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Peter Killgore
02-15-2010, 06:02 PM
I got this little guy finished last weekend. I'm calling it Raybar since the blade is forged from rebar that I got from Ray. It started out s 1/2" rebar and came out as this. http://knifedogs.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6021&d=1266281970

http://knifedogs.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6022&d=1266281970

The blade is 3 3/4" and the oal is7 3/4". The handle is Cocobolo and the fittings are wrought iron. When I got it finished, my dad looked at it and said it's easy to tell who my teacher and inspiration is. Thanks for all the help you've been Ray! I wouldn't be doing this without you.

Denny Eller
02-15-2010, 06:27 PM
Nice work, Peter and a good name for the knife.

Eli Gautreaux
02-15-2010, 07:50 PM
Bravo!

I agree with your dad, that looks very Ray insipired. Great work Peter.

Raymond Richard
02-15-2010, 09:00 PM
A find looking Raybar!

Peter Killgore
02-15-2010, 09:35 PM
Thanks for the compliments!

I already have the another knife ground and heat treated although it's not quite the same size as this one. ;) Let's just say I started with 1" Raybar this time. I'll post some pics of it when I get 'er done.

Raymond Richard
02-16-2010, 11:14 AM
Peter, Here's one from a few years ago with a pretty similar blade shape: http://bladegallery.com/shopexd.asp?id=3087 Just by adding more figure (shape) to the handle would both improve its usability and look. Were you just limited by the size of the handle material?

Stew
02-16-2010, 01:24 PM
Nicely done Peter!

Jake Mello
02-16-2010, 01:57 PM
That looks great! Simple is beutiful.

Peter Killgore
02-16-2010, 05:59 PM
Peter, Here's one from a few years ago with a pretty similar blade shape: http://bladegallery.com/shopexd.asp?id=3087 Just by adding more figure (shape) to the handle would both improve its usability and look. Were you just limited by the size of the handle material?

I wasn't limited by the size of the material. Just took it to the point where I thought it looked fairly good and fit my hand. Should I have given it more curve? I did make the handle taper to the guard this time like you said to do.

Raymond Richard
02-16-2010, 06:14 PM
I wasn't limited by the size of the material. Just took it to the point where I thought it looked fairly good and fit my hand. Should I have given it more curve? I did make the handle taper to the guard this time like you said to do.

Peter, The top of the handle looks good although I think if the butt came down on the bottom a 1/4" to a 1/2" more it would make it easier to hold onto. I think you'll find the skinny handle will roll in your hand the way it is. I'll talk with you more in March at the show.