmutz on the blade... I was just hacking some cedar with it in the backyard and there is some sap on the blade.















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Re: Green Redneck Woodlore
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 12:37:21 PM »
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Re: Green Redneck Woodlore
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 12:45:36 PM »
Good stuff, Gurthy!  I really like the sheath color - it's a great match for the handle.  I hear you on the color being easy to disappear against the natural surroundings.  I could really use brighter colored handles to save me time searching, but I just can't stand having glowing knives.
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Re: Green Redneck Woodlore Kit
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 01:18:24 PM »
Yeah that's slick - love the matching sheath!
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Re: Green Redneck Woodlore Kit
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 01:25:26 PM »
Yep, Red always has some awesome scales. That's a nice color combo. You could just put a bright lanyard on it if you're worried about it blending in.

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Re: Green Redneck Woodlore Kit
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 02:28:54 PM »
Great looking combo you have there. I am digging them scales.
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Re: Green Redneck Woodlore Kit
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 03:39:50 PM »
That's a beauty!
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Re: Green Redneck Woodlore Kit
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 06:02:20 PM »
i love that knife :)
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Re: Green Redneck Woodlore Kit
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 09:00:47 PM »
Is that the Koster kit?  You did a great job on that Gurthy!!

I agree, I'd have to put a short hank of orange paracord or something on that or I'd lose it for sure!!

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Re: Green Redneck Woodlore Kit
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 05:33:47 AM »
Very nice! I would hate to use something that nice looking. Sure is a beautiful set up!
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Re: Green Redneck Woodlore Kit
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2012, 06:43:26 AM »
Really nice looking knife!
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Re: Green Redneck Woodlore Kit
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2012, 06:16:32 PM »
Thanks for he kind word guys!

Yes, it is the Koster kit, and yes I do find it difficult to use because the scales are beautiful and the edge is polished like a mirror... I'd feel guilty messing it up LOL!

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Re: Green Redneck Woodlore Kit
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2012, 11:37:49 AM »
Thanks for he kind word guys!

Yes, it is the Koster kit, and yes I do find it difficult to use because the scales are beautiful and the edge is polished like a mirror... I'd feel guilty messing it up LOL!

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Re: Green Redneck Woodlore Kit
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2012, 08:36:46 AM »
Man that is nice. Green is my favorite color so I would love to get one with those scales.
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