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Thread: Sambar Hunter

  1. #1
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    Sambar Hunter

    The blade for this knife is one I have had on hand for several months. Believe it came from some L-6 saw steel that I also did several thermal cycles before I totally heat treated it. Before I started building this knife I decided that the blade was to fat so I ground more away without the use of a belt grinder. I'm really looking forward to having my belt grinder working now. I did buy a new HF 7" angle grinder and used my old bench grinder for most of this knife. Rubbed the blade out several times by hand to remove the scratches. The blade is 5 3/4". I used modern iron for the fittings and a really nice piece of sambar stag for the handle. Overall this knife is 11". I even use my belt grinder when I do my leather work but found out the old bench grinder works pretty good on leather.



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  2. #2
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    I like that one Ray.

    Did you charge more for the extra effort of hand rubbing???

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    That stag is quite nice btw!

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    Very, very nice. That stag is beautiful along with everything about the knife.

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    That is a beautiful knife and a very nice sheath. I like most hunters but this one is especially appealling to the eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli Gautreaux View Post
    I like that one Ray.

    Did you charge more for the extra effort of hand rubbing???
    Same great price, to much. Even when I use the belt grinder I still do the hand rubbing but the scratches are not as bad since I work down with the finer grits of the belts. The tools I used on this blade made the scratches much deeper which resulted in more hand rubbing.
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  7. #7
    Beautiful knife Ray! That has all the appeal of a Maserati, but what car has stag like that! This is one of my favorites. Thanks for the inspiration!
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  8. #8
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    Looks fabulous! Especially the stag! Really makes the knife stand out.

  9. #9
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    One of the old fellows in a men's bible study I belong to instals hardwood flooring. I'd asked him if he had any of his left over finish if he could turn me onto some so I could try it. Anyway it is now my favorite wood finish and worked great on the stag. Its a Pallmann product called Pall-X 96 satin and its water base.

    Thanks for the comments!
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  10. #10
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    Flooring finish? Ray, you never cease to amaze me. : )


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