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Stag and walnut skinner

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by messerist, Feb 2, 2013.

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  1. messerist

    messerist Member

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    I was finally able to finish one of the blades I have been working on between bouts of frostbite. The cold has hit with a vengeance and my shop/garage is freezing even with my puny heater. Enough whining! The knife is forged from 5160 steel. I made the guard/bolster from a slice of copper, sandwiched between some brass. The handle is a small chunk of sambar stag and walnut from a salvaged gun stock. It is amazing what some folks throw away:what:. OAL is 9 1/4" with a 4" blade. Thanks for looking.
     

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  2. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    Looks stout. :)
     
  3. Tanasie

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    I like it....that's a knife build that was well thought out.
     
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Ran out of green sanding belts before you got her all ground down smooth on the sides did ya!

    NO!
    I was just joking! :D

    Very nice work.

    How you gonna sheath it??
    Not much to hold onto there to keep it in a sheath with the wide blade and thin handle.

    rc
     
  5. Piraticalbob

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    That's a handsome knife.
     
  6. JimStC

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    Nice work. Thanks for the pictures.
    Heck it is cold here in Indiana. I can imagine what it is like up your way.

    Jim
     
  7. hso

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    That's right nice!
     
  8. bikerdoc

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    Exceptional work as usual.
     
  9. heron

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    I like the contrast in textures between the handle and blade. Very nice work.
     
  10. Sam1911

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    What a cool blade shape! Nice job!
     
  11. messerist

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    You guys are pure class! RC I will post an update when I have finished with the sheath. The sale of the knife fell through when the buyer found out he was gonna be a daddy...which is good. :) Thanks again for looking and the gracious comments. -Troy
     
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