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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

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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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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Great job

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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.

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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.

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Beautiful work Sir. Love your craftsmanship

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