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Main Discussion Area => At the Forge => Topic started by: Bryce on October 12, 2020, 10:48:51 am

Title: Bear Knife *Update pg. 2*
Post by: Bryce on October 12, 2020, 10:48:51 am
  So ive been working on this off and on for the last few month whenever i had some free time from work and fishing. Now that hunting seasin is just around the corner i wanted to get this project finished up so i could get a good amount of blood on it:)

  Once again i used File Steel, because..well its one of my favorite materials. its also fun making one tool into another tool.
hidden tang, and the weight is really nicely leveled out, but still forward. i put the pins behind the abalone hip inlay and behind the eyes.
anyways, i thought id show yall my new hunting knife.

  Made a plains sheath awhile back for my Caribou handle knife awhile back but i think that ill use it temporarily with this bear knife until i get a sheath made up for it.

  *File Steel
  *Roosevelt Elk Femur
  *Brass Powder
  *Abalone Shell
  *Aquamarine Gemstone 7mm (since i was born in march:)
  *Overall length 8"


(https://i.imgur.com/EbEKln0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vNdr0NG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YXSNCEo.jpg)



(https://i.imgur.com/muo33ph.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/YdsTRBG.jpg)
Title: Re: Bear Knife
Post by: Hawkdancer on October 12, 2020, 11:21:44 am
Nice work!
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: Bear Knife
Post by: dylanholderman on October 12, 2020, 11:24:27 am
Now thatís a cool knife!
You say the handle is bone? How did you get it so glossy and warm looking? It looks like stone rather than bone.
Title: Re: Bear Knife
Post by: Bryce on October 12, 2020, 12:25:32 pm
Now thatís a cool knife!
You say the handle is bone? How did you get it so glossy and warm looking? It looks like stone rather than bone.

the negative spaces are sanded to 400 and the positive parts are sanded to 1000, then 0000 steel wool and then buffed with a small wool wheel for like a rotary tool. and there isnt a finish on it. though i might coat it with some food grade mineral oil, to keep the moisture out and to keep it from drying out or something. im not sure what kind of finish to use that wont chip or change the color of the material.
Title: Re: Bear Knife
Post by: Trapper Rob on October 12, 2020, 01:01:28 pm
Bryce did you do the carving?
It's a beautiful knife nice job
Title: Re: Bear Knife
Post by: Bryce on October 12, 2020, 02:16:29 pm
Bryce did you do the carving?
It's a beautiful knife nice job

Yep, sure did. May not be the best but itís probably the second thing Iíve ever carved....

Thank you:)
Title: Re: Bear Knife
Post by: Mesophilic on October 12, 2020, 05:38:13 pm
Nicely done!!!
Title: Re: Bear Knife
Post by: Pat B on October 12, 2020, 09:51:03 pm
Incredible knife and neck sheath, Bryce.  8)  It should bring you good luck in the elk woods.  :OK
Title: Re: Bear Knife
Post by: Bryce on October 14, 2020, 01:18:46 am
Nicely done!!!

Thank you sir

Incredible knife and neck sheath, Bryce.  8)  It should bring you good luck in the elk woods.  :OK

Let hope. Gonna get after some blacktail here soon and then elk in February 😁
Title: Re: Bear Knife
Post by: Pat B on October 14, 2020, 11:01:35 am
 :OK  Looking forward to those HERO shots. Don't forget the pics.
Title: Re: Bear Knife
Post by: dylanholderman on October 14, 2020, 11:12:52 am
Now thatís a cool knife!
You say the handle is bone? How did you get it so glossy and warm looking? It looks like stone rather than bone.

the negative spaces are sanded to 400 and the positive parts are sanded to 1000, then 0000 steel wool and then buffed with a small wool wheel for like a rotary tool. and there isnt a finish on it. though i might coat it with some food grade mineral oil, to keep the moisture out and to keep it from drying out or something. im not sure what kind of finish to use that wont chip or change the color of the material.

How did you sand the negative spaces? Was it just hand sanding or do you have a attachment for your rotary tool that let you get in there?
Title: Re: Bear Knife
Post by: Bryce on October 14, 2020, 11:29:35 am
Now thatís a cool knife!
You say the handle is bone? How did you get it so glossy and warm looking? It looks like stone rather than bone.

the negative spaces are sanded to 400 and the positive parts are sanded to 1000, then 0000 steel wool and then buffed with a small wool wheel for like a rotary tool. and there isnt a finish on it. though i might coat it with some food grade mineral oil, to keep the moisture out and to keep it from drying out or something. im not sure what kind of finish to use that wont chip or change the color of the material.

How did you sand the negative spaces? Was it just hand sanding or do you have a attachment for your rotary tool that let you get in there?

I only use the rotory tool for the first 10-15 mins of the project to take off the bulk of the material. After that I used only hand tools. Little bits and scrapers that I made. Along with some dentistry tools.

Yep all hand sanded. Used a tiny pieces of popsicle stick with sanding paper on it.
Title: Re: Bear Knife
Post by: YosemiteBen on October 14, 2020, 07:24:18 pm
very nice work Bryce!
Title: Re: Bear Knife
Post by: dylanholderman on October 15, 2020, 09:41:29 am
Thanks, one last question did you glue the sandpaper to the stick or just wrap it around the end?
Fine finish work like this is were I normally stumble and lose interest but you have really inspired me to give it another shot  (lol)
Title: Re: Bear Knife
Post by: Bryce on October 15, 2020, 11:47:09 am
Thanks, one last question did you glue the sandpaper to the stick or just wrap it around the end?
Fine finish work like this is were I normally stumble and lose interest but you have really inspired me to give it another shot  (lol)

Yep! The sandpaper had an adhesive backing. Then I used a bamboo skewer to get in a burnish the really tight areas.
Title: Re: Bear Knife
Post by: WhistlingBadger on October 15, 2020, 09:47:00 pm
That's really beautiful, Bryce.  The finish work on that bone is amazing.
Title: Re: Bear Knife
Post by: Bryce on October 22, 2020, 10:58:30 am
:OK  Looking forward to those HERO shots. Don't forget the pics.

Well my deer season got cancelled unfortunately some things came up. But elk season is still in play come January:)


very nice work Bryce!


Thank you sir :)


That's really beautiful, Bryce.  The finish work on that bone is amazing.


Thanks, I found working bone is quite enjoyable.
Title: Re: Bear Knife
Post by: Pappy on October 25, 2020, 04:16:15 pm
Beautiful work , knife  and sheath , love file knives also. ;)
 Pappy
Title: Re: Bear Knife
Post by: Stoner on October 27, 2020, 01:29:03 pm
That handle is outstanding. John
Title: Re: Bear Knife *UPDATE PAGE 2* good news boys
Post by: Bryce on November 08, 2020, 12:55:43 am
***Here is the link to the full story***


http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,69149.0.html





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Title: Re: Bear Knife *Update pg. 2*
Post by: bubby on November 13, 2020, 08:15:31 am
That turned out pretty cool Bryce, and blooded already to boot