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  1. spsurfer

    One more with walnut

    No machines at all, only for the blade grind. I think by hand, you can control better. Regards Nicolas
  2. spsurfer

    One more with walnut

    Well, the walnut I got from a turkish dealer, called "turkishwalnut" on Instagram. Very tight, wonderful curly grain, but not cheap. A year ago I bought a bigger piece that will serve for a 12 handles. Rough shaped with a rasp, later a finer metal file, followed by sand paper, grain 180, 280, 360, 400, 600, 1000, 1200 and 2000. Between you need to wetten the wood and dry it with a heat gun so small splinters will raise and get cut on the next sanding. After the 2000 paper I polished with rotton stone powder. Now you need to stain it with red root oil (I got these from "the London finisher", formerly working for Purdey) till you get the depth and colour you want. Polish again with rotton stone.. Now the slacum oil, some drops on the handle and move it all over, it will cure quite fast, if it gets tacky, rub it in with your palm, between layers, polish with rotton stone. I think I used a 10 layers, once I came across a tiny hole that couldn't get filled so I sanded this part again (better to do this BEFORE ;)) and filled it... After the final layer, a thin layer of kit oil. The slacum needs to dry for about 4-8h better leave it over night. If you don't wait till it's 100% cured and apply the lext layer, you can risk that the surface get's tiny bumps and you'll need to repeat the polishing etc. Regards Nicolas
  3. Hello, I just finished this one with walnut. This time with slacum oil from 'The London FIinisher' and the result is a nice depth and high glossy finish. 97mm blade from 1.3505 117mm handle from turkish walnut. Regards Nicolas
  4. Hello, here one with damascus steel made by Wirtz and Bahls for WMG. Blade 97mm, guard from bronze, spacer from mammoth, 115mm handle from sambar with bronze pommel. Regards Nicolas
  5. Exactly, with files, sand paper.. I soldered two 3cm tubes on the brass plate for better bonding with the stag. Drilled two holes in the end of the handle and glued everything with Epoxi. Regards Nicolas
  6. Thanl you Sirs, now the pommel is finished, too. Regards Nicolas
  7. There are flaws, hope to get rid of on the final finish. First the pommel as I will stain the handle with Epoxi... Regards Nicolas
  8. Hello, nearly finished, this "Wanderer" with 90mm blade from 1.3505, soldered guard from brass, spacer from stellar seacow and a nice piece of sambar. You never know how the colours will turn out on a piece of sambar, this one got some really nice, deep honey colours. It's still missing the pommel.. Regards Nicolas
  9. spsurfer

    sharp stuff....

    The knive looks very very good!!! Allthough I like the red G10 scales on a hunting knife, I can imagine this model with walnut burl and engraved bolsters Great job! Regards Nicolas
  10. spsurfer

    sharp stuff....

    That's looking very good!! Like a modern interpretation of the Nessmuk knife. Do you have some more specs? Regards Nicolas
  11. Hello, today I finished this knife with the pommel and a Norma 30.06 cartridge, preferred caliber of the future owner. 97mm blade from 1.2442, soldered guard from bronze, spacer from mammoth and a handle from sambar (total 120mm) pommel from bronze, as well. Kind regards Nicolas
  12. They found me on Instagram and an editor from a German hunting magazine wrote an article about my knives and a few months ago about William Moore & Grey, too, so I think they have been speaking about the article about my knives.
  13. Thanks, I would order a few of my own knives but I'm afraid I would need to buy a few hundred... Regards Nicolas