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Offline Allyn T

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Finally made a knife
« on: November 16, 2022, 03:24:12 pm »
I was able to keep a large piece together for once. Making a knife has been a goal of mine for a while but I either lose too much material or I break. I'm glad to say I finally did it. This is gonna be my new field dressing knife so cross your fingers I get a deer this year. The handle is bone I found in the creek this summer and it's connected with pine pitch and sinew from a deer I killed in 2020.



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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Finally made a knife
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2022, 06:04:57 pm »
Nice work!  Hope you get to use it soon! :-D  (SH)
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Re: Finally made a knife
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2022, 06:29:58 pm »
 :OK :OK two thumbs up for that one Allyn

Thatís a lot nicer than my first knife

Is that from stone you found?

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Offline Allyn T

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Re: Finally made a knife
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2022, 07:31:45 pm »
Thanks guys, no this is from a bunch of random stone I bought at MoJam. I'm not sure what it is but it's high grade!
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Offline Trapper Rob

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Re: Finally made a knife
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2022, 09:01:31 pm »
Nice work

Offline M2A

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Re: Finally made a knife
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2022, 08:52:47 am »
Real cool. Congrats, on keeping it in one piece! Always like to see finished/hafted pieces shown off on the site here.
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Offline GlisGlis

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Re: Finally made a knife
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2022, 11:49:05 am »
Very nice blade. it looks more than fit for the job.

However there is a question that pop in my mind every time I see knives like your.
It seems to me that such a long handle could exercise alot of pressure (due to leverage) on the hafting
Do you feel that the bond between the rock and bone is solid enough?

Offline Allyn T

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Re: Finally made a knife
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2022, 06:48:50 pm »
Thanks Rob and m2a, I also like seeing finished stuff on here. I wish more people showed off their work.

Glis, handle length for me is more about comfort, I don't like short handles. As for levering, a knife is a cutting tool you really shouldn't be prying with it or exerting much pressure. Now this is my first knife I've ever made but I feel very confident in the fit. I used a file to match the notch to the stone and the dry fit was fantastic, no wiggle. I added pine pitch and it hardened before I put the blade in so I had to melt it again and fit the blade immediately. After that I went around the whole joint with more pitch including filling in gaps where the bone is hollow. Sinew you came last, I chewed it soft and wrapped it with multiple strands. I think it'll be solid, feels good in the hand
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Offline GlisGlis

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Re: Finally made a knife
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2022, 02:55:36 am »
very well. thankyou for your reply. I hope you can put it in use very soon  (SH) :-D

Offline Allyn T

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Re: Finally made a knife
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2022, 06:36:45 am »
You did make me curious and last night I grabbed the blade in one hand and the handle in the other and tried to wiggle it, nothing moved. I didn't try my hardest but I put enough pressure on it that I'm not worried it'll ever pop loose.
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Re: Finally made a knife
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2022, 09:21:28 am »
 :OK :OK :OK