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Diy knife $40

Discussion in 'M. Wohlwend Custom Knives' started by m. wohlwend, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. m. wohlwend

    m. wohlwend Banned BANNED

    Apr 21, 2007
    DIY knife

    Paracord it, or handle it

    3.5 inch handle

    2.5 inch blade

    1/8 1095



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  2. m. wohlwend

    m. wohlwend Banned BANNED

    Apr 21, 2007
    well, no one seems in the mood to DIY... lol
     
  3. coaldigger

    coaldigger

    Jan 27, 2007
    Looks nice 'Ol Bud....just don't have the extra $$$ at this moment, I gotta put Tires on the wifes ride ($800) :barf:
     
  4. fast14riot

    fast14riot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 27, 2010
    I'll take it.

    Are you opposed to putting your mark on it?


    -Xander
     
  5. BRL

    BRL

    Apr 27, 2011
    So nice, and I would have been all over this in a hot minute except I've got a Snody DIY that's been sitting in my knife box for eight months.
     
  6. AntCaps

    AntCaps Gold Member Gold Member

    764
    May 6, 2009
    i wish i would have seen this 2 days ago...
     
  7. fast14riot

    fast14riot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 27, 2010
    Don't worry guys, I'll be sure to post pics up here after I finish it up!

    So, what do you regular fans of Mr. Wohlwend think I should handle this with? It will be scales, I'm not a fan of paracord wraps. Natural or synthetic is fine by me. Will have to wait for inspiration once its in my hand.


    -Xander
     
  8. thrillbilly

    thrillbilly Banned BANNED

    Apr 16, 2011
    I almost hit the button about 25 times today. Congrats fast14!

    Some colored micarta would look snazzy on it I think, or, as small as that handle is, Stag would be reasonable for it too.
     
  9. fast14riot

    fast14riot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 27, 2010
    I've got piles of stag, and some smooth antler as well. I have access to tons of bone also. I just got hold of a large walrus tusk recently as well. I need to make some "mycarta" soon, too. There is also an entire pile of odds and ends in the wood cabinet in the shop, some nice stuff too.


    -Xander
     
  10. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    It would aslo look cool wrapped with some resin soaked Hemp or Jute !
     
  11. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Nice snag Xander,I'd of put micarta scales on it.
     
  12. ArtisticCutleryQuest

    ArtisticCutleryQuest Banned BANNED

    156
    Feb 8, 2012
    if there are any more of these blanks i'd be interested in 1 or 2
     
  13. m. wohlwend

    m. wohlwend Banned BANNED

    Apr 21, 2007
    Blanks exactly like this? or just blanks in general...

    I am thinking about making a few available every month. seems to have generated some interest.
     
  14. thrillbilly

    thrillbilly Banned BANNED

    Apr 16, 2011
    oh please do! That sounds like a great plan to me! I enjoy tinkering on knives, can make handles and sheaths...just don't have the know-how to make the actual knife. DIY blades in your great designs would be awesome!
     
  15. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Agree.
     
  16. ArtisticCutleryQuest

    ArtisticCutleryQuest Banned BANNED

    156
    Feb 8, 2012
    Agreed. Would even pay more for more elaborate designs so let me know if we cantmwork together to create and incorporate some super hybrids
     
  17. fast14riot

    fast14riot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 27, 2010
    DIY knife arrived today, thanx Mark! My first M.Wohlwend blade, now let the fun begin!

    Oh, and Mark marked the spine of the blade for me, looks great! THANX Mark!!!


    -Xander
     
  18. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich

    Jan 17, 2011
    Looking forward to your artwork Xander
     
  19. fast14riot

    fast14riot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 27, 2010
    Thanx! I got the shape modified to about how I want it and am working on the scales now. I'm having issues with the scale material as its something I have never worked with before and its proving difficult. Super tough stuff, and hopefully it will work how I want it to!

    I'll put up a pic or two tomorrow after work.


    -Xander
     
  20. fast14riot

    fast14riot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 27, 2010
    Hey guys, well here is my M. Wohlwend DIY knife WIP.

    I dropped the point a bit, the straight spine just was a little to rigid looking to me. Removed forge scale from the rest of the profile and ricasso. Scales are going to be Osage Orange and pins will be mild steel blued on the ends. I hoping this wood does ok with checkering and doesn't destroy the cutters, it is some super hard stuff! I'm going for 1911 style scales since the shape is similar and the location of the thong hole just adds to it.

    Let me know what you guys think...

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    -Xander
     

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