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Hunter I just finished.

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by R H Clark, Jul 12, 2014.

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  1. R H Clark

    R H Clark Member

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    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.
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    I think this is the best sheath I've made yet.
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  2. Sam Cade

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    That is a very pretty set!
     
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    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.
     
  4. R H Clark

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    That's a gorgeous knife :)
     
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    Very nice knife.
     
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    That's a very pretty piece and the sheath work is lovely!
     
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    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!
     
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    Beautiful work. That's one knife and sheath combo that I wouldn't mind waiting a year for. Are you taking any more orders?
     
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    Good blade shape. Well done.
     
  12. bannockburn

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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Great job.:D
     
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