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Re: The Safari Knife
Reply #15 - Jul 12th, 2017 at 8:46am
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looks great.....looking forward to seeing the feedback you get.
  
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Reply #16 - Aug 1st, 2017 at 9:10pm
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I got some very welcome and much needed supplies in with much gratitude to Frank, a good friend in the US who helps to facilitate the purchase and combined shipping  for the things I need. I had had to hold of  much of what I had wanted to do as I was down to just the one 60grit belt left so this will allow me to get back into it in the shed.
There were a sets of buff horn scales with this little field scalpel taking the last of what I had in stock. 2 sets are already spoken for for the first run orders (that is knife # 1-6)





Some more canvas olive micarta with a couple of sets shaped up (on the last slightly worn belt before hand shaping with rasps and sandpaper) The one blade is HT but the second has not been so far and will get done with the next run of HT I do.





There was a good supply of belts in 60 and 240grit





and a nice baggie of screws and connectors for the handle fixing so I am ready to get back to knife making again.
  

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Reply #17 - Aug 1st, 2017 at 9:31pm
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I made a few tweaks to the sheath with the carry point moved forward by an inch to better balance the weight and to draw back a little of the overhang from the front to reduce catching on branches etc. It wil also allow for a slightly lower vertical carry but still retain the slight weight forward to maitain the butt forward position for the canted crossdraw position.


On the rear of the strap I reduced the amount of space between the bottom of the central portion so it will help to "lock" the sheath into position for the vertical and canted carry


and changed the position of my 3 dot makers mark to the center of the sheath and made the triangle slightly larger.

  

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Re: The Safari Knife
Reply #18 - Aug 4th, 2017 at 10:47am
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outstanding.  Simply outstanding.
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Reply #19 - Aug 5th, 2017 at 12:01am
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Knife # 3 was the first one with buffalo horn scales so was pleased to get it completed, sharpened and ready to go. The sheath is done but will repace the carry strap with  longer one  this afternoon so it is slightly easier to get the belt through the loops.


  

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Reply #20 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 4:36am
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I have made the final mod to the sheath for the safari knife with the square corner beign rounded off to make it more comfortable in the canted cross draw carry position.

  

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Reply #21 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 7:14am
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nice
  

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Reply #22 - Aug 9th, 2017 at 7:28am
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G'Day Fella's,

More nice work Von Gruff (of the images I can see)!

Unfortunately, I'm unable to see the photo bucket images, as I'm not paying the fee these nazi's want to access your, and others images.

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Reply #23 - Aug 9th, 2017 at 6:02pm
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Nor am I Homer, which is why the older photo's are blocked out. Using a coupe of new hosting services that are simple and free.
  

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Reply #24 - Aug 12th, 2017 at 10:17am
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Assume you are drilling the holes for the thread?? Try just punching them with and awl needle in the drill press, will make it look nicer on the front. At the same time if you drill the hole it has nothing to close the hole back up with over time if that makes sense. Also elongate your stitch and it will look a lot nicer.

Just my 10c from making 1 or 2 sheaths

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Reply #25 - Aug 12th, 2017 at 7:20pm
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7mm08Roks wrote on Aug 12th, 2017 at 10:17am:
Assume you are drilling the holes for the thread?? Try just punching them with and awl needle in the drill press, will make it look nicer on the front. At the same time if you drill the hole it has nothing to close the hole back up with over time if that makes sense. Also elongate your stitch and it will look a lot nicer.

Just my 10c from making 1 or 2 sheaths

Hamish


That was a trial sheath Hamish for form and function Hamish so not a finished sheath that will go away with a knife.
I usually drill my hles with a 1 1/2 mm drill bit then ream them with a 2 mm carbide stem with the drillpress  set to a high speed so it does leave the holes nice and clean
  

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Reply #26 - Sep 8th, 2017 at 11:38pm
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Beautiful work Von Gruff
  

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