1st Shop Knife

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Project by cmmyakman posted 08-13-2018 09:10 PM 958 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a knife using pretty much the same technique I used for making a knife for my father’s B-Day present last year.

I think for my next knife, I will try to duplicate the grace shown in Lemongrasspicker’s example: I also like his storage case.

I finally got around to finishing my personal knife for use in the shop doing odds and ends. I finished the knife about 2 weeks ago and am very surprised at how often I reach for it; to cut off small pieces of wood or remove some excess dried glue. I should have made finishing this knife a higher priority.

I sanded a finger choil in the front of the grip as I was a little afraid of my finger sliding onto the blade when making a cut. Now that it’s done, I should have shortened the ricasso or buried the tang a little further into the wood by having the handle start closer to the blade, ah well, hopefully you can learn by my mistake. So I am going to call this my 1st shop knife as I plan to do another.

The center on the grip is maple and the outside grips are cocobolo.

I paid $22.96 for the Morakniv 120 blade back in May 2017, today the same blade sells for $23.92.

I purchased the mosaic pin (the brass sircle at the tail end of the handle) from eBay. This mosaic pin is similar (from the same supplier) and there are many other designs (or if you are adventurous you can make your own):

I finished the handle with two coats of tung oil and then wiped on and buffed off some Renaissance wax.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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#1 posted 08-14-2018 01:12 PM

This is a nice shop made knife.. Congratulations!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 08-14-2018 05:01 PM

Thank you Helluvawreck. I just ordered another Morakniv 120 from Amazon and will make another knife. Someday, I plan to make the knife from scrap metal, ala the “Forged in Fire” TV show. But that is a bit far into the future.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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