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Raymond Richard
09-02-2009, 02:25 PM
Here's a monster I started working on yesterday.

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1419.JPG
http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1426.JPG

stabber
09-02-2009, 02:49 PM
Em....No Porn Ray!! Oh Wait that's not your.......:D:p

John Barker
09-02-2009, 02:54 PM
You got me. I was expecting a beast.
-John

Peter Killgore
09-02-2009, 06:33 PM
Boy, I don't know about that. It really just seems a little overkill to me:)

Raymond Richard
09-02-2009, 07:34 PM
Boy, I don't know about that. It really just seems a little overkill to me:)

Hey Peter, How's school?

Here's what it looks like now. I'll epoxy it later tonight and finish it up tomorrow. It looks darker in the photo than it really is.


http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1431.JPG

Eli Gautreaux
09-02-2009, 08:04 PM
It's a chubby little guy, lol.

I'm glad you didn't put a choil on a blade that small --- looks like a great little user. Where's the matching 20" bowie?

Raymond Richard
09-02-2009, 08:08 PM
It's a chubby little guy, lol.

I'm glad you didn't put a choil on a blade that small --- looks like a great little user. Where's the matching 20" bowie?

Eli, you just need to water this knife and it will grow into a bowie. :D I've got another one about this size that I do have a choil on. I'm going to do it about the same way as this one except a blackwood handle. Now that's if I don't screw it up. The handle on this one is the second one I made for this knife.

Peter Killgore
09-02-2009, 10:07 PM
[quote=Raymond Richard;2968]Hey Peter, How's school?






Hi Ray,school is going alright. I like most of my classes(spanish and AP world history aren't really my favorite subjects) but the homework load isn't to heavy(yet). A surprise to me, I've actually been able to work on my first bowie knife a little each night this week. I'm having a similar problem with fitting a handle to it. I already ruined an elk crown and a piece of black walnut unsure. Not good. I like your knife. The lines really flow.

Peter

PolishAvenger
09-02-2009, 10:15 PM
Ray, is that one gonna be at Blade West?
-Mark

Raymond Richard
09-02-2009, 11:13 PM
Ray, is that one gonna be at Blade West?
-Mark

Mark, I'll have it at Blade West if I don't lose it in the shop. unsure

Peter, Make sure you do your homework before you work on your bowie.

hawkman
09-02-2009, 11:19 PM
Great little blade Ray,and I like the new forums2thumbsRegards Butch
and paid knifemaker subscription to help a little!!!!Thanks

Raymond Richard
09-03-2009, 12:09 AM
Great little blade Ray,and I like the new forums2thumbsRegards Butch
and paid knifemaker subscription to help a little!!!!Thanks

Hey Butch, Good to see you around. Looking forward to seeing your new work!

Raymond Richard
09-03-2009, 01:45 PM
Here's a picture of the next monster knife I'm working on. Got yesterdays knife pretty much finished. Also a shot of the peened tang.

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1432.JPG

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1433.JPG

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1434.JPG

Mike Jones
09-03-2009, 03:17 PM
What's a peened tang? Is it just like peening a regular pin, except it's the tang, and sticking out the pommel? Cute little knives you got there ;)

Raymond Richard
09-03-2009, 04:14 PM
What's a peened tang? Is it just like peening a regular pin, except it's the tang, and sticking out the pommel? Cute little knives you got there ;)

Mike, Exactly. If you noticed the first pictures I posted there's a nut holding the pommel on. Once I epoxy the knife and have allowed enough time for the epoxy to cure. I'll remove the nut. Cut the threaded tang leaving little more than a 1/16" exposed. I'll then round off the edges with a small file and hammer the end of the tang with the ball end of a ball peen hammer. I'll just hold the knife in my hand as I hammer it. Hope this helps explain it to you.

Mike Jones
09-03-2009, 04:27 PM
Yep, that makes sense now. Thanks for the information.

Raymond Richard
09-03-2009, 06:53 PM
I just epoxied the black one. I'll take some finish pictures tomorrow.

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1436.JPG

Stuart Willis
09-03-2009, 07:25 PM
That's a nice little pair of knives. Something about the first one reminds me of a chubby little ground hog

Raymond Richard
09-03-2009, 07:36 PM
That's a nice little pair of knives. Something about the first one reminds me of a chubby little ground hog

The roundish shape of the handle plus the color and the wood grain pattern kind of looks like hair. By the way this piece of wood is figured oak. I knew it would be different and I thought a dye job would bring it out.

Raymond Richard
09-04-2009, 12:02 PM
The blackwood knife is 5" overall and the dyed oak job is 4 7/8". The oak handled knife has an O-7 blade. A new steel for me. Since it was so thin a blade I used a torch to harden it. This steel is high in tungsten and the temper for it to get at 60Rc is 700 degrees. If I use this steel again I'll do a test piece and see what it turns out to be.

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1438.JPG

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1439.JPG

Eli Gautreaux
09-04-2009, 03:42 PM
I like the blackwood and choil after all. I like the slimmer handle (at least in the pics --- lucky for me I'll get to actually handle these next friday!!!)

Mike Jones
09-04-2009, 03:47 PM
Personally I like the handle design (slimmer) of the black one, but the blade shape of the natural one. I'm just not a fan of a choil.

Lorien
09-15-2009, 11:26 PM
small knives are a great response to the current economic situation. Keep the knives flowin.

Raymond Richard
09-16-2009, 05:25 PM
small knives are a great response to the current economic situation. Keep the knives flowin.

Funny I thought these two would go at the show. I could have sold them for 50 bucks a peace pretty easy. I found the small knives like these to be more of a challenge to work on just because of the size. I've been thinking about going an inch longer and see if that will make them a tad bit easier for me to work on. They sure are easier to lose in the shop.

Stor Olav
09-17-2009, 08:19 PM
Ray, I salute your entries into the practical world of Scandinavian-style knives! Try to think of a puukko as a replacement for the pocket knife you carry - the universal utility knife. A 3-5" blade, 1/2-3/4" deep, 1/8" thick. Really liked the color transformation on the handle, man. And, as always, the distinct hamon line...But that big knife, the rebar - WOW!!!Stor Olav