Hunter I just finished.


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R H Clark
July 12, 2014, 08:02 PM
I have had this one promised for about a year. I tried to give the guy his money back several times but he decided to wait. He did know the time frame before he ever bought it. It was a sort of trade and the first time I ever took money in advance, so to speak and it about worried me silly until it was done. I only do a few in my spare time though.

Hand forged 1095, brass, and Sambar stag. Sorry for the reflections causing the blade to appear dark.
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae96/RHClark/P1000930_zps38d4bdef.jpg (http://s961.photobucket.com/user/RHClark/media/P1000930_zps38d4bdef.jpg.html)

I think this is the best sheath I've made yet.
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae96/RHClark/P1000934_zps468c70e0.jpg (http://s961.photobucket.com/user/RHClark/media/P1000934_zps468c70e0.jpg.html)

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Sam Cade
July 12, 2014, 08:22 PM
That is a very pretty set!

jmr40
July 12, 2014, 08:36 PM
I'm impressed. Hard to any accurate perspective in the photo, but I'm guessing around 3.5"-4" blade. I like a well made sheath as much as the knife. The leather work is the finishing touch.

R H Clark
July 12, 2014, 09:10 PM
Sorry, yes the blade is right at 4". I didn't even measure the specs on this one since I never put it up for sale but had it spoken for so long.

Thanks for the compliments.

It's a new keeper style I'm using where it's a separate piece wrapped around over a large stud. the advantage is that if I mess up the keeper the sheath isn't ruined and if the owner accidentally cuts the keeper it can easily be replaced. You just pop off one side and it will hang free but it won't easily come off and get lost even with one side undone. It is completely secure with both sides fastened. Plus I think it looks cool.

Valkman
July 12, 2014, 10:27 PM
That's great work there! I went through that too when I couldn't make a knife as fast as I wanted to, very nerve wracking. I hated taking more orders that I could fill in a month or two.

Noah
July 12, 2014, 10:30 PM
That's a gorgeous knife :)

stan rose
July 13, 2014, 08:57 AM
Very nice knife.

hso
July 13, 2014, 09:17 AM
That's a very pretty piece and the sheath work is lovely!

Drail
July 13, 2014, 10:48 AM
THAT is a very good design. All of the angles and proportions are perfect in my mind for a hunting blade. And best of all -1095! Outstanding!

nmlongbow
July 13, 2014, 04:38 PM
Beautiful work. That's one knife and sheath combo that I wouldn't mind waiting a year for. Are you taking any more orders?

JShirley
July 13, 2014, 05:10 PM
Good blade shape. Well done.

bannockburn
July 14, 2014, 10:33 AM
R H Clark

Very nice knife and a well designed and constructed sheath to go with it.

Brin
July 18, 2014, 06:34 PM
Clark, very nice workmanship on the knife and the heavy leather sheath. Sharp knives need well made sheaths. I know a guy who was out hunting by himself when he lost his footing and took a tumble. His hunting knife cut right through its sheath and in to him. He was lucky, help arrived before he bled out. I make my sheaths and holsters out of 8-9 ounce leather.

R H Clark
July 18, 2014, 09:36 PM
Brin
I couldn't agree more. I think that one is 10-12 oz with a nearly 1/2" welt, and a liner layer over the stud that's about 2 oz.

Thanks for the kind words.

Deltaboy
July 23, 2014, 11:40 PM
Great job.:D

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