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Old 02-14-2022, 09:51 AM
tctech tctech is offline
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Hello All

A First for Me!
Normally, I might have posted pics of a new knife in the Display Case, but since this is my first hidden tang, after hundreds of knives and nine years of knifemaking, I figured I was a newbie at this style and so here I am.

The blade is differentially heat treated 1080 in a classic Nessmuk profile, etched to reveal the hamon. The handle is white tale antler tip, and the hardware is old-school brass (seemed appropriate).

I dislike soldering, so I used the old JB trick to seal the tang/guard junction.

The process felt odd, but was actually easier and faster than a typical full tang build.

So much of this knife is alien to me that it hardly looks like my work. I almost never do guards, brass anything, flat grinds, antler (even scales), squared off ricassos, etc.

The sheath is forthcoming. This knife's future is uncertain.
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Old 02-14-2022, 12:43 PM
Doug Lester Doug Lester is offline
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Welcome. It might take a while for you to be able to post picks but the description sounds interesting.


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Old 02-14-2022, 02:47 PM
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Welcome! If you have offsite photo hosting you can post image links to those pictures.

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