J. Doyle inspired Koa Hunter

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  1. samuraistuart

    samuraistuart KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 21, 2006
    John Doyle has made a few hunting knives that really captured my eye and inspired me to finally get off my keester and make a hidden tang knife with guard, a first for me. His knives are works of art, especially the handle and guard work. Anyway, blade steel is 61HRC A-2 tool steel with some serious carbide banding! Reminds me of "wootz" steel. Handle is made from a decent piece of Koa. It's not a killer piece of wood, but it looks nice enough. Thanks for checking it out!

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  2. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    Nice job! When you mentioned John I was looking for a coined spacer... next time.
     
  3. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    looking good ! i like the banding.
     
  4. samuraistuart

    samuraistuart KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 21, 2006
    Thanks guys! Richard....exactly. Coined spacers are the next thing I plan on adding to my knowledge base.
     
  5. bwlacey

    bwlacey Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Nov 12, 2013
    Very nicely done, Stuart!

    Walt
     

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