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On the work bench-New photo added 6/11/17

Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by Scott Hanson, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    The three knives pictured here are 2 clip points 7 1/2'' and 9'' I believe, and a 6'' upswept brow tine hunter. The brow tine hunter has a mammoth ivory spacer and the two clip points will have a camel bone spacer which is shown in the pic. As far as the camel bone goes I'm trying something a little different due to the laws on ivory starting to be a PITA. In the back ground is a piece of elk antler I'm going to use on the clip points, the blue tape is to give a rough idea where to saw. I also get to play with my new iPhone 7 :D. The camera on this phone takes great pics but please not how poor the quality of the photos are due the poor lighting in my shop. The elk antler in the photo was given to me by a taxidermist has been mounting my fish for me lately, he guides in New Mexico or Arizona for elk in the fall and he said found it scouting in the spring one year, it has very nice texture.

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  2. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
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    Sorry Scott, I just dumbed up your thread, but I'm really looking forward to watching this:thumbup:
    Those grinds look great!
     
  3. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    Most excellent, Scott!!! :thumbup:. Great finish and with the stag, those are going to be first class!
     
  4. T.Knotts

    T.Knotts Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    258
    May 14, 2010
    Wow. Those are impressive as they set. Anxiously waiting to see the finished piece!
     
  5. protourist

    protourist Have you ever caught me lying to you before? Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    How much time is put into polishing those beauties?
    Excellent work, sir.
     
  6. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Going from satin scotch bright to mirror on flats and hollow adds a couple hours a little more on the larger blades.
     
  7. protourist

    protourist Have you ever caught me lying to you before? Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    From where I'm sitting, that is time well spent. Beautiful work.
     
  8. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Mirror finishes are nice but difficult to maintain, any tiny little piece of grit gets into your sheath and you done for. For a working knife satin finish is the way to go in my opinion.
     
  9. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Woke up this morning with a really sore throat and a cough, played on the computer, and had some coffee. Got out this afternoon and got some guards soldered up. will go back out later to night and fit some handles.

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    This one reminds me of snow camo kind of.

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  10. yolbolsun

    yolbolsun

    90
    Jun 5, 2009
    That polish is amazing. Absolutely beautiful work.
     
  11. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Those are the most amazing solder joints I've ever seen. Great pictures and amazing Fit & Finish. Merry Christmas and I hope you get to feeling better.
     
  12. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    Fantastic looking knives, please post after you have the handles on!!
     
  13. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Amatuer Grinder Jockey Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Scott, those are absolutely gorgeous please post pics when they are finished.
     
  14. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Got out to my shop and got three handles glued, pinned and rough shaped tonight. This is one of my favorite times in building knives, everything comes together cane they start looking like knives. I also created a new pattern on the clip points shown in the photo using camel bone. I may start using different forms of alternative ivory in the future.

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  15. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    Those are real beauties! I really like the blade shape of the bottom one, but all three are excellent.
     
  16. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Those are gonna be stunning Scott, I love the spacer layout.
     
  17. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    The bottom one is an upswept hunter style blade, Scagel made quite a few like that, the blade is 6" long and a bit narrower to aid in field dressing deer. A lot of people when they see a brow tine hunter like that, they think it's going to get in the way, but it doesn't. What it does is give the user a a pistol grip with about 2 extra inches of reach, also a nice feature for field dressing. For field dressing deer and elk that would probably be my first choice now days.
     
  18. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Amatuer Grinder Jockey Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    I'll second what Dennis said Scott, all three are beautiful but I really like blade shape and the brow tine handle on the bottom hunter.
     
  19. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    It is the one that I'm really enjoying just looking at, and now I do see the Scagel influence. I can't imagine how the glue up of all the handle materials went, just amazing.
     
  20. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2001
    Mad skills! Are you going to end-cap or end-plate the two big 'uns?
     

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