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A custom order I finished today...Sheath Pics Added!

Discussion in 'Promethean Knives by Salem Straub' started by Salem Straub, May 16, 2012.

  1. Salem Straub

    Salem Straub KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 20, 2008
    Here's a camp knife made to a fellow forumite's specs. Steel is 52100, with a full flat grind, swept plunge, and light brut-de-forge flats. Nickel silver guard. Ivory paper micarta mortised handle with SS corby bolts and thong tube. 7" blade, 11-7/8" Overall. 1-5/16"blade height. Nice and comfy in the hand, balances at the guard. Working on the sheath, I'll post that in a couple days.

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    Last edited: May 17, 2012
  2. fast14riot

    fast14riot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 27, 2010
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    -Xander
     
  3. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator

    Jan 9, 2011
    Really cool! The lines are spectacular and I really like the grind and choice of materials.
     
  4. Salem Straub

    Salem Straub KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 20, 2008
    Finished the sheath on this one today. This is the first time I've tried this type of sheath construction. I like the design, it makes sense, looks good, and holds the knife well. This is also the first sheath I've cut out of the side of 9-10 oz Hermann Oak leather from my new supplier, Springfield Leather. So far it works like a dream. I'd been using horse hide for sheaths until now, had to switch when my supplier for that went out of business. I like this stuff! It's heavy, thick, and has a wonderful surface quality. It also works nicely. Enjoy the added pics, tell me what you think.

    Forgot to add, check out the little bead I turned for the lace, out of scrap micarta from the handle.

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  5. awestib

    awestib Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2008
    I love that knife and sheath, great work Salem!
    Looking forward to holding it in my hand and using it.
    Andy
     
  6. jll346

    jll346 Knife maker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2006
    Salem, your work is incredible! Beautiful knife & sheath.
     
  7. grizzled gizzard

    grizzled gizzard Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
    Great work Salem. That is a very nice package!

    Do you inlet the tang into both halves of the handle, then epoxy the whole thing together? In one of the pictures I think I see a joint.

    I haven't tried to make a handle like that before, but I can see some advantages. I think I'll try this, but maybe some spacer material would look cool in there too.

    I don't remember seeing something like that before, although it's surely been done.

    Am I missing something?
     
  8. Salem Straub

    Salem Straub KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 20, 2008
    Thanks, guys. Grizz, yep the tang is scribed onto both handle halves, then milled equally into both sides with a little extra room for epoxy. A spacer might look cool for sure, if you try it I'd like to see the result. Often one can't even see the joint, this is especially true with darker, patterned stuff like green canvas. White is the hardest to work with no visible joints or scratches.

    Thanks for looking!
     
  9. JGguns

    JGguns

    348
    Nov 15, 2009
    Beutiful work Salem. That sheath is awesome man!
     
  10. zachtateknives

    zachtateknives

    382
    May 4, 2010
    Sweet! Pardon my ignorance, your full flat grind, is it a "zero" grind?
     
  11. Salem Straub

    Salem Straub KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 20, 2008
    Thanks guys! Zach, no it's not zero- it's just not yet been sharpened in the pics. I do that a lot. The edge was about 0.020" before sharpening.
     
  12. Mike Davis

    Mike Davis

    Feb 7, 2006
    Awesome stuff Salem, as always :)
     
  13. jonnymac44

    jonnymac44

    Sep 27, 2007
    That is beautiful Salem!:thumbup: That ivory paper micarta gums up the belts something fierce don't it! Really nice work buddy, I love it.
     
  14. gobblergetter

    gobblergetter

    53
    Feb 10, 2010
    Sweet combo Salem !




    Bob
     
  15. Calvin Richardson

    Calvin Richardson

    377
    Oct 13, 2011
    Awesome Salem!! That's funny that you use Springfield leather. They're only a couple hours from my house!!
     
  16. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator

    Jan 9, 2011
    Top notch work! The sheath is so cool! My wife likes it too.
     
  17. Shaw Blades

    Shaw Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 18, 2009
    Great work there. Everything looks perfect.
     
  18. WA Martin

    WA Martin Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Necro threading here but I do like this knife.
     
  19. CHILLER

    CHILLER

    47
    Jun 28, 2010
    Agreed digging up the past but it's still is a looker. Interested to see how it would look with a natural/jade G-10. Nice sheath too..extremely thought out.
     
  20. Salem Straub

    Salem Straub KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 20, 2008
    Thanks guys! I think making this in Jade G10 would be be fun, I love how that stuff looks. I even have a bit more, maybe I'll use some next time I get to build whatever I want...
     

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