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She ain't perfect, but she's mine

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by jackcbr, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. jackcbr

    jackcbr Native

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    So I've got this little trip coming up and I wanted a new knife to take with me. I was planning on designing my own blade and getting lannyman8 to craft me a super blank, but as ever I left everything to the minute (sorry mate). So i spent so much time researching I've probably seen every type of knife out there. I came across timberwolf knife blank that seemed to get good reviews and decided that this was the blade for me and order one.

    I'd already bought some potential scale bits of interesting wood some time ago and the loveless joints and fibre strips with making a knife in mind. So my blade turned up last week and I set about making my knife. Not being that skilled and on a bit of a tight deadline there's a few little flaws in it, the odd divot and a crack, but she's all mine and I'm chuffed with her.

    Also had a crack at making the sheath. Didn't quiet turn out as I wanted, but as I'm short on both time and leather, I'm sure it will do for now. If it looks a little odd, it's because I'm a cross draw fan who's left handed. It's made with a belt strap, the original idea was to make it so it could be worn cross draw, hanger or baldrick style.

    So here she is, lots learnt and a bit of fun to make.

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    Thanks for looking
     
  2. chas brookes

    chas brookes Full Member

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    Looking good and looks like a good worker :)
     
  3. blacktimberwolf

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    Dude, that is one sweet knife.........a real beaut............well done
     
  4. tartanferret

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    Looks greatgoodjob

    What are the scales made from?
     
  5. Shewie

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    Very nicely done
     
  6. Perrari

    Perrari Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Looks the 'Business' ! Nice work & well done !
     
  7. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    nice work those look brrraw
     
  8. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    That is very nice. I really like the colour of the sheath.goodjob
     
  9. jackcbr

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    Thanks guys, can't take all the credit, SimonH helped pointed me in the right direction and gave me the lanyard and toggle.

    As I say, she is flawed and I've not had a chance to really do anything with her yet, but I'm chuffed with it. Also enjoyed making it. I think, once I'm back, it's time to make my own whittler.
     
  10. Bushcraftsman

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    What material is the handle made from?
     
  11. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    Are the scales Spalted Birch?
     
  12. Dannytsg

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    Looks like you have done a really good job my friend. Nice work.
     
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    Good work mate, looks like a nice solid working knife, enjoy your trip,
     
  14. belzeebob23

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    well done mate
    It adds to its charm


    Bob
     
  15. belzeebob23

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    well done mate
    It adds to its charm


    Bob
     
  16. Kepis

    Kepis Bushcrafter through and through

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    Looks like a user to me Jack, nice one, look forward to having a play with that thar sausage cutter at a meet
     
  17. jackcbr

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    Thanks guys. I believe, but not sure, the wood is spalted beech. Yep, one mighty fine sausage pricker, now all I need is to learn how to use it. Maybe I'll be able to make a decent spoon finally.
     
  18. Kepis

    Kepis Bushcrafter through and through

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    any time you want to do a bit of spoon carving you know you only have to shout:)
     
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    Cheers mate, I'm going to aim for he sept meet, but I'll only have been back a couple of days, so could be pushing my luck.
     
  20. Kepis

    Kepis Bushcrafter through and through

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    No prob, can do it any time your free
     

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