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  1. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Made a lil progress cleaning on my Dogshead Hunter.
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  2. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    You are correct, the blade does interfere when it is on the sheath. It is removable. Slides on and off easily enough, though it is held tightly and won’t come off on its own. Here it is before I shaped the kydex better...

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  3. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Nice job! :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Just picked up this Lil one L Keenwel
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  5. Ben Rumson

    Ben Rumson Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 23, 2006
    It looks amazing! What are you using to clean it?
     
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  6. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Thank you. I used different scotch brite pads and steel wool 00 and 000
     
  7. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Well I found another project. This one is gonna be ruff. But it was cheap cheap.The springs are tight and I love the serrated blade. I want this one to be a daily user. I think its stag but not to sure. The ends have come up a bit. I think I can reglue and peen the scale pins.

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  8. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    So I spent some time cleaning up my serrated hunter. I used thin gorilla glue behind the scales and squeezed them down between a leather glove in the vice untill it set. Then I penned the scale pins tight. I worked the knife over with a combo of scotch brite pads and steel wool. Cleaning inside and out. Next I sharpened the serrations with my stick rod and sharpened the main blade. Final step was giving it a good coating of mineral oil. All I need now is a Kabar badge for the scale and a Kabar leather sheath. It has that aged look that I like but completely functional. My new EDC. Well worth the 12 bucks and an hour of my time.
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  9. zzyzzogeton

    zzyzzogeton

    Feb 17, 2013
    Looking good, Tanker
     
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  10. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Awesome job, Tanker! :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    My latest project knife. Just going to clean it up and put on a new handle, Not sure what yet.
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  12. zanussi01

    zanussi01

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    Jan 3, 2012
    KA-BAR Next Generation with original 12C27 Swedish Tool Steel and kydex sheath.
    No model number on the blade.Came with the silver box and paperwork dated 1996.

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  13. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    Oldie but a goodie, received from my aunt after my uncle passed away last year. Blades are in pretty good shape. Not sharpened away. Snap is good, blades are tight. Don't know much about it. I've oiled it but not cleaned it or anything.
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  14. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
  15. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    That’s a great comparison pic! :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Just picked up a D2 extreme so of course I have to play around. First is a 20º convex edge. Marking the edge with a dry erase marker. I will work it down untill no more blue is showing and a burr comes up. Then I will start gradually changing belts on my Work Sharp KO untill im satisfied. Than strop it.
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  17. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Nice job, Tanker. I’d be all over this if it wasn’t serrated.
     
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  18. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Yeah tell me about it. I wish Kabar would have made one. I picked it up cheap cheap. I wanted to learn sharpening techniques on D2 steel. Definitely toothy until you hit it with some diamond then it pops hair. I did get a nice mirror polish on the convex but it took some time.
     
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  19. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    so a D2 dog's head outdoor knife?
    I'd go for that if they kept the leather handle & sheath.
     
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  20. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Sharpened ,stripped and ready :thumbsup: looks great Tanker!
     
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