2013 Knife Making Progress

Steven Long

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Trying to get caught up with this pile. There are quite a few new things I am going to try and look forward to seeing how they turn out. There is a monster in there, too.
 

Steven Long

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Just finished my first sheath. It took three attempts to get a decent first...

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J adams

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I absolutely love this thread!!! Feeling very inspired, Thanks for all the (pictures) included cause it really helped me understand a lot. Thanks Steve
 

Steven Long

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I absolutely love this thread!!! Feeling very inspired, Thanks for all the (pictures) included cause it really helped me understand a lot. Thanks Steve

Awesome! I am so glad you are enjoying it, J! Hope you learned a little from these amazing people along the way, like I did. A few more months and this thread will be done. It will be interesting to look back a year and see what I made then to what I will be making in a few months from now.

Thank you, buddy.
 

Steven Long

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Got the sheath done for the Kephart. Pretty happy with this one.

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And started on sheath #3 for knife #10. I really need to quit counting :biggrin:...

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Steven Long

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Almost finished with this one. Just dyed it (picture taken before dye) and all that needs to be done is stitching and edge kote. I have grown quite fond of working leather.

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DonL

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Those are some nice sheaths Steve, especially for your first attempts! I also discovered that I liked leather work nearly as much as making knives! It can be just as rewarding and just as frustrating! :)
 

dereklee12

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Man i cant wrap my head around how your doing what your doing. Your blades look machined. You have a methodical approach to making knives. To me it looks like you change angles by a degree or two. It all seems so mechanical. I imagine that this is how a military geometry mathematician would go about making knives. Keep up the good work man your doing a great job.
 

Steven Long

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Thank you, dereklee!

Something that I have seen posted and written everywhere is "patience". The slower I go, the less mistakes and better quality I get. Sometimes its hard to slow down but once you do, the results are 100% better. Thanks for the comments!
 
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