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Second One Complete

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by IamIan, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. IamIan

    IamIan New Member

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    Second one done! Hunting skinning knife https://imgur.com/gallery/iTw7K.

    So this is the second one I've finished. It's an A2 steel blade with steel pins and Walnut scales. I tried a different side slung sheath which ended up being allot more difacult then I had hoped. The leather is a much better quality then my first I found a tack shop willing to sell me scraps.
     
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  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Pretty good for a second knife, few little things to improve on but they come with time and practice. Box is a nice touch by the way
     
  3. IamIan

    IamIan New Member

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    Thanks John, I am looking for some constructive criticism so I can progress and make better knives. What are the things you see that need improvement?
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    I like the recurve shape and the presentation. The primary bevel looks good like it will slice well.

    One suggestion would be to work the scratches out of the blade before putting the scales on. Starting from around 100 grit and moving finer and finer towards 600 or so. I know it's a pain but makes a huge difference.

    Looking forward to seeing #3.

    Dan
     
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  5. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    The dreaded scratches, took me a few knives and getting a hand sanding routine worked out to solve that problem.
    It helps to have a blade holder of sorts and toss the used paper frequently. Change angle of hand sanding each time paper is changed. Also get a good flat sanding bar or block.

    If you want you can still hand sand this one , the change will be impressive the first few times you do it.
     

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