First Knife

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Project by LifesGood1 posted 07-08-2009 10:39 PM 1884 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed to make a present for someone and I wanted it to be practical. I have always had an interest in knife-making so I decided it would be perfect time to give it a whirl. I received the knife blank from Texas Knife Makers Supply and bought some cocobolo scales to go on it. It turns out, even in the case of pre-made blanks, it’s not as easy as it looks. For the display, I bought some deer antler off of ebay for a couple of bucks and doweled them together. As soon as I finished this one, I started on a new. “Will post with results” The lessons I learned on this one will definitely come in handy on the next.

-- Jerod, Austin

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#1 posted 07-08-2009 10:53 PM

Great Looking Knife!

It looks like it has nice “hand feel” and balance.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 07-09-2009 01:36 AM

Great looking knife. Looks good in the mix of antlers.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 07-09-2009 01:48 AM

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#4 posted 07-09-2009 02:24 AM

Fine bit of work…I was thinking of making myself a new one as my old knife met its untimely demise and got thrown away due to having it in my pocket and needing to get on a plane…luckily it was just a cheap blade I use for cutting packing straps…etc.

But a nicely made blade like that is an heirloom and should be carried with pride…

Thanks for sharing your work with us….I look forward to hearing more on the process.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#5 posted 07-09-2009 02:43 AM

Really very nice handle.
I ordered one skinner knife blade from TKMS too…very eager to start making the handle for the first time.
I hope olivewood would turn out good.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 07-09-2009 04:11 AM

I like your choice of wood, cant wait to see your next one

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you [email protected]

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#7 posted 07-09-2009 07:14 AM

Very nice. What finish did you use on the handle?

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#8 posted 07-09-2009 05:51 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. Tomakazi, I used tru oil gun stock finish. It definitely sealed the handle, but came out a little waxy. Next time, I think I’m going to try something with a little more hardness.

-- Jerod, Austin

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