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Old 01-11-2015, 05:58 PM
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"Making Tracks"

first for 2015
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13'' overall with an 8'' very very sharp edge
synthetic bone handle, copper mosaic pins, black G10 and copper spacers









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Old 01-11-2015, 06:32 PM
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Looks like a very nice job.

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Old 01-11-2015, 06:43 PM
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How did you create the tracks?


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Old 01-11-2015, 06:46 PM
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A good looking, and most important, usable knife.
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Old 01-12-2015, 05:08 AM
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Very nice looking knife. Is that the forge finish? Or a forced patina?
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Old 01-12-2015, 07:33 AM
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Nice Rob, looks like a real workhorse with a little bling.

I was going to guess micro grinder Ray, but they are awful precise and even.
I did grind/shape a soldering iron tip for wood and a stainless steel stamp for leather, but nothing that would work that clean on synthetic bone. Come on Rob, fess up!

Since I have looked at a lot of Rob's other work, Ricky, I'd say forged finish for the most part. He's pretty fair with a hammer. As thin as that stock is along the spine, most likely just worked with a flatter/finishing hammer and used precise controlled hits. Either way it finished nicely.


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Old 01-12-2015, 07:57 AM
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I would like to know about the tracks also. Surely its not a rubber stamp and ink pad.
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:42 AM
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I like it!


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Old 01-12-2015, 11:41 AM
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Yeah thats a nice one, the tracks do add to the overall look.

MY guess, i think the tracks were were cut out, filled with epoxy and sanded flush. Does the winner of the "how did he do that" trivia game get a prize?
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:07 AM
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Jdale, Hope it's the knife.......


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Old 01-13-2015, 08:57 AM
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Nice Rob, looks like a real workhorse with a little bling.

Since I have looked at a lot of Rob's other work, Ricky, I'd say forged finish for the most part. He's pretty fair with a hammer. As thin as that stock is along the spine, most likely just worked with a flatter/finishing hammer and used precise controlled hits. Either way it finished nicely.
Carl you are correct sir
French flatter and my fave dog nose hammer (saw blade hammer)
Will post a pic of them later , back home tonight....


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