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Josh Dabney
11-06-2009, 08:22 AM
This knife and sheath was made specifically as my exchange knife for the BF Christmas KITH

Specs. of my 5th knife

Knife- 1080 carbon steel Stock Removal Method
4" cutting edge
9 1/16" Overall length
Tapered Tang
Distal Taper
Full height flat grind
Hand rubbed to 500 grit
Hand sharpened on stones and stropped for easy sharpening
Curly Maple scales with copper liners
Mirror image silver wire inlay with SS pins

Sheath- 8-9 ounce vegetable tanned body dyed Saddle Tan
fully lined with pigskin lining leather
Relief carved and tooled body and belt loop with black backround
Belt loop to fit 1 1/2" belt
Mexican Basketwaeve lacing


This is the first knife that has a J. DABNEY makers mark.

Please let me know what you guys think, -Josh

Rusty McDonald
11-06-2009, 08:27 AM
Why don't we just swap knives now Josh! That inlay is great!
I'll get some pic's of mine when I get a battery for the big camera.

Jake Mello
11-06-2009, 08:33 AM
WOW! that look's great. Great job.

Mike Barton
11-06-2009, 08:38 AM
If ya'll think the pictures look good you should see it in person :D

Josh I didn't know that killer sheath was going with this one, what a great combo 2thumbs

Josh Dabney
11-06-2009, 08:38 AM

I sure wouldn't be disappointed if we did swap, LOL. Hmmmm, or maybe with Bruce, LOL. This is the fun part I think. The anticipation is great !


Bruce Bump
11-06-2009, 08:42 AM
Josh you've out done yourself. This is some sweet art work. Keep it up, youre onto something wonderful. Thanks for putting your heart into your knives.

John Barker
11-06-2009, 09:18 AM
Great job. That turned out really nice.

Indian George
11-06-2009, 09:54 AM
2thumbsNice job Bubba!!!!!!

Allen Newberry
11-06-2009, 09:55 AM
I will certainly be happy if that shows up on my doorstep!

Rusty McDonald
11-06-2009, 10:40 AM

I sure wouldn't be disappointed if we did swap, LOL. Hmmmm, or maybe with Bruce, LOL. This is the fun part I think. The anticipation is great !

Aww you dont want this old pocket knife. It will probably get dull in a year or so.

11-06-2009, 10:40 AM
Looks really good. I'd be proud to own it.

Denny Eller
11-06-2009, 11:52 AM
Josh, you do beautiful work. The knife is awesome and the sheath is awesomer (?) The combination, with the inlay reflected in the sheath is the awesomest!

11-06-2009, 11:52 AM
That is very nice looking!!

11-06-2009, 11:56 AM
I told ya it was fine, young padewan:D.Dave2thumbs

Ryan Minchew
11-06-2009, 04:01 PM
I can't believe that's your 5th knife. Great package

Mrs. DC Knives
11-06-2009, 06:12 PM
Great work as usual Josh. That is one beautiful knife.
I know anyone would be proud to own that knife. 2thumbs
Proud of you son. :D

P J 234
11-06-2009, 06:48 PM
Awesome job on both knife and sheath, Josh!!! Makes me want to take the one I'm trying to finish for the KITH and smash it into a bunch of pieces...it just seems so inadequate in comparison.

Congrats on the maker's mark as well. If I do submit a blade, I sure would love to receive yours in exchange.


11-06-2009, 07:19 PM
Great job Josh. That looks like one heck of a knife! Heck, if you're in the giving spirit, just send it my way. I'd be darn proud to own that one.

Josh Dabney
11-06-2009, 10:45 PM
Thanks everyone for the kind words, compliments, and positve reinforcement. It is greatly appreciated ! It is of course always a good thing to hear that folks like your work :)

It is a great knife and sheath and I'm very proud of it. Learned a few things during construction. But I can still pick it apart no problem, LOL. Perhaps I'm my own worst critic.

Thanks again everyone, Josh

Frank Niro
11-07-2009, 01:36 AM
Lovely work Josh !!! Frank

Ken Hurst
11-07-2009, 06:27 AM
big time congrats Mr. Josh ---- not only is the work well executed but, your design is well done. Also, the tendrils are well thought out & drawn --- smooth & without corners/lumps interupting the spiraling flow.

John M Cohea
11-07-2009, 03:02 PM
Josh this piece turned out absolutely incredible:eek:You will without a doubt have a great future as a knifemaker/sheathmaker ahead of you!BTW, You are on my list of maker's I want to recieve from in this year's BladeForums KITH:D

C Craft
11-08-2009, 07:20 AM
Josh that piece turned out SWEEEEEEEEEET, as well did the sheath! 2thumbs

Ralph D'Elia
11-09-2009, 10:09 AM
Josh, keep up the great work, the sky is the limit

p moore
11-19-2009, 11:07 AM
:eek:DANG IT Josh, You're killing me. Is there no end to your tallent? :D