File knife/cherry scales

Discussion in 'Knives, Swords, and other bladed weapons' started by beaverIII73, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. beaverIII73

    beaverIII73 Junior Member

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    Hello all,
    Here is my latest creation. This was a rather large file to start with and this by far the biggest knife i have attempted to build yet. This one goes to my dad, a bit late but I'm sure he won't mind when he sees it. The blade is 5 1/2" and 10" over all. It has cherry wood scales with three brass pins. The scales are sanded to 1500 grit and finish with Watco Danish Oil and its smooth as glass. Hope you all like it and thanks for looking
     

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  2. buckshot500

    buckshot500 Hoonigan Jeeper

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    Man that's a tough looking workhorse knife right there!

    I love your sheaths too, this one really appeals to me.

    I also make some leather stuff from time to time, and can see how meticulous you are.
     

  3. AngelicScars

    AngelicScars MILF of the board

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  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Great work!! :)

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  5. WildBill

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    Beaver, I am your father.

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  6. rock slinger

    rock slinger I rarely shoot rocks!

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  7. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    If it weren't for the teeth I wouldn't believe that you made that from a file. God knows my attempts to make file knives don't look anything like yours
     
  8. Haze

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    Really nice.
    Got a question - how do you get the bevel? nice and even - I'm talking about where the thick spine starts to transition down to the thin section of the edge of the blade.
     
  9. beaverIII73

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    Practice I guess. You can use a jig to make a really even grind. My first few knives were made with a jig then I watch a lot of you tub videos on grinding bevels and lots more practice. I free hand for the most part now

    Hear is a good one on bevel grinding with a jig. All of his vids rock.

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  10. FilipNilssob

    FilipNilssob Lactose is my Kryptonite

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    I have always wondered, can you use the File grooves that are left? I mean as a separate tool?


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  11. VWscooby

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    Great work, who wouldn't be pleased with that?! Lovely sheath too, was the cherry colour on that intentional?

    Filipnilssob, that's a good question actually!
     
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  12. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    nice one, like the double edge tip
     
  13. jurassicbark2000

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    like the effect on the blade
     
  14. beaverIII73

    beaverIII73 Junior Member

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    No the leather was just a scrap I got from the hobby store. You get whatever is in the bag lol.
     
  15. beaverIII73

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    I smooth them a bit so the don't interfere with cutting or damage the sheath.
     
  16. FilipNilssob

    FilipNilssob Lactose is my Kryptonite

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    Yeah, I didn't think about that... Thanks! My mind can be still now. Not! I have two dry natural forks in my room waiting to be carved!


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