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Two Feathers

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Howdy folks:
I’ve been wrestling with posting this for hours. I didn’t want to turn this into an editorial or an excuse fest, but I needed to say a few things about me and my work.

I started making knives at 17 in 1966. I spent most of the next 38 years making “modern” bright shiny, hunting knives; for hunters, farmers, campers, ranch hands, trappers, guides, and hardworking everyday folks all across the country and around the world.

In 2014 I began making something closer to 18th. & 19th. Century knives.

All that being said, I NEVER said I make PC/HA knives. I said I make knives to replicate the LOOK of a PC/HA knife. I made the mistake of calling one of my knives PC once, and that mistake haunts me to this day! I learn from my mistakes.

As for the HBC trade knife. I only said I made a copy of a circa 1750+ HBC trade knife NOT an EXACT replica. My knives are made to look like they were hand crafted by a mountain man or fur trapper in the Rockies with limited hand tools and only the creativity they were born with.
As for my blade finish? I have had a number of guys here say how much they like that Rustic Forge look and they buy my knives because of THAT and my abilities as a knife maker. Not one complaint or refund request in 55 years!

On to my sheath designs. I’ve NEVER crafted a sheath put together with rivets! Rivets have a place in history, but not on my sheathes.

I have either hand saddle stitched; or X stitched them exclusively. YES…I have put a rivet or 2 on very few for structural integrity or to protect the stitching, but NOT for PC/HA authenticity! The closest I ever get to that, is the Nickel spots I put on for looks or by request and they do not hold the sheath together! They’re only along for the ride. They add NO increased strength or stability, just looks.

I hope this clears up any misgivings anyone may have about me or my work. If not, I’m terribly sorry and you can contact me about it in a PM. I don’t engage openly antagonists on the forum. I deeply regret any unintentional feelings of animosity that this may have caused.

Respectfully:
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Keep up your good work, Two Feathers! Your knives look good to me! I like the finish and coloration on the blades, too.

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Keep up your good work, Two Feathers! Your knives look good to me! I like the finish and coloration on the blades, too.

Notchy Bob
Notchy Bob:
Always a pleasure hearing from you. Thanks for the support and all your advice.
I didn't want to "ruffle" any feathers; but I wanted to be clear about my process and my thoughts.
I wasn't targeting any one individual or comment. It was a blanket statement about my thoughts and experience on my work.
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It looks like a good solid knife. Personally I think it would look a lot better if you removed the grind lines which takes away from the intended 18th century style. Moving two a half tang and using steel pins would also go a long way towards creating the look.
 

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It looks like a good solid knife. Personally I think it would look a lot better if you removed the grind lines which takes away from the intended 18th century style. Moving two a half tang and using steel pins would also go a long way towards creating the look.
44-henry:
Thank you for your opinion. I used brass pins only because the knife I copied had them. I always use soft iron pins in my PC looking knives.
By the time I'm finished with the cutting edge, most all of those "grind lines" will be gone or nearly impossible to see!
In 55 years of knife making; I've NEVER trusted half, blind, rat tail, or partial tang knives. I feel that they are inferior to a full tang, for obvious reason. I HAVE made some; I have one here right now that I have not listed, but normally I don't make them. I only make full tang knives. This is one reason why I don't/can't call my knives PC? The majority of the 18th. & 19th. century knives were indeed half, or partial tang, and since I don't make those, I cannot call mine PC/HA because they're not. I make my knives to last a lifetime under hard use. Most of my customers couldn't care less if my knives are PC/HA? They want a very well crafted, well made, knife that LOOKS the part and will out live them so they can be passed on to their kids, and their kid's kids.
Thank you for your observation, it's much appreciated. I hope this clears up any questions about why I do what I do?
God bless:
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Michiganmuzzy:
Howdy again. Do you mean like this? Yup... This is one I made for a buddy's custom knife. When it was finished, it had leg ties on it. That's why the little tab is on the tip of the sheath. The knife is HUGE!!! Designing a sheath to work with the shape was a nightmare; but I love a good challenge.
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"Now THAT'S a knife!"-Crocodile Dundee
SOLANCO:
YUP and that KNIFE was the sharpest thing I ever held in my hand, it was unbelievable. I didn't think it was possible to make a razor blade THAT big!!? I believe the knife alone weighed 3 or 4 pounds? He bought it with NO sheath and he wanted to carry it, so he contacted me about making him one. What a nightmare trying to make it! Every time I put the knife in the sheath it cut the stitches and welt all to the devil! I ended up making the sheath 3 times before I finally got the shape perfect.
He's happy with it; so that's all I care about. Another satisfied customer. :thumb:;)
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I have several of those knives from TOTW. I like the etched finish on the blade. I believe they are French inspired style.
DL
Desperate Lee:
Thanks, you gave me an idea. I'm going to try an experiment on my next blade? Hopefully I won't destroy it? But that's the great part about being a knife maker. If I do; I'll just make another one. :dunno::thumb:;)
God bless:
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