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A Christmas Present

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by John Noon, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    A young lady has taken up hunting so I have made her a knife for Christmas, second one in the picture was a wonder what this would look like moment.
    Both fabricated from AISI 1084 one handle from bloodwood with a Tru-Oil finish and the other a G10 material.
    Red is her favorite color so that solved the sheath, trying to decide on one of a few different methods of hanging from a belt loop.

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    John
     
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  2. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    Both are very nice!
     
  3. Putterer

    Putterer New Member

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    Very cool knives John. The G10 blade looks extremely rugged. As a noob, I'm wondering how you formed the lanyard loop. But hand or with a milling machine?

    Cheers.
    Gary
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Nice work John!
    Is that a false edge on the bloodwood knife or did you sharpen it up?
    For sure someone will happy at Christmas.

    Dan
     
  5. bobbybirds

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    Nice job sir!
     
  6. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, second one was a failed attempt at grinding something different. Was thinking along the lines of a scale along the knife spine but need something different than a 2" belt sander to get the shape I wanted. May resort to hand filing the next attempt. For now it will be used when the Xacto blade is too light for thicker leather sheaths.

    Blood wood knife has a false back edge, wanted something with a edge for use on a fire starter stick. Thought it looked nice but did not sharpen it as the owner is only 9 years old.

    The G10 knife lanyard loop was made by drilling two holes and using an assortment of files to join them together. 2 seconds with a mill but by hand a little bit longer. I did run the bar stock through the furnace once to be sure it was annealed as soft as possible just to make my life a little easier.
    One thing I learned is tempering with a furnace is easy (lazy) but a whole lot better than an old blow torch or fire. Color was bang on and I got other stuff done while the knife was coming up to temperature.

    Found a fairly local supplier for 440C and D2 tool steel, going to kick a big hole in the pocket money today. Have not bought steel in years and sticker shock is best description, be glad when the donated planner blades show up so I can grind away without worrying about wasting a chunk of steel. Although I did have an idea for all the off cuts and scrap blades and that is forge welding them into a block and recycle them into a decent knife.

    Have another small hunter and a chefs knife or two in progress and once I figure out the other two blade shapes I will have a full furnace for Sunday. Then the long process of picking handle materials will begin.

    john
     
  7. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Really nice job, John. I'm drawn to the bloodwood one, but I like the way you did the handle on the other.
     
  8. BigUglyMan

    BigUglyMan Active Member

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    Beefy. Nice lines though. I like it.
     
  9. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    The handle is a little thicker than normal, found a knife was easier to hold with a bigger handle than smaller when extremely cold.
     
  10. BigUglyMan

    BigUglyMan Active Member

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    I've used a lot of knives in some ugly cold. You won't get any argument from me about the handle.
     
  11. Vinnie

    Vinnie New Member

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    Excellent looking knives.
     
  12. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. Learned that fillet knives can be much harder to make, had a blade warp when quenched.

    Next one I will grind after tempering and hopefully that works. Which reminds me I have to send an email and find out when the 440C shipment will be in.
     
  13. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    The Niece received the knife today for her Birthday, mom said nope at Christmas being sharp and pointy made mom nervous being the first knife her daughter has owned. Young lady loves it but is afraid too use it because it might get scratched and dull :roflmao told her if it gets wrecked I can always build another.

    This weekend she plans on using it to build a leanto when the family is out getting Maple Syrup
     

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