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mxlj
07-20-2010, 05:44 PM
Well here is my first knife. It is made from hardened planter blades.


http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q257/mxlj/Picture1634.jpg


http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q257/mxlj/Picture1636.jpg


http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q257/mxlj/Picture1633.jpg

CTaylorJr
07-20-2010, 06:17 PM
First knife this month or ever? :D

GREAT looking first knife! Only an inch or so of my first looked that good! :eek:

Give us a bit more detail:

Length, scales, etc, etc, etc...

Looking forward to seeing more from you!

Charlie

LR Adkins
07-20-2010, 07:52 PM
Very nice for a first knife. Great job.

Larry

Ernie Swanson
07-20-2010, 08:00 PM
If thats your first you better go make more!!!!:eek:

Thats an awesome job, The polish turned out nice!!2thumbs

DropPoint
07-20-2010, 08:31 PM
That's excellent. I hope my first one turns out that good. Still working on it.

naifu
07-20-2010, 08:37 PM
Who knew they put so much shine in planter blades! Great job.

Deltashooter
07-21-2010, 01:18 PM
"Who knew they put so much shine in planter blades!" Farmers:D

Looks great for a first knife. We do need some details,please.

Josh Dabney
07-21-2010, 02:57 PM
+1 on everyones comments. Knife looks FANTASTIC !

I do feel compelled to ask if you put a welt in the sheath ?

It could just be the pic but I thought I'd mention that a sheath without a welt is VERY dangerous !

Again GREAT work on that knife !

-Josh

Bennie Lovejoy
07-21-2010, 08:44 PM
Very nice for your first. Can't wait to see more.

bootstrap
07-22-2010, 03:20 PM
looks good. now its time to get out and use it. lets us know how it performs.

mxlj
07-22-2010, 09:30 PM
Thank you all for the kind comments. the knife is 6.5" long overall, with 3" blade. Scales are beautiful Redwood burl from Burlsource.

mxlj
07-22-2010, 09:32 PM
+1 on everyones comments. Knife looks FANTASTIC !

I do feel compelled to ask if you put a welt in the sheath ?

It could just be the pic but I thought I'd mention that a sheath without a welt is VERY dangerous !

Again GREAT work on that knife !

-Josh

As i am still new to knife making and dont know, what are the dangers of not having a welt? That particular sheath did not have one. Right now i am making a new one for it, that is more of a pouch type sheath.

Josh Dabney
07-22-2010, 10:37 PM
Mxlj,

The danger of no welt is there is nothing to protect the stitching from being cut when inserting and removing the knife. Or even if you were to take a fall while wearing it I suppose an awkward stress like that could easily push the blade right between the front and back splitting the stitches.

There are quite a few sheath tutorials floating around. Check in the top few threads in the sheathmaking section.

http://www.knifedogs.com/forumdisplay.php?f=21

Here's a good one that shows pics of the welt-

http://www.mickleyknives.com/html/sheath_1.html

Take care,

Josh