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Hunter - demascus/zebrawood

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by snailgixxer, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    Alright, so Ive finally had some time to work a few knives. Unfortunately my grinder is still on the other side of the country and over the holidays I didn't manage to get it shipped, but I did find a supplier who has damasks blanks. He says they are between 56-58 RC, I don't have a tester, but they pass the file test. I ordered 10 all together, and have 1 done, and 3 or 4 more on the go. I gotta say, Im a bit anxious, and I sometimes get ahead of myself. It shows a bit in this first knife, but I'm going to rework a bit of it and shine it up nice.. Im open to any and all criticism, so don't be afraid to hurt my feelings. Please let me know how I've done.

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  2. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    I like the design and the materials. The handle IMHO could use a little more contouring. Not only is it appealing to the eye but feels better in the hand.

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  3. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    Yes I agree. I have thought about giving more shape. I'll play around with it a bit and see what I come up with. Thanks
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Did you file the bevels and filework? If so, kudos to you. That looks good and the materials go well together. I'd agree with Joe on the handle shape, but you can tape up the blade and tweak that anytime.
    BTW, the Kydex sheath looks good too. I'll have to give that a try one day.

    Can't wait to see some more.

    Cheers!

    Dan
     
  5. RHGraham

    RHGraham New Member

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    Nice, dig the filework!
     
  6. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    The sculpting of the scales has been covered so i will comment on the sheath. It seems quite wide for the knife, which i was guilty of at first also. On future ones, move the rivets in tighter to the blade and it will shrink the sheath up considerably. I typically put my eyelets about 1/4 inch from the blade and leave maybe another 1/4 outside the rivets. this was the sheath only ends up about 1/2 inch wider than the knife all the way around. once you have gotten a nice smooth contour all around the sheath, a sanding sponge is your best friend. a 220 sponge ran back and forth along all edges gives them a nice smooth rounded look and helps the two sheets blend together.
     
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  7. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    Yeah I really didn't get a lot of time spent on the sheath, for a first one, it's not bad, I will take those measurements (1/4") into heavy consideration, for some reason I read a longtime ago that I needed to be 3/4" all around. I will try maybe even 3/8". Definatly appreciate all the information fellas. Make it easier to learn having multiple mentors and/or opinions. Glad I found this forum last year, probably wouldn't be as enthusiastic about this awesome hobby.
    Cheers
     

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