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Hay Alexander, show us some photos.....
Put a handle on that knife. Still needs sanding and polishing but it's looking pretty decent.
I'm getting excited about getting that guy his knife. He doesn't suspect a thing.
I'm still working on grinding my batch of what will be about 26+/- knives that I will hopefully be sending off for heat treat soon/when funds permit. I have over 20 of them rough ground at 36 grit but need to get them all finer ground. I have maybe 8 that are in need of shaping and grinding also. I need to drill the pin/thong holes, bolster pin holes and any holes that I want to add to lighten the weight of the blanks and/or as epoxy bridge holes also and also maybe touch up some of the spine profiling. Plenty of work to do before putting on handles which I enjoy a good bit more!
Will do once it's finished Tom. It's the next knife on my list while a pair are away for heat treat.
Great looking knife Sir! Well done!
I missed seeing your post until now. That's a really cool story! Let us know how it works out when you give the knife to your former camp counselor.
Hunter Model: HUN01Blade: 12C27Bolster: 304 Stippled and sand blastedHandle: Red Bush Willow
Thanks Tom. I'm hoping one of the integral bolsters will work out good at least.
Years back when I was around 12 years old my dad had gotten me a "scouting" knife. Which for me meant a fixed blade, (looking back I suspect it was around 4" in bladelength which to 12 year old me felt HUGE).
There was a problem with it though. In the actual blade itself was a bottel opener cutout. And on the last day of camp (offcourse) it broke right at that point.
Now one of the counselors saw me crying over my favourite posession in the whole wide world. He took me aside and showed me his knife. He told me: "See this knife? My sister brought that for me when she went all the way to spain on her vacation. I'd like you to have it"
I (sadly) don't have that knife anymore. I'm unsure what became of it. It might've been lost in the mail or something. But I never forgot that man's kindness. I suspect he'd been around his 30's or so when this happened. He visited our church branch yesterday. And I realised...I never thanked him properly for doing something that so profoundly influenced my way of thinking about posessions.
So I decided one of the knives currently in heat treat will be destined for him. He offcourse doesn't know this yet. But I'm looking forward to seeing his face. He doesn't know I make knives or that his kind act had such an impact on me. But I'm looking forward to seeing his face when I hand him the knife I made for him.
Integral bolsters and soldered guards take a bit of practice like anything else but from what I've seen of your knives you should do just fine! For me soldering is kind of hit or miss, sometimes it works out perfectly and sometimes I redo the joint multiple times. From what I understand, I think that I sometimes overheat the surrounding metal and the flux turns brown. I think that sometimes I don't use enough flux also and that also causes problems with getting the solder to stick. I just need to do it more often and get more practice.
Oh man! Jan, you got a Terzuola? I've love one...but a lefty. But they're virtually impossible to get.
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