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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #350 on: February 02, 2016, 06:10:42 PM »
That's awesome Sarge!

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« Reply #351 on: February 02, 2016, 08:08:44 PM »
Beautiful Sarge. So what is the process for filling the groves in the handle, colored epoxy filler?

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« Reply #352 on: February 02, 2016, 08:21:26 PM »
Thanks guys! Yep, YY, I glued on the slabs with straight epoxy. Then I mixed up some with a drop of black paint and spread it around the tang. Looks kinda like fancy file work. Haha


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« Reply #353 on: February 03, 2016, 10:01:26 AM »
I've made several blades from files and farrier's rasps but this wood rasp is a first for me. Found two of them at an estate sale a while back.

I went all Blind Horse Bushcrafter with it... Blade and handle are each about 4.5".


Scandi grind with a secondary bevel.


Scales are hickory, oval shaped - like a hammer handle. Left the wood natural and finished with BLO.




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« Reply #354 on: February 03, 2016, 12:01:05 PM »
Yep, that is really something.
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« Reply #355 on: February 03, 2016, 12:42:26 PM »

I really like the looks of this one! Not exactly sure why, but it is definitely a beautiful set!
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« Reply #356 on: February 03, 2016, 10:42:05 PM »
Fine looking piece of steel sarge

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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #357 on: February 09, 2016, 03:14:18 PM »
Cool! I like the way the rasp teeth make it look like file work on the tang. Nicely done. :thumbsup:

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« Reply #358 on: February 10, 2016, 08:05:20 AM »
Thanks, guys.


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« Reply #359 on: February 10, 2016, 10:23:26 PM »
This one has a butcher look to it... I guess. Not sure what else to call it. It's O1 steel, 1/8" thick, 5" blade, 4 1/4" handle. Bubinga furniture with brass pins/tubes.




Flats have a forge finish but I cleaned off the black. The bevel is polished.


Haven't done much tooling/stamping. I did the two-tone dye while the leather was still wet from the stamping.


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« Reply #360 on: February 10, 2016, 10:30:31 PM »
I'd call that a hunter/skinner, Sarge.......very nice work, as always! :thumbsup:
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #361 on: February 11, 2016, 12:04:21 AM »
  It looks outstanding!
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I always like seeing these knives & sheaths! Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #362 on: February 11, 2016, 09:02:49 AM »
Yes, that would be a great skinner and all around good hunting knife.  Great design Sarge.
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« Reply #363 on: February 11, 2016, 02:24:43 PM »
Thank you, gentlemen! I appreciate it.


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« Reply #364 on: February 11, 2016, 03:29:07 PM »
That's a beautiful combo there Sarge, great job.

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« Reply #365 on: February 11, 2016, 04:17:42 PM »
Well done.  Your knives keep getting gooder and gooder.

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« Reply #366 on: February 11, 2016, 06:57:20 PM »
I really like the last one, great work Sarge!
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« Reply #367 on: February 11, 2016, 08:13:32 PM »
Thanks, guys!


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« Reply #368 on: February 14, 2016, 05:34:45 PM »
I've made a few with this similar profile and size - couple of rasp knives and a couple in O1. 8 1/2" OAL, blade and handle are 4 1/4" each. OD canvas micarta with orange G10 liners.


First frog style sheath...



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« Reply #369 on: March 22, 2016, 01:15:56 PM »
Another stab at a Kephart knife. The steel is 1/8" O1, 4 1/2" blade and handle, blah blah blah. Scales are tough-as-Horace hickory with copper pins.







Sheath is the shape of Kephart's but the back piece is a little different. Put a couple copper rivets in it. They are really just upholstery tacks and I mushroomed the back side.


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« Reply #370 on: March 22, 2016, 06:32:12 PM »
Haven't checked here in a bit.  Nice knives Sarge!  You are getting some serious skill.  That kephart looks as good as any I've seen.  Classic look with the hickory scales too!
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« Reply #371 on: March 22, 2016, 07:13:09 PM »
Thanks, OE! I appreciate that. Already thinking about the next Kephart.


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« Reply #372 on: March 22, 2016, 09:12:34 PM »
I've discovered I like more point; the work looks good though. I admire that.

Are you sure that is hickory? It doesn't really matter I suppose. It's just that I don't recall seeing such prominent medullary rays in hickory, so I only want to boost my ID knowledge.
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Sarge's stuff
« Reply #373 on: March 23, 2016, 07:25:16 AM »
No, not certain it is hickory. It's a piece of an old riot baton. Here it is unstained / unfinished on another handle. Does it help with ID?


The grain does look different on this section than on the Kephart section but they are from the same baton.





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« Reply #374 on: March 23, 2016, 07:37:18 AM »
Thanks for the picture.

I would guess beech.
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« Reply #375 on: March 23, 2016, 12:18:47 PM »
Ok. Cool. Thanks for looking and identifying it.


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« Reply #376 on: April 20, 2016, 11:34:32 AM »
One bushy and one not so much...

O1 steel, 1/8" thick, 8" OAL with 3 3/4" blade. Olivewood scales with neon green G-10 liners. Put olivewood and G-10 on the ferro rod, too.







Now the not-so-bushy....

Also O1 steel. 3/16" thick, 4 1/2" blade and handle. Still playing with the stonewashed finish. Black micarta scales with blue G-10 liners.





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« Reply #377 on: April 20, 2016, 11:50:38 AM »
I can appreciate both but the bushy one is a darn handsome package.  That's probably the best looking olive wood handle I can recall.  It looks really good and I like all the colors that make up the package too.  Was that ordered or just one you decided to whip up?
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« Reply #378 on: April 20, 2016, 12:47:46 PM »
I can appreciate both but the bushy one is a darn handsome package.  That's probably the best looking olive wood handle I can recall.  It looks really good and I like all the colors that make up the package too.  Was that ordered or just one you decided to whip up?
Thanks, OE. I just whipped it up. I bought an olivewood cutting board and it begged to be re-purposed.
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« Reply #379 on: April 20, 2016, 01:23:52 PM »
Looks like a better purpose! :thumbsup:
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« Reply #380 on: April 20, 2016, 03:14:20 PM »
Thanks, wolfy.


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« Reply #381 on: May 24, 2016, 08:13:23 AM »
I've tried rawhide inlays and accents on a few previous sheaths. I finally tried an all rawhide sheath...well, rawhide wrapped around leather. I read and watched a few tutorials so nothing groundbreaking here, just a first try and a few lessons learned. I wish I had taken some WIP pics but there are plenty on the net. Made a 3-piece leather sheath - front, back, and welt. I cut two rawhide pieces 1/2" bigger perimeter than the leather, then the accent piece for the front. The two large pieces of rawhide are from Tandy, a bag of remnant pieces. The accent pieces is from a dog chew. It has more texture and soaked up the dye better than the smoother remnant pieces. I use water based dye. Basically, just glued the leather pieces together with Titebond III, glued the hide to it and sewed around the edges.







Knife is ground from an old file; blade and handle are about 4 1/2" each. Might force a patina on the blade, not sure yet. Scales are curly, burly maple finished with Tru-oil.


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« Reply #382 on: May 24, 2016, 08:46:34 AM »
I really like that outfit, Sarge......they really accent each other.  It looks tailor-made for any well-outfitted mountain man or reenactor......well-suited to any task that he would encounter! :thumbsup:
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« Reply #383 on: May 24, 2016, 09:07:32 AM »
Thanks, wolfy! I cut out another sheath for the knife initially but changed directions. I thought the distressed looking scales would match up well with a mountain man style sheath.
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« Reply #384 on: May 24, 2016, 10:04:05 AM »
I like it!  Looks simple and durable.  They way most things should be!
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« Reply #385 on: May 24, 2016, 11:16:29 AM »
   Great stuff!
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  I really like the color of the slabs & that file look!
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« Reply #386 on: May 24, 2016, 03:51:37 PM »
Thanks, fellas! I appreciate it.


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« Reply #387 on: May 24, 2016, 04:09:00 PM »
That is a nifty rig right there.  Works for a lot of time periods and what Wolfy says is true, the knife and sheath just go with each other.  Good job Sarge.
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« Reply #388 on: May 25, 2016, 06:20:41 AM »
Thank you, sir!
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« Reply #389 on: June 15, 2016, 07:30:45 PM »
Latest three...


Farrier's rasp with 6" blade, 5" handle


First time I've used Aqua Fortis on curly maple.


Cross-draw (ambidextrous) sheath


4.5" blade and handle, antique barnwood scales


This one in O1, 5/32" thick with 5" blade and handle


Tried some poor man's stabilizing on the spalted ash. Made a vacuum chamber out of a 1-gallon glass jar and a vacuum pump. Used Minwax Wood Hardener on the ash, barnwood, and some maple. Process worked ok and the wood looks good, still considering some Cactus Juice though.

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« Reply #390 on: June 15, 2016, 07:36:31 PM »
I like 'em all, of course.....but the simplicity of that last one really appeals to me.  Simple people like simple tools, I guess. :P  :shrug:
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« Reply #391 on: June 15, 2016, 07:49:48 PM »
Thanks, wolfy!


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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #392 on: June 15, 2016, 08:00:34 PM »
Those look great. That rasp bowie is awesome.

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« Reply #393 on: June 15, 2016, 08:12:26 PM »
Great stuff Sarge.  I sure like the size and shape on those.
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« Reply #394 on: July 17, 2016, 08:13:00 PM »
Finished up this one today...roachbelly style I guess. Blade and handle are about 4 1/2" each. Curly maple finished with Aqua Fortis and Tru-Oil. I also used the Aqua Fortis to force a patina on the steel. Nice antiqued look - doesn't really show up in the pics.







Added a rawhide accent to the sheath and stiched it using leather lacing for the first time.

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« Reply #395 on: July 18, 2016, 04:11:17 AM »
That is sweet Sarge!

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« Reply #396 on: July 18, 2016, 06:43:13 AM »
That is a rugged looking package Sarge!  nice work
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« Reply #397 on: July 18, 2016, 04:05:21 PM »
I like those scalp-lifting blade shapes a lot.  ;)    Nice work, as always, Sarge! :thumbsup:
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« Reply #398 on: July 18, 2016, 05:40:44 PM »
Nice design on that.  The handle looks terrific.  Really pops in the photo.  Good job Sarge.
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« Reply #399 on: July 19, 2016, 03:32:25 PM »
Thanks, guys!
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