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Icho's bushcraft knife kith.

Discussion in '2015 Spring KITH' started by Icho-, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. Icho-

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    I don't have anything to show yet but I figured I'd start my kith thread. I have been doing a little research on bushcraft knives and am just about to start putting something on paper and hopefully I will have something to show tomorrow.
     
  2. Jim T

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    I always figured you for a keener, Ilija. Can't wait to see what you're planning!
     
  3. Icho-

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    Ya Jim. Problem is I have so many ideas going thru my head I may have confused myself. Lol
     
  4. Jim T

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    Hey, that's okay, Ilija! That's just like me. Glad I'm not alone. And, hey, what are you doing up so late? Isn't it around 11:35 pm your time right now?
     
  5. Icho-

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    Sure is. I know if i go to sleep it will feel like a few seconds and I will be in the shower getting ready for work. Lol. I start work at 7 but I still stay up until 11-12. A few nights ago I lost track of time while working on a knife. When i looked at the time it was 1:30.
     
  6. Jim T

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    I hear you, brother. Sleep well.
     
  7. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Good work man. The weekend is nigh.
     
  8. Icho-

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    I've been doing some drawing last night and today. Here's where I'm at so far.

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    I will be using 3/16 (0.1875) O-1. Still undecided on things like handle material, cold blued or hand rubbed blade and I am considering a screwed together assemby instead of my standard epoxy and pins.

    Well, good chance I will be cutting and grinding steel before the night is over. Let me know what you guys think so far
     
  9. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Looking good! My eye wants to move the centre pin to the left a bit though. Have fun!
     
  10. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    I agree. I also don't get where front end of front bolster is...
     
  11. Icho-

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    Thanks Dan and very true about the pin. I just drew the pins without any measuring or thinking. Actually the button head cap screws. i normally don't measure and lay out the pins until the actual steel is profiled because I usually make little adjustments while profiling.
     
  12. Icho-

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    Roman. There won't be bolsters. Just scales with the tang exposed on the butt end.
     
  13. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    Oops... I see now.
     
  14. Jim T

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    I like the blade profile.
     
  15. Icho-

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    Here's a really bad picture of where I was at a few days ago. This is just rough ground with a 36grit belt. I have about an hour into it since this picture. I am hoping to do some ice fishing tomorrow so I don't know how much I will accomplish this weekend.
    I wasn't going to go with bolsters but seeing how some of you are getting pretty fancy I am rethinking my design. since I don't have any holes drilled yet I can still changethings up.

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  16. dancom

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    Grind is looking good!
     
  17. Rob W

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    Lookin good Icho , excellent steel choice by the way for a bushcraft............
     
  18. Icho-

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    Thanks Rob.
     
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    It's been a while since I gave any kind of an update. Sorry I'm so behind but I'm am still in. I know Dan has been done forever and hopefully more of you guys are still in also. Well here's a quick picture. It is heat treated. I just have a little more touching up to do but if all goes well the knife will be done this weekend and then on to the sheath.

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  20. dancom

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    Looking good Iliya. What are your wood choices? Looks kind of like padauk.
     

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