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Old 02-05-2013, 08:10 PM
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Here's my first knife.

I've still got to clean it up a little but I'm pretty happy with it. This one is 440c stainless with black palm scales and the vine and thorn pattern.





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Old 02-05-2013, 08:40 PM
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Congratulations! It looks great. File work looks good. Is this the first from that fancy grinder I've seen?
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:45 PM
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This one I cut out with a angle grinder, and shaped it with the bench grinder but I did use the new grinder to shape the scales.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:56 PM
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Nice!
I never even thought about attempting filework like that on my first knife. Well done


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Old 02-05-2013, 11:13 PM
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Looks good Kevster. One thing you may try. After I have drilled the holes for the scales, I line them up back to back(not on the blade), put the pins in and shape the distal end with them pinned together. Makes it easier to get them exactly the same on both sides.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:56 PM
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Ricky speaks the truth.... I've made six or seven knives now, and am just starting to play with file work. The file work you did looks sweet to me! Great job on your first! I'd be darn proud! ~Nate
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:20 AM
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Looks good Kevster. One thing you may try. After I have drilled the holes for the scales, I line them up back to back(not on the blade), put the pins in and shape the distal end with them pinned together. Makes it easier to get them exactly the same on both sides.
That's good advice, I did put the scales together to get the curve but I didn't pin them, I can see they aren't even. I will give it a try on my next one.

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Old 02-07-2013, 05:20 PM
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Very nice vine work, 440 is a very interesting first metal choice, why did you not attempt a 1080 or so?


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Old 02-08-2013, 07:08 PM
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Nice solid work. Those palm slabs are really sharp looking.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:14 PM
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Thumbs up

I also like the Palm and your filework looks very nice.
Good work Kev!


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Old 02-11-2013, 07:38 AM
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Very nice Im curious I looked at some palm. did you chose to run the grain that way? or was it the way it was in your piece
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:28 PM
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Very nice Im curious I looked at some palm. did you chose to run the grain that way? or was it the way it was in your piece
That's how it came, it really just looks like a bunch of dots on the scales side.
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