An entirely new knife.............

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British Red

M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)
Dec 30, 2005
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Watching that nickel silver get fitted and formed is so exciting stu!

Tomorrow will be even better as it really takes shape

Awesome work fellah!

Red
 

stuart m

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Stew said:
Stu - ~I presume the holes in the bolster are countersunk? Is it just the pins holding them on or is any glue involved as well?
Hi Stew, no glue mate.... Just te rivetting :)

The holes in the bolster are countersunk yes... But the wire also expends through it's entire length which makes the whole fixing very, very secure...

To get these bolsters off you will need to drill or shear the wire... You couldn't pry them off... To get this apart mate you would have to destroy it :)

Now comes the slightly nervous time for me................. Let's get some shape into it :)
 

stuart m

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Well it's been a busy day in the workshop.....

First job this morning for me was to get the wood shaped to the tang.....





As you can see I left the wood quite thick so step two was to start the shaping.....



Now from hereonin there is not that much that I can actually show you... It is just a case of working through the grits, it doesn't change appearance, at all, until you finish it....

So here you go.... The British Red designed, Precision Field Knife....











I am could not be any happier with the finished article... Size, weight and fit all feel superb in the hand...

It is always a worrying time when you start the hafting and finishing process as this is the time that any shortcomings in the fit of the handle (wood to steel, nickel to steel etc) will become apparent.... The overall fit of this knife can only be described as perfect!

Next stage is the leather.........