Various knives

Von Gruff

KNIFE MAKER
I had a tag end of 1075 so decided to make a pattern for a camp knife/butcher knife. I had made myself one a long time back with a 8 1/2 inch blade for dicing meat etc when breaking down an animal but found it was more blade than I needed so thought this one with a 5 1/5 in blade would be more user friendly

I had a bowie marked out as well so had the two of them to do

Ground and ready for heat treat

I wanted to try for a hamon so mixed up some very fine potters clay (for slip mix usually) with some wood ash and applied it to the blade.

I know in hindsight that I had way too much on there which lead to the less than successfull hamon but at least there is the showing of one on the camp knife. The bowie not so much

For the handle on the camp/butcher knife I started with a copper bolster and added black paper micarta, some blue G10 and another blaco paper micarta spacer before finishing with the walnut handle



 

Von Gruff

KNIFE MAKER
Beautiful! How is the handle attached on the smaller knife?
The tang has a series of V notches ground in using the edge of a 120 grit belt so there is plenty of grip for the epoxy and no need for a pin. The copper bolster was a tap fit and tight to the tang and ricasso so a couple of heavy rubber bands over that and the top of the handle was all that was required to hold it tight together till the epoxy set.
 

Von Gruff

KNIFE MAKER
These are three I did for a repeat customer with his supplied wood walnut, rosewood and olivewood with brass on .156 1095 scandi ground blade. I forgot to take pics before sending them off so coppied the pic he posted on the forum when he recieved them this week.
 

Chris Railey

KNIFE MAKER
These are three I did for a repeat customer with his supplied wood walnut, rosewood and olivewood with brass on .156 1095 scandi ground blade. I forgot to take pics before sending them off so coppied the pic he posted on the forum when he recieved them this week.
Mr. Gruff, When you do the Scandi grind do you go to zero with the bevel or is there a secondary angle? I love those by the way...
 

Von Gruff

KNIFE MAKER
The knives the sheaths were hot waaxed this morning for. Pig sticker with fiddle back eucalyptus, Hunter Skinner and Light Hunter with Accacia in the first pic and a pair of Field scalpels with Buffalo horn in the second

 
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