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whiteeugene
04-09-2010, 09:08 PM
I built these from blanks that I purchased from different sources I made the scales and the sheaths.
http://dougwhitesworkshop.com/images/stories/knife/img_3516.jpg
http://dougwhitesworkshop.com/images/stories/knife/img_3521.jpg
http://dougwhitesworkshop.com/images/stories/knife/img_3528.jpg
http://dougwhitesworkshop.com/images/stories/knife/img_3530.jpg
http://dougwhitesworkshop.com/images/stories/knife/img_3532.jpg


Thanks

A.W.Stovall
04-09-2010, 09:15 PM
Nice very good finish

BossDog
04-09-2010, 10:48 PM
that makes you a knife maker.. good job.
if you make knife, even from a kit or a blank, that makes you a knife maker.
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whiteeugene
04-10-2010, 06:25 AM
Thanks Boss
When I graduate from paint sticks to steel I'll call myself a knife maker but for now I'm just a builder.

LR Adkins
04-10-2010, 06:39 AM
Nice builds, Doug. good finish on them. Your sheaths look good too.

Larry

Curtiss Knives
04-10-2010, 07:42 AM
Great job Doug. 2thumbs

Doug Lester
04-10-2010, 10:13 AM
Don't dis what you're doing, one you do a very good job of it. Also finishing out premade blades has gone on for centuries. A lot of the old cutlers earned their living putting handles and other hardware on blades that others made.

Doug Lester

James Terrio
04-10-2010, 12:03 PM
Off to a GREAT start! I have no problem with a knifemaker building knives from purchased blanks or kits as long as they're up front about it. I've made and sold a few that way myself. Doug is right, there's a long tradition of that and you should take pride in your work 2thumbs

Looks to me like you're hooked. :)

JAWilliams
04-10-2010, 12:20 PM
Look great, really like the damascus and love the ky sheath on the second one.

Steven Janik
04-10-2010, 08:23 PM
Looks good , Doug.
Keep up the good work.

Steve

wdtorque
04-10-2010, 09:33 PM
Looking Good. You are ahead of alot of people. Keep on.
Dozier

Carey Quinn
04-10-2010, 09:56 PM
Looks good. It won't be long before you'll just have to start with a blank piece piece of steel and bring a knife to life. Once you do, it's hard to stop.

Carey

ChipI.
04-11-2010, 07:57 AM
Looks great . I really like the 2nd knife and kydex sheath.

Jim Adams Customs
04-11-2010, 04:06 PM
Good Job!

Fross
04-11-2010, 04:21 PM
Good job, had you done any leather work prior to this? Jut curious as it is a bang up job on the sheath on the first knife, the others look great as well. A lot of people(not here but else where, for the main part) look at a sheath as an after-thought, not many nonknifemakers realize that it is just as much of an art and skill, especially when you are dealing with leather.

whiteeugene
04-11-2010, 05:08 PM
Thanks for all of the nice comments from everyone.

Good job, had you done any leather work prior to this? Jut curious as it is a bang up job on the sheath on the first knife, the others look great as well. A lot of people(not here but else where, for the main part) look at a sheath as an after-thought, not many nonknifemakers realize that it is just as much of an art and skill, especially when you are dealing with leather.

I did a little several years ago belts and a holster, to me a knife is a system that has many different parts Scales, Blade, Pins, Guard and Sheath no one part is any more important than the other they all have a part to play. The Scales, guards are designed to support a specific blade that is designed for a purpose Fighter, Skinner, Utility and so on. The sheath you design needs to support both the blade design and the purpose of the knife. I used this sheath design because it supports the purpose of the knife a small hunter. It can be worn on the left or right side the knife fits either direction. Some times when I hunt I carry a pistol and the holster and knife always end up rubbing each other with this design I can carry it on the left side. When I carry an auto loader I carry it on the left side in a side holster this sheath design allows me to carry the knife on the right.

Thanks