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Old 04-28-2011, 02:10 PM
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First Knife

Well after like 7 years of wanting to make knives i did finish one finally. Amazing how fast the times go.

I'd like to credit Terry Hearn's "making a lil skinner" tutorial which was a huge help for keeping me on the right steps to complete a knife and Beebe Knives's "How to make your own leather sheath".

But mainly to David Cole of DC Knives, who in my opinion is a master craftsman, I had the good fortune of visiting his shop when i first got interested in knives and he schooled me on what tooling/supplies I needed to buy and just a great overall hands on look at the hows and whats of knives and sheath making.

Knife details: O1 steel, Micarta handles, Flat grind w/ thumb knotch. Heat treated in a homemade oven that was detailed here on these forums.
Sheath: 8-9oz leather with dark oil dye



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Old 04-28-2011, 05:17 PM
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Look'n good. Keep it up.

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Old 04-28-2011, 09:02 PM
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Nice job. Now don't make us wait 7 years to see another one!


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Old 04-29-2011, 08:17 AM
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That's a nice looking little knife! i like the pattern on the scales. i have not worked with micarta before, but this interests me. Well done!


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Old 04-29-2011, 08:37 AM
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Thanks for the replies

My only grief with the Micarta was buffing it out it didnt seem to shine up but rather dull up, and the compound gets in the little divits. I tried cleaning it out with alcohol. I need to read up on finishing micarta.

All gung ho for the next one but im only home 4 days a month at the moment.


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Old 04-29-2011, 12:41 PM
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Try cleaning the scale with acetone and the a light wipedown with WD-40

If you've got some scrap left you can try different finishes - BLO, Tung oil, etc

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Old 04-29-2011, 07:29 PM
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Nice job. I'd just hand sand the micarta to about 400 grit. I like that satin finish contrast.


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