Another Christmas present finished

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Project by OldWrangler posted 11-10-2014 11:34 PM 2670 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think this is an interesting treatment to a hunting knife. This one may be destined for son #1, the semi-pro bass fisherman. He mostly works club tournaments but also hit a couple of the Bass Master ones. Hard to believe he has won a boat rig (he sold) and several other neat things and with the cash, he is over $150,000 for the year with 2 tournaments coming up later this month. Not bad for a 50 y/o part time fisherman.

Anyhow, here is a 1089 tool steel knife with a black powder treatment on 1/2 the blade. Handle is a left over piece of Black & White Ebony. I’ll probably redo the sheath. It got some bad spots and the cut outs didn’t work as I planned. Cowhide with lizard in the cut outs. I plan on using more of the Ebony for Handles. It finishes really well.

Guess you are tired of see my knives. I have been on a run with them lately. Now I am doing bookcases for the wife out of BKP, a cedar chest of Pecky Cypress lined with red cedar, another cross for a wedding but this is a Wedding Cross, a Celtic Cross for a friend at church and jewelry box of BKP with huge golden knots all over. Working everyday for 5-6 hours and it has got me feeling good. For once I almost have Christmas finished. Usually it is down to the wire with projects drying the house on Christmas eve because the shop has been to cold to vanish. One more knife, 2 Cutting Boards and the last one of 6 Cheese Slicers and I’ll have a month and a half, plenty of time.

Anniversary coming up in a week and we are going to LA to do some gambling, eating Oyster Po’ Boys and sampling LA’s Bread Pudding. No where have we found better and their Bourbon Sauce is wonderful. We’ll be heading for places like Golden Meadow, New Iberia where the Tabasco factory is, Houma, Breaux Bridge, Rayne, Operlousas and other favorite Cajun spots we love. If we burn the casino for some extra cash, we may stay a couple of weeks. Hell, we could have a Turduken for Thanksgiving.

Here, I’ve rattled off again. Gotta watch that.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#1 posted 11-10-2014 11:39 PM

Love it and not tired of seeing anything you do. Don’t care for the green but maybe that is just my computer. Did you do the whole knife? If so your a master and I’m still a dumbashit

-- DeputyDawg

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#2 posted 11-10-2014 11:48 PM

Dennis, I buy the blanks. No telling where they come from. Some are marked Japan, China, Pakistan, Germany and Sweden. They all seem about the same quality and take a great edge I’ve been using one I didn’t like in my shop about a year and it cuts.

Green was an experiment. I kinda like it when the dye is uniform and leather polished real good. And BTW, I am as far from being a master as you are from being a dumbashit. We both have a long way to go.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#3 posted 11-10-2014 11:52 PM

Guns knives fishing woodworking po-boys bread pudding?

I might have to adopt myself into your family bud.

Win some money, eat some good food and enjoy your stay. You’d fit right in.

Edit: you make some pretty slick knives. Might need some pointers whenever I get around to making a couple one day.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 11-10-2014 11:59 PM

Beautiful knife, my friend. Sounds like you have too much to do….that’s what I was told when I retired.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#5 posted 11-11-2014 12:27 AM

Nice work and enjoy the HELL out of the vacation too!

At the 21+ a few different times; we deserve the good times we can have!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 11-11-2014 12:33 AM

Awesome work. Enjoy your vacation.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 11-11-2014 12:47 AM

Last time we gambled was in a Casino in Marksville, LA. We were gone for 4 days, had complimentry lodging at the casino, free food tickets and we traveled all around during the day and gambled all night. Nothing went on a credit card and we started with $1,000. Got home and counted up and we came back with $2,380. Don’t know what we spent or what we won but we did go. Free vacations are fun.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#8 posted 11-11-2014 09:16 AM

Great looking knife. Have fun on that vacation. I haven’t tasted Cajun food, but I do love the tabasco sauce.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Wayne Dailey

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#9 posted 11-11-2014 12:55 PM

Great lookin piece

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#10 posted 11-11-2014 02:45 PM

I like that knife has a great look to it .
Good Idea to take a break and then make a run before Christmas .
Have a good time !!!!!!!!!!


-- Kiefer

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#11 posted 11-11-2014 03:10 PM

looks great

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#12 posted 11-11-2014 04:25 PM

Mike, you haven’t eaten Cajun food? Whatcha been doing all these years? I know you are in Norway but there are planes between you and Baton Rouge. You don’t know what you are missing. I’ll bet if you were to open a Cajun Restaurant, them Oles and Lenas would beat a path through the snow to get to it. We got things like Jambalaya, Gumbo, Jalapeno Catfish, Blackened Tilapia, Crawdad Etoufee, Tchoupitoulas (pronounced Chompa-2-las), Po’ Boys, Andouille Sausage with Dirty Rice, Gator tail, Boudin and Fried Pickle Puckers. Fridge knows what I’m talking about. He’s a good old Cajun from “Red Stick”. LA…but they just call it Baton Rouge cause it’s the state capitol.

Anyhow, thanks for all the nice comments. I have decided to chuck that sheath and start another one tonight. Probably will be dyed black to match the Ebony handle and have something fancy like a 4 strand Mexican Braid down the front in white latigo lacing. I’ll post it later.

One quick Cajun joke….... First I gotta tell you that Cajuns eat about 1/2 of all the rice eaten in the U.S. Old Boudreaux goes up north to visit a friend. On the way he takes himself into a nice restaurant. He calls the waitress over and orders a hamburger. She asks if he wants it all the way to which he replies, “Nah, hold da rice”.

I hear the groans. Sorry, I guess you had to be there.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#13 posted 11-11-2014 09:02 PM

where do you buy your blades?

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#14 posted 11-12-2014 03:11 AM

I bid on some on Ebay, also buy some from, Cherokee Knife Supplies and Houston Knife Makers Supply. Before I lost touch with a guy in MD. I used to send him a blade design, he’s fax it to his factory in Pakistan and in about 3 weeks the would come in, exactly what you ordered. The fellow used to sell on Ebay too but haven’t seen him lately. All I remember is he was in a town called Odenton, near Baltimore. Sure would like to find him again. BTW, as bad as a lot of things are from China, I find the knives I have bought have been really good. They may be tempered a little too hard as the filework on Rockwell 58-59 is really tough but they hold a good edge. I like the 440 C because it is a good high chromium stainless. They polish like a mirror but it takes most of a day. Also 1095 but it will rust if not kept oiled. And it takes an edge like no other steel. ATYS-34 is a very high carbon, chromium stainless with additional amounts of Molybdenum….hard to sharpen but also hard to dull. Any blanks called San Mai is a good high carbon and the name means 3 layer. These knives have softer side panels and a really hard center. This is the Samuri sword and daggers. I stick with 440-C and 1095.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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