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First two knives.

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Tony Manifold, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Tony Manifold

    Tony Manifold New Member

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    Here are the first two knives I made with proper steel and professional heat treatment. Steel is 1/8th A2 and handle material is green linen micarta.
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    The top one is a utility/chef's knife I made for my old man for Christmas. It is intended for his camping trailer.

    The second is hunting knife a friend commissioned me to make. It obviously has a gut hook and can be used to skin with.

    Both have patinas made using apple cider vinegar. I really liked how the top one turned out.

    Here is another picture of the chefs knife.
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  2. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    Nice and welcome to the site Tony
     
  3. Nor'easter

    Nor'easter New Member

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    Excellent work. The first pic reminds me of a kepart. They look like great users.
     
  4. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Those look great for the first two. Very nice start. The only suggestion I would offer is to thin the handles and contour them a bit more in the future. They look a bit squared off or blocky and thick as they are. I can't feel them in hand so this is purely a visual assumption. Can't wait to see your next ones.
     
  5. Tony Manifold

    Tony Manifold New Member

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    They are very thick. The kitchen knife in particular. If I do another kitchen knife, I will start with thinner Micarta. The hunter is sized to the guys hand and he is happy with it. I used 3/8 micarta and I think it is a touch thick to start with for what I am doing.
     

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