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#6128754 - 01/10/16 01:12 PM D-2 Tapered Tang buffalo horn Drop Point
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Buffalo horn pared with D2 one tough combination! I glitched on a couple stamping in the middle of this sheath, it still looks OK, I guess, it proves its hand made, yeah that's it.

blade is 3/16 stock thickness d-2 tool steel.
8 1/4" total
3 7/8" blade
handle is brass bolster with black g-10 and brass stacking, streaked buffalo horn scales, brass and nickel silver pins and tapered tang.
sheath is 8-9 oz veggie tanned premium leather.





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#6128779 - 01/10/16 01:28 PM Re: D-2 Tapered Tang buffalo horn Drop Point [Re: randallss7]
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Great looking knife sir. I like it up

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#6128818 - 01/10/16 01:50 PM Re: D-2 Tapered Tang buffalo horn Drop Point [Re: randallss7]
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That is VERY NICE! That horn looks amazing! The sheath looks fine too. Good job!
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#6128984 - 01/10/16 03:34 PM Re: D-2 Tapered Tang buffalo horn Drop Point [Re: randallss7]
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I like it! This just makes the wait for my knife that much tougher. I have one on order, that the execution and materials will be some what different, but the main points of knife type and dimensions will be similar.
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#6129025 - 01/10/16 03:54 PM Re: D-2 Tapered Tang buffalo horn Drop Point [Re: randallss7]
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I really like the looks of bison horn handles and I have one, but they feel like plastic.
nice knife!
okiehuntr

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#6129027 - 01/10/16 03:54 PM Re: D-2 Tapered Tang buffalo horn Drop Point [Re: randallss7]
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I like that knife. I have one very similar to it that Jason made.
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#6129365 - 01/10/16 06:47 PM Re: D-2 Tapered Tang buffalo horn Drop Point [Re: randallss7]
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That looks great. Looks like a great all around knife.
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#6129525 - 01/10/16 08:06 PM Re: D-2 Tapered Tang buffalo horn Drop Point [Re: okiehuntr]
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Originally Posted By: okiehuntr
I really like the looks of bison horn handles and I have one, but they feel like plastic.
nice knife!
okiehuntr


These scales are made from Asian Buffalo or Water Buffalo, the scales are dense and kind of heavy, I have never used American Buffalo, Bison, horn for knives.

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#6130004 - 01/11/16 08:01 AM Re: D-2 Tapered Tang buffalo horn Drop Point [Re: randallss7]
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What is the benefit of a tapered tang...just a customer request? Are they harder to build?
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#6130024 - 01/11/16 08:12 AM Re: D-2 Tapered Tang buffalo horn Drop Point [Re: d.g.ruff]
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Originally Posted By: d.g.ruff
What is the benefit of a tapered tang...just a customer request? Are they harder to build?


I believe originally the tapered tang was done to remove a significant amount of weight, I did this one that way to reduce weight and some people like the looks and feel of the tapered tang. I would say the tapered tang might be a tad bit harder to build, I'm not sure for me there is no difference I just trade file work of some kind for a tapered tang. Grinding the taper for me is no different than grinding the blade.

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#6130565 - 01/11/16 01:18 PM Re: D-2 Tapered Tang buffalo horn Drop Point [Re: randallss7]
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Originally Posted By: randallss7
Originally Posted By: d.g.ruff
What is the benefit of a tapered tang...just a customer request? Are they harder to build?


I believe originally the tapered tang was done to remove a significant amount of weight, I did this one that way to reduce weight and some people like the looks and feel of the tapered tang. I would say the tapered tang might be a tad bit harder to build, I'm not sure for me there is no difference I just trade file work of some kind for a tapered tang. Grinding the taper for me is no different than grinding the blade.

Hmm, interesting. I had never really thought about it before, so I was curious. Thanks for the reply! I've really learned a lot from listening to you knife guys.
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#6131957 - 01/12/16 09:02 AM Re: D-2 Tapered Tang buffalo horn Drop Point [Re: randallss7]
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Outstanding work Steven. up
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#6133943 - 01/13/16 12:13 PM Re: D-2 Tapered Tang buffalo horn Drop Point [Re: randallss7]
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WOW!!! I want one!
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#6137475 - 01/15/16 02:40 PM Re: D-2 Tapered Tang buffalo horn Drop Point [Re: randallss7]
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Great work!

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