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Fancy(for me) Drop Point Hunter

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by P. McKinley, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. P. McKinley

    P. McKinley KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 27, 2008
    This one represents a couple of a first for me. I finally decided to try a bolstered design and I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. It wasn't a cake walk though. I went through two sets of bolsters and a set of premo Thuya burl scales before I got it right.

    Also, this is the first full tang I've done with a file work under the scales.

    Anyhooooo.....

    Please offer your comments and critiques.
    Thanks for looking.

    Peter

    Here's the specs:

    Blade: 5 1/4" x 3/16" of 52100 steel, stock removal, with full flat grind and a 1200 grit hand rubbed finish.
    Handle: Cocobolo with hand files bevels, six stainless steel pins and a hidden lanyard loop. Hardened O1 steel bolsters with mild steel pins, and hand-filed bevels w/ 1200 grit finish.
    Sheath: Wickett & Craig 6-7 oz veg tanned leather with polished natural edges, faceted Cocobolo medallion and lanyard bead, and a buffed mink oil finish.

    Some photos:
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    Oops, the camera found some crud around the bolster. That'll be taken care of.
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    And a couple of in-progress shots showing the original Thuya slabs.
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    Last edited: Sep 13, 2012
  2. Raymond Richard

    Raymond Richard

    Jun 17, 2001
    Nice clean looking package.......
     
  3. P. McKinley

    P. McKinley KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 27, 2008
    Thank you Ray.

    -Peter
     
  4. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    impressive craftsmanship... and a unique look. Well done!
     
  5. P. McKinley

    P. McKinley KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 27, 2008
  6. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    I read the Danged rust thread. Hopefully you got it figured out. The knife looks great.
     
  7. Cutlass66

    Cutlass66

    240
    Aug 19, 2011
    knife with a lot of style!
    I really like details, leynard hole, details on the case and a laynard and finishing!
    very nice, my congratulations!
    Denis
     
  8. 1dlamb

    1dlamb

    29
    Feb 14, 2010
    Really nice work, great job!:thumbup:
     
  9. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Very nice work Peter.
     
  10. Robert Carter

    Robert Carter

    538
    Sep 26, 2011
    Nice work. I like the clean uniform angles on the bolsters. Looks like a pita but it compliments the knife. Excellent work
     

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