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Thread: First Knife Completed

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    First Knife Completed

    It's been a long road. Started without any equipment and slowly acquired what I needed. Built a No-Weld Grinder using Boss Dog's plans. Bought a Bubble Jig to learn freehand grinding that really helped. Grinding freehand now without the Jig. Thanks to a lot of people on this forum that freely share their knowledge an impossible task has been made manageable. Hope I can some day return the favor.

    Small skinning knife for my son.
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    Length 6.5 inches
    Blade Cutting Length 2.75 inches
    Purpleheart and Ebony
    White G10 Liner
    Nickel Silver and Bone spacers
    Nickel Silver Pins and Thong tube




    It has a lot of flaws but I learned a lot to use on the next knife. Thanks again to the forum for all the help!
    Last edited by luciusx5; 01-06-2017 at 01:33 PM.

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    First Knife Completed

    Could you send me some info on the bubble jig that helps you learn to grind freehand. I would like a web site that explains how to use it and where to buy it so on. I always thought the two where exclusive. Email is Martin 238 at me dot com. Thank you.


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  3. #3
    Join Date
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    That's a great first knife! Nice job.
    John Doyle
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  4. #4
    very nice!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
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    Billings MT
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    Nice first knife. You can tell you took your time and put a lot of energy into it. Looking forward to seeing more.
    Ty Adams
    Instagram @tyadamsknives

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    excellent first knife! Super ambitious handle for a first knife as well. Great great job.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by J. Doyle View Post
    That's a great first knife! Nice job.
    Thanks John. I've really admired your knives on here. They are gorgeous and the workmanship is incredible! I follow you on Instagram also.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilson View Post
    excellent first knife! Super ambitious handle for a first knife as well. Great great job.
    Thanks John. If I had it to do over again I would have done a more simple handle. But it's what my son asked for so I thought I'd give it a try. The next one is for myself and it will be much simpler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyshoots View Post
    Nice first knife. You can tell you took your time and put a lot of energy into it. Looking forward to seeing more.
    Thanks TY. I have a few more profiled out and another almost ready to heat treat. I'll try to post some pics when I get them done

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    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Michigan
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    Very nice!

    I like the choice of materials

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