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Knife and Tool Discussion => Self-Made Knives => Topic started by: Estacado on April 30, 2021, 01:45:04 PM

Title: Nessmuk Skinner
Post by: Estacado on April 30, 2021, 01:45:04 PM
Sarge got me into this, a Nessmuk Skinner to go with the Kephart's. Nice Maple and Walnut scales and a 4.5" blade. One has Convex Grind and the other a Saber grind. Good balance and the handle shape feels good like my Kephart's. My bud Sam gets the Walnut handled one and another fellow who has a light colored Kephart's gets the other with dyed maple. Both will be tested on Hogs and in the kitchen. (https://i.postimg.cc/Dmh1Xbp6/IMG-4223.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Dmh1Xbp6)
Title: Re: Nessmuk Skinner
Post by: wsdstan on April 30, 2021, 03:29:42 PM
Nice job on those two Estacado.  While not a fan of forced patina it sure doesn't look out of place on those two.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Nessmuk Skinner
Post by: wolfy on April 30, 2021, 03:52:59 PM
VERY NICE, Estacado!  :thumbsup:     I really like that maple.....what did you stain it with? :shrug:
Title: Re: Nessmuk Skinner
Post by: Sarge on April 30, 2021, 04:16:41 PM
Nice work!
Title: Re: Nessmuk Skinner
Post by: Estacado on April 30, 2021, 05:45:35 PM
Wolfy, just used Medium Brown Leather Dye, alcohol base. Daubed it and rubbed in for a minute. Then rubbed off surface film for a bit. Let it dry for a while before adding the Tru-Oil Finish. Used a semi-finished piece of Maple to get the tone I wanted. The grain starts popping after about four coats of the Tru-Oli.
Title: Re: Nessmuk Skinner
Post by: wolfy on April 30, 2021, 07:33:56 PM
Wolfy, just used Medium Brown Leather Dye, alcohol base. Daubed it and rubbed in for a minute. Then rubbed off surface film for a bit. Let it dry for a while before adding the Tru-Oil Finish. Used a semi-finished piece of Maple to get the tone I wanted. The grain starts popping after about four coats of the Tru-Oli.

Make a note of that process and DON'T forget it! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Nessmuk Skinner
Post by: Sarge on May 01, 2021, 07:24:56 PM
What Wolfy said! I?m very fond of walnut on a traditional knife but the maple really pops.