Stag and walnut skinner


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messerist
February 2, 2013, 11:19 PM
I was finally able to finish one of the blades I have been working on between bouts of frostbite. The cold has hit with a vengeance and my shop/garage is freezing even with my puny heater. Enough whining! The knife is forged from 5160 steel. I made the guard/bolster from a slice of copper, sandwiched between some brass. The handle is a small chunk of sambar stag and walnut from a salvaged gun stock. It is amazing what some folks throw away:what:. OAL is 9 1/4" with a 4" blade. Thanks for looking.

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JShirley
February 2, 2013, 11:48 PM
Looks stout. :)

Tanasie
February 3, 2013, 12:13 AM
I like it....that's a knife build that was well thought out.

rcmodel
February 3, 2013, 01:04 AM
Ran out of green sanding belts before you got her all ground down smooth on the sides did ya!

NO!
I was just joking! :D

Very nice work.

How you gonna sheath it??
Not much to hold onto there to keep it in a sheath with the wide blade and thin handle.

rc

Piraticalbob
February 3, 2013, 04:43 AM
That's a handsome knife.

JimStC
February 3, 2013, 06:32 AM
Nice work. Thanks for the pictures.
Heck it is cold here in Indiana. I can imagine what it is like up your way.

Jim

hso
February 3, 2013, 08:30 AM
That's right nice!

bikerdoc
February 3, 2013, 09:50 AM
Exceptional work as usual.

heron
February 3, 2013, 07:27 PM
I like the contrast in textures between the handle and blade. Very nice work.

Sam1911
February 3, 2013, 07:39 PM
What a cool blade shape! Nice job!

messerist
February 8, 2013, 11:54 PM
You guys are pure class! RC I will post an update when I have finished with the sheath. The sale of the knife fell through when the buyer found out he was gonna be a daddy...which is good. :) Thanks again for looking and the gracious comments. -Troy

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