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06-01-2010, 12:07 AM
OK Dogs, this is my 4th knife and my first sale!! The knife was ordered by a friend at work. I figured I'd better try and sell one fast and get one under my belt or else I may get too attached and never sell them !:D
He wanted a Yellow handle and Yellow it is!!
It is 3/16 O1, tapered tang and black liners with Yellow G10. It has a Scotchbrite finish. I also got a pretty clean etch on my makers mark with no big issues this time.
Excuse the pics, they are taken with my phone!! I need to make a light box next!:D
Let me know what you think!! Thanks!2thumbs

06-01-2010, 12:59 AM
Very design, looks like it will serve your co-worker well...nice shots for a cell cam. tomo

Bennie Lovejoy
06-01-2010, 07:41 AM
Nice looking knife. Good job on the tang.

06-01-2010, 05:11 PM
I agree with Bennie. Very nice for #4. Dozier

Ernie Swanson
06-01-2010, 05:44 PM
Very Nice, I really like the shape!!

06-01-2010, 05:47 PM
Very nice design, clean lines, good handle shape, and well finished.

You're not my friend anymore! :(

06-01-2010, 10:01 PM
Nice and clean...I like it.

06-01-2010, 10:53 PM
Well done!

06-02-2010, 06:56 AM
Hat's a fine lookin knife. I'm sure it will serve him well.

John Barker
06-02-2010, 07:36 AM
Looking good!

James Terrio
06-02-2010, 11:26 AM
That's cool! I especially like that the plunge is behind the choil, so every bit of the edge is sharp.

06-02-2010, 10:56 PM
Thanks guys!! I appreciate the comments! I'm glad I sold my first knife to a friend!! It was hard enough as it is!!
James, Ed Caffrey recommended that I bring the grind back into the finger groove after my first knife., needless to say, I took his advice!! Thanks!

Tod Lowe
06-05-2010, 08:07 AM
Congrats on sale!
Makers mark looks great.2thumbs
That handle is yellow!:D
Great work man.
Looking forward to seeing some more of your stuff.:cool:

06-05-2010, 10:54 AM
Nice work JAG I have been wondering what G10 was. congrats on the sale. Would you mind sharing how you do your makers mark. I will be making a few knives for some frinds I hunt with and think it adds a really nice touch.


J S Machine
06-08-2010, 12:59 PM
That looks really good man.http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd198/JSMachine/cf%20GIFs/thumbs.gif

I'm in the same boat with you. I'm working on number three right now and it is a knife for St. Jude charity. No sales yet but I'm sure they will come!

I'm going to send you a pm about how you got your etching on your blade.

06-12-2010, 01:34 PM
Thanks guys!
Rodney, I bought an old "Electroetch" machine off of Ebay and I got my stencil from Ernie Grospitch here:

I think the biggest thing that helped me to get a decent etch was not using too much etching solution. Dip the pad in the solution and dab it onto paper towels to remove the excess. The last knife I tried to etch, I had too much solution which ran down the knife and created a huge cloudy mark all over the blade, OUCH!! I was able to remove it but I had to take it back to the Scotchbrite belt on my grinder which removed most of the Black in my mark. I learned from that one!!!

06-12-2010, 02:46 PM
great looking knife, and congrats on the sale2thumbs. I would never have guessed it's only your fourth if you hadn't mentioned it.

joe sangster
06-12-2010, 04:37 PM
Nice work !

06-17-2010, 09:50 PM
Thanks for the info and the link. Once again really nice job

Frank Niro
06-18-2010, 02:18 AM
Looks too me you've made lots more than four with the way this one came out !!! Very well done !!! Frank

Keith Willis
06-20-2010, 06:27 AM
Looks great!
Congrats on your first sale.

God bless,Keith

Jim Poling
06-27-2010, 08:05 AM
Looks Good Jag! Keep up the good work.