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Discussion in 'Hammer & Tongs' started by redsquid2, Oct 16, 2016.
The four on the left are .118" and the two on the right are .078"
With my size SM hand.
...and then there were 10. 10 seems like a good number for cost-effectiveness of heat treat (out-sourced to Bos. Maybe Peters this time).
Starting on the left:
#1, I love kepharts, by the way. I first got my hands on one a couple of years ago, and I immediately knew it was comfortable and versatile.
#2, 3 I designed for backpacking - the light kind, although not ultralight.
#4, not sure what I was thinking. Just doodling with pencil and paper and that was what I came up with.
#5, 6 basic drop-points are always popular.
#7, 8 it's complicated.
#9 could have given it a longer blade, but I am sure it will still be useful.
#10 love it. Not sure why, just love it. Small, light, good for lots of tasks.
will that kephart be up for sale in the near future?
I'm going to say four months before any of these are up for sale. I don't make knives full-time. I do a hour in the evening, maybe a little more on a Saturday or Sunday. It can take a while.
Thank you for asking.
My Kep[/hart pattern, in straight-grain walnut and brass pins:
My drop point pattern in mixed handle materials: olive drab micarta, yellow g10, carbon fiber pins:
Made some progress with the bevels.
Started beveling the second drop-point. I do it by hand on a filing jig, with a magicut file. I will probably follow up with an 8" single cut file for draw filing, then start hand sanding at 80 grit.
I may have mentioned, but my only grinder is the 2X42 - a beast I have not tamed. I just use it to take off a little material before going to the Magicut. I also use it to lighten up the handles, like you see here. Never tried making a tapered tang with that thing.
These three are ready to send to Paul Bos. I also have three others that are close to being ready for heat treatment.
Very happy I decided to go through some of the "more recent" threads in this sub forum... you have been making some awesome posts and progress, redsquid. Big motivation
I have finished two of these:
A small B & T
the sheath for the hunter:
HUGE fan of the bird and trout! Why did you decide to run the edge into the plunge grind instead of filing a sharpening choil on that one?
I prefer not to have a choil. It might be easier to sharpen with a choil, but, two reasons: 1. I think it looks better without it, and 2. I don't like the way rope/cord will get snagged in a choil.
On that other one, I made a choil to cover up a mistake I had made in my grinding right there at the plunge.
Good to know, funny story on the other one
Thank you sir
Finished another one. Drop point in AEB-L
Blade: 4 1/4"
OAL: 8 1/2"
HT: Paul Bos for 61 RC.
Handle: natural hard maple, G Flex, corby screws, Tru Oil finish.
I need to find better light for taking pictures.
I'm calling this pattern the hedgehog. Perfectly good knife - useful. Just didn't get the pins exactly where I wanted them.
I like the brass on orange. Cool pattern!