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Raymond Richard
09-05-2009, 09:45 PM
Here's one I just epoxied. I'll get it finished tomorrow. 3 1/2" 52100 blade, wrought iron fittings with a curly maple handle.

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1454.JPG

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1455.JPG

Jeff Pearce
09-05-2009, 09:50 PM
Very nice. I have been looking at your work all night...2thumbs

stabber
09-05-2009, 10:09 PM
Beauty Ray2thumbs

Peter Killgore
09-05-2009, 11:26 PM
Beautiful Ray. I really like it.

Eli Gautreaux
09-06-2009, 06:13 AM
That's a nice one Ray. I love the substantial guard.

You're cranking them out, do you ever sleep?

Stuart Willis
09-06-2009, 08:16 AM
Another little beauty2thumbs

Raymond Richard
09-06-2009, 09:09 AM
That's a nice one Ray. I love the substantial guard.

You're cranking them out, do you ever sleep?

I just went through a dry spell with not much to show. Its not that often when I hit a streak like this and they come together well. Now its back to leather.

Raymond Richard
09-06-2009, 10:21 AM
I took some better pictures this morning after the tang was peened. Any one interested in seeing some picture I took while making this guard? I've got them taken, just a matter of time to put them up if there is any interest.

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1456.JPG

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1457.JPG

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1458.JPG

Peter Killgore
09-06-2009, 01:15 PM
Ray, I'd like to see some pictures on making the guard. I've never seen that process in any detail. It'd be cool to kinda see how it's done.

Peter

John Barker
09-06-2009, 02:12 PM
Ray,
That is a great blade design. Great work.
-John

J.Chappell
09-06-2009, 03:29 PM
Ray,

Great little knife there...but I am sure that you knew I would like it ;)

Thank you Ray for inviting me to the forum, I havenít been able to look over everything yet but have been impressed with what I have seen and read.

This looks like it may wind up being "THE" premier site for information and just some good old fun with those that enjoy the craft. It seems like there is something here for everyone, by everyone I mean that there is something here for not only makers and collectors but also guys that simply are looking for that one good knife to the novice maker. Everyone seems fair and friendly and that goes a long way in making the experience here not only educational but also an enjoyable one.

Thanks again Ray and I am looking forward to my next Raymond Richard piece.

J. Chappell

Raymond Richard
09-07-2009, 08:07 AM
Ray,

Great little knife there...but I am sure that you knew I would like it ;)

Thank you Ray for inviting me to the forum, I havenít been able to look over everything yet but have been impressed with what I have seen and read.

This looks like it may wind up being "THE" premier site for information and just some good old fun with those that enjoy the craft. It seems like there is something here for everyone, by everyone I mean that there is something here for not only makers and collectors but also guys that simply are looking for that one good knife to the novice maker. Everyone seems fair and friendly and that goes a long way in making the experience here not only educational but also an enjoyable one.

Thanks again Ray and I am looking forward to my next Raymond Richard piece.

J. Chappell

James, Thanks for stopping by! I figured you'd like this Chappell design blade. :D Funny how Nessmuk seems to sneak its way into a design. 2thumbs

Here's 3 pictures of this guard in progress. It really isn't meant to be a tutorial. Maybe in the future. Right now I've got just a very few days before Blade West this Friday and I may have stop knives and sheaths to go salmon fishing tomorrow. As far as the 3 pictures go all the work was done with one form of stock removal or another and all involved power tools. I'll name the tools that were used. Drill press, portabandsaw, KMG, and a rotary tool. To get the bend in the guard I heated it up with a torch and hammered it ever so slightly.

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1449.JPG

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1450.JPG

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1453.JPG

J.Chappell
09-07-2009, 09:45 AM
Ray,


Funny how Nessmuk seems to sneak its way into a design.

Well you know that two of my favorite patterns are the Nessmuk and the Marbles Woodcraft.

I have over the years used many different knives while hunting, fishing, and camping. Sometimes I have taken as many as 3 or 4 knives hunting so that I may try each one of them out and determine which is best suited for the task at hand.

I wanted to design my own knife the other year and came up with the sketch that I sent you. I just tried to bring all that I observed into a good working knife. I think I may have done it. Unknowingly I came up with a knife that may be described as a cross between Woodcraft and a Nessmuk. I feel that this is going to be a great all around design and am looking forward to using one and finding out firsthand.

Thanks for all the great work Ray.

J.Chappell

Bruce Bump
09-07-2009, 09:53 AM
Cool stuff Ray. The handle reminds me of a stacked leather handle. Have you ever done one with the leather washers?

Raymond Richard
09-07-2009, 11:24 AM
Cool stuff Ray. The handle reminds me of a stacked leather handle. Have you ever done one with the leather washers?

Bruce, Bruce, I haven't done a full stacked leather handle in years. I've got a bag of washers and its mostly full.

Raymond Richard
09-07-2009, 11:26 AM
Ray,



Well you know that two of my favorite patterns are the Nessmuk and the Marbles Woodcraft.

I have over the years used many different knives while hunting, fishing, and camping. Sometimes I have taken as many as 3 or 4 knives hunting so that I may try each one of them out and determine which is best suited for the task at hand.

I wanted to design my own knife the other year and came up with the sketch that I sent you. I just tried to bring all that I observed into a good working knife. I think I may have done it. Unknowingly I came up with a knife that may be described as a cross between Woodcraft and a Nessmuk. I feel that this is going to be a great all around design and am looking forward to using one and finding out firsthand.

Thanks for all the great work Ray.

J.Chappell


James, I don't recall you saying what wood the gun stock was going to be.

J.Chappell
09-07-2009, 01:47 PM
Ray,

I have a really nice piece of English Walnut that I am going to use. I need to get with the stockmaker to see what size blank he needs to know if I will have an extra piece for the handle. If not no big deal I'll just contact the fella that I bought the blank from and see what he has sitting around.

J.

Knife Crazied
09-07-2009, 02:42 PM
yea!

Raymond Richard
09-07-2009, 02:59 PM
Ray,

I have a really nice piece of English Walnut that I am going to use. I need to get with the stockmaker to see what size blank he needs to know if I will have an extra piece for the handle. If not no big deal I'll just contact the fella that I bought the blank from and see what he has sitting around.

J.

Heck, I've got some English Walnut. It was left here by a gunsmith and it was left over's from a gun stock. I could use some of mine when I have the time after the show.