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Drop point hunter

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Brad, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    I finally got a knife done. A little drop point hunter. 1095 blade steel, 416 guard, and stabilized walnut handle
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    Comments good bad or otherwise are always welcome.
     
  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Very nice! Great finish and striking hamon!
     
  3. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    Yep, gorgeous! If you don't mind my asking, Brad, who stabilized the walnut and did you find the wood improved after stabilizing? I once talked with Mike at WSSI who said that walnut doesn't stabilize that well. I have a chunk of claro walnut that I've have yet to use. Wasn't sure I should stabilize or use as is.

    Jim T
     
  4. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    I got the walnut from the burl source. Everything I have bought from there has been great to work with. I know it dose not need to be finished but a little Danish oil makes the wood pop
     
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  5. Alexander13

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    Wow great work! Did you edge quench or full quench with clay on the blade?
     
  6. Brad

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    Thanks guys for the comments. I did a full quench with clay on the back. Whenever I do an edge quench my temper line (I get beat up on my terminology a lot)comes out smooth. Clay quenching is an art in itself, I wish I was better at it. I have read a bit about knifemakers just using an interrupted quench and getting some cool looking hamons.
     
  7. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    Very nice looking knife! To my taste finger guard could be smaller, but this is just me...
     
  8. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    Real nice work Brad.
     
  9. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    well done Brad
     
  10. Grouch

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    Very nice Brad
     

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