First Knife Completed

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

  1. luciusx5

    luciusx5 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.
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    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 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 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 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 Member

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

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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