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#5734927 - 05/08/15 01:53 PM Knife builds from this spring
TexfireLT Offline
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Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 353
Loc: Conroe, Tx
This is what has been happening in my shop this spring. I tried a lot of new things and changed up some of the old! Most of the metal came from a couple of old sawmill blades.



By request, I made 3 Karambit
knives

Kitchen knife from sawmill blade with handmade burlap Micarta
handle


Skinner


Hunter


Bowie from sawmill blade. Used stag and stainless bolster.



Warnie blade


EDC with moon glow handle material


Skinner with Moonglow Handle material.


Kitchen chopper from sawmill blade and black Micarta/Palm handles


Made a tool to carry at work
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#5734929 - 05/08/15 01:54 PM Re: Knife builds from this spring [Re: TexfireLT]
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#5734932 - 05/08/15 01:55 PM Re: Knife builds from this spring [Re: TexfireLT]
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#5735051 - 05/08/15 03:08 PM Re: Knife builds from this spring [Re: TexfireLT]
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very nice!!

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#5735220 - 05/08/15 05:18 PM Re: Knife builds from this spring [Re: TexfireLT]
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Loc: Lovejoy Texas
nice work..

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#5735225 - 05/08/15 05:23 PM Re: Knife builds from this spring [Re: TexfireLT]
shumpertdavid Offline
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Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 239
Nice Work, I really like the EDC with Moon Glow Handle.

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#5735732 - 05/09/15 12:54 AM Re: Knife builds from this spring [Re: TexfireLT]
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Nice work.
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#5735863 - 05/09/15 08:47 AM Re: Knife builds from this spring [Re: TexfireLT]
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Knives are nice, but that axe is awesome!
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#5735868 - 05/09/15 08:55 AM Re: Knife builds from this spring [Re: Western]
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Loc: Texas, Erath
Originally Posted By: Western
Knives are nice, but that axe is awesome!

+1

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#5737191 - 05/10/15 08:13 AM Re: Knife builds from this spring [Re: TexfireLT]
Dogpaddlin Offline
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Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 124
Nice work, I really like the burlap scales.

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#5737746 - 05/10/15 04:06 PM Re: Knife builds from this spring [Re: TexfireLT]
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Did you forge the axe? I have been looking for one to handle, but a smaller sized than the ones on the apparatus, more a belt size or a little bigger, say 28".
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#5737831 - 05/10/15 05:28 PM Re: Knife builds from this spring [Re: safdm44]
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Originally Posted By: safdm44
Did you forge the axe? I have been looking for one to handle, but a smaller sized than the ones on the apparatus, more a belt size or a little bigger, say 28".

Are you looking for a custom axe or the right size quality axe? Here's a link to Gransfors you can use either inspiration or to find the right axe Gransfor Forest Axes US retailers are easy to find on Google.
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#5738331 - 05/10/15 10:32 PM Re: Knife builds from this spring [Re: TexfireLT]
TexfireLT Offline
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Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 353
Loc: Conroe, Tx
The axe was a 6 lb rectangular flathead truck axe. I re-profiled it to the sharp you see and shaved it down to just under 4 lb. I also made a shorter handle for it from hickory. I wanted a 1 handed axe for forcing light jobs. I already feel like I'm a couple hands short!
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#5739391 - 05/11/15 05:12 PM Re: Knife builds from this spring [Re: TexfireLT]
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Very cool variety of profiles and materials. Very nice work. up
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