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A file knife. #7847639 05/22/20 02:23 PM
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I haven't made a file knife in over 15 years but I was asked by Bron McDonald a new friend to make a knife from a file that used to belong to his grandfather, normally I decline from making file knives. Since my grandfather was like my own father how could I resist. I used a five in wheel for the hollow grind, we wanted to leave as much as the file intact and it was only an inch wide, this is what I came up with. Bron, sent me the beautiful burl wood I used on the handle. I think his grandfather would be proud.

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Re: A file knife. [Re: bjankowski] #7847668 05/22/20 03:17 PM
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Yep......as you should be too!!! Great looking knife!!!

Re: A file knife. [Re: bjankowski] #7847759 05/22/20 04:44 PM
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Repurposing an od tool that will mean much more to it's owner up

Great looking knife


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Re: A file knife. [Re: bjankowski] #7847853 05/22/20 06:57 PM
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Thanks all, it did mean a lot to the grandson, he found that in the barn after his grandfather died.

Re: A file knife. [Re: bjankowski] #7847880 05/22/20 07:33 PM
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nicely done Jank, and i love making knives with a story like that


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Re: A file knife. [Re: ShaneA] #7847897 05/22/20 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ShaneA
nicely done Jank, and i love making knives with a story like that



I agree bro. Thanks

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Re: A file knife. [Re: bjankowski] #7847931 05/22/20 08:27 PM
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Outstanding Bro.

Re: A file knife. [Re: bjankowski] #7848136 05/22/20 11:14 PM
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Nice. up


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Re: A file knife. [Re: bjankowski] #7848192 05/23/20 12:28 AM
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Thanks Black Duck Dog and dogcatcher.. I appreciate it.

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Re: A file knife. [Re: bjankowski] #7848219 05/23/20 12:42 AM
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Great job Bob. Those scales look like birds eye maple. I stabilized some with Cactus Juice with some green alumilite dye in it and they came out just like those.


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Originally Posted by MikeC
Great job Bob. Those scales look like birds eye maple. I stabilized some with Cactus Juice with some green alumilite dye in it and they came out just like those.


Thank jeepman3366, I appreciate it.

Mike the scales some kind of Burl. I got the file and wood from my customer. I like to do double and triple dying using alumilite. I just ruin too much cactus juice that way. I go through enough of it as it is and you it's not cheap.

Re: A file knife. [Re: bjankowski] #7849768 05/24/20 10:28 PM
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One of the better file knives I have seen.... well done


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Originally Posted by Longhunter
One of the better file knives I have seen.... well done


Thank you brother, I appreciate it.

Re: A file knife. [Re: bjankowski] #7850932 05/25/20 10:13 PM
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Beautiful work Sir. Love your craftsmanship

Re: A file knife. [Re: bjankowski] #7855358 05/30/20 04:01 AM
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That is truly a real treasure to that man, now. Congrats to you both, beautiful knife.


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Originally Posted by Judd
That is truly a real treasure to that man, now. Congrats to you both, beautiful knife.


Thanks bro, his intentions are to give it to his son when he gets older so he can have something from his great grandfather. That makes the work well worth it.

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Sweet!

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Sweet!


Thanks Shaun, I appreciate it.

Re: A file knife. [Re: bjankowski] #7902211 07/16/20 12:40 AM
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As usual,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,very, very nice work !!!!...................................... clap

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Originally Posted by Ranch Dawg
As usual,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,very, very nice work !!!!...................................... clap


Thank Dawg, appreciate it. .....................
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