I've recently been able to start working on knives after 2 years off, and thought I would share my latest ones here. By no means are they Mastersmith quality, but I have fun with my Dremel, files, sandpaper and 4x36" grinder. I tried to add a bit of Canadian flair to them!
First up are the CanukMuk and Mini-buckskinner. The buckskinner was one of the first blades I ever profiled, but put it on the backburner as gift knives took presidence. I had to change my plan of how I wanted to do the handle because of where I placed my stamps, but think it turned out okay!
Specs: 3/32" 440C Rc 60(HT by knifemaker.ca/Rob!- who has done all of my blades but 2)
FeCl etch, scandi grind finished on DMT alignment guide and strop finished
(space to edit in lengths later)
Only have a 5 minute no rivet kydex neck sheath for now
CanukMuk- I love the Nessmuk design, but wanted to put my spin on it. I prefer the angled tip to a very rounded one, wanted it wider than I have in existing models, and was aiming for more general purpose than the hunting style seen. My leg buckled as I was trimming the micarta bolster, so I turned it into a groove in the transition between the handle and bolster. I don't care for choils on most knives, but this was another older profile (6-7 years ago) so I went with it! These are for my practice and enjoyment so I can live with some deviation from the plan.
Specs: 1/8" O1 Rc 60-(by Rob!)
Red micarta/caribou/red micarta
(specs to follow)
Attempt at 600 grit finish- scratched up from testing since
Scandi grind with DMT aligner finished to very fine
I am still working on thinning the edge behind the grind, may convex it a bit.
A classmates little sister asked for a knife from me for her 17th birthday. I am honored to be thought of in such a manner! It was a bit of a challenge making a knife for a lady, especially because I have larger hands and wanted it to feel great in hers, not mine (although it does feel good in mine too). She wanted pink, thus the liners, her sister chose the outer scales.
Acid etched 3/32" CPM154 Rc60 by Knifemaker.ca- pattern from paper towel and FeCl
Pink G10 under stabilized black palm from BurlSource- finished to 600 grit with hand buffed renwax finish coat
Wood grain kydex from a sample box from kleerdex
Pink twine I twisted into a rope.
I would have liked to thin the edge a bit more and take it to a 1000 grit handle, but time constraints did not allow that, the handle I would have extended further to the handle next time (it chipped out on me at the choil so I had to shorten it, not enough time to redo the handle) to make the pins more even.
Feel free to honestly critique as well as compliment if you want! Tell me what you like, what you would change, and anything else that comes to mind.