Dymondwood Handled Filet Knife

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Project by toddhelmkamp posted 12-29-2009 10:57 PM 2122 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this filet knife for my brother-in-law for Christmas. It was the first time I’d worked with Dymondwood because I typically only like to use natural materials. I decided to try the Dymondwood because of its water-resistance (this is a knife that will be around the water a lot, after all).

I was surprised at how easy to work the scales were. I did most of the work with a coping saw, although my Dremel made the final shaping much easier than if I’d have used a rasp. I’m very pleased with how it turned out, although I still much prefer natural woods. My lovely wife helped me make the sheath.

-- Todd Helmkamp,

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#1 posted 12-30-2009 04:00 AM

Thanks Prairie! I appreciate it!

-- Todd Helmkamp,

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#2 posted 12-30-2009 05:13 AM

Todd, Nice work! I have been looking into trying a knife project myself, and you may have just pushed me over the line. I think I will have to make a final decision on which blade blank I like best.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#3 posted 12-30-2009 07:37 AM

Very nice filet knife. Great shape to the handle. Should be very comfy to use.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 12-30-2009 09:17 PM

Hey Mojoe, go for it, I LOVE making knives!

Thanks Scrappy!

-- Todd Helmkamp,

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