Blades and Bushlore

Knife and Tool Discussion => Self-Made Knives => Topic started by: Estacado on November 22, 2021, 11:55:24 AM

Title: Kephart Saga
Post by: Estacado on November 22, 2021, 11:55:24 AM
Since I first posted, I am now up to 45 knives finished. The latest delivered was this Saturday. Now, if I can navigate picture posting again I'll post my latest. The last three were given to friends of fifty years, guys I flew F-4s with in Viet Nam. A couple of Kephart's and a Nessmuk Skinner. My knives have been used on Deer, Hogs, and a Black Bear. One fellow also butchered a Steer. They have been given as gifts to Sons and Grandfathers. I gave the second one I made to my Sister. The three I'll try and post are a five inch Kephart with dyed Maple scales. Then a Nessmuk 4.5" blade with Maple scales. The od one is my design of a Baby Kephart with a 3.5" blade and Walnut scales. ( (

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Title: Re: Kephart Saga
Post by: wsdstan on November 22, 2021, 04:25:41 PM
Nice looking knives Estacado.  Good interpretation of the Nessmuk.  The little Kephart is interesting and would be a good game knife.
Title: Re: Kephart Saga
Post by: wolfy on November 23, 2021, 09:27:27 AM
Yup, I agree with Stan.....all very nicely done representations! :hail:    I especially like the miniature version of the Kephart.....first time I ever saw anyone do that. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kephart Saga
Post by: boomer on November 24, 2021, 07:32:08 AM
Agree that these are very nicely done. Gifts made by the giver have a special place in the scheme of things as well.
Title: Re: Kephart Saga
Post by: Sarge on November 24, 2021, 05:03:47 PM
Nice work, Estacado!

When I first started, a veteran maker told me in order to stick with knife making, I?d have to have thick skin and a hard head. Glad to see you stuck with it, too.