every week at my forge and workshop(updated)Knife Making
Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:11 pm
lst week mas production this week finnished knives of a slightly higher calibre !
first job of the week socks sent this knife for a refurb .
bit of elbow grease and some leather work later .
the pitting is permanant so they had to stay where they are as the metal is thin as is , i did a wet form sheath with antique look .
then was on to this bushcrafter , its not full sized and would suit a smaller hand, lads/ ladies although it does fit in my hand and is safe , its very sharp and sports my own burl oak handles with brass pins and lanyard , with my take on a bushcraft sheath , articulated with brass hoop . all in all i love this knife that was once a file !
that done i moved on to some damascus i forge weeks ago . its a 20 to 30 layer billet that i worked in two difgferant ways to get differant effects , first is this one .
iv not made a large knife for along time now and wanted something for seriouse hunting of larger game or camping bushcraft etc .
handle is green and black dymond wood which is laminated wood that is stabilised wih impregnated resin , water and shock proof and can not warp or move . the sheath is my fav today it has a 3x welt at the top which holds the blade in with out and clips etc , again articulated with brass hoop . the pattern is "whales throat camo" i just made that up ! straight laminate that i randomised , as you grind through the billet you expose another layer .
any way i really like this one to ! materials for the blade are 15n20 nickel steel and reclaimed steel from an antique two man wood saw blade i had .
then the next one started from the same billet , but i put 3 twists in it each one in the opposite direction to the last , the third is in the handle are and has exposed a star , handle is butterscotch buffalo horn and you can see the etched pattern under the scales . setting is burl oak board and silver birch burl , i want this one to go on ebay as a leter opener as i want to try new markets .
after that this was made for you guys .
then there is reddawns miniature knife
to keep him legal the poaching c**t ha ha only pullin your p***er mate .
i forghed this lot up for next week .
and handled this
and i still jhave this beauty for sale
thats about it for this week , i might get some more done tommorow afternoon .
all the best matt.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:14 pm
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:27 pm
thank you guys !
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:50 pm
And guys I've seen these in the flesh today you will be proud to own any of these
Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:54 pm
Oh and a weegie looking for a minature knife............."for hunting purposes"..
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:23 pm
Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:35 pm
the larger two are £10 each or 2 for £15
one of the full tang mini knives has sold the other is £12
the all black pauncher has sold
the one with sheath is now £40
thats delivered to you recorded first class .
i will have some more similar to the large damascus next week but not damascus , infact thats the three sat on the anvil , one is spoken for the other two will be available .
i have something special non damascus next week also largesh but very eligant and attractive .
and a few other tricks up my sleave .
anyone who wanted the sheffield style antler handled knives will be pleased i have some nice ingridiance for a couple of thos to .
all the best , matt.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:03 am
It's a falconry stillette if ever I saw one.
Put it on eBay twice lol.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:04 am
Remember lads this is Matts living, not a hobby. Try not to knock him down on price, the knives / blades are worth every penny, and more to be honest.
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