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Old 10-04-2006, 02:02 PM
jrowe jrowe is offline
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First attempt at knive making..Drop Point Hunter

This was my first attempt of making a knife. I had the blade made in Idaho and did the rest of the work. The sheath was another first attempt. To make it more veristal, I also installed snaps on the belt loop for easy on and off. How did I do?
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:14 PM
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Looks like you got a good hunter to me. What are the scales made from?

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Old 10-04-2006, 02:18 PM
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Thanks. Scales are California Buckeye.
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:01 PM
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Looks good, a whole lot better than my first knife. You will probably find that after you handle it for a bit you will want to make another with some slight modification. Don't do it. Thats how the addistion starts, next thing you know you will be buying equipment.

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Old 10-04-2006, 06:17 PM
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Thanks for the input already have another unfinished blade in snake eye pattern waiting..have to give it some more thought on the wood..but really partial to cali buckeye
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Old 10-04-2006, 08:33 PM
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Too late to warn him Steve he's hooked.Nice first blade.This forum will help more than you can imagine.I started reading the newbee forum about a year ago.The wealth of info here has been priceless.And helped me more than anyone knows.If you like making knives and your well on your way to becomeing a knife junkie.your at the right spot.Very good work.

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Old 10-04-2006, 10:05 PM
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looks great in the sheath! KEep on making them and modifing. I fins using old pizza boxes make great mockups to get a "Feel" for the dimensions.


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Old 10-05-2006, 10:53 AM
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Very nice handle. I love the look of the Burl. The sheath alreay has a worn in look to it. How much play does the knife have in the sheath? I would be afraid the snaps would wear on the handle. Be careful.

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Old 10-05-2006, 11:17 AM
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It is very snug fit. Basically no play at all, even with the top snap undone. Comes out of sheath smoothly as well. Thanks for the reply.
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