18th Century New Orleans Fighter

wmhammond

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Finally FINISHED!!!!! Too many hours in this one to mention. 18th Century New Orleans Fighter reproduction with a frame handle. The specs are OAL: 13 5/8", Blade Length: 8 3/8", Blade height at Plunge Line 1 1/2", Handle Length: 5 1/4", Heat Treatment: to 1500*F and quench in Parks 50 with 2 - 2 hour temper cycles at 400*, Blade: 1075 with hand sand to 600 Grit satin finish, Guard and bolsters: 1075 and blued. Hand filed brass handle liners and bolster spacer, Handle wood: Arizona Desert Ironwood with 8 brass pins. The handle is a frame handle built around the knife tang and held in place with a bolt, lock washer and a nut encased in epoxy. (See photos). Let me know what you think. Thanks.

Wallace
 

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Sean Jones

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Finally FINISHED!!!!! Too many hours in this one to mention. 18th Century New Orleans Fighter reproduction with a frame handle. The specs are OAL: 13 5/8", Blade Length: 8 3/8", Blade height at Plunge Line 1 1/2", Handle Length: 5 1/4", Heat Treatment: to 1500*F and quench in Parks 50 with 2 - 2 hour temper cycles at 400*, Blade: 1075 with hand sand to 600 Grit satin finish, Guard and bolsters: 1075 and blued. Hand filed brass handle liners and bolster spacer, Handle wood: Arizona Desert Ironwood with 8 brass pins. The handle is a frame handle built around the knife tang and held in place with a bolt, lock washer and a nut encased in epoxy. (See photos). Let me know what you think. Thanks.

Wallace
Gorgeous! very nice work
 

soundmind

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Since I've joined the forms I have always enjoyed your knives. I didn't even see this before I asked my 1075 question. You're handle looks super strong and has me interested in frame handles now. My internet is too slow to get a close up right now but looks beautiful. Thanks for showing.

-Luke
 

Chris Railey

KNIFE MAKER
Don't know what KITH is. Sorry.
Its a tradition here where we all make a knife and trade them with another maker. We do a random drawing around Christmas to see who trades with whom. It stands for Knife In The Hat. I was making a joke about you trading yours because it was such an awesome knife.
 
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