4 inch Hunter in Walnut

Discussion in 'Custom Knife Forum' started by John Wilson, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    This is a 4inch Hunter in walnut that I just completed. Blade is AEB-L and the handle is figured walnut with black and white liners. This is a rare experiment for me. I am not usually happy with my finishes right off the belt, so this feels like stepping off the ledge to me.

    I'm also playing with mixing leather dyes to come up with something new compared to my typical monocolor, dark sheaths. I was after a more rugged look all around.

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  2. Ruger4

    Ruger4 Well-Known Member

    another nice one, I can see myself trying to draw a similar template , nice dimension and shape to it , nice job
  3. Daniel Rohde

    Daniel Rohde Well-Known Member

    YES YES YES! LOVE IT! Great job on that one John! Really impressed. I love the overall package-Really well done
  4. jaysmith10

    jaysmith10 Well-Known Member

    That looks awesome! Really like the walnut.

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  5. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    thanks guys! i really appreciate the kind words!

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  6. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    All I did was take my drop point and slant the nose instead of rounding it. I'd love to see your take on it.

    I find this to be a useful all around knife shape.

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  7. Self Made Knives

    Self Made Knives Well-Known Member

    Nice John! Really like the contrast the liners bring. I still have not sold a knife with a belt finish yet! I've had some that were very close, but couldn't resist hand sanding.
  8. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    The sandpaper called to me every minute until I finally mailed the knife out! I honestly lost sleep over it.
  9. Justin Presson

    Justin Presson Well-Known Member

    Ya did good on that one, really like it!

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  10. Ty Adams

    Ty Adams KNIFE MAKER

    That is a good looking knife John. The walnut looks good with a belt finish on the blade.
  11. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    I'm glad to hear you guys say the belt finish looks good. I know you'd tell me if it didn't and that's why I posted it. I wanted honest feedback.
  12. Jim Moenck

    Jim Moenck Well-Known Member

    That is a nice one John. I really like the straight drop versus the rounded drop profile. That one is just a beauty.
  13. BrandantR

    BrandantR Well-Known Member

    Beautiful work, John. I like the overall look of both the knife and sheath. Nicely done.
  14. bladegrinder

    bladegrinder Well-Known Member

    Very nice John !, hey...Gator Cutlery Club show is next weekend in Lakeland, will I see you there?
  15. wyoske

    wyoske Active Member

    Very nice.

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  16. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    Oh man! I didn't realize that was coming up. My son is performing in a concert but maybe I can work it out to do both. I really need to go to the show. I learned a lot last year from you and I really appreciate the time you spent talking to me and my son.
  17. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    Thanks again to all of you for commenting. Jim, I'm liking that straight drop, too. I wasn't sure about it at first. (Kinda pocket knife-y looking)
  18. Rated G

    Rated G Active Member

    Liners look cool... reminiscent of an old Wingmaster. Do the snaps wear on the knife handle during carry?
  19. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    They don't really touch when you wear the knife. When you put it on your belt the weight of the knife blade causes the sheath to tilt outward ever so slightly. I imagine after many years you may have to touch up the finish on the snap or put a dab or two of tru oil on the handle if you're so inclined.
  20. ACLakey

    ACLakey Well-Known Member

    Very nice knife

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