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#5518483 - 01/04/15 07:48 AM Caping knife in copper and buckeye burl
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I had a guy want a caping knife this is what I ended up making, nothing to much out of the ordinary for a caping knife same general shape and size as most others This one is made from 1/8" 0-1 tool steel with hammered copper bolster and pins with stabilized California Buckeye burl (the copper and buckeye was customer request). I think it would look better with a slight acid etch on the blade and if I smooth out the bolster a little bit, maybe force a patina on it also, what do you guys/girls think?




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#5518548 - 01/04/15 08:42 AM Re: Caping knife in copper and buckeye burl [Re: randallss7]
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Looks OK to me, if that's what they want, that's what you do. (as long as the check clears grin)
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#5518622 - 01/04/15 09:39 AM Re: Caping knife in copper and buckeye burl [Re: randallss7]
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I agree with your suggestions. Still really like it how it is, but that would give it a more unique look and tie everything together. With the copper and scales the blade looks too clean and shiny. I really like the way the copper pins look with the scales and bolsters. up
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#5518639 - 01/04/15 09:46 AM Re: Caping knife in copper and buckeye burl [Re: randallss7]
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#5518769 - 01/04/15 10:55 AM Re: Caping knife in copper and buckeye burl [Re: randallss7]
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I really like that shape
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#5518886 - 01/04/15 12:07 PM Re: Caping knife in copper and buckeye burl [Re: randallss7]
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Nice!!!
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#5518999 - 01/04/15 01:08 PM Re: Caping knife in copper and buckeye burl [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
I agree with your suggestions. Still really like it how it is, but that would give it a more unique look and tie everything together. With the copper and scales the blade looks too clean and shiny. I really like the way the copper pins look with the scales and bolsters. up


I couldn't resist back out to the shop to clean up the bolster and lightly etch the blade, I like this look a lot better. Now as far as performance it wont make a difference. I use a lot of 0-1 tool steel for my high carbon customers for several reasons, one its awesome steel, two its priced right, 3 its a pleasure to use and sharpen.




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#5519006 - 01/04/15 01:13 PM Re: Caping knife in copper and buckeye burl [Re: randallss7]
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Looks good...

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#5519040 - 01/04/15 01:39 PM Re: Caping knife in copper and buckeye burl [Re: randallss7]
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Just what the doctor ordered...looks great. cheers
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#5520083 - 01/04/15 07:12 PM Re: Caping knife in copper and buckeye burl [Re: randallss7]
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#5520112 - 01/04/15 07:24 PM Re: Caping knife in copper and buckeye burl [Re: randallss7]
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That is really nice! up
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#5520364 - 01/04/15 08:56 PM Re: Caping knife in copper and buckeye burl [Re: randallss7]
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That looks awesome. I really like the copper.

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