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Old 06-03-2014, 10:02 AM
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Nice little EDC/Utility with Bocote....

Here's a small general purpose blade I'm putting out there to see how I like it. I've made another that I'll be carrying and this one. I was going for a knife slim, light and compact enough to be an office friendly daily carry but still be a substantial blade capable of field dressing a deer or doing some more serious tasks.

Ground out of 1084 steel, differentially hardened lightly etched
6 3/4" overall, 3 1/8" tip to scales, 2 7/8" of cutting edge, .115" thick at the ricasso with full distal taper ending in a nice pointy tip
600 grit hand sanded finish
Filed two-tone thumb grip
Heavily rounded spine for comfort
Bocote scales, thin and nicely contoured
6 german silver pins

Any thoughts, comments, discussion always welcome.

John Doyle

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Old 06-03-2014, 10:22 AM
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Clean and simple... I like it very much. I've yet to see anything of yours I didn't like.

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Old 06-03-2014, 08:12 PM
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I'll second everything Nate said! Nicely done, Sir.

John, what size of checkering file do you use? I was thinking of ordering one from Brownells, but couldn't decide on how many lines per inch. I was thinking 20?



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Old 06-03-2014, 08:16 PM
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Looking good, John. Pretty nice Bocote on there.

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