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Thread: Elk and colobolo

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    Elk and Cocobolo

    It's been a long time since I finished a knife... This one has been sitting on my bench for over a year waiting to be finished. I finally had the time/wasn't recovering from surgery so it is now done! The handle is elk antler with a cocobolo spacer. Not sure what the blade is... It's either plow steel or 5160 from a leaf spring. Fittings are wrought iron. Comments/critique are very welcome! I know the second picture isn't all that great but it shows the temperline a bit better which is why I attached it. Not sure why the temperline ended up where it did... It should have been about half an inch back from the cutting edge for the whole length of the blade... oh well.
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    Last edited by Peter Killgore; 12-20-2012 at 02:12 PM.

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    I really like the shape of this knife and transition of guard to blade recasso area, and choice of materials. Looks to be a groove at guard spacer joint?

    It's one you want to pick up and feel the fit.

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    Mark, it looks like there's a groove but there's not. They butt up tight with each other but I like to round off the edges of each piece. I tend to like the feel of it and if I do goof on the alignment, this makes it a lot less noticeable.

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    Thanks Peter,
    Any considerations using Elk antler? I have some but haven't tried it yet.

    Mark

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    Mark,
    I don't have many tips for working with antler... If you're doing a through tang, you'll need to drill it from both sides unless you're working with a straight piece. For finishing, I like to sand it lightly with some 600 grit paper to clean it up then go over it with 0000# steel wool for a smooth finish. A little carnuba wax makes for a nice gloss when you're done.

    Peter

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    Peter, This knife turned out fine. Now about your style, I'm sure I have seen it before.
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    Thanks Ray! As for style, I know this knife maker who's amazing at what he does and I tend to really like his style...

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    I was going to comment in the knife's beautiful ancestry, but now I see it's out in the open. Nice work Peter! Had you clay coated that blade, expecting a different temper line? Just curious. I like the way it looks, and that's a nice combination of materials.
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    I had clay coated the blade. This is the second time I've done a clay coat and had the temperline show up back from the edge of the clay... Not sure if it's the steel or what. I did just do another blade from what I think is the same steel this is out of. I might have the finish done today so I'll go ahead and etch to see where the temper line lies on it. Thanks for the compliments!


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