Beckerhead Knife Making and Modification Thread

Next up, dry further, ad some color accents, and wax it.
Nowhere near perfect but a fun and learning experience.
To be continued....

Nice!
I had pretty good luck doing straight stitching lines with one of those multi-hole punches. Line the next set up with one tine in the last hole from the previous punching. But all I could get my hands on were the crappy Tandy punches that would come apart after awhile.

Leather suddenly looks WOW as soon as you put some finish dye on it. Looking forward to the final pix!
 
The once proud Machefe ended up as the Yard Razor... But WOAH, does it cut!! Skinny. Sharp. Whee!
Pretty? Nope. Scary? Yes!
I might have to try the full-size idea again, because WHEEE!!



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I made this cool blade up this week ๐Ÿ˜Ž Using a LOT of inspiration and a spare set of scales, I lengthened out a BK2 design a smidge and then used .200 thick 5160 and a full flat grind to make this camp knife๐Ÿ‘ The blade is 6 3/8in tip to handle. Here it is next to the original ๐Ÿ˜

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I made this cool blade up this week ๐Ÿ˜Ž Using a LOT of inspiration and a spare set of scales, I lengthened out a BK2 design a smidge and then used .200 thick 5160 and a full flat grind to make this camp knife๐Ÿ‘ The blade is 6 3/8in tip to handle. Here it is next to the original ๐Ÿ˜

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YEAH!!

Like a BK-12, but FFG!
 
Bill Siegle Bill Siegle Super cool knife!!!



Forgot to ask some opinions on my sheath...

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Iwas thinking of dyeing only the edges black, leave the rest natural.

But now I wonder if I dye the whole sheath black, that will camouflage the stitches a bit...

What do you guys think?
 
Bill Siegle Bill Siegle Super cool knife!!!



Forgot to ask some opinions on my sheath...



Iwas thinking of dyeing only the edges black, leave the rest natural.

But now I wonder if I dye the whole sheath black, that will camouflage the stitches a bit...

What do you guys think?

Go trad: dye the edges black and the rest a medium brown or mahogany.
 
Dye the edges black then wax the entire sheath with a beeswax based boot dressing. This will darken the leather and help hide the stitch line without making the entire thing monolithically dark
 
I made this cool blade up this week ๐Ÿ˜Ž Using a LOT of inspiration and a spare set of scales, I lengthened out a BK2 design a smidge and then used .200 thick 5160 and a full flat grind to make this camp knife๐Ÿ‘ The blade is 6 3/8in tip to handle. Here it is next to the original ๐Ÿ˜

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Nice! I did a rendering once of a longer BK2, but it was a saber grind, like the original. That ffg looks awesome!

My renderings, from stock, to a bit longer:







Also did a choiled version with jimping, once upon a time:

 
Nice! I did a rendering once of a longer BK2, but it was a saber grind, like the original. That ffg looks awesome!

My renderings, from stock, to a bit longer:







Also did a choiled version with jimping, once upon a time:

I originally planned on a saber grind but kept chasing my lines further up the blade ๐Ÿคจ Still happy with the results though ๐Ÿ˜Ž
 
I originally planned on a saber grind but kept chasing my lines further up the blade ๐Ÿคจ Still happy with the results though ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Hell yes, it looks incredible!
 
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Looking at finally finishing this 1084 puukko that's been the drawer for literally years. Stacked leather? I think so. These discs are actually from a Kabar handle rebuild kit:

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And... burying the lede, here's something you don't see every day. Or maybe ever. A prototype underwater robot rescue knife that can bolt on to a standard ROV robotic arm's tool arm/handles. The Canadian ROV techs (that I used to work with) use hockey pucks as their tool handles. Been wanting to do this for YEARS. Then extra wanted after OET lost their vehicles last year and another ROV had to go down with a frickin' paring knife (and a hydraulic bandsaw - pretty cool, NGL). And then after this week's reminder that underwater sh*t is dangerous... So here ya go, an experimental ROV knife in Magnacut:

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