I will assume you are being serious... KITH, Knife In The Hat... Basically everyone makes one knife, and there is a blind drawing to see who you send it to (and also who sends one to you). It's a big ol' blind swap-meet.
The knives I make, currently, are made from blanks purchased from knifekits.com, jantz and Texas Knife Maker. Blades are usually hand rubbed for an added touch on the finish. I use everything from your basic plain walnut to stabilized redwood burl, micarta/g10, polyester pearls, etc. for handles. I usually add jimping if applicable and would like to start my hand at other filework. I love to use mosaic pins. In addition to this, I fully hand make all my sheaths. All my knives are resharpened to a full polished, hair whittling edge.
I don't just buy a blank, slap a handle on it, buy/make a crappy sheath and go.
So, all that being said, I would like to ask if I may be included in this KITH.
Here are some samples of my work:
440C w/ Osage Orange, SS pins. 8/9oz veg tanned sheath.
440C w/ Curly Maple, SS pins. 8/9oz veg tanned sheath.
AUS-8 w/ Cocobolo, SS pins. 8/9oz veg tanned sheath.
AUS-8 w/ Redwood Burl, SS pins. 8/9oz veg tanned sheath.
Thanks for viewing this post. If allowed to enter, I promise to create the best knife and sheath package my ability allows.
So, officially, I would like to be a part of this KITH if you will have me.
BTW, I completely forgot to introduce myself!
My name is Craig, and I've been a member at bladeforums.com for a while now. I'm an Eagle Scout, 1995. Got started into this hobby with a kit knife for myself and it blew up from there. Would love to get into true blade making after I get moved and get my shop transported. Also getting into a bit more leatherwork than just sheaths, really enjoy that too.