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Minon #20

This tiny guy went so fast to his new owner, that I didn't even had time to make some pics.

The steel is 1.2379 (D2), hardened up to about 60 HRc, hammered copper guard, tiger wood and sapele wood handle. The sapele showed some very interesting flader, but it coudn't be photographed very well.

At first I named it "Red" - a name, showing my total lack of imagination. But after I sent it, I had a few conversations with the new owner, who sait it looks…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on November 23, 2016 at 22:53 — No Comments

Minion #19

And the fat brother. Same steel, same wood for the handle. But this one is etched with ferric chloride.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on November 23, 2016 at 22:51 — No Comments

Minion #18

Nothing new - 1.2379 (D2) steel, 60 HRc. The blade is the suomi style blade of The baby sister, The teacher's knife, The two dwarves, Minion #16 and Minion #17. But this time I decided to try and make it hollow grind. And it worked! It has some minor fails, but it cuts like hell!…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on November 23, 2016 at 22:49 — No Comments

Hunting knife II version #11

A classical hunting knife. The handle is walnut and acacia. 1.2379 steel. Here I tried a new stitch for the sheath. It came out really interesting, but it gave me some hard time to make it.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on November 23, 2016 at 22:47 — No Comments

Minion #17

The next tiny, but aggressive member of the minions tribe with the code name #17.

The blade is the same like his brother's #16, but with higher grinded bevels. The handle is ash tree, impregnated and sealed with carnauba wax. Brass guard.

OAL - 165mm, blade - 75/20/3,8mm.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on November 23, 2016 at 22:44 — No Comments

Two knives with forged silversteel blades

End of May 2016 there was a plein air in Sopot. The theme was "The knife". Lots of really skilled bulgarian knifemakers took part and showed the different stages of knifemaking. There were also two of the best bulgarian blacksmiths - Nikolai Nikolov and Mihail Kochew. They both showd how to forge a blade from a round steel bar. I decided to give a try and under the supervision of them both I forged two silversteel blades.
As a matter of fact, Niki and Mihail made forging look…
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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on November 23, 2016 at 22:41 — 3 Comments

Minion #16

Another tiny one. The steel is 1.2379, hardened up to 60 HRc. OAL - 175mm, blade - ~70/20/3.8mm.

Brass guard. The handle is stacked birch bark and acacia burl.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 31, 2016 at 22:40 — No Comments

A sheath for a leuku

A friend asked me to make a sheath for his leuku, because he didn't like the old one. And there it is:…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 15, 2016 at 22:56 — No Comments

Hunting knife II version #10

And one more hunting knife. This one will hunt in the Great plains of the dining-room and the Valley of the Kitchen.

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 10, 2016 at 12:31 — 2 Comments

Minion #15

Shortly after #14 it is time for #15. Actually, I was working on these two brothers at the same time. 

At first #15 was planneed to be with one whole piece of acacia for handle, but I decided it was too poor. So I cut the piece in two, removed the metal guard, put two pieces of twisted oak, cut corian guard and heel and added stainless steel spacers. This was assembled and disassembled about 3413873165 times, utill it fitted (almost) as I wanted it to fit.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 7, 2016 at 1:30 — 3 Comments

Minion #14

The Canadian belt knife is gone to his new owner and it was time to start making the new knife. Since I'm obsessed with the minions - of cource the next knife is a tiny one.

The steel is 1.2379 (D2), hardened up to about 60HRc. Sapele and black corian handle, impregneted with linseed oil and polished with carnauba wax. The sheath is calf blank, oiled with Vaseline to stay soft and to prevent absorbing moisture.

OAL - 160mm, blade only - 70/27/3,7mm.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 5, 2016 at 23:15 — 2 Comments

Canadian belt knife vol.6

The knife is an order from a satisfied customer.

The steel is 1.2379 (D2), hardened up to about 60 HRc, the handle is palm tree. You all know the dimensions.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 3, 2016 at 11:45 — 2 Comments

Hunting knife II version #8

D3 steel, hardened up to about 61 HRc, corian with acacia and walnut handle.

The knife is order from a pleased customer and is a gift for his friend. This is why i've put some more time and effort in making it. This is it's second handle - the first one was just as ordered - white corian, alder and Rhodopean spurce. But the alder's flader didn't came uot very good, and some internal voids showed out in the spurce. I could have the voids filled and go on with the poor…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on July 20, 2016 at 11:45 — No Comments

The unit

Four knives - one for each member of the team. 

The steel is BECUT, hardened up to about 58 HRc, paracord handle, soaked with epoxy. Kydex sheaths (not made by me).…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on July 20, 2016 at 11:39 — No Comments

Minion #13 - the fatal one!

The fatal #13 of the minions' tribe!

The steel is 1.2379 (D2), hardened up to about 60 HRc, corian and acacia handle with brass spacers. The mounting is with hidden nut and the heel is held with brass rivets.

This one was also assembled and disassembled about 654296641 until finally everything was fitted together and I was pleased with it.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on July 20, 2016 at 11:38 — 2 Comments

Canadian belt knife

I haven't made this model for quite a long time, but I still can do it. The steel is 1.2379 (D2), hardened up to about 60 HRc. The handle is black micarta.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on July 10, 2016 at 12:00 — 10 Comments

Motley

I assembled and disassembled it about 198769312 times. But it came out really interesting and a bit different from it's brothers.

The steel is 1.2379 (D2), 61 HRc, OAL - 165mm, blade only ~75х25х4mm. The handle is white corian, composite wood, acacia and stainless steel and brass spacers.

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on June 22, 2016 at 23:01 — No Comments

Wenge(r)

Another tiny one. This one went away before I had the chance to make some photos, so I use photos made from the new owner.

The steel is 1.2379 (D2), 61 HRc, the handle is wenge.

The name is untranslatable pun - in Bulgarian "wenge" is the wood and when you add "r" (wenger) it means "warlock".

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on June 22, 2016 at 22:54 — No Comments

Red and black

Another one of my favourite tiny knives! Can't stop making them!

The steel is 1.2379 (D2), hardened up to about 61 HRc. OAL - 175mm, blade only - ~80x30x4mm. The handle is made of black corian and acacia with red fiber spacers. It is impregnated with linseed oil and polished with carnaiba wax. The sheath is calf blank, oiled with Vaseline.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on June 14, 2016 at 22:49 — No Comments

The Wasp

After a long break - I sold my appartment and moved out, I started working again. 

This one is ordered as a gift - first knife for a newbie hunter. The customer - a friend of the hunter chose the shape of the blade and left me to choose the handle materials. At this time I was drawn by the Dark side of the Force, so I decided to put black corian and yellow and black composite wood and black fiber spacers. The steel is 1.2379 (D2), hardened up to 61 HRc. OAL - 230mm, blade -…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on June 14, 2016 at 22:30 — 2 Comments

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