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Birds Eye Hunter

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by parker, May 31, 2017.

  1. parker

    parker Active Member

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    not quite finished but was excited to share. Love the way it turned out. Needs an edge and it's all oiled up in the pic should have wiped the blade. Oh well. Need to work on one of these photo boxes everyone has haha also was my first attempted at a tapered tang but it is hard to see as its not a big taper
    1084 steel, stabilized birds eye maple scales died green and black spacers
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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Super!

    Excellent choice of materials. The black spacer against the silver steel and dyed maple really looks good. Any harpoon blade shape is cool, but this one has a stubby appearance that makes it look more aggressive. Nice.
    Personally I would like to see a small rounding in the fronts of the scales as the handle is quite curvy, but you are following the plunge line well.

    Dan
     
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  3. Kevin Cox

    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    Very nice work . Like your handles colour and wood and that little black liner made it stand out.
     
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  4. parker

    parker Active Member

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    Thanks fellas. Ya I have done rounded off in the front of the scales on most of my knifes so far and tried something different this time. I like the the ones that round off or 45* kinda thing better too. Had to try it tho haha
     
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  5. cuatroXcuatro

    cuatroXcuatro Active Member

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    Look great and I like the scales. I've picked up some similar scale blanks so now I have an idea how they might turn out. What do you mean by a tapered tang?
     
  6. parker

    parker Active Member

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    from the front of the handle to the but is grind to a taper but only slightly as it was my first time and didn't want to push it its to reduce weight in the handle and looks sweet
     
  7. cuatroXcuatro

    cuatroXcuatro Active Member

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    And the scales have to match the angle. I see, thanks for the explanation. learning learning...
     
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  8. parker

    parker Active Member

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    Ya kinda. They are still flat when your done so in theory they match up and glue up perfect haha as long as you grind them right. Ya I'm always learning and keep trying new things each knife haha
     
  9. Kwesi

    Kwesi New Member

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    Very nice looking knife....I didn't know birds eye maple can be dyed green....the handle looks very different in a subtle way.
     
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  10. parker

    parker Active Member

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    Thanks. Yes it's died and stablized. I ordered this on from maragos wood, but I've got everything to do it my self just need die now haha
     
  11. Kwesi

    Kwesi New Member

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    It comes out really well. Your finishing did the birds eye maple justice.
     
  12. parker

    parker Active Member

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    Thanks haha. I will most definitely be getting more.
     

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