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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…
Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on November 23, 2016 at 22:53 — No Comments
And the fat brother. Same steel, same wood for the handle. But this one is etched with ferric chloride.…Continue
Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on November 23, 2016 at 22:51 — No Comments
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!…Continue
Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on November 23, 2016 at 22:49 — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on November 23, 2016 at 22:47 — No Comments
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.…
Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on November 23, 2016 at 22:44 — No Comments
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.…
Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 31, 2016 at 22:40 — No Comments
A friend asked me to make a sheath for his leuku, because he didn't like the old one. And there it is:…Continue
Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 15, 2016 at 22:56 — No Comments
And one more hunting knife. This one will hunt in the Great plains of the dining-room and the Valley of the Kitchen.
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.…Continue
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.…Continue
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.…Continue
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…
Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on July 20, 2016 at 11:45 — No Comments
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).…
Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on July 20, 2016 at 11:39 — No Comments
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.…
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.…Continue
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.
Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on June 22, 2016 at 23:01 — No Comments
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".
Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on June 22, 2016 at 22:54 — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on June 14, 2016 at 22:49 — No Comments
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 -…Continue