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My First At Home !!!

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by PatRoy, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. PatRoy

    PatRoy New Member

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    Thats it, my fisrt knife alone in my little shop. 80CrV2 steel, 60HRC and Wengé handle. Little imperfection but still proud of it.

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  2. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Looks good. That wenge is interesting looking stuff. I've never used it but mostly because I get so much walnut, maple and cherry for nothing. (yes i know, tssk tssk for not using stabilized wood - I can't stop myself thought) I should dig up pics of my first. You wouldn't worry about your perceived "imperfections" any more : ) For that matter, pics of my last one would probably make you feel a lot better too!!
     
  3. PatRoy

    PatRoy New Member

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    Tha
    Thanks.
    You know, for century, wood handle was not stabilized and i have some old knife about 30 years old and the wood is still in perfect condition. I like natural wood, it just as to be well dry and well treat. I always use flax oil and every 2 days, i rub some with my finger on my handle till it goes all in and comes hot. After 2 weeks, believe me, the handle is well protect and got a good moist.
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Very nice looking shape. I like the angles. Well thought out. Are the scales tinted blue or is that in the photo?

    I've got some wenge scales here, but found it to be a little "chippy" like it wants to tear out more than other dense woods I've tried. I might have to revisit them.

    Dan
     
  5. PatRoy

    PatRoy New Member

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    No, its the picture. No tinte on the scale.
    Yes, i know what you mean, its a bit chippy, really tick(hard) wood but with large grain ?!!?
    I'ved sand it to 1000 grit.
     
  6. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    You have a good eye. Proportions look great.
     

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