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New Bushcrafter!

Discussion in 'Backwoods & KFU Custom Handmade Knives' started by KFU, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. KFU

    KFU Part Time Knifemaker, Moderator

    Sep 10, 2007
    So here is a small Bushcrafter that I just finished today. I wanted to see how long it would take me to do one from start to finish including Heat Treat. Well, it still needs some detail work done but I was able to do two in a day! This one might be going to a forum member, or it might go up for sale!

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    Its 8 1/4" OAL with a 3 1/2" blade. Its my small Bushcrafter. It will be getting one of my universal sheaths in the pic above. What do you think?
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011
  2. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    That's very nice - generous and comfy looking handle!
    also - congrats on the new subforum!
     
  3. KFU

    KFU Part Time Knifemaker, Moderator

    Sep 10, 2007
    Thanks man!
     
  4. JUST1MOR

    JUST1MOR

    Oct 19, 2010
    Man, it's about time one of you guys put something in here to look at, I mean, what gives, you both act like you guys just started a new forum or something and are all busy with the details . . . . :D
    Great looking knife once again Chris, so now we need one of those classy items from southern Ohio to complete the book ends of one from each of you.
    Great job & great craftsmanship once again.
    Be safe.
    p.s.: 1066vik, good to see ya' again . . . . :thumbup:
     
  5. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator

    Jan 9, 2011
    Nice!
     
  6. Alan2442

    Alan2442

    591
    Jan 12, 2011
    I like it...pm me if you decide to make more or have one for sale

    and congrats on the new home
     
  7. bacustomknives

    bacustomknives FULL THROTTLE / FULLTIME KNIFE MAKER Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2008
    His real name is "pokey" as in slow ass, lol ! I see a day job going south soon
     
  8. mtnfolk mike

    mtnfolk mike

    Mar 21, 2006
    very nice.. i like it a lot..:thumbup: i am going to have to get a knife from you soon..:)
     
  9. Rockywolf

    Rockywolf Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Wow. Is it sold yet?
     
  10. BRL

    BRL

    Apr 27, 2011
    really nice piece!
     
  11. KFU

    KFU Part Time Knifemaker, Moderator

    Sep 10, 2007
    Pokey here! thanks guys. Ill find out today if its sold. I had this o9ne profiled out already and received a request for one. Its a little smaller than the one he wanted so if he wants one bigger it will be for sale.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2011
  12. Gnarly

    Gnarly

    May 12, 2010
    Like it!
    a LOT.
    Unusual woodgrain...what is it,please?

    Agree with the sagacity/wisdom of Bill Akers: another day job headed south!
     
  13. KFU

    KFU Part Time Knifemaker, Moderator

    Sep 10, 2007
    Gnarly, that is walnut crotch. It is beautiful! Walnut is by far my favorite wood, there is just something classic about it plus, you can get curly, crotch, or burl..
     
  14. bacustomknives

    bacustomknives FULL THROTTLE / FULLTIME KNIFE MAKER Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2008
    Chris,he is a classic bushy curly crotch man,he"s got wood!
     
  15. Gnarly

    Gnarly

    May 12, 2010
    Got any of that Red Mallee Burl in 'crotch'?

    Prefer it neat; not so fond of curlyBushy.
     
  16. bacustomknives

    bacustomknives FULL THROTTLE / FULLTIME KNIFE MAKER Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2008
    Im already lovin this !!
     
  17. Gnarly

    Gnarly

    May 12, 2010
    1066vik: Have you ever had the chance to handle one of KFU's 'forward swell' knives?
    You'd never BELIEVE how natural it feels in the hand.

    The young man KFU is onto something there.
    I dunno much about ergonomics,but the shape fits the natural shape of the human hand....no grip issues + less fatigue,when using it for a extended period.....absolutely PERFECT for 'user' knifes,IMO.
     
  18. bacustomknives

    bacustomknives FULL THROTTLE / FULLTIME KNIFE MAKER Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2008
    Big 10-4 HE CAME HANDED ME THE DESIGNS I WAS LIKE WTF? BUT THEN I HELD ONE AND THEY ARE QUITE COMFY,I SET AND GAZED WHILE I WATCHED HIM AT MY GRINDER! I KNEW HE WAS GONNA BE A FAST LEARNER! AND LOOK A COUPLE MONTHS LATER!!
     
  19. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    I have not had the opportunity to handle one of his knives -- but am open to a learning opportunity if someone has a spare they're not using. :D
    OTOH, the few times I've shaped a set of scales, I tend to put the swell more forward than centered, so I can just imagine.
    Will definitely be keeping an eye out.
     
  20. JUST1MOR

    JUST1MOR

    Oct 19, 2010
    . . . . woosa, uhmmmn, electric bill & car insurance, (woosa), electric bill & car insurance, (woosa), electric bill & car insurance, (woosa), electric bill & car insurance, (woosa), uhmmmn, uhmmmn, uhmmmn . . . . :)
    Be safe.
     

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