Author Topic: Leg Bone MUK Knife - To ring in the New Year  (Read 556 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Don W

  • Member
  • Posts: 358
    • diy.timetestedtools.net/
Leg Bone MUK Knife - To ring in the New Year
« on: December 31, 2021, 04:26:39 pm »
I haven't made a knife in a while but it started with a request for a Muk without scales. The future recipient wanted to add his own scales. So I made this:




Then I just continued to use up the piece of metal. Right now it's heat treated and in the tempering oven. In looking through potential handle materials, I found this whitetail leg bone. It seemed like an interesting concept so I decided to try it. Dug out a little piece of brass to close off the leg bone. I'll just be epoxying it tougher.





We'll see how it comes out!

Happy New Year. Wishing for a great 2022 for you all!
Don

Offline Trapper Rob

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,550
Re: Leg Bone MUK Knife - To ring in the New Year
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2022, 11:01:06 am »
Looks nice
Don did you build your own forge and burners? I've used a coal forge for years I bought a propane one but the burners won't burn right.

Offline Don W

  • Member
  • Posts: 358
    • diy.timetestedtools.net/
Re: Leg Bone MUK Knife - To ring in the New Year
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2022, 11:46:30 am »
Looks nice
Don did you build your own forge and burners? I've used a coal forge for years I bought a propane one but the burners won't burn right.

Here is my build

https://www.diy.timetestedtools.net/2699-2/

As you will read if you go through my build, I did make my burners but I would not do it again. Zoeller sells burners, they would not cost much more (if any more) than the parts, and would safe a whole lot of aggression.
Don

Offline Don W

  • Member
  • Posts: 358
    • diy.timetestedtools.net/
Re: Leg Bone MUK Knife - To ring in the New Year
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2022, 12:59:29 pm »
now to just let the epoxy dry and finish polishing the handle



Don

Offline White Falcon

  • Member
  • Posts: 96
Re: Leg Bone MUK Knife - To ring in the New Year
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2022, 01:48:26 pm »
I like that color. Nice knife.

Offline paulc

  • Member
  • Posts: 541
Re: Leg Bone MUK Knife - To ring in the New Year
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2022, 04:09:51 pm »
Super cool knife....Paul

Offline Don W

  • Member
  • Posts: 358
    • diy.timetestedtools.net/
Re: Leg Bone MUK Knife - To ring in the New Year
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2022, 04:36:27 pm »
There is more pictures and video on my website https://www.diy.timetestedtools.net/leg-bone-muk-knife/



Don

Offline Pappy

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 30,060
  • if you have to ask you wouldn't understand ,Tenn.
Re: Leg Bone MUK Knife - To ring in the New Year
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2022, 05:06:30 pm »
Very nice work , beautiful knife and thatís my kind of handle. Pappy
Clarksville,Tennessee
TwinOaks Bowhunters
Life is Good

Offline Bryce

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 3,122
  • Pacific Ghost Longbows
Re: Leg Bone MUK Knife - To ring in the New Year
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2022, 02:35:59 am »
🤌🏼🤌🏼🤌🏼
Clatskanie, Oregon

Offline mullet

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 22,746
  • Eddie Parker
Re: Leg Bone MUK Knife - To ring in the New Year
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2022, 10:19:50 pm »
 I like the blade shape and the leg bone is a perfect fit.
Lakeland, Florida
 If you have to pull the trigger, is it really archery?