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Discussion in 'Backwoods & KFU Custom Handmade Knives' started by KFU, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. KFU

    KFU Part Time Knifemaker, Moderator

    Sep 10, 2007
    I had a little time tonight so I decided to do a new Roach Belly out of 5/32" stock. This is rough ground and hasn't been heat treated yet. Ill catch the grind up after heat treat. I think I might leave it as a convex saber grind but might do a full convex. This thing is comfy!
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    Last edited: Mar 12, 2012
  2. Mountain Wildman

    Mountain Wildman

    Aug 29, 2010
    Looks pretty darn cool!!!
    Nice size too.
     
  3. ac700wildcat

    ac700wildcat

    May 24, 2011
    Thats pretty darn sweet Chris. I'd definitely go full convex with it.....should make for a hell of a cutter.
     
  4. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Not my style blade, but still looks awesome. :thumbup:
     
  5. clich

    clich

    Apr 19, 2011
    holy hell. that is amazing
     
  6. ol_sc

    ol_sc

    998
    Sep 12, 2011
    It's perfect, pardon the cliche. Buahahaha :D
     
  7. clich

    clich

    Apr 19, 2011
    Convex saber chris. With your antique on the flats. Good grief that would be sexy
     
  8. IMWILSON

    IMWILSON Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2011
    Nice sized blade. Man, it's going to look good with wood.
     
  9. clich

    clich

    Apr 19, 2011
    i cant stop looking at this
     
  10. KFU

    KFU Part Time Knifemaker, Moderator

    Sep 10, 2007
    I hear ya Clich. I heat treated it last night and will finish it up over the next couple of days. That saber gri.d is hard if you have never done it before convexed. Its probably the best feeling knife ive made thus far.
     
  11. KFU

    KFU Part Time Knifemaker, Moderator

    Sep 10, 2007
    So here is the finished blade. I left some of the finish on the grind because I liked the way it looked! Looks like a forge finish. I spent more time on this grind than any other knife I have ever done. Its really hard getting the grinds to line up when you are convexing, flat grinding is no problem. I learned a few things doing it though so it should not take as long in the future.
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  12. clich

    clich

    Apr 19, 2011
    Tasty
     
  13. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    clich...are you happy now? :thumbup:

    Love the handle shape Chris.
     
  14. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Oh,the blade too. :eek:
     
  15. essublime

    essublime

    676
    Aug 7, 2011
    Looks stellar Chris! :thumbup:
     
  16. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    I like it!
     
  17. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Shoot, I wasn't crazy about it at first, but now I like it a lot. I can get a better feel for it from this photo.
     
  18. mrn8

    mrn8

    Jun 8, 2007
    Chris, you've got some great stuff going! This one is a keeper.
     
  19. ol_sc

    ol_sc

    998
    Sep 12, 2011
    Definitely should be in the permanent KFU lineup.
     
  20. Mountain Wildman

    Mountain Wildman

    Aug 29, 2010
    Looks sweet!!!
    What handle material are you thinking of putting on it?
     

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