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Loveless style Nessmuk

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by manxnorton, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. manxnorton

    manxnorton

    80
    Jun 21, 2011
    Hello all,
    Been a while since I last posted my work.
    I just wanted to share with you a of project I started whilst been given the chance to train at Ian Bailey's for 2 week.
    My main effort was to get hands on with the hollow grind and after great advice from Marcus Lin and the guys Ian watched with keen eyes.
    It's definitely not an art that can just be mastered straight away.
    A error either side on the guard on the Nessmuk but I am over joyed with the result.
    As always looking farward to comments from you experts.

    This is a Loveless Style Nessmuk.
    3 3/4" hollow ground blade of 01 Steel
    overall Length 8"
    Macassar Ebony handle with red fibre liners on a tapered tang
    fittings are 304 stainless
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    Thanks for taking the time to look.
    Brian
     
  2. David Sharp

    David Sharp

    954
    May 23, 2008
    Very nice Brian!!!

    Do you have large hands? If not you may try slimming the guard and the front of the handle. And as you guys get accustomed to using wheels you may want to push for a full height grind (no flats).
     
  3. robino

    robino

    676
    Aug 11, 2011
    having had one of marcus lin's loveless interpretation i can see a little bit of his 'influence' in your knife
     
  4. manxnorton

    manxnorton

    80
    Jun 21, 2011
    Thanks very much guys,
    David, a full height grind sounds something I should try.
    Regards,
    Brian
     
  5. Chui-888

    Chui-888 Gold Member Gold Member

    518
    Jul 10, 2012
    Bri - that is sweet, mate..........nice one.

    You is climbing, man............:D
     
  6. manxnorton

    manxnorton

    80
    Jun 21, 2011
    Thx my mate,
    Jus having fun slowly learning and taking in all the tips from the worlds greats.
    Just gotta get sheaths done for them now and maybe sell them, not really thought about selling my knives as I view my making as pure learning.
    catch you soon pal, hope life is sweet with you.
    Bri
     
  7. wdtorque

    wdtorque

    May 29, 2010
    Bazinga!
    Again, a beauty.
    Dozier
     
  8. manxnorton

    manxnorton

    80
    Jun 21, 2011
    Thanks do much
    Mind you I struggled a bit with the hollow grind but stuck at it slowly.
    The original handle of buffalo horn went wrong which was a little upsetting.
    But I really like it, learnt a lot from doing this one.
    Regards,
    Brian
     
  9. manxnorton

    manxnorton

    80
    Jun 21, 2011
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  10. Chui-888

    Chui-888 Gold Member Gold Member

    518
    Jul 10, 2012
    - ooh, lekker man! Such a beaut, Bri

    Just, please - next time you have it photographed so nicely, please wipe yer fingerprints off, mate!
     
  11. machineage

    machineage

    430
    Nov 10, 2012
    Very nice work! I'd love to have that knife for day hikes..... Keep at it.
     
  12. manxnorton

    manxnorton

    80
    Jun 21, 2011
    Paul,
    Was wondering when someone was going to see that...was gutted when i saw it..
    the photographer is getting a clip round the chops lol!!!
    catch you soon m8
    bri
     
  13. manxnorton

    manxnorton

    80
    Jun 21, 2011
    Thanks so much for the kind words.
    I am really at a hard decision with this knife, Keep her or sell her.
    I love it and think i should actually keep at least one of my knives i make.
    I was not a fan of the nessy until Ian got me into making one now they gotta be one of my favourites in the Loveless Style of course.
    Im keeping at it, now got a big knife planned coming up soon :)
    take care
    Brian
     
  14. vic2367

    vic2367

    Sep 15, 2006
    very nice work !!! :)
     
  15. manxnorton

    manxnorton

    80
    Jun 21, 2011
    Thanks Very much my friend.
    Now enjoying making my second nessy.
    ATB
    Bri
     
  16. manxnorton

    manxnorton

    80
    Jun 21, 2011
    Thanks Very much my friend.
    Now enjoying making my second nessy.
    ATB
    Bri
     
  17. wdtorque

    wdtorque

    May 29, 2010
    Brian,
    Again, Smokin!

    Question; Double Post = Guiness ?
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2013
  18. manxnorton

    manxnorton

    80
    Jun 21, 2011
    LOL
    OK i owe u a Guiness :rolleyes:
    ATB
    Bri
     

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