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Chad & Dusty’s Fighters

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by rcmodel, Nov 8, 2012.

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  1. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    I made these in 2002 towards the end of my knife & sheath building hobby.
    They are a matched pair made for a friends two sons Xmas presents.

    The 7 ½” blades are purchased AUS-6 stainless Cyro treated blanks.
    Guards silver soldered to blade’s.

    Black Dymondwood scales attached with epoxy and Loveless style bolts.

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    rc
     
  2. CoRoMo

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    Outstanding
     
  3. Fred_G

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    Excellent work!
     
  4. saltydog452

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    Impressive. Thank you for the post.

    The sheath and retention tab is impressive also. Did you design/sew those?

    Opposing comments seem to be common regarding cyro treated rifle barrels. Is there mixed opinion of cyro blades also?

    Thanks again,

    salty
     
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Yes, I made everything about them, except the blade blanks, including the sheaths, and brass "button" keepers for them.

    As for Cyro treating blades??

    I don't have a clue whether it helps a knife or not.

    I have used a few, but not treated and untreated of the same design at the same time to see if there was actually any advantage to it??

    rc
     
  6. bikerdoc

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    As usual superior work with a fine eye for detail.
     
  7. Owen Sparks

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    It took me a second to realize that the chips in the top blade were leaves.:)
     
  8. Armored farmer

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    good lord rc...those are magnificent!
     
  9. Owen Sparks

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    Pure works of art.

    Were those pictures taken in 2002?
     
  10. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    No, I had my friend round up the two knives from his sons the other day to photograph them.

    I lost everything in a hard drive crash last year, so I am trying to get as many new photos again as I can.

    Unfortunately, a lot of the knives I made went to other parts of the country never to be seen again.

    rc
     
  11. JimStC

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    rc,
    I am amazed at your work every time. Your eye for detail and your artistic sense are admirable to say the least. Thanks again for sharing your work.

    Jim
     
  12. Deltaboy1984

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    Nice work and some fine gifts.
     
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