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Latest Knife - Wenge Stout

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by bike4fun919, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. bike4fun919

    bike4fun919

    410
    May 5, 2014
    I just finished this one up today. It's Aldo's 1084 3/16" steel, Wenge scales with brass pins. I hand waxed and polished the Wenge. I dubbed it Wegne stout because this is the first 3/16" steel I've used and it made a stout little beast. I absolutely love working with Wenge, it's a beautiful wood. As always I continue to learn something with each knife. Thanks for looking!
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  2. jpm2

    jpm2

    Nov 19, 2014
    Looks good! :thumbsup: except for the sharpening notch.
     
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  3. bike4fun919

    bike4fun919

    410
    May 5, 2014
    I see you aren't a fan! :)
     
  4. jpm2

    jpm2

    Nov 19, 2014
    Everything I see looks excellent, the handle, wood, blade shape, belly, grind... except the notch. It's troublesome with some cutting tasks. I have no trouble sharpening the whole edge and keeping the original shape without it.
     
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  5. BP_

    BP_ Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2015
    Nice work! I like smaller fixed blades like that. She looks like the only thing she needs is to be put to work! Beauty :):thumbsup:
     
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  6. FOG2

    FOG2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2007
    I too love wenge and that looks spectacular!
     
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  7. Frisky

    Frisky

    492
    Dec 1, 2010
    I was just gifted a very nice Canadian Belt Knife clone in wenge. Your knife is beautiful! Looks like a great all-around design for outdoor living.

    Joe
     
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  8. bike4fun919

    bike4fun919

    410
    May 5, 2014
    I do appreciate all the comments! This is my retirement hobby and I'm really enjoying making knives.
    Like many of the replies, I love working with the Wenge. I think its beautiful, it works well and the grain can be quite spectacular. It takes an exceptional hand waxed polish.
    As far as the notch, since I'm new to knife making, I assumed it was a pre-requisite but now I'm learning different. Some folks like them and some don't.
    In fact I hesitated to put the notch in this blade because I didn't want to remove the union of the heel and the blade edge. Oh well, I have a lot to learn.

    Thanks again!
     
  9. bike4fun919

    bike4fun919

    410
    May 5, 2014
    Here are a couple more Wenge scaled knives I just completed. The first one was my second attempt at forging/stock removal. The second one is stock removal.
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    Thanks!
     
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