Bushcraft Knife WIP

JJB11B

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#2
That's on my list of builds, I want to give them as gifts, but I want to make sure I do them perfectly first, and put a makers mark on them, "Helps establish a future customer base"
 

opaul

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#3
That's on my list of builds, I want to give them as gifts, but I want to make sure I do them perfectly first, and put a makers mark on them, "Helps establish a future customer base"
What are your plans to do that? Are you going to do a few prototypes first?
 

JJB11B

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#4
What are your plans to do that? Are you going to do a few prototypes first?
Yes, prototypes, I have a pretty good idea of the blade profile I want. I’ll probably go with approx 1/8” thick on the spine. I also want to mess around with using some sort of metal piece in the handle to use to hold the spindle when making fire with a bow drill... still haven’t quite decided what steel I want to use yet. Bush crafting and hunting is what sparked an interest in making my own knife
 

opaul

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#5
Yes, prototypes, I have a pretty good idea of the blade profile I want. I’ll probably go with approx 1/8” thick on the spine. I also want to mess around with using some sort of metal piece in the handle to use to hold the spindle when making fire with a bow drill... still haven’t quite decided what steel I want to use yet. Bush crafting and hunting is what sparked an interest in making my own knife
I saw a bushcraft knife recently that had a metal cup in set into the scale material. You got me thinking.
 

opaul

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#9
Yes, prototypes, I have a pretty good idea of the blade profile I want. I’ll probably go with approx 1/8” thick on the spine. I also want to mess around with using some sort of metal piece in the handle to use to hold the spindle when making fire with a bow drill... still haven’t quite decided what steel I want to use yet. Bush crafting and hunting is what sparked an interest in making my own knife
I’ve given it some quick thought - would it work to do a chamfer in the steel tang and then drill the scale to match?
 
#15
Looks really good... but I got a fever for more butt flare baby lol ... I really am gonna experiment with it more. I think the experimentation is my favorite part of this new knife making life. Good job!
 

JJB11B

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#18
Especially if you use 416R pins and get them nice and tight and can hide them it would look even nicer. couple that with a 1/16" Stainless liner I and maybe with purple heart wood scales. I think it would be very refined looking
 
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