New Handmade Combat Knife


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Greg Covington
June 5, 2014, 03:31 PM
It's been since 2006 that I last made a knife.

I got the bug again and reintroduced my Combat Special model...this version being named the "WDW" after my late buddy who served many, many years.

7.5" blade forged from L6, about 1/4" thick differentially treated and coated in Durcoat.

http://i58.tinypic.com/34oee51.jpg

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Valkman
June 5, 2014, 03:41 PM
Very nice work!

I quit about the same time and do get the urge again now and then but I sold my grinder.

Sam Cade
June 5, 2014, 04:43 PM
That is pretty cool!

How is the grip constructed?

Greg Covington
June 5, 2014, 06:11 PM
Thanks.

The handle is two pieces of 3/8 natural colored linen micarta. Each slab has been mortised for the tang and one Corby type bolt as well as thong tubing fasten them together along with Acra-Glas.

bikerdoc
June 5, 2014, 06:56 PM
Nice work. I gotta get back to the bench.

Outlaw Man
June 5, 2014, 10:31 PM
Beautiful. Nice work.

Sam1911
June 5, 2014, 10:33 PM
That is mighty nice! I've wanted to do a handle like that one of these days myself, but just keep adding to that list of things I'll get to eventu....never.

Gordon
June 6, 2014, 12:20 AM
I like that alot! the design and execution look very good .

Greg Covington
June 6, 2014, 03:18 AM
Thanks, I appreciate it!

It's housed in a Spec-Ops brand sheath now...hair shaving sharp.

I made alot of these Combat Specials up till 2006...this model is a bit more stylish and I like it much better.

Feels good to be forging again...I'm working on a model made from 1095 steel currently and she'll be up for sale.

JShirley
June 6, 2014, 09:27 PM
Purty.

Yo Mama
June 6, 2014, 11:14 PM
Well now Mr. Covington, glad you came out of retirement. :D

Nicely done Sir!

MartinS
June 11, 2014, 10:53 AM
A bit of WWII Theater knife in it. Nice.

Deltaboy
June 12, 2014, 10:25 AM
Very nice work.

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