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Drop-Point 4” with File work

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by rcmodel, Nov 4, 2012.

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  1. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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
     
  2. RustHunter87

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    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.
     
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Thank you!

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  4. cheeze

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    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!
     
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    Your leather work is outstanding - and that is not meant to be a reflection on your blades at all.
     
  6. hso

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    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.
     
  7. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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
     
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    Wow, that's a real beauty. I like the way you polished the filework. Sheath is great too.
     
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    I am cataloging all your tips for the time I get back to the bench semi full time. :)
     
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    LOVE the file work!
     
  11. Deltaboy1984

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    RC your a master knife craftsman, wonderful polish and wicked file work.
     
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