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Unamed EDC Knife

Molonlabe300 Feb 9, 2015

  1. Molonlabe300

    Molonlabe300 Huge member

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    I still haven't got a Makers Mark on this one, and I'll be making a sheath for it soon enough.

    I hope it's ok to post this here. I guess it fits here, if not a Moderator can move it. This is my 3rd knife I've made so far. I learned a lot making this one, as I faced many obstacles (learning experiences).

    I had started this one out with a handle design that was probably too advanced for me. I had glued up a pair of 3 section handle scales, only to abandon them after getting ready to shape them. I had made a mistake on the glue up of the scales, and ended up with an epoxy line between a spacer, and the center piece (Desert Ironwood Burl). I looked like a second spacer, and I tried to convince myself that it'd be fine, but in the end, I made a very nice 2 section handle.

    This one has a Desert Ironwood Burl bolster with Orange G10 liners, Natural Linen Micarta spacers, and Black Linen micarta. I used 3/16 O1 tool steel again, and finished the flats at 600 grit. I ground a convex bevel, and finished it with a 600 Gator belt. I ended up using corby bolts on this one, and I have to say, they are nice to work with. This one measure 7" OAL, with a 3" blade.

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    Thanks for looking,

    Don
     
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  2. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Momma said I'd go blind Brigade Member

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    For your third, I'd say it's a damned fine looking knife.

    :thumbsup:
     
  3. crogers

    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    I agree, you seem to be progressing very nicely. Nice looking knife! :thumbsup:
     
  4. Parker

    Parker Former Village People Roadie Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    I guess I got my work cut out for me in SEP if that's the bar for three knives! Great looking blade!
     
  5. Molonlabe300

    Molonlabe300 Huge member

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone. The supports is much appreciated, especially after many hours of work.

    It's truly amazing how many mistakes I had to fix with this knife. It's almost like the knife didn't want to get finished. Even when I thought I was done, things took a turn for the worst. I was putting an edge on it, and my 40 micron belt had just stretched at the seam, and the belt chattered a bit while I was on the right side of the knife. I didn't think much of it, and finished putting an edge on it. I went to clean it up, and I almost puked when I realized that the where pretty deep chatter marks or skips the length of the blade. I had no choice but to go back to the 400 and 600 grit Gator belts to refinish the side. I was terrified I'd screw up the grind lines, and wouldn't be able to touch up the flats since the scales where now on. I had a huge smile on my face when I pulled it off. I'm still not the best at keeping my grind lines clean and straight.


    Thanks again everyone,

    Don
     

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