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    Thanks very much for your supportive comments everyone. It took me about a month but that was mostly weekends and a little in the evening. I did it without power tools so filing and sanding took some time. I have more parts so will try another soon. I'm thinking of adding bolsters next time.
    Rust Never Sleeps s-k

  2. Congrats! It's impressive that the work was all done without power tools.

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    Great work S-K! You get a greater appreciation when you do all that work with hand tools.

    What kind of steel is that?

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    I like that! Thanks for posting the pictures.

    Whatcha gonna make next?

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    Dude that's cool. I have always wanted to try something like this. And too be honest, since I use so many power tools in my day job, I really enjoy working with simple hand tools when I can.

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    That´s really a cool looking knife

    I´m looking forward seeing more from yours, soon

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    SK, I read how you are inspired by the nice knives shown here, well I can honestly say that the knives you show us are simply stunning, and they inspire us!
    Great job on your first knife, it must be a scary part coming to pinning a knife...i have never done what you have....I hope to give it a go one day, thanks for showing us your great work
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    Nice work, Steve! You can carry it with pride! It's a beauty!!
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    Thank you to all for your very kind comments. They are greatly appreciated.

    Johnny twoshoes and glennbad i believe the blade is 420HC steel.

    Pertinux, I don't know yet what I will make next. I have more parts like this and plan to make one with bolsters. I also have some penknife parts but fitting two blades is more advanced.

    Thanks again for your interest and encouragement.
    Rust Never Sleeps s-k

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    Looks good!

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    I really like it. Great blade shape and handle shape. The Wenge has some great grain. I need to read up on how one does the pinning of scales as a friend wants to try and put together a kitchen paring knife kit. If you have any tips, they would be greatly appreciated

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    Nice looking old pattern sk. was it a kit or did you grind the blade too? If it's a kit, where did you get it?

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    Thats a great looking knife, and you did outstanding for your first time. You will carry that with pride for a long time
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    You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!
    Well done Steve. Lovely work.
    Could you do us a step by step guide with pics on your next one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by navihawk View Post
    Nice looking old pattern sk. was it a kit or did you grind the blade too? If it's a kit, where did you get it?
    navihawk, I didn't grind the blade. I did a little filing to straighten the top edge, and on the kick and top of the tang where it meets the spring to make it fit better. I bought the parts for a 'buildalong' on British Blades. There is a great tutorial there on assembling the knife from Russell White if anyone is interested.

    I think I have the parts for a sleeveboard jack with a spear blade. That may be by next attempt. Jacknife, thanks and happy to post some pics along the way.
    Rust Never Sleeps s-k

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    Thanks for the info Steve. I have a hankering to do a project myself.

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    Must've given a lot of satisfaction putting that together! I'm sure any of us would like to own that one, nice wood grain, an English traditional no question. Look excellent with a big Lambsfoot blade and a Rat-Tail bolster, that's one for future thought. We look forward to your next efforts S-K. Milled liners, fully sunken joints, file-work

    Very well done, regards, Will

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    Looks great to me, I really like that pattern kinda a "slimline Barlow" if there ever was such a thing. All in all it's an excellent display of taste and craftsmanship on your part.

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    Thank-you for your kind comment whetrock.

    Quote Originally Posted by willgoy View Post
    Must've given a lot of satisfaction putting that together! I'm sure any of us would like to own that one, nice wood grain, an English traditional no question. Look excellent with a big Lambsfoot blade and a Rat-Tail bolster, that's one for future thought. We look forward to your next efforts S-K. Milled liners, fully sunken joints, file-work

    Very well done, regards, Will
    Thanks very much Will. I do have a big lambsfoot blade and a spring that might work with it. I will need to make liners for that so a little more advanced.... maybe one for the not too distant future.

    I rummaged around and found these parts; brass sleeve board liners, spring and unused Sheffield pen blade. Overall closed length 3.25 inches. I think I can make it work. An initial fitting provides me with a sense of optimism. For the scales I'm thinking of a longish ebony bolster and with a contrasting wood like striped zebrano or spalted beech for the rest of the handle. If there is interest, I can post progress here or start a new thread later? I won't make much progress for a week or two though.


    Last edited by smiling-knife; 05-22-2012 at 02:22 PM.
    Rust Never Sleeps s-k

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    YES PLEASE! Keep us voyeurs posted.

    Thanks, Will

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