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Simple Skinner/field Knife In Nitro-v And Cocobolo

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by dancom, May 5, 2021.

  1. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    This is a simple little skinner in the DH64 variety made from Nitro-V and cocobolo. The blade is a manageable 4" along the cutting edge. Overall only 8.125" long.

    The original piece of cocobolo was wide enough that I could angle it to make the grain lines more interesting with respect to the rest of the knife. Pins as basic 1/8" brass. I really wanted the handle to be simple and elegant. Not sure if that comes across in the photos.

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    This is the second one of these I have made in this style. First one is here in AEB-L and desert ironwood.

    Dan
     
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  2. Scott Kozub

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    Great combination of wood and steel. I love cocobolo.
     
  3. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Beauty Dan! Yeah I want to work with cocobolo. I hear it doesn’t need stabilizing.

    How do you find it Dan I also hear it can make you itch like crazy?
     
  4. dancom

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    Thanks Griff. Strange you ask. I have used cocobolo at least three times before without any issues. However, this time I had a hay fever like allergic reaction. It is a known sensitizer and according to the Wood Database "notoriously allergenic," so be careful.
     
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    Looks awesome Dan! Love how you have the grain at an angle.
     
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