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#6510621 - 10/25/16 09:44 AM First knife
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5160 hand forged. The bevel is hammered in before grinding the edge. I left the inclusions and hammer marks for a more rugged look. Scales are lightning struck misquite, from a tree behind our pens that was struck this summer in a storm. You can see a lightning burn in the first picture. I cut, dried and stabilized the wood. Pens are Jantz "heeler" paw mosaics. Didn't realize the dog was coming and going until I pulled it out of the clamp...oops.
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#6510627 - 10/25/16 09:48 AM Re: First knife [Re: DesertHunting]
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Edited by DesertHunting (10/25/16 09:49 AM)
Edit Reason: Doubled up on a picture

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#6510919 - 10/25/16 12:27 PM Re: First knife [Re: DesertHunting]
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Pretty good for a first. Just a friendly tip, You can mix some epoxy with some saw dust from the scales and fill in any and all of the little pin holes in the mesquite scales and then sand it back down after it's cured and you'll never know that they were there. Mesquite is notorious for having pin holes in it, even after stabilization.
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#6511138 - 10/25/16 02:32 PM Re: First knife [Re: DesertHunting]
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Very nice.... up
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#6511622 - 10/25/16 07:29 PM Re: First knife [Re: DesertHunting]
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Thanks for the tip Mike, I noticed those.

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#6511977 - 10/25/16 10:18 PM Re: First knife [Re: DesertHunting]
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good start

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#6515926 - 10/28/16 11:55 AM Re: First knife [Re: DesertHunting]
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Looks good! When I was a kid my uncle made a knife from a file. I've always thought that was really cool and have wanted to do that myself. One day, some day.
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#6516664 - 10/28/16 08:11 PM Re: First knife [Re: DesertHunting]
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Looks good. Just keep on getting better as we all try to do.
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#6520313 - 10/31/16 04:33 PM Re: First knife [Re: DesertHunting]
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Thanks for the kind words and encouragement everyone!

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#6526683 - 11/04/16 08:07 AM Re: First knife [Re: DesertHunting]
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How do you get the design in the top of the blade?

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#6529078 - 11/06/16 01:42 PM Re: First knife [Re: DesertHunting]
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love it, keep making them.

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#6529670 - 11/06/16 07:13 PM Re: First knife [Re: TxsHunter99]
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Originally Posted By: ETxsHunter
How do you get the design in the top of the blade?


By using hand files. On this pattern I used a round file and a triangle file.

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#6529688 - 11/06/16 07:21 PM Re: First knife [Re: DesertHunting]
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Looks good, now go make another one!
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#6530122 - 11/07/16 04:51 AM Re: First knife [Re: DesertHunting]
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Nice job

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