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Assembled My First Knife

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by smiling-knife, May 17, 2012.

  1. smiling-knife


    Nov 11, 2006
    I am inspired by the beautiful knives shown here. I assembled this knife from parts, basically a kit. I added my own wenge wood scales. My pinning needs some work. It has a very stiff pull but a snap open and closed about 8/10. Overall I'm quite pleased for my first attempt. I learned alot, most of all an even greater appreciation for the skill of the masters, both present and past. Comments greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  2. Spinerazor


    Mar 30, 2012
    I think it looks really great for your first attempt!
  3. confucius37


    May 18, 2008
    that looks really great! impressive for a first attempt
  4. Seals


    Oct 12, 2007
    Nice,I like that blackwood.
  5. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    The wood is killer too.
  6. smiling-knife


    Nov 11, 2006
    Thanks for the positive comments everyone. Greatly appreciated.
  7. bakerg2g


    Apr 22, 2010
    Very nice indeed! Well done. Thanks
    for sharing with us...

  8. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Looks great! Nice wood scales too. Reminds me of pics I've seen of Coconut Palm wood.

    What is the pattern called? How long is it closed?
  9. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I'm impressed!
  10. kc custom

    kc custom KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 20, 2005
    Looks great for your first knife, great place to start putting kits together-. eventually maybe you
    will want to make the parts.
  11. smiling-knife


    Nov 11, 2006
    Thanks very much. The closed length is 3 5/8 inches. Pattern...not sure. I'd call it a jackknife. It has a swayback but the top line does not follow the bottom. It's more like a shadow barlow.
  12. johnny twoshoes

    johnny twoshoes Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    Great job, I really like the looks of this one.
    What is the steel?
  13. smiling-knife


    Nov 11, 2006
    Thanks johnny. I'll have to get back to you on the steel.
  14. GRIM 62

    GRIM 62

    Mar 29, 2009
    Awesome first try,I really love the wood handles!:thumbup:
  15. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Thanks, s-k. The more I look at it, the more I like it.
  16. 2Dead

    2Dead Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    That is a great looking jack!!
  17. richstag


    Feb 22, 2007
    Looks like a great learning experience to me. You have to start somewhere :)
  18. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    That's a dandy. You did a really great job.
  19. arrowhd

    arrowhd Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 19, 2011
    Looks good to me for sure.
  20. glocktenman

    glocktenman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Nice job! How long did it take to build? Now get to making another so we can see it too.

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