KITH official pictures thread

Dan Pierson

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I got home today to a great little knife from DonL. Wonderful start to the week.

(Added Tuesday) It wasn't raining today so I could get some decent pictures of
Don's knife.
 

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Ausbrooks

KNIFE MAKER
I got my Gobblergetter knife today which is a sweet drop point with some of the best figured cocabolo on it I've seen. The fit and finish is very good - wood and metal both have a mirror finish and will add to the durability of knife. This will go straight to my fanny pack for field use- very nice design and that 01 will do the job nicely, and the sheath is well tooled- I like the acorn - thanks Bob!
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DonL

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Glad you liked it Dan.

Griz, you can see a few flaws in the new sheath, but overall it turned out way nicer than the first one. I love leather work, but it doesn't love me. I'm currently working on a sheath for a knife that was given away at Christmas with a kydex sheath. It's my biggest knife with the biggest sheath and I'm trying to add an Ostrich leg skin insert. It's been frustrating to say the least and now tonight I discover than the back piece doesn't line up with the front piece and there's too much of a difference to trim, so it's cut and tool another back piece!

That was my 2nd time to use my maker mark. The first knife came out really well (after a lot of practice). It worked so well that I thought I could cut back on the number and time of holding the pad down...and it turned out very light :( Another lesson learned! Stay with what works!
 

Sean Cochran

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I had a package in the mail when I got home from work today.

Wow!! What a great knife! The orange will be great for hiking trips, it will be a lot harder to lose.
This knife handles great and is shaving sharp. I will put it to use this fall on the Pine Mt Trail, it should make a great camp knife.
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Mark Redmon

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I apologize for not posting sooner, but I haven't had much time to get on the forum the past few days. I received my knife from Nektarios (NPD) on Wednesday. It arrived very quickly considering it traveled from Denmark. It is a very well crafted knife. The sheath is well made and expertly tooled. The knife was made with a very high level of fit and finish. It is a true scandi grind with no major secondary bevel (I believe it has a micro bevel as I see it, but haven't put it under magnification yet) and is shaving sharp. I am thrilled with the knife, and can't wait until I have an opportunity to give it a full work out. I'm sure it will perform well as I have been using it for general tasks around the house. As a maker, I can honestly say that I would not hesitate to direct business to Nektarios if I were unable to meet a customers needs or deadline for some reason. I will almost certainly get a lifetime of use out of this fine tool. Thanks, NPD!
 
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NPD

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I apologize for not posting sooner, but I haven't had much time to get on the forum the past few days. I received my knife from Nektarios (NPD) on Wednesday. It arrived very quickly considering it traveled from Denmark. It is a very well crafted knife. The sheath is well made and expertly tooled. The knife was made with a very high level of fit and finish. It is a true scandi grind with no major secondary bevel (I believe it has a micro bevel as I see it, but haven't put it under magnification yet) and is shaving sharp. I am thrilled with the knife, and can't wait until I have an opportunity to give it a full work out. I'm sure it will perform well as I have been using it for general tasks around the house. As a maker, I can honestly say that I would not hesitate to direct business to Nektarios if I were unable to meet a customers needs or deadline for some reason. I will almost certainly get a lifetime of use out of this fine tool. Thanks, NPD!


Thanks allot for the kind words about my work, and I’m happy that you like the knife.
Regards
Nektarios
 

NPD

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Got my knife from Mike today, it’s a nice little hunter, now i have to make this little knife sharp and give it a try. I will get pics up soon as I can.
Regards
NP
 

NPD

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Here are some pictures from the knife.
Mike I will like to ask you what kind of materials have you made the knife and handle of.
Regards
NP
 
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Mike Martinez

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Sorry for not sharpening the knife, but from personal experience, I've learned to send them out dull to other knife makers. I don't think I've ever gotten a knife and not resharpened the edge to what I like. Anyhow, the blade is 1084 with a clay quench. I had to redo the knife twice... once because the handle material (stabilized by one of the big names) failed horribly, the second time, because I carelessly placed the knife under some clutter and a broken carbide drill bit was dragged across it. This blade fought me all the way. In the end, I went with Buckeye Burl for the handle, and 01 for the pins so that they will patina with the blade.
 
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