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My Works in Progress!

Discussion in 'Knife Makers Gallery' started by Stew, Jan 30, 2018.

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    Thanks. Took a few attempts trying to work out what would look good.

    In the end, a simple wrap and then gutted the paracord!

    I was surprised at how well it's come out (though am a bit annoyed at one bit! :D )
     
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    Etching my mark in the sunshine!

    I find this part quite stressful. Quite a simple thing but it can mess up the whole knife if done wrong. I really should start doing it earlier in the process but I forget!


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    That'll do nicely!

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    The Cold Steel Gurkha Kukhri rehandle is done.
    The stock handle is a boring bit of black rubber.
    The rehandle was done in the style of an old school stacked leather handle but in more modern materials that will last.
    The inner stack of brown material is actually Tufnol. The bolster and butt cap are green Micarta with a black G10 spacer between the Micarta and tufnol.
    As well as gluing each piece, to hold it all together I modified the tang and a large bolt then threaded the butt plate so it screwed through - the bolt is exposed on the butt plate so you can see the size! It took a bit of thought as to the best way to tackle that part.
     
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    That really does look the part. Completely transforms if from mall ninja to serious tool.
     
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    It's cool, even if I do say so myself!

    I love how the layers of tufnol really show. I gave the surface of each disc a quick sand to go through the shiney crust. I didn't anticipate the darker lines.
     
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    That is really something, Stew. Beautiful. What are the woods and the steel, please?

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    Hi David,

    The steel is O1 and one of Mark Jacobs' blades.

    For the handle, Desert Ironwood bolster and then stabilised boxwood burl for the remainder. Pins are brass corby bolts and tube. There are red G10 liners under the boxwood and also separating the ironwood and boxwood.

    I'm planning to put it up for sale as it fits a baldic sheath I had already quite nicely - handy as I've lost my leather work mojo for a some time!

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