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Old 01-17-2005, 10:22 AM
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The "Dark" Side

Here is something a little different from me. I thought I would try one with a "tactical" look. I call it the DS-1 (Dark Side).

Now I have to get busy trying to figure out an appropriate sheath for it. Since I don't do Kydex, I will have to come up with something in leather.

Edited to add a pic of the sheath...........

Anyway, thanks for looking..........Robert

Flat ground O-1 Acid Etched
Neoprene Handles w/Micarta Pins
8 3/4" OAL
4" Blade - Tip to Handle



Here is the Sheath that I came up with:


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Old 01-17-2005, 11:45 AM
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I like the knife!!! Very nice. Here's a suggestion for a sheath...

Keep it simple, no designs or artwork on the sheath...
All black...
And maybe make some way that it could be worn low on the back or maybe on the calf...
Unfortunatly I'm not the best leather worker so I can't give any ideas on how to go about doing this. So I can only give my suggestions....

Again, great looking knife!

Chris Nilluka
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Old 01-17-2005, 06:54 PM
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Chris:

I agree..........Simple and Black...........Hit your refresh button to see that I have added a pic of the sheath that I came up with.

Nothing special...........just black.

Robert
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Old 01-17-2005, 07:17 PM
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Robert, Looks super. Ive got a buddy that would love that knife. He's a harly man and when I see that knife I thought of him. I ll have to let him see that one.

Shane

Educate some of us on how you make a sheath like that. I love it.


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Old 01-17-2005, 07:29 PM
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Educate some of us on how you make a sheath like that. I love it.
Shane:

I am certainlly not the one to educate anyone on sheath making.... However, I may, JUST FOR GRINS, , take a few photos of the next one I build and share what I have learned from this forum, and from Sandy.

Sheath making is fun, but time consuming. Time would be better spent "grinding", however, as of now, I still take a certain amount of pride in stating that "I MADE THIS".............

Stay tuned out there in "Radio-Land"....................I may get brave and post a "Tutorial".

Robert
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Old 01-17-2005, 07:52 PM
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dark side

Both are very nice and clean. Robert


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Old 01-17-2005, 08:38 PM
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Robert, I look forward to it. I have a style that would look super in that sheath. Not overly impressed with the one im making now for it.

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Old 01-17-2005, 09:43 PM
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Robert, great tactical design! How are you heat treating...are you using a torch or clay to get that transition zone?

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Old 01-18-2005, 06:30 AM
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Robert, great tactical design! How are you heat treating...are you using a torch or clay to get that transition zone?

-Darren
Darren:

I am using an Oxy-Acetylene......I want to try clay, but I am not sure anything is available here locally.

The "dirt" in my back yard might work. It is so full of clay that if you use a shovel in it, you just throw the shovel away when you are finished, cause that stuff ain't coming off.

Robert
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Old 01-18-2005, 09:53 AM
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Hi Robert, You can get Satanite in 5 pound bags shipped for $3.85...so it's not too expensive to have shipped if you can't find it locally. I thought you were using a torch...it's pretty cool they way you can paint on a transition zone with a torch like that.



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Old 01-20-2005, 11:50 PM
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Very nice tactical!! Well I for one would like to see that tutorial. That is too cool that you created the hamon with a torch. As you heated did you watch where the blue spread and then quench when it gets where you want it? That is too cool any details on how you did that would be appreciated.
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