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Owners! Post up your Backwoods and KFU knife photos.

Discussion in 'Backwoods & KFU Custom Handmade Knives' started by BRL, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. BRL

    BRL Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2011
    I'll start. Sweeping Beauty, which gets its maiden voyage tomorrow.

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  2. KFU

    KFU Part Time Knifemaker, Moderator

    Sep 10, 2007
    Good thread BRL! Ill post some of Bills knives that I have later when I get home from work. I have a couple firsts, the Bushfish and the Snatchet!
     
  3. KFU

    KFU Part Time Knifemaker, Moderator

    Sep 10, 2007
    Actually, I think everything I have is a one and only... Jealous???????
     
  4. JUST1MOR

    JUST1MOR

    Oct 19, 2010
    BA, you got my back on this one???? (see my post in "Ugly Mugs" thread, self-explanatory).
    God I miss the old days . . . . :D
    Be safe.
     
  5. bacustomknives

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

    Sep 3, 2008

    HERE IS A SPEAR POINT FOR A HOMETOWN FELLA AND B.F. MEMBER
    "JUST1MOR" THAT WANTED ME TO MAKE HIM ONE,IM NOT BIG ON SPEARS BUT ITS WHAT HE ORDERED,ITS STOCK REMOVED FROM 1 1/2 / 5/32" 1095 FROM ALDO, MEASURES 9 3/4 OVERALL WITH 4 3/4 BLADE, WELL HERE WE GO

    STOCK REMOVED

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    NORMALIZED 4 TIMES

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    ROUGH GROUND AT 50 GRIT TO REMOVE THE SCALE

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    INTO THE QUENCH AND OUT

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    INTO HEAT TREAT TO TEMPER FOR 2HRS,1 HR EACH TIME

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    OUT OF HEAT TREAT AND GROUND UP TO A 800 GRIT FINNISH

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    I FINNISHED THIS ONE UP,800 GRIT BELT FINNISH,THUMB NOTCHING,MOSAICS AND LANYARD,WITH TOOLED LEATHER SHEATH,THE SCALES ARE NATURAL FLAMING BOX ELDER BURL,WITH A HINT OF WHITE TIPS AND SOME SMALL BARK INCLUSIONS,BUT THATS WHAT MOTHER NATURE GAVE ME TO USE,TURNED OUT NICELY,ASWELL ITS RAZOR SHARP AS ALWAYS,ENJOY BILL
    BESTS BILL
    HERE YA GO!!

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  6. JUST1MOR

    JUST1MOR

    Oct 19, 2010
    BA, thanks man. Wife concluded tonight we do need to move into the "digital age" sooner than later . . . . :)
    Best Buy, here we come . . . .
    Be safe.
     
  7. KFU

    KFU Part Time Knifemaker, Moderator

    Sep 10, 2007
    Here are three of mine from Bill, they are a little dirtier now! J1M, you stole my scales!!!!!!!
    BushFish
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    BushBuster
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    Snatchet!
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  8. JUST1MOR

    JUST1MOR

    Oct 19, 2010
     
  9. bacustomknives

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

    Sep 3, 2008
     
  10. JUST1MOR

    JUST1MOR

    Oct 19, 2010

    . . . yeah, maybe so BA, but I got 2nd dibs on the handles/slabs/scales/grips material by god . . . . :D :thumbup:
    Be safe.
     
  11. Murphnuge

    Murphnuge Moderator Moderator

    Feb 27, 2010
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    My "river knife" above my gf's. Made by a buddy of mine locally. I am inclined to tell you these are nowhere near his fanciest work. Though, as the title states, these are users.
     
  12. JUST1MOR

    JUST1MOR

    Oct 19, 2010
    BRL, great looking knife from BA. I finally got some shavings on mine last week, it took every bit of inner strength to take that first whack into the wood. I don't have or want any safe queens, but when I got that one, it almost became my first. BA said all of his are "users", so I will take him at his word . . . . :)
    Good looking combo, hope you enjoy it.
    Be safe.
     
  13. KFU

    KFU Part Time Knifemaker, Moderator

    Sep 10, 2007
    J1M, I have nooooooooooo safe queens. The first thing I did with all of these is grab some seasoned oak and batoned it down enough to make a fire. Taught my wife and oldest son how to make fire with that BushFish! It will be one I pass down.
     
  14. JUST1MOR

    JUST1MOR

    Oct 19, 2010
    What are you using the bottom one for (Snatchet) ??? I have a few ideas, but what was your primary want for this???
    Interesting style and shape to say the least. What are the dimensions & what type of steel did BA use (1095??) . .
    Be safe.
     
  15. KFU

    KFU Part Time Knifemaker, Moderator

    Sep 10, 2007
    That is my pack knife. It can really do anything, from shelter building to skinning. It came without a lanyard so I added one to it. I have chopped a decent sized limb, batoned down, and split the wood for fires. Its 5/32 1095. Im not sure on the length but I think its about 8". Does that sound right Bill? He wanted something small but powerful. I had my leather guy make a sheath that snaps at the top so I can lash it to my pack and it stays secure. Its really a great tool!
     
  16. KFU

    KFU Part Time Knifemaker, Moderator

    Sep 10, 2007
    If he doesn't make more of them Im gonna steal the design and tweak it a little! Hear that Bill??? I really only bought it for the name...Snatchet!!!!
     
  17. Murphnuge

    Murphnuge Moderator Moderator

    Feb 27, 2010
    Sorry, didn't realize this was a brand exclusive thread. I'll remove my post when I figure out how. Great looking knives guys and major props for actually using them!
     
  18. JUST1MOR

    JUST1MOR

    Oct 19, 2010


    Well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad. I had the batoning & the chopping/fire prep, but then also thought it would make a good food prep tool if you needed it as well.
    Not a bad idea KFU, not bad at all . . . . :thumbup:
    Be safe.
     
  19. KFU

    KFU Part Time Knifemaker, Moderator

    Sep 10, 2007
    That one was all Bills idea. I bought another knife and he sent the Snatchet with it. I honestly probably get more use out of it than any other knife I have owned.
     
  20. bacustomknives

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

    Sep 3, 2008
    You know one of those buddy deals! Lmao , ill tell you this its light weight and is razor sharp,i split kiln dryed oak with it and shaved my arm with it after words!
     

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