3 "Smoothies" I Finished Up Recently

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3 "Smoothies" I Finished Up Recently

Post by herbva » Fri May 22, 2020 10:02 pm

Three poor, neglected orphans that I just finished up in smooth bone from Culpepper. (Yes, I got a little crazy and bought some of the blue smooth bone slabs from Culpepper.) I think I like the way the amber on the Ka-Bar turned out the best. I actually rehandled the swell-center Cammy in some kind of exotic African wood (maybe wenge?) a few years ago and never liked the way it turned out. So, this one technically is a "do-over". I do like the way the subtle patterns emerge in the undyed bone as you sand it down.
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Re: 3 "Smoothies" I Finished Up Recently

Post by Steve Warden » Fri May 22, 2020 10:04 pm

nice.
Nice!
NICE!!

I agree, amber looks the best.
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Re: 3 "Smoothies" I Finished Up Recently

Post by Doc B » Fri May 22, 2020 10:55 pm

Those look good, Herb! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Post by Tony_Wood » Fri May 22, 2020 11:15 pm

Great work. X3.
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Re: 3 "Smoothies" I Finished Up Recently

Post by treefarmer » Fri May 22, 2020 11:23 pm

You have done a great job on those orphans!
I have a couple of questions: what is the model or name of the amber KaBar and did the original handles have an Easy open notch? It’s not quite a Moose and it’s not quite a muskrat. ::hmm::
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Re: 3 "Smoothies" I Finished Up Recently

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Fri May 22, 2020 11:38 pm

herbva wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 10:02 pm
Three poor, neglected orphans that I just finished up in smooth bone from Culpepper. (Yes, I got a little crazy and bought some of the blue smooth bone slabs from Culpepper.) I think I like the way the amber on the Ka-Bar turned out the best. I actually rehandled the swell-center Cammy in some kind of exotic African wood (maybe wenge?) a few years ago and never liked the way it turned out. So, this one technically is a "do-over". I do like the way the subtle patterns emerge in the undyed bone as you sand it down.
GORGEOUS knives! Considering that this weekend is Memorial Day weekend, let's refer to the colors as red, white and blue. ::tu::
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Post by Reverand » Sat May 23, 2020 1:30 am

They do look good. That blue really pops for me!
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Re: 3 "Smoothies" I Finished Up Recently

Post by doglegg » Sat May 23, 2020 2:19 am

Herbva, yes very patriotic. Ka Bar, short line Camillus and a long line, all lovely. The 72 looks Sunday go to meetin'. ::nod:: ::tu::

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Post by 1967redrider » Sat May 23, 2020 2:27 am

Great work, Herb, they look awesome. And I agree with the Patriotic theme. 😉👍💯
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Re: 3 "Smoothies" I Finished Up Recently

Post by herbva » Sat May 23, 2020 3:00 am

treefarmer wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:23 pm
You have done a great job on those orphans!
I have a couple of questions: what is the model or name of the amber KaBar and did the original handles have an Easy open notch? It’s not quite a Moose and it’s not quite a muskrat. ::hmm::
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I agree Treefarmer, it is a bit large for a muskrat and a bit smaller than a moose. I measure it at 3 7/8" and the tang stamp is 1063. I think it came to me missing its scales and had the notch already cut in the brass liner, so I just followed it with the new scales. The way the smaller blade sits (I think it is called a "California clip"), the notch is needed for access to the pull. Nice knife and the first one I recall encountering of this pattern. The red, white, and blue was an amazing coincidence, but quite appropriate. God bless America!
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Re: 3 "Smoothies" I Finished Up Recently

Post by treefarmer » Sat May 23, 2020 4:14 am

Herb, with that pattern # 1063, I find several places where it is called a "Muskrat". Just a bit different with the regular clip blade.
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Re: 3 "Smoothies" I Finished Up Recently

Post by royal0014 » Sat May 23, 2020 10:41 am

herbva wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 3:00 am
The red, white, and blue was an amazing coincidence, but quite appropriate. God bless America!
There's a whole thread for that theme somewhere around here.
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