First Knife Completed

Discussion in 'New to Knifemaking' started by luciusx5, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. luciusx5

    luciusx5 Active Member

    It's been a long road. Started without any equipment and slowly acquired what I needed. Built a No-Weld Grinder using Boss Dog's plans. Bought a Bubble Jig to learn freehand grinding that really helped. Grinding freehand now without the Jig. Thanks to a lot of people on this forum that freely share their knowledge an impossible task has been made manageable. Hope I can some day return the favor.

    Small skinning knife for my son.
    Length 6.5 inches
    Blade Cutting Length 2.75 inches
    Purpleheart and Ebony
    White G10 Liner
    Nickel Silver and Bone spacers
    Nickel Silver Pins and Thong tube

    It has a lot of flaws but I learned a lot to use on the next knife. Thanks again to the forum for all the help!
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2017
  2. martinsanders

    martinsanders Member

    Could you send me some info on the bubble jig that helps you learn to grind freehand. I would like a web site that explains how to use it and where to buy it so on. I always thought the two where exclusive. Email is Martin 238 at me dot com. Thank you.

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  3. J. Doyle

    J. Doyle Dealer - Purveyor

    That's a great first knife! Nice job.
  4. very nice!
  5. Ty Adams

    Ty Adams KNIFE MAKER

    Nice first knife. You can tell you took your time and put a lot of energy into it. Looking forward to seeing more.
  6. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    excellent first knife! Super ambitious handle for a first knife as well. Great great job.
  7. luciusx5

    luciusx5 Active Member

    Thanks John. I've really admired your knives on here. They are gorgeous and the workmanship is incredible! I follow you on Instagram also.
  8. luciusx5

    luciusx5 Active Member

    Thanks John. If I had it to do over again I would have done a more simple handle. But it's what my son asked for so I thought I'd give it a try. The next one is for myself and it will be much simpler.:biggrin:
  9. luciusx5

    luciusx5 Active Member

    Thanks TY. I have a few more profiled out and another almost ready to heat treat. I'll try to post some pics when I get them done
  10. Sleestack

    Sleestack Well-Known Member

    Very nice!

    I like the choice of materials
  11. luciusx5

    luciusx5 Active Member

    Completed my first knife in January. Started working on some more.


    The second knife.

    I messed up on the handle for #2 too short. Took it off and changed to this.







    The latest. It was only sanded to 220 in this pic. Went to 1000 grit and buffed. Turned out ok.
    I'll try to post some more pics of it later.


    I try to learn something new with each knife. A new technique, material or feature.
    On the last knife I tried a hidden lanyard tube. Worked out ok I think.


    As I'm getting more comfortable I'm moving up to my more expensive handle materials.
    Have some nice KOA and burls that I'm eager to work with. Thanks for all the help!!!

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