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Fist Sale, Am I A Professional Now?

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by CaptainDevlin, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. CaptainDevlin

    CaptainDevlin New Member

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    Hello Everyone!

    I'm excited to share that I've sold my first knife. All my knives so far have been for myself or given way as a gift. I sold it to someone i work with, when he heard that started making a knife he wanted one. i drew the knife up from scratch based off a few pictures he gave me that he liked. The blade is O1 tools steel and the handle is walnut. I believe this my best knife so far and I hope he gets to use it for many years.

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  2. propane_cooker

    propane_cooker New Member

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    Good looking knife. I really like the blue in the handle, would you mind giving an explanation of how you constructed the handle? Got any more pictures? I am working with O1 and walnut as well so I would love to hear anything about your methods, such as HT etc. I wouldn't mind knowing what the price was but if you don't feel comfortable telling me I understand. I really wanted to do a stripe in the handle like that only with holy wood (very white) but couldn't seem to get it to work out on my first knife.
     
  3. CaptainDevlin

    CaptainDevlin New Member

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    @propane_cooker For the handle I started with a solid block if walnut, cut it on an angle and glue it back together with the blue spacer. Then I drilled the holes and cut the block in half to make the individual scales. It takes longer but the spacer was perfectly even on each side. I sold the knife for $100, ten bucks an inch for the overall length. I started out with 1/8 X 2 bar stock. Post some of the build pics soon.
     
  4. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    I like that knife! And well done on you first sale. You are a pro now.

    I just hope you remember us little people fondly in the future.
     
  5. propane_cooker

    propane_cooker New Member

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    That's cool. That's the way I thought of doing it, but I hadn't thought of drilling the holes before cutting the block in half. Thanks, I learn something new everyday.
     

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