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Here We Go.

Discussion in '2013 KITH' started by Greg, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Greg

    Greg New Member

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    Hi everyone.

    The last couple weeks have been pretty busy with work and to add to that my computer took a big crap by getting infected with a virus, it was totally locked up. But the computer is fixed, worked slowed down a bit and I was able to get in the garage this past weekend and finish this thing up.

    Overall it turned out pretty good. I eneded up going with black micarta scales with mosaic pins. My one major complaint is that the pins in the bolsters are noticabal. I fight with this every time I use stainless bolsters, some times I get it right and they don't show and sometimes I don't. This time I didn't and I appologise up front to the guy that gets it. The sheath is an all leather cow pouch style.

    Admittingly, at the end you need to look pretty hard to see any Scandi theme in this blade but it was still a fun build.
    This was my first KITH game and It was fun. Looking forward to the next one.
    Best regards
    Greg.


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  2. metal99

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    That turned out really nice man. Do you peen your bolster pins or use a press? I have only done one set of bolsters and they had hidden pins. I'm afraid to try preening bolsters on lol.
     
  3. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    2 thumbs up Greg .................. :clap2: :clap2:
     
  4. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    That is very nice Greg, Great job. Mine should be back from heat treat friday or monday at the latest. That sheath is awesome, i seem to be the only guy not able to make a sheath, but i have a few ideas for whoever gets my knife that will hopefully make up for it.
     
  5. metal99

    metal99 Member

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    A case of beer should make up for a sheathless knife haha :) sorry
     
  6. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    I guess that depends where it gets shipped haha. A 12 sack may not fair too well given the usual care and attention that packages receive by our postal service. I was thinking something more useful to a fellow maker, and probably less dangerous to use in the shop lol.
     
  7. metal99

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    And the fact that it would probably freeze with our weather lol.
     
  8. stevebates

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    Wow that turned out beautiful, Great work Greg!!!
     
  9. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Looks excellent Greg! I think the Scandi influence is definitely there. I like the range of styles and designs that have come of this Scandi inspired build.

    You're not the only one. If I can get back into the shop to finish my knife before the last minute, I may attempt a sheath, but, never having made one before, I'm not sure I'll end up with something I'd want to give anyone.
     
  10. Greg

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    Well, she was mailed out to it's new owner on Friday and I hope he gets some good use out of it. This KITH was fun and I'm looking forward to the next one.
     
  11. Mike the Viking

    Mike the Viking New Member

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    Just got this in the mail today, was so excited to see the box... Greg you must have a good sense of humor cause you had so much tape covering the box , when I finnally got the box open the bubble rap around the knife tapped up solid, had a good laugh!!!

    I'm really liking this little guy, has a very nice weight to it. Also been thinking about it, and I don't think I've ever used any of the material's in here... from the steel to the pins so it's really nice to see someone else's work. and it's really making me wanna go and try something like this with the bolsters and scales and all that!

    Thanks Greg, this is gonna look great on my belt! :cool: can't wait to try it out!
     
  12. Greg

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    Hey Mike, happy to hear it showed up safe sand sound. My wife and I had a good laugh at my tape job as well. I hope the knife serves you well.
     

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