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Raymond Richard
12-28-2009, 07:50 PM
You've probably already noticed I haven't been putting any knives together lately. I got started on these two blades today.

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1790.JPG

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1934.JPG

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1935.JPG

Eli Gautreaux
12-28-2009, 08:59 PM
Ooh, it's good to see some knives comIng together, some of us were having Ray Richard knife withdrawal :D

was it warmer today in the shop?

Peter Killgore
12-28-2009, 09:38 PM
Me likey! Even though Christmas is over, you can still wrap those up for me :D Did you grind the end of the tangs round and thread them or did you attach some kind of extension and thread that?

Robert Mayo
12-29-2009, 05:24 AM
They both look good Ray they will make nice edc's for some lucky person.

Bob

Raymond Richard
12-29-2009, 12:33 PM
Ooh, it's good to see some knives comIng together, some of us were having Ray Richard knife withdrawal :D

was it warmer today in the shop?

Eli, I think it may have been warmer in the shop yesterday. Sure cold out there now. I was just looking at a light/heater combo in the garage. I've got a feeling it will be following me out to the shop sometime today. Its pretty nippy in the shop at this time. I understand why there are "Snow Birds". :D

Peter, I added tang extensions on both these blades.

JDB
12-29-2009, 01:14 PM
Love the clean quench lines Ray. And the ringed nuts with those pommels were a great choice.

Are those 5160 or 10 series...quench lines are so clean they almost look like W series...very cool.

Both are great looking knives, but I really like the white bone with that satin finish and white metal fittings. Classic!

JAWilliams
12-29-2009, 06:33 PM
Very nice looking knives.

Allen Newberry
12-29-2009, 06:43 PM
Looking good. Keep those pictures coming!

Raymond Richard
12-29-2009, 11:15 PM
Love the clean quench lines Ray. And the ringed nuts with those pommels were a great choice.

Are those 5160 or 10 series...quench lines are so clean they almost look like W series...very cool.

Both are great looking knives, but I really like the white bone with that satin finish and white metal fittings. Classic!

The finish isn't going to be what you were expecting. Click on this link and it will explain about the steel. I started on these two blades about halfway down the page: http://knifedogs.com/showthread.php?t=3180

I really had a hard time dealing with the cold today. I'd go out for maybe half an hour and my hands would be so cold they would just start aching so in the house I would go. It started snowing around 3pm and got colder yet. I was able to get a few things done during the day but it did warm up around 8pm so I got them both ready for epoxy now. The fittings are the usual wrought iron. Both handles are sambar stag, bark on and off. :D

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1940.JPG

Peter Killgore
12-29-2009, 11:42 PM
Those are looking really nice! How much snow did you get Ray? Our roads out here are a mess. Any driving has to be 4WD. What are the OALs on these guys?

Raymond Richard
12-30-2009, 12:34 AM
Those are looking really nice! How much snow did you get Ray? Our roads out here are a mess. Any driving has to be 4WD. What are the OALs on these guys?

Peter, We got 2" here. None of which was expected.

I haven't measured the the knives but I don't think there more than 7" overall.

JDB
12-30-2009, 01:53 AM
Very cool. That's a cool piece of history. Not sure what it is either. Shear sounds as good as any, but it sure came out pretty.

And I still like the bottom one best. ;~) The dark stain and fitting have just as classic a look and I like the smooth bone.

Raymond Richard
12-31-2009, 09:39 PM
These two are done now except for peening the end of the tang and putting on an edge. I did remember to measure these two. The dark handled one is 6 3/4" and the other one is 6 1/4" overall.

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1953.JPG

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1965.JPG

Eli Gautreaux
01-02-2010, 06:33 AM
So nice Ray.

Happy New Year!!!

Raymond Richard
01-02-2010, 12:17 PM
So nice Ray.

Happy New Year!!!

Eli, This new year is already getting old. It will be gone before we know it just like the others. :D

I noticed you got another pig sticker from Jerry. I'm working on another one you'll just need to own........... 2thumbs

Here's wishing you another happy year!

Chuck Cook
01-03-2010, 06:41 PM
Ray,
Great work as always.

Can you tell me about your finish on the metal hardware....... Please

Peter Killgore
01-03-2010, 07:44 PM
Ray,
Great work as always.

Can you tell me about your finish on the metal hardware....... Please

Ray and I have an agreement that he can only tell me his secrets.:D lol just kidding.

Really nice looking knives Ray!

Have you ever thought of doing a book or a video on how you do knives Ray?

Eli Gautreaux
01-03-2010, 08:52 PM
I'm working on another one you'll just need to own........... 2thumbs

Here's wishing you another happy year!


What's this ????? :eek:

Raymond Richard
01-03-2010, 08:53 PM
Ray,
Great work as always.

Can you tell me about your finish on the metal hardware....... Please

Chuck, Once I have the fittings to the basic shape I'll clean them up using a rotary tool and a pine tree or pine cone rotary file. I just use light pressure. Once that is done I'll etch and just rub with steel wool and that's it.

Peter, Once you learn all my secrets you write the book.

Chuck Cook
01-04-2010, 02:57 PM
Thanks for the info. Finish looks a lot nicer then I would have thought one of those would produce.

Chuck, I forgot to mention the fines that goes into it. Lots of that.........

John Barker
01-04-2010, 03:25 PM
Those turned out great. Classic.
-John

Raymond Richard
01-04-2010, 06:07 PM
Thanks for the info. Finish looks a lot nicer then I would have thought one of those would produce.


Chuck, I forgot to mention the fines that goes into it. Lots of that.........

Semper708
01-04-2010, 06:24 PM
hello there Those came out great!

Chuck Cook
01-04-2010, 07:35 PM
Chuck, I forgot to mention the fines that goes into it. Lots of that.........

Fines ?

Raymond Richard
01-04-2010, 07:39 PM
Fines ?

Finesse, If I spelled it right this time.