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First Blade

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Big Bear, May 27, 2016.

  1. Big Bear

    Big Bear New Member

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    Hey folks, so here's my first attempt. Sorry about the crappy cell phone pics. Still waiting for my sharpening kit to come in the mail so no secondary bevel yet.
    It's pretty simple - O1 with black walnut scales. Had to do everything with a hack saw and files. Used a 4" belt sander to rough shape the handles. The shape is something I drew up but I can't really claim it as my design seeing how there's nothing really unique about it.
    Anyway, as can be expected I learned a lot and had a great time in the bargain. Got two more on the way.
    Have a great weekend!

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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    That looks bloody awesome for a first knife! Kudos.
     
  3. SDMay

    SDMay Active Member

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    Very nicely done!!
     
  4. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    Nice file work! :beer:
     
  5. Big Bear

    Big Bear New Member

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    Hey, thanks for the positive comments guys!
     
  6. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Looking good
     
  7. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    That's one heck of a first blade! Good job. The file work looks great.
     
  8. SoberEdge

    SoberEdge StonehurstKnives on Instagram

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    That looks great, nice work!!
     
  9. Icho-

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    That turned out great especially for your first attempt.
     
  10. Slannesh

    Slannesh Active Member

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    Wow... fantastic job!
     
  11. Foster J

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    Well done.
     
  12. Putterer

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    That looks like a really good knife...period. For a first attempt, it's bloody fantastic. Great job. Can't wait to see what's next. Are you attempting your first sheath too?

    Cheers.
    Gary
     
  13. Big Bear

    Big Bear New Member

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    Thanks for all the positive feedback, after completing 4 knives I've gotta tell ya I'm hooked. Looking into a 2x72 and an evenheat already.
     
  14. Big Bear

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    Thanks, Gary! I've been working on some sheaths too. Really glad to have more reason to work with leather again. I had done some belts and holsters in the past. I put up a couple pics in the leatherwork section.
    Cheers!
     
  15. Marc Liss

    Marc Liss New Member

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    Beautiful job! Nice satin finish. Well done.
     
  16. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    I'm selling a 2x72 grizzly. Very good starter grinder. 800$ with all the belts I own. Shipping extra.
     
  17. Rick Runciman

    Rick Runciman New Member

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    Wow, real nice first knife. My first was not even close to that.
     
  18. Big Bear

    Big Bear New Member

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    Hey snailgixxer, I just saw this. Wish I'd seen it sooner, I just bought a BEE. Thanks for the offer!
     
  19. Big Bear

    Big Bear New Member

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    Hey Rick, thanks for the encouraging words. Love the tanto you made! Beautiful work.
     
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  20. Rick Runciman

    Rick Runciman New Member

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    Thanks Big Bear. And it's no where near finished.
     

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