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Rockin knives for Blade 2012

stephanfowler May 15, 2012

  1. stephanfowler

    stephanfowler knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    :ross::ross::ross:
    I've got a hand full of nice Bowies and Chef knives ready for Blade, but I wanted to have a good stock of knives on hand so I started this batch yesterday.

    16 Brut de Forge blades,:thumbsup::thumbsup:

    4" +/- Blade length:
    2 Wharncliff style
    3 Clip point
    4 Drop point

    6" Blade length
    1 Re-Curve
    3 fighter

    8" Blade Length
    1 Re-Curve
    2 Fighters


    Here they are rough forged to shape and started grinding

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    all the rough grinding is done and I've hollow ground and tapered the tang

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    You know your kickin butt when your dip/spark bucket is steaming :devilfinger::thumbsup::devilfinger::thumbsup:

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    Post HT and finish ground up to 220 on the Disc Grinder :bwah::jdwink2::chuck:

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    crappy pic I know but my shoulders hurt from polishing :cry::cry::cry:

    Just finished Hand rubbing all of them, I'll start handles tomorrow.

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  2. Soup_Monger

    Soup_Monger Should be a custom title here

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    Outstanding work, Stephan.

    I like them all.

    I might actually make it to Blade this year.

    :scheme:
     
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  3. Frstr8

    Frstr8 First Rate JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    You are a machine! :thumbsup:
     
  4. six

    six straight up pimp

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    Well said:thumbsup:
     
  5. stephanfowler

    stephanfowler knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    I know the fuckin picture is blurry, deal with it.

    it's 3:15 and I just finished roughing in the handles (except for the three with stainless bolsters, I'll get those tomorrow)

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    now to sleep, and tomorrow I'll rub out the handles and start sheaths.

    Stephan
     
  6. Mr.LaBella

    Mr.LaBella ←The № 1 Devil→ Administrator

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    Keep up the good work!!!!
     
  7. stephanfowler

    stephanfowler knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Handles finished up, I'll be starting sheaths tonight

    Two Wharnie styles
    one textured Green Micarta
    the other Koa with Black Paper Micarta Bolsters
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    3 Clipped point hunters

    Stag with SS bolsters
    Ghost G10 over Orange G10
    Caramel Micarta - Textured

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    four Drop Point hunters

    Green Canvas Micarta with Black Canvas Bolsters
    Fancy Koa with SS Bolsters
    Black Canvas Micarta with Red liners and Green Canvas Bolsters
    Ghost G10 with a Paracord Wrap (I still need to finish the knot)

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    A neat little matched pair

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    3 camp knives

    Ghost G10 over Orange G10
    Amboyna with Black Paper bolsters
    Black Canvas with Caramel micarta bolsters

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    2 Fighters

    Amboyna with SS Bolsters
    Buckeye Burl with Black paper bolsters

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    and a couple recurves

    caramel Micarta with Burgundy canvas bolster
    and the other is going to get stingray skin and a paracord wrap

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  8. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    They look fantastic!
     
  9. JMCNEES

    JMCNEES knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Dayumm! Lots of goodness right there! I can't wait to see the one wrapped over the rayskin.:devilcorn:
     
  10. GEEZER

    GEEZER Beware The Ides of March Brigade Member

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    note to self.........

    Take MORE money to Blade....
     
  11. unreconstructedgordo

    unreconstructedgordo Level: True Devil

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    If you don't use string ray and ,ugh para cord :cry:, on the bottom knife and it doesn't sell at blade I will take it!
     
  12. Stabber

    Stabber Stabber's Steel Connection Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    :devilzeekAwesome! That's a lot of work. they look great.

    I can picture you at the grinder Hoggin them blades to get the dunk bucket steamin!!:manganr::thumbsup:
     
  13. rscheppmann

    rscheppmann Diabolus ex Occasus Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Very nice! :thumbsup: The Wharnny with the Koa is a great looking blade. The camp knife with the black canvas and caramel bolsters is my favorite. That caramel micarta also looks really good with burgandy bolsters. Great blades, and handle combos.
     
  14. stephanfowler

    stephanfowler knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Hell man, I'm a capitalist, you tell me what you want on there and I'll have it in the mail Monday.

    :yuna::yuna::chuck:
     
  15. unreconstructedgordo

    unreconstructedgordo Level: True Devil

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    Sold! Black paper and Buckeye burl it is! Hide the pins if possible but stainless thong tube is nice! Make it sharp as it will be a chopping demo knife. Even tho I will pay for it before, you can display it at Blade if you wish ! I feel I have saved a lovely forging from the fate worse than death of para cord wrap!:ropeman:
     
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  16. stephanfowler

    stephanfowler knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Kinda like this:

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