Hand Forged hunter w/ BEAUTIFUL amboyna burl

J. Doyle

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This is the latest. I just finished it up today. This is another light and slim, yet stout and fully capable hunter. This style is really growing on me. The handle is probably my favorite to date. At first glance, it may look 'broom handlish' but it isn't. It's got nice taper to the guard before the rings in the center and then subtle and elegant sculpting behind the rings. It is really versatile as far as different hand holds and really comfortable in all of them.

Specs:
Hand forged from 1075 steel, differentially hardened using time/temp control with my salt tanks. There is a visible quench line.
8" overall, 3 3/4" blade(3 3/8" sharp), .195" thick at the ricasso with full distal taper to the point
Filed and rounded, two-tone thumb grip, very comfortable, no 'bite'
Heavily rounded spine and ricasso edge for comfort
Hand sanded to a very nice even 1000 grit satin finish
Black g-10 synthetic guard, very strong and very durable, does not show any wear easily
Coined stainless steel spacer
Stabilized amboyna burl handle that has been file carved and nicely contoured.
Stainless steel checkered finial nut.













 
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John that is a cracker mate. I like everything about this knife. G10 guard fantastic.
Cheers Keith
 

Kevin Jones

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Nice all around John, especially like your material choices and color combinations.:thumbup::thumbup:
 

J. Doyle

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Thank you guys.
 
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I really like that a LOT, John! Excellent execution, and your attention to detail is astounding! I love that the more I look at the knife, the more details I see...
 
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John, I've been following your work for about 5 years or so now and this is my favorite to date.

Good job pal

There are many more in your future.

Bing
 

J. Doyle

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Thanks again to all of you for posting your thoughts.

Bing, that's saying something. ;) Thanks Pal!
 

bobbywett

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Just beautiful! Everything one could hope for in a hunter and future heirloom!
 
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