View Full Version : WTT:curly,black walnut scales for lil' wharncliffe edc blade (I just lost mine!)

08-01-2010, 02:48 AM
So,I just discovered my lil' Blind Horse Knives small Workcliffe is gone...
my last EDC "polite carry" fixed blade.
It didn't hold an edge quite as well as I'd like,and I wished the handle had a little more meat,but I loved that blade!
I have a dozen or more gorgeous black walnut scales,from a big slab of crotch.
Some of it has nice tight curl!
5 1/2" long,1.5"-2" wide,and a 1/4" thick,all book-matched.
And,some 2"x2"x6" blocks too.
I also have some sweet quilted maple,and other woods and scales...
Ideally,I'd like a 6 1/4" OAL blade that I can file-work and put handles on.
And if it were san-mai...heck,you'll go on my Christmas Card List!
(this is the least pretty of the curly stuff!)

**I'm quite open to negotiating what you think is a fair number of scales and/or blocks! :)

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08-04-2010, 06:35 PM
I wish I did have such a blade. I hope you get your replacement soon.

08-17-2010, 07:04 PM
what type of steel are you looking for mite be up to making one for you

08-17-2010, 07:36 PM
what type of steel are you looking for mite be up to making one for you

Hi Franklin,
anything that is tough (chip resistant),and holds a good edge!
0-1 ,0-2, L-6, D2...I'm pretty open to whatever you have that I can use hard.
I like a flat-grind for a using blade like this.
If you want,you can leave the handle profile roughed out,and I can finish it to fit my hand,then add my file-work,put handles on it,etc.
The only thing I have a hard time with is drilling the pin-holes in hardened steel:
1/4" will work for the mosaic pins I'd make for it.
I have a couple line drawings if you want something to go by.
(and what kind of heat-treat do you do?...if you do a diff. h.t.,with a hamon...I'd sweeten the deal with some other highly
figured maples and burls I have :)
I'll get some pics of the wood I have,and you tell me what,and how much of it you'd like!

08-18-2010, 06:50 AM
well right know i dont have much steel getting 1095 in i can do a temper line if you want to etch it it and i am not greedy just send me what you think is fair. send size and length of handle i wont harden the handle area

08-18-2010, 07:03 AM
does it have to be a warncliff if you goe to my facebook page i just finished a small edc 1084 temper line stabilized hickory handle making sheath now if you need something right away otherwise about 1 to 2 months getting ready for badger nife show o by the way first name is larry nice to meet you iron wolfe

08-18-2010, 11:20 AM
It's a pleasure to meet you too Larry!
And no,it doesn't need to be a warrnie;in fact,I'm noodling around with a lil' coffin-handle,single-edged boot-knife design right now...
(will send you the design when it's finalized).
A month or two is fine.
Send me a PM and give me your mailing address,and I'll begin putting together a package.
Do you want book-matched scales,or blocks,or a mix of both?