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This is an all wood Trapper style pocket knife….except for the brass pins. These are fun to make. They are a challenge because of all the minor adjustments that are necessary for it to function just like a real knife. I make mine as close to actual size as possible so I use the very hard wood. In this example I used Black Walnut for the scales and the inner edge of Bodark (Osage Orange or Bois D’Arc) sapwood for the blades, bolsters, springs and shield because it’s still very hard. I used a Lansky® sharpener to shape the blade and plunge line.

I started by using those little wooden knife kits for templates however I’ve learned how to design my knives. I’m sure I deal with the same obstacles as those who make real pocket knives….I just use wood. Plus it’s not a good idea to heat treat a wooden knife!!

I haven’t found many folks making these. A fellow LJ (Vernon) is one of the few. You can view some of his knives at https://www.lumberjocks.com/poospleasures/blog/84858.

-- Brent, Johnson County Texas......Resawing is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're gonna get.





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 06-10-2021 06:27 PM

a very nice gift for a youngster nice knife GREAT JOB :<)))))

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

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BrentB

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#2 posted 06-10-2021 06:31 PM



a very nice gift for a youngster nice knife GREAT JOB :<)))))

- GR8HUNTER

Thanks Tony…but it certainly doesn’t come close to the detail in your models!!

-- Brent, Johnson County Texas......Resawing is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're gonna get.

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Ocelot

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#3 posted 06-10-2021 07:26 PM

REally cool. Unfortunately, my youngsters would break it in a few minutes.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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BrentB

95 posts in 1867 days


#4 posted 06-10-2021 07:32 PM



REally cool. Unfortunately, my youngsters would break it in a few minutes.

- Ocelot

Thank you sir!! Actually I would never give something like this to a young one. What I meant is that a few years ago I learned how to make a wood pocket knife using those wooden kits for kids as a template. I make my own custom designs now, but the ‘kid kit’ helped me understand what I needed to do.

-- Brent, Johnson County Texas......Resawing is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're gonna get.

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swirt

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#5 posted 06-11-2021 02:40 AM

Pretty cool. Nice detail.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Madmark2

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#6 posted 06-11-2021 03:11 AM

That is just wayyy cool!

Excellent work.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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BrentB

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#7 posted 06-11-2021 10:28 AM



Pretty cool. Nice detail.

- swirt

Thanks!!

-- Brent, Johnson County Texas......Resawing is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're gonna get.

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BrentB

95 posts in 1867 days


#8 posted 06-11-2021 10:29 AM



That is just wayyy cool!

Excellent work.

- Madmark2

Thank you sir!!

-- Brent, Johnson County Texas......Resawing is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're gonna get.

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poospleasures

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#9 posted 06-11-2021 10:23 PM

Good looking knife. There is a lot of steps and much practice needed to get to this nice finished item. I appreciate you for the mention of one of my favorite items to make. Have now made 1100 + of them and still finding ways to improve but still trying.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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BrentB

95 posts in 1867 days


#10 posted 06-11-2021 10:26 PM



Good looking knife. There is a lot of steps and much practice needed to get to this nice finished item. I appreciate you for the mention of one of my favorite items to make. Have now made 1100 + of them and still finding ways to improve but still trying.

- poospleasures

Thanks Vernon….you’re the man!!!

-- Brent, Johnson County Texas......Resawing is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're gonna get.

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