My Dad’s handy work

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My Dad’s handy work

Postby Twhite » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:24 am

My dad found this Western L36 in the street several years ago. It had been run over several times and the handle was destroyed.

So he took everything apart and cleaned it up. He set it aside as he did not know what handle material he wanted to use.

Fast forward to this past summer. He was walking their dog at the park. When the dog sniffed out a dear antler dog treat. My dad looked at it and figured it was just about perfect for the handle.

Anyhow this is the results along with a sheath he made. My son is now the proud owner of this knife.
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Re: My Dad’s handy work

Postby eveled » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:26 am

That’s awesome! Very nice!

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Re: My Dad’s handy work

Postby FRJ » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:31 am

Wow! Great job.
That's a real good looking knife now.
A family heirloom for sure.
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Re: My Dad’s handy work

Postby #goldpan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:35 am

Thats very nice work, on both the knife and the sheath!

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Re: My Dad’s handy work

Postby doglegg » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:37 am

Quite a talented Dad you have. That knife is more desirable that when it was new. ::nod::

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Re: My Dad’s handy work

Postby glennbad » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:17 am

Wow, nice! That's a great family heirloom now!

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Re: My Dad’s handy work

Postby philco » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:19 am

Tom your dad has some talent. He did a very nice job on that knife and sheath. That knife will mean more as time goes by. It's a family treasure. ::nod::
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Re: My Dad’s handy work

Postby Twhite » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:37 am

philco wrote:Tom your dad has some talent. He did a very nice job on that knife and sheath. That knife will mean more as time goes by. It's a family treasure. ::nod::

Yes he did a great job. My son really appreciates knives. My dad gave him over 40 knives last year. There are a few others that he re handled and made sheaths for. My son also has my dads first knife that he got when he was 3. A tiny little thing that knife.

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Re: My Dad’s handy work

Postby orvet » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:55 am

Your dad did nice work on that knife! ::tu::
Those are one of my favorite knives to fix because they're such good quality knives.
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Re: My Dad’s handy work

Postby Colonel26 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:20 am

Outstanding! I’m sure your son will treasure that one.
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Re: My Dad’s handy work

Postby Steve Warden » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:18 am

D) All of the above
An excellent piece of work made even sweeter as an heirloom ::tu::
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Re: My Dad’s handy work

Postby Meridian_Mike » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:15 pm

WOW... great story and a real nice job of handle restoration....
That is a knife ANYONE would be proud to show off and I know your son will always cherish it as a keep sake.

Two thumbs up!!

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Re: My Dad’s handy work

Postby tongueriver » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:58 pm

I am impressed with the work; he picked a good one to work on. I hope your Dad's work is documented and handed down in the family for at least a few more generations. A question was asked about the reason for the bifurcated tang and I am not sure I know why either. ?

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Re: My Dad’s handy work

Postby Twhite » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:03 pm

tongueriver wrote:I am impressed with the work; he picked a good one to work on. I hope your Dad's work is documented and handed down in the family for at least a few more generations. A question was asked about the reason for the bifurcated tang and I am not sure I know why either. ?

Yes he wrote down everything he remembers from each knife. Some were his fathers and Uncle. Most were just ones he accumulated over time. So the history of them will not be lost.

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Re: My Dad’s handy work

Postby TripleF » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:40 am

That's what I'm talkin' about!! ::tu:: ::tu::
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