Can never have enough knives

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Project by JCamp posted 02-25-2021 03:59 PM 610 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made another knife. They are a little addictive. This is the first one that I’ve done with a finger groove and without pins. The handle is the same oak that I used for the last one and I remembered to book match it this time. Finished it with a soak in linseed oil. I made this one specifically for use in small game hunting. The last picture shows all the knives (just 4) that’s I’ve made so far. I put the bandsaw blade in there to show what they look like raw. And the ruler will give a idea on their sizes. I’m pretty happy with my designs so far. I’d like to eventually get some better and thicker knife making material so they’d be sturdier.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#1 posted 02-25-2021 04:10 PM

Nice skinner!

Nothing wrong with thin blades, just look at a fillet knife 8^)
I had a buddy that would collect power hacksaw blades for the same intended use, though I never saw a finished project.

If your addiction gets too out of hand, just set up a display al a bait and tackle shop and you’ll be in business!

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#2 posted 02-25-2021 07:17 PM

Very nice! Are you using the bandsaw blades for your blanks?

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#3 posted 02-25-2021 08:09 PM

That’s what I always say.

Beautiful…......Great job on that handle design.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 02-25-2021 10:52 PM

The next buck you skin might ask for his brother’s antler back. Got a good friend that loves using antler and stag as knife handles. That’s a nice little set. Splintergroup mentioned using power hacksaw blades, they work well. I made sever large knives our of them. The bi-metal material holds a real keen edge. Machine shops are one source. Note: If you plan to drill holes through a bi-metal blade it’s best to use carbide or cobalt drills and lubricant.

-- Doug

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#5 posted 02-25-2021 10:56 PM

real nice looking knife,i really like that antler one any hunter would love that.

-- 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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#6 posted 02-25-2021 11:43 PM

Sleeping fox- yes I’m using them as blanks. I do the rough shaping with a 4 inch grinder and cut off wheel then do all the finer stuff with a cheap harbor freight belt and disc sander. Usually finish but hand sanding the blade and handle. Been using super glue or epoxy to glue the handles then drill the holes after they dry and the pins are just pieces that I’ve cut off of a campaign sign stake. I usually have less than 2 hours and probably under $3 (including glue, sandpaper, electric) in each knife. I don’t do any heat treating I just put the edge side of the blade on the side that the blade teeth are on since it’s already heat treated

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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