Mr. Harner's handiwork

Discussion in 'STR's Backyard KnifeWorks' started by STR, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. STR

    STR Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Aug 27, 2004
    Ordered up a nice new knife the other day from a fellow knifemaker you see around these parts. During the purchase I half jokingly half seriously said something to the effect that if Lloyd wanted to 'accidentally' drop some of that fine blue jean micarta he makes himself in the box that I knew this backyard knife mehcanic that could put it to good use.

    Well he was very generous. I got enough to cover a few nice projects in this deal but I don't know that I can match what he has done with this one because its a great knife. The handle is so great I am really glad I decided to go with this blue jean one over the other. All of em were nice though.

    Lloyd you out done yourself. Nice near mirror finish on this that you don't normally see on D2 all that often.

    One of the best things about this is the sheath that came with it. This is a quality made sheath folks. Not sure I've even had a Dozier fit this snug and I thought Bob knocked out some great ones.

    Great job Lloyd. I bought this for my son on his birthday. He got something else though. This ones mine! :D

  2. bigkahunasix


    Sep 13, 2006
    Could not agree more. Butch makes truly beautiful, functional, high quality knives.

    I have one of his wharnie neckers and could not be happier. Great work Butch.
  3. STR

    STR Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Aug 27, 2004
    Yeah and man I have been studying this blue jean micarta handle. I have not seen its equal and I've had a few samples from others. One of the best patterns I've seen is right here. Burl is a good name for it.

    When you get here and see this Butch you have to tell me how you finished this. I had planned to bead blast it but I'm not sure looking at it that blasting it would do it justice. I sure like it. My wife likes it a lot too.

  4. Bungwrench

    Bungwrench Banned by Moderators Banned

    Dec 21, 2006
    It amazes me what people can do with their hands. Butch and you both do awesome work.

  5. butcher_block


    Dec 6, 2004
    thanks str

    so far as the handle finish i like to take it to 320-400 then "seal" with super glue then sand that down with 600 then buff thats what i did on the D2 hunter you have

    if you are looking for more grip then i don't think you would need to seal it and just hand sand to 600 (its still grippy when wet)
    if you bead blast let me know as i dont have that in my shop yet and would like to know how it turns out
  6. STR, I got the coco he put up. Great knife man. Been carrying it for work all weekend.
  7. STR

    STR Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Aug 27, 2004
    Yeah I like mine also. I got this for my son originally but decided after seeing it I was keeping it. That actually says a lot because normally I don't keep or care much for many fixed blades.


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