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New Handmade Combat Knife

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Greg Covington, Jun 5, 2014.

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  1. Greg Covington

    Greg Covington Member

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    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.

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  2. Valkman

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    Very nice work!

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

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    That is pretty cool!

    How is the grip constructed?
     
  4. Greg Covington

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    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.
     
  5. bikerdoc

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    Nice work. I gotta get back to the bench.
     
  6. Outlaw Man

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    Beautiful. Nice work.
     
  7. Sam1911

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    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.
     
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    I like that alot! the design and execution look very good .
     
  9. Greg Covington

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    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.
     
  10. JShirley

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    Purty.
     
  11. Yo Mama

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    Well now Mr. Covington, glad you came out of retirement. :D

    Nicely done Sir!
     
  12. MartinS

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    A bit of WWII Theater knife in it. Nice.
     
  13. Deltaboy1984

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    Very nice work.
     
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