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A few new knives
Apr 21st, 2017 at 8:34pm
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These blades still have to have their final cleanup and sharpen but thought to show some of them at this stage as generally when they are finished they are out the door. Not extra fancy, but good working knives.


This pattern I call my Hunter Skinner and the first one has cocobolo scales with all blades being 1/8 1084





Walnut and jarah





walnut and ebony





And the same pattern scaled up slightly I call the wapiti hunter and this one has hickory and walnut


  

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Re: A few new knives
Reply #1 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 8:35pm
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Then there are a couple of my boner pattern


One for myself that has handle scales from a tree I cut from my late fathers yard in the 80's








One in walnut and jarah as a companion knife for a light hunter I shipped off a while back.





and one in plain walnut


  

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Reply #2 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 8:36pm
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They all needed sheaths so marked them out on a double shoulder of 3mm (1/8) cow hide, making sure toi wate as little as possible





I made up a couple from the remains of a previous piece of leather to test the patterns with the knife before cutting into the hide.





Sewed the belt loop and glued on the welt


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Reply #3 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 8:36pm
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A third hand or stitching pony makes sewing the sheaths a much easier prospect





And the result of a few hours stiching. There are a  couple of extra ones here that I didn't get a pic of for the first post and a couple that are still in rough sanded shape. The one on the far left is my own light hunter with a fantastic piece of end grain olivewood laminated to a walnut liner with buffalo horn bolsters. Top left is a new one for killing my sheep when needed with copper pins in walnut scales and top right is my new field scalpel with buffalo horn scales. I will show them propperly when they are done.
The sheaths still have to be hot waxed so will get to that after tomorrow.


  

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Reply #4 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 8:52pm
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They look awesome mate
  
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Reply #8 - Apr 23rd, 2017 at 12:11pm
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I did a short video of the hot waxing of the sheaths this morning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2jzIUNzWV0&feature=youtu.be
  

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Reply #9 - Apr 26th, 2017 at 9:38am
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Just have to be careful as i have seen double shoulders buckle under the heat of the wax treating.

Thanks for sharing though

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7mm08Roks wrote on Apr 26th, 2017 at 9:38am:
Just have to be careful as i have seen double shoulders buckle under the heat of the wax treating.

Thanks for sharing though

Hamish


Can you expand on what you mean by double shoulders Hamish.
  

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Reply #12 - Apr 27th, 2017 at 9:19am
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Double shoulder leather, as you stated that you use

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Reply #13 - Apr 27th, 2017 at 5:24pm
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The double shoulder is just the front half of the beast so I dont see how that would have any effect on the hot waxing. Having done "quite a few" with no collapsing it would be advantageous to know where the collapse has occured in your experience.
  

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Reply #14 - May 1st, 2017 at 7:14am
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Von Gruff wrote on Apr 27th, 2017 at 5:24pm:
The double shoulder is just the front half of the beast so I dont see how that would have any effect on the hot waxing. Having done "quite a few" with no collapsing it would be advantageous to know where the collapse has occured in your experience.


Another knife maker I know was using double shoulder leather as I do but was finishing it with parifin wax and the heat made the leather buckle thus destroying the sheath. I was a bit freaked out by this so contacted the supplier. He explained to me where and how a double shoulder is produced which answered my questions.  As you will know the double shoulder comes of the shoulder ofbthe beast. As you can imagine once cut off and laid flat it would have a whole bunch of wrinkles, so to get that out they iron it flat with heat. Which is great but in some cases when heat is used later on it can have a tendency to want to return to its previous states and warp.

Just something to consider.  Sounds like you have managed a few without issue so no issue, just when it does happen you know why

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