Knife build

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  1. Jun 25, 2019 #1

    kswan

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    My second attempt at posting this.
    So, this is my first knife and sheath. I was going for a French pistol handle look but not quite as round at the end. The blade is a 1 1/2 x 5/32 1084 carbon. Heated then quenched in canola oil. Had a bit of an issue with warping but advice from other members and 3 heat cycles with clamps sorted that out. I used browning brushed back to get a bit of an antique look. The handles are maple from TOW stained with Laurel Mountain maple I used on my Tennessee rifle.
    The sheath is just 8 oz sewed with TOW sinew.
    It actually holds quite a good edge.
     
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  2. Jun 25, 2019 #2

    BigT

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    Nice looking blade there I also hand forge my own blades
     
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  3. Jun 25, 2019 #3

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    Did you welt the sheath?
     
  4. Jun 26, 2019 #4

    DOUBLEDEUCE 1

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    That looks really good. I like the color of the handle especially. :cool:
     
  5. Jun 26, 2019 #5

    kswan

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    I did, made it a little tough to stitch.
     
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  6. Jun 26, 2019 #6

    kswan

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    Thanks
     
  7. Jun 26, 2019 #7

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    I wouldn't know anything about that. </sarcasm>
     
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  8. Jun 26, 2019 #8

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    Turned out well. Many associate ball grip knives as being French, but in reality they were just as popular with the English and NDNs. The ball grip is simply a very controllable and secure grip.
     
  9. Jun 26, 2019 #9

    kswan

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    Thank you and thanks for the advice while building.
     
  10. Jul 6, 2019 #10

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    Darn … pictures didn't go through on my computer … I guess i'll just have to cuss at it some more.
     
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  11. Jul 6, 2019 #11

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