The official Challenge knife thread!Makers please confirm your entry

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by KFU, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. james terrio

    james terrio Sharpest Knife in the Light Socket

    Apr 15, 2010
    Is it Wednesday yet? :D
     
  2. Moosez45

    Moosez45 Custom Antlers, Factory Knives... Moderator

    Jul 14, 2010
    I'm gonna start anoyher thread for reviews, where most of my pics will be.

    Moose
     
  3. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Mudbug -- Moose is right -- your knife was very comfortable in hand, did great with food prep, whittling/carving, etc... on Friday. As soon as the edge went wonky Saturday it was put away before it chipped out. It's probable that you can redo the edge and still have a salable knife.
    I don't know what hardness you went with, but it would not have survived cutting notches in the bamboo - and the tip was thin enough I was not willing to try drilling with it.
     
  4. BaldingEagle

    BaldingEagle

    810
    Feb 16, 2010
    Moose
    Cool. I will be anxiously waiting!
     
  5. bacustomknives

    bacustomknives FULL THROTTLE / FULLTIME KNIFE MAKER

    Sep 3, 2008
    you the man!!!!! Get to posting!! :d
     
  6. Mudbug007

    Mudbug007

    Nov 29, 2010
    Thanks Vik. I was shooting around the 62-63 rc range...give or take a few. Since this was my first 52100 blade, I'll more than likely snap it to see how refined the grain was. I made another 52100 knife at the same time and about the only difference is I tempered the alternate knife about 50 degrees higher and the handle design was a little different. Tested both on scrap leather, cardboard boxes, fuzz sticks and some pine lumber (*facepalm* how, oh how, could I have forgotten about building a shelter with Bamboo? ;) ). Thanks again for everyone's work. I know it takes an immense amount of time to take and sort photo's and figure out where they all go. You guys rock!
     
  7. BaldingEagle

    BaldingEagle

    810
    Feb 16, 2010
    Even though I don't have a dog in this hunt, I have to admire the hard work and creativity on the part of all the makers who competed. And, as I have often learned in my leather work, failure is the best teacher. I have kept most of my failures as a constant reminder of what not to do!
    All the best
    Balding
     
  8. Moosez45

    Moosez45 Custom Antlers, Factory Knives... Moderator

    Jul 14, 2010
    That gator skin wrap you sent Matt, was off the chain.

    Excellent work.

    Moose
     
  9. bacustomknives

    bacustomknives FULL THROTTLE / FULLTIME KNIFE MAKER

    Sep 3, 2008
    that it was, he will cherish that thing!!
     
  10. BaldingEagle

    BaldingEagle

    810
    Feb 16, 2010
    Thanks a lot Bill and Moose! As I know that you are somewhat of a fellow leather mangler yourself!
     
  11. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Yeah, that sheath was gorgeous!
     
  12. bacustomknives

    bacustomknives FULL THROTTLE / FULLTIME KNIFE MAKER

    Sep 3, 2008
    When its time link us to the new thread please
     
  13. TMHunt

    TMHunt Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Jan 15, 2012
    Only in the sense that he likes to wear leather assless chaps to the gathering and sing village people tunes. :D seriously though Doug. I was gonna send you a PM telling you how much I admired that sheath. But give credit where its due and let everybody hear it. That sheath was the envy of everyone there. By far the best leather sheath on the mountian............OUTSTANDING!
     
  14. tackett13

    tackett13

    583
    Jul 27, 2011
    Told ya Doug!

    Fellas that man put that sheath together for me at my pleading and begging and saved my A$$!!!
    The craftsmanship on it is friggin amazing. Well thought out and detailed design brother. I can't thank you enough!
     
  15. KFU

    KFU Part Time Knifemaker, Moderator

    Sep 10, 2007
    Better clear out your pm box balding eagle!
     
  16. bacustomknives

    bacustomknives FULL THROTTLE / FULLTIME KNIFE MAKER

    Sep 3, 2008
    I done sent one,i want somethin that fits in my a$$ pocket croc style
     
  17. james terrio

    james terrio Sharpest Knife in the Light Socket

    Apr 15, 2010
    That's always a good idea with a "new" alloy, but before you do that, resharpen it and test it some more. It wasn't that terrible; it could be that if you sharpen back past possibly-overheated steel at the edge, and/or at a less-acute final angle, it will hold up just fine. Compare it to the one tempered a little hotter. Gorgeous knife, BTW. I really liked how light and balanced it was :thumbup:

    And yeah, BE's croc sheath was something to behold!
     
  18. BaldingEagle

    BaldingEagle

    810
    Feb 16, 2010
    Thanks guys......for all the kind comments about my work.
    Cheers
    Balding
     
  19. BaldingEagle

    BaldingEagle

    810
    Feb 16, 2010
    Todd,
    I probably could do some chaps but I don't want to do any "on body" tailoring for a nekid Moose!!!
    Balding
     
  20. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    this is what i was trying to say, too -- it's a good design, just the wrong edge geometry for some of the tasks.
     

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