Drop-Point 4 with File work


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rcmodel
November 4, 2012, 03:28 PM
Made this one in 1983.
440C Cyro treated Jantz or TKMS blade blank. I forget which.
I taper-tanged and did some file work on it.
Guard & thong liner are stainless steel, scales are Zebrawood with homemade Loveless style SS bolts & brass nuts. The guard is pinned and silver soldered to the blade.
Sheath is a force fit high-ride lined with green suede lining.

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rc

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RustHunter87
November 4, 2012, 03:59 PM
I just love it when you share your projects from yesteryear RC, there allways great!
That looks like a dandy of a drop point, the Twisted style file work is a nice touch, I like the sheath to!
You sir have got talent.

rcmodel
November 4, 2012, 04:01 PM
Thank you!

rc

cheeze
November 4, 2012, 04:08 PM
Wow, that's some really nice work. One day when I have less irons in the fire, or more time to tend the irons I have, I want to do some knife making. I've made a few in the past and enjoyed it. Good job with that one, I'd be really proud to have made it!

308win
November 5, 2012, 11:29 AM
Your leather work is outstanding - and that is not meant to be a reflection on your blades at all.

hso
November 5, 2012, 11:46 AM
Nice!

Did you put the bolts in from opposite sides and is that why they appear to be different radiuses?

Dang, I wish you were still making sheaths.

rcmodel
November 5, 2012, 12:04 PM
No, I make my own Loveless style bolts out of stainless steel flat-head screws and homemade brass "nuts" & "bushings".

http://www.texasknife.com/vcom/images/BBS1_550.jpg

So when you grind them down while shaping the handle, the head / bushing side has some of the head taper still showing which makes that side appear slightly larger.

I sometimes used two nuts, sometimes a nut & a bushing.
No particular good reason I guess.

rc

heron
November 5, 2012, 12:39 PM
Wow, that's a real beauty. I like the way you polished the filework. Sheath is great too.

bikerdoc
November 5, 2012, 12:39 PM
I am cataloging all your tips for the time I get back to the bench semi full time. :)

JShirley
November 5, 2012, 03:22 PM
LOVE the file work!

Deltaboy
November 5, 2012, 09:00 PM
RC your a master knife craftsman, wonderful polish and wicked file work.

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