My first try at knife making

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My first try at knife making

Post by gordonjohn » Fri Jul 01, 2022 9:23 pm

this is my first try at making a knife I used an old belt and made a stacked leather handle with a deer antler putt cap ,j b weld for the leather and gave it four coats of bees wax on the handle.
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Re: My first try at knife making

Post by Steve Warden » Fri Jul 01, 2022 9:30 pm

Niiiiiiiice!
Looks good!
Take care and God bless,

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Re: My first try at knife making

Post by gordonjohn » Fri Jul 01, 2022 9:53 pm

Thanks Steve :wink:

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Re: My first try at knife making

Post by Colonel26 » Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:25 pm

That grinding shaping job on the blade looks excellent. I’d have never guessed it was your first one.
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Re: My first try at knife making

Post by catspa » Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:37 pm

That came out about 200% nicer than my first knife.

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Re: My first try at knife making

Post by gordonjohn » Sat Jul 02, 2022 12:11 am

Thanks for the words of encouragement it means a ::handshake:: lot thanks colonel and catspa ::nod:: ::nod::

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Re: My first try at knife making

Post by cudgee » Sat Jul 02, 2022 2:01 am

gordonjohn wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 9:23 pm
this is my first try at making a knife I used an old belt and made a stacked leather handle with a deer antler putt cap ,j b weld for the leather and gave it four coats of bees wax on the handle.
Outstanding for your first try. A new name in cutlery has emerged. ::woot:: ::woot:: ::woot:: ::ds::

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Re: My first try at knife making

Post by glennbad » Sat Jul 02, 2022 2:28 am

Man, that blade grind looks factory. Awesome!

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Re: My first try at knife making

Post by Madmarco » Sat Jul 02, 2022 3:25 am

Fabulous work Gordy! I don't know much about blade grinds, but yours looks professional to me. Very imaginative with the pommel too. Looks like we have a new maker in our midst, so I'd like to be the 1st to place an order with you, an automatic stiletto please! LOL! 8)
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Re: My first try at knife making

Post by Reverand » Sat Jul 02, 2022 4:23 am

I love the shape and the grinds in that blade. It has a similar look to some Western hunting knives that I love. Great job!
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Re: My first try at knife making

Post by Dan In MI » Sat Jul 02, 2022 2:58 pm

If I ever try my hand at knife making, I'll be ecstatic if my first effort looks half as good. Nicely done! ::tu::
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Re: My first try at knife making

Post by gordonjohn » Sat Jul 02, 2022 4:20 pm

Thanks for all the great words, but the grind I ended up with was not what it started out to be, a lot of ooops and some other words of wisdom later this is what I wound up with, I still dont know if I like it or not ::hmm::

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Post by ken98k » Sat Jul 02, 2022 5:18 pm

::tu:: Great job! :D
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Re: My first try at knife making

Post by Madmarco » Sat Jul 02, 2022 9:06 pm

Jus' "like it" bud and never mind "or not", it's a beautiful knife whether it's your 1st or your 100th, you should be proud. I remember last year when I did some mangling how much fun it was until it wasn't, cuz lack of space and proper tools made it too difficult, but I sure enjoyed tinkering while it lasted. I even repaired a couple that had minor problems, but 2 that were very important to me but were beyond my capabilities were sent and came back from Muskratman completely repaired and reassembled. It was definitely worth it, they're 2 of my nicest knives, he does great work. 8)
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Re: My first try at knife making

Post by wiseguy » Sun Jul 03, 2022 1:07 am

Very nice !

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