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Comment by Jan Carter on August 31, 2018 at 11:46

****************************AS WE TRANSITION THIS GROUP FROM A MAKERS GROUP TO A CUSTOM KNIVES GENERAL GROUP, WE WILL BE LEAVING THE MAKERS DISCUSSIONS AND ENCOURAGING THEM TO CONTINUE THEM.**************  I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE MAKERS AND COLLECTORS INTERACTING HERE :)


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Comment by Carl Rechsteiner on November 29, 2017 at 6:22

Short Recurve Bowie     just off the bench, was a fun one to finish up and play with for a bit.


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Comment by Carl Rechsteiner on November 29, 2017 at 6:19

Milk River DagMMilk River DagMade this one a short while back, just before Trackrock. The 7' blade is forged from commercial Husq. mower blade (a CruV series steel); 13" OAL; guard is hammered bronze; handle is hog jaw with copper pins, antler inserts & pewter; Sheath is deer over cow with copper cones and horsehair roaches; Milk River Souix design on sheath.     Photography by my friend Dirk Lootz, recently from So. Africa (now trying to become a Georgia Redneck). He is an exceptional knifemaker as well.

Comment by Jan Carter on November 21, 2014 at 21:05
Comment by Alexander Noot on November 17, 2014 at 4:10

I've not really made an estimate on that. I expect it's probably about the same.

Have to say that the current sheaths that I do make the first one with stamping look a little bad.

Comment by Jan Carter on November 16, 2014 at 5:23

The helpfulness going on in the group is just fantastic!  Alexander the sheaths are looking great.  Are you finding it any easier or even less time involved to do the stamping than sewing in the panels like you were before?

Comment by Alexander Noot on September 17, 2014 at 11:40

Thanks Stefan, I'll be doing the final work on it this evening. The loop has been glued and everything is dry. So it's contact cement and stiching on the couch for me this evening.


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Comment by Stefan Diedericks on September 16, 2014 at 9:01

Good work on that sheath Alexander.


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Comment by Stefan Diedericks on September 16, 2014 at 8:59

Tom,

Here is a tutorial I put together a while back. Hope it helps

Bolster%20Fitting%20Procedure.pdf

Comment by Tom Peterson on September 16, 2014 at 8:25

Stefan,

Yes, I epoxy them and then peen them quickly. It's probably not the best way to do it but that's how I started out doing my knives in case I over peen them and the pins get loose. How do you do them?

 
 
 

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