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#5602011 - 02/16/15 10:54 AM Hand made knives
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How many people here own and carry a hand made knife? Get them out and show them off!
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#5602253 - 02/16/15 12:36 PM Re: Hand made knives [Re: Andrew Griggs]
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This is my S.Potts knife, the discoloration is my fault from leaving it touching the leather sheath. Excellent knife.


This is my Chops, green fossil coral scales with carbon fiber bolster, full file work, and Damascus
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#5602452 - 02/16/15 02:00 PM Re: Hand made knives [Re: Andrew Griggs]
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It is my understanding that discoloration, etc is generally due to the sheath leather being tanned wrong. If it is tanned with vegetable oils, it shouldn't have a problem.
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#5602966 - 02/16/15 06:06 PM Re: Hand made knives [Re: Dave Davidson]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Davidson
It is my understanding that discoloration, etc is generally due to the sheath leather being tanned wrong. If it is tanned with vegetable oils, it shouldn't have a problem.


Meh, whatever the reason it doesn't effect the knife, that sucker is sharp. I call it early patina
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

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#5604267 - 02/17/15 11:06 AM Re: Hand made knives [Re: Andrew Griggs]
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What do you look for as a end user/collector in a handmade knife?
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#5604273 - 02/17/15 11:12 AM Re: Hand made knives [Re: Dave Davidson]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Davidson
It is my understanding that discoloration, etc is generally due to the sheath leather being tanned wrong. If it is tanned with vegetable oils, it shouldn't have a problem.


Dave, that isn't always the case. There are variables based off of steel type and humidity. If you put a wet stainless steel blade in a leather sheath and leave it long term it can corrode. High carbon steel blades that are not stainless are even more susceptible to this tarnish or corrosion. It is true though that some leathers ie: chrome tanned, leather will rust a blade.
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#5604283 - 02/17/15 11:18 AM Re: Hand made knives [Re: Andrew Griggs]
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Yep, this is a high carbon steal, like I said, it was my fault and I was warned of this buy the knife maker I just failed to make sure it wasn't touching.

As the end user, I look first and foremost quality blade materials and how well that will hold an edge. Then comes the dress up, I don't buy two knives that are alike. Each knife has a personality of its own. I've already planned out my next 5 knives, now I'm waiting for the bank account to catch up so I can start having them made.
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#5604307 - 02/17/15 11:38 AM Re: Hand made knives [Re: Andrew Griggs]
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A knife is generally kept in its sheath, if for no other reason - to protect the edge. Given that, why would a knifemaker knowingly use a sheath-leather process that would harm the blade?

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#5604359 - 02/17/15 12:11 PM Re: Hand made knives [Re: conifer]
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Originally Posted By: conifer
A knife is generally kept in its sheath, if for no other reason - to protect the edge. Given that, why would a knifemaker knowingly use a sheath-leather process that would harm the blade?


I don't know of any makers who intentionally use leather that will harm a blade. That being said, do you store a non-stainless pistol in a leather holster? Most collectors will tell you not to. In the same way as a maker I advise my customers that if it is not going to be carried daily they should not store a high carbon steel blade in a leather sheath especially in a humid climate. Also a light coating of gun oil helps to protect against rust.
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#5604361 - 02/17/15 12:12 PM Re: Hand made knives [Re: Andrew Griggs]
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The knife came with a kydex sheath, but I requested a leather sheath knowing what could happen. I don't store my knives in the sheath unless going in my hunting bag, but that's only for a few days at a time. Then hey go in the safe, which is where this one sat for a few months touching the sheath
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#5604365 - 02/17/15 12:13 PM Re: Hand made knives [Re: Andrew Griggs]
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Griggs... You're new here, please post up some pics. There are some very high quality knife makers in this forum
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#5604385 - 02/17/15 12:28 PM Re: Hand made knives [Re: Andrew Griggs]
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Here is one I finished recently. CPM 154 stainless steel, Mammoth Ivory bolsters and Spalted Maple handle.


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#5604410 - 02/17/15 12:42 PM Re: Hand made knives [Re: Andrew Griggs]
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Here is a little wharncliff I made for another knifemaker. CPM 154 steel and Carbon Fiber for both the bolster and handle. Matte finish on the blade and hand rubbed satin finished handle.



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#5604413 - 02/17/15 12:46 PM Re: Hand made knives [Re: Andrew Griggs]
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This is a one of a kind with A2 tool steel blade, Carbon Fiber bolsters and Cholla cactus handle.

[img]http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/pics/...608081084860447[/img]
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#5604578 - 02/17/15 02:54 PM Re: Hand made knives [Re: Andrew Griggs]
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My chops mammoth tusk folder. I wouldn't take for it.

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