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    A recently completed liner lock

    I thought I had posted this knife when I initially completed it. At that time I wasn't happy with the blade shape nor the fit and finish. So in between orders and other projects I have going on in the shop, I decided to fix most of the issues. I'm pretty please with how things turned out. I made...
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    The Fix

    Last week I post these pictures of a knife I was working on when a piece of the handle broke near the ricasso. I wasn't sure how to go about fixing it since the handles had been glued on so I set the knife aside to think about it. I ended up taking it to my friend and mentor, Gene Baskett. He...
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    I was warned this could happen.....

    So this knife I've been working on for what feels like forever. I finally get to the point where I get the handles on and glued up and on the path to finishing it. Several of the folks on the form warned me about leaving the wood thin near the ricassso/finger coil area. I was asked if I ever had...
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    Custom folder for a friend

    I recently completed and presented this knife to a buddy. He and I got our start in law enforcement through the Border Patrol. My friend was a member REACT, which is essentially the Border Patrol's equivalent of SWAT. He collaborated with me on handle shape and the Border Patrol patch with the...
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    Liner Lock with Redwood Burl

    I haven't posted anything in awhile, so I thought I'd share a folder that I just completed. This knife is going to my brother-in-law as a Christmas from my sister. In general I like how the knife turned out overall. I had some difficulty with the redwood burl chipping out for some reason and...
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    A New Hunter

    I completed this knife yesterday. It’s very similar to the hunting knife I completed last week. The blade is made from Alabama damascus and has an OAL 9”. The cutting edge is right at 4”. The handle material is stabilized redwood burl with stainless steel pins. Thanks for looking. Comments are...
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    Damascus Hunting Knife

    Here is the latest from my shop. The OAL of the knife is about 8" with a 3 1/2" cutting edge. The damascus is from Alabama Damascus and the desert iron wood handles I picked up at Blade, but I can't remember from whom. Thanks for looking! Comments and critiques welcomed.
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    Two recently finished knives

    These are two of three knives that I recently completed. Both of these knives are made from .156 AEB-L and have an overall length of 7 1/4”. The knives are hollow ground with cutting edge approximately 3”. The first knife has some really nice California buckeye burl. The second knife have black...
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    The latest from my shop

    This is one of two knives I’ve completed since filleting open my thumb. Stitches are coming out tomorrow-yay! This particular knife measures about 6 ½” overall and has about a 2 ¾” cutting edge. The blade steel is Aeb-l and the handles are toxic green G10 that are removable. I hope to get the...
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    A EDC/Neck Knife

    I finished up this small EDC recently. The knife is made from 1084 steel and has an overall length of just under 6 ¾”. The knife measures 3” from tip to handle with a cutting edge of about 2 ⅝”. The knife comes with a Kydex sheath set for a small Tek-Lok. The retention on the sheath secures the...
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    My First Professionally Photographed Knife

    I posted this knife before, but I wanted to share the professional photograph taken by Marty Stanfield @dms_captures. He did a wonderful job photographing the knife (IMHO). The OAL of the knife is about 8” with a cutting edge of approximately 3.5”. The blade steel is CPM154 flat ground with a...
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    Prototype Liner Lock

    Before I retired I worked as a special agent for Homeland Security Investigations at the Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Unit. I've kept in touch with a number of the guys through social media, etc. Anyway, after seeing some of the pictures I've posted of some of my knives, one of the...
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    A couple of recent knives

    The first is a small recurve. It is my first recurve and my first attempt at a kind of, sort of, faded plunge. The OAL of the knife is about 8” with a cutting edge of approximately 3.5”. The blade steel is CPM154 flat ground with a satin finish. The blade also has an unsharpened swedge. The...
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    Fixed Blade with Buckeye Burl

    I finished this knife yesterday. Might have been done sooner, but I had some technical difficulties :oops:. The blade material is CPM154 with mirror finished bevels and swedge. The flats were taken to 320 grit satin finish. The bolsters are 416 S/S also in a mirror finish. The handles are some...
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    A Recent EDC Fixed Blade

    I actually finished this knife a week or so ago. This knife is made from .156 AEB-L steel. It has an overall length of 6 ¾” and a cutting edge of 2 ¾”. I put a swedge on this one and was going to sharpen it but decided not to do so when it was all said and done. The blade has a hollow grind...
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    Two EDCs and a Folder

    I recently finished up these knives. In the Captain Obvious department, photography is not my strong suit. This knife is made from .156 CPM-154 steel. It has an overall length of 6 ⅞” and measures 2 ⅞” from tip to handle. The cutting edge is right around 2 ⅝”. The blade is a full flat grind...
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    A couple of recent knives

    These knives are the most recent ones from my shop. The first one I built for a friend from the @americanlegionpost113 here in E-Town. The knife was a challenge for me as it was the largest blade I’ve made to date, chef’s knives excluded. This is the second iteration as the first one I jacked...
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    Drop Point Hunter

    I recently completed this drop point hunter. The blade steel is AEB-L and the scales are F40 #carbonfiber from @ajcomposites. The picture doesn’t do the scales justice. The OAL of the knife is just under 9 ¼”. The blade measures 4 ⅛” from tip to bolster with a cutting edge of 3 ¾”. The bolsters...
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    Latest from my shop

    This is the latest knife out of my shop. It is made from AEB-L and has an over all length of 9 ¾”. The blade measures approximately 4 ⅞” tip to bolster with a cutting edge of just over 4 ½”. The handle is black and gray G10 with stainless steel pins. The blade has a hand rubbed 1000 grit satin...
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    Hunting Knife

    I just completed this knife last Friday and for got to post it. The knife is made from AEB-L and has an over all length of 9”. The blade measures approximately 4 ⅞” tip to handle with a cutting edge of just under 4 ½” with a hand rubbed satin finish. The handle is black linen Micarta with...
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