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Project by jeffswildwood posted 11-29-2020 01:14 AM 597 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my entry for the 2020 knife swap. This set went to Tony, GR8HUNTER and I hope he is happy with everything.

First is a damascus kit knife. I tried some new methods on this one then I did in the past. Before I would use two scales, shape and do a nice roundover. This time I used thicker stock and rounded over the entire scale giving it a better feel. Not as flat. My thoughts was it would fit in a hand much more comfortable. This seemed to work out nicely. I also redrilled the handle to use a larger pin to make sure it held in place better. The handle is made of oak.

Second as a bonus I cut a small marking knife from a used saw blade. After torch hardening it seemed stout. I used a mystery wood, I think ebony for the scales. I must admit getting an edge on a knife is tricky, at least to me. I did manage to get it very sharp with a vertical belt sander.

I had some leather so I added a second bonus item. A leather strop for sealing a nice sharp edge. I mounted it on a piece of oak and added my Tony’s LJ name to personalize it.

This was a small swap and I want to thank everyone for taking part! I think we all had fun and got a nice piece of cutlery to boot!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".





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hairy

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#1 posted 11-29-2020 01:21 AM

Nice work,Jeff!

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 11-29-2020 01:24 AM

well i can say your pictures are way better then mine were but you still should see this beautiful knife in person and it fits my paws so well seems almost a shame to get blood in it

and that marking knife is super scary sharp i shaved my arm no problem and cut paper instantly

and that strop WOW PERSONALIZED even GR8 SWAP I AM ONE VERY HAPPY CAMPER :<))))))))))

Thanks Jeff

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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jeffswildwood

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#3 posted 11-29-2020 01:45 AM

hairy, thanks buddy.

Tony, glad you like everything. I hope both knives get lots of use.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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Dave Polaschek

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#4 posted 11-29-2020 03:27 AM

Nice work, Jeff! The marking knife is a nice bonus, and the strop will get lots of use, I’m sure.

And thanks again for running this one!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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pottz

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#5 posted 11-29-2020 03:50 AM

thats a beautiful knife,he’s gotta love it,if not he needs to send it too me-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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crowie

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#6 posted 11-29-2020 04:54 AM

Nicely done, good swap.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Ivan

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#7 posted 11-29-2020 07:08 AM

That blade looks astonish!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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clieb91

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#8 posted 11-29-2020 01:05 PM

What a cool looking blade. Nicely done Jeff. Great job keeping all the cats herded as well.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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EarlS

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#9 posted 11-29-2020 01:09 PM

I think the oak scales on the damascus knife gives it a an earthy, useable look that I really like.

The marking knife scales look like Ebony or maybe African Blackwood. I have more than a few pieces of mystery wood waiting for the right project as well.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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splintergroup

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#10 posted 11-29-2020 04:15 PM

Some fine cutlery!

Everything blends so nicely!

That smaller piece looks perfect for picking’ the fingernails 8^)

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GR8HUNTER

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#11 posted 11-29-2020 05:17 PM



thats a beautiful knife,he s gotta love it,if not he needs to send it too me-lol.

- pottz

you could come try and take it BUT you will get cut :<)))))))


Some fine cutlery!

Everything blends so nicely!

That smaller piece looks perfect for picking the fingernails 8^)

- splintergroup


its so sharp it would just cut your tips off LOL :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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duckmilk

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#12 posted 11-29-2020 06:21 PM

The knife looks awesome Jeff. The scales and brass really set it off. Nice looking marking knife as well.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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therealSteveN

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#13 posted 11-29-2020 08:39 PM

Nice x 2, both look to have plenty of utility, and that is what I like about a knife.

Congrat Tony on such a nice swapgift.

-- Think safe, be safe

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HokieKen

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#14 posted 11-30-2020 07:11 PM

Awesome work Jeff. Love that Damascus!!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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