Skinner Knife

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Project by Flashpoint posted 03-05-2016 08:39 PM 1208 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Skinner knife I made for my nephew to have for his first deer hunting season. Not much wood work, but the handle is walnut and I made the blade from a bar of 1095 steel. Stock removal only, no forging/hammering. Gut hook was done with file work, then sharpened with sandpaper on a dowel. Brass pins and handle epoxied on and rubbed in beeswax for finish. I made a crude leather sheath with craft store supplies.
My nephew chose a knife design he liked, the last photo is of the one he picked. A little research showed me he had expensive taste, it is a ceramic $200 custom knife.

Those interested in knife making should google search, “cheap knife tutorial,” a decent tutorial lurks there and it was a great place to start learning. My biggest advice would be to buy knife steel, not scavenge. It will cost less than $20 for a suitable high carbon bar and will be much simpler/easier to work.
Sorry for photo orientation, couldn’t get it right.

-- Flashpoint

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#1 posted 03-05-2016 08:57 PM

that should do some damage.not bad for just starting out great job.

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#2 posted 03-06-2016 01:55 PM

Nice job on the knife. No doubt the nephew was pleased as punch to see it !

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#3 posted 03-06-2016 04:47 PM

That is really cool. Great job

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