Introduction: Knife

This is the knife I made, just finished it up a day ago. I am very pleased with how it turned out. My inspiration and guidance came from the instructable made by Basta, it was a great instructable and I would recommend it to anyone thinking about constructing a knife, or looking for a good read. Anyway, it was a VERY long, repetitive, and labor intensive build, however it was a very rewarding experience as a whole. I did change a few things along the way and had a different original design. So enjoy the pictures and tell me what you think. 

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abstracted made it!(author)2012-03-25

i found that leaving my brass "rivet" stock sticking out about 1/4" on each side, epoxied in, you dont have to peen them to a mushroom. just strike them hard and as they get a little shorter, they also get thicker. then i slice them of as close to the surface as i can with my band saw, then file them to shape . just as the file begins to mark the wood, then time to do the finish sanding.

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thedude000121 made it!(author)2011-05-04

Thats really really good

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poofrabbit made it!(author)2011-04-25

This is great! I'm going to check out the instructable you used for inspiration! Well done! Voted for you for the I made it! Good luck!

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l8nite made it!(author)2011-03-22

gorgeous blade, what size is it ? Are the alternating grooves functional or just a design ?

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flamethrower1010 made it!(author)2011-03-23

Thanks! The blade is 6 in x 1 3/8 in and the overall knife is 10.5 inches long. The groves however are just for show.

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fishcake27 made it!(author)2011-03-26

nice job mate, what kinda metal and wood did you use?

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flamethrower1010 made it!(author)2011-03-27

The blade was made with 1/4 inch steel which I believe was 01 carbon steel, and the handle was made with a piece of cherry.

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fishcake27 made it!(author)2011-03-27

cool, thx

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killerjackalope made it!(author)2011-03-22

Looks beautifully made...

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flamethrower1010 made it!(author)2011-03-27

Thank you, means a lot.

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macgyverfan made it!(author)2011-03-26

The handle looks a bit bulky, but the blade is gorgeous. Also, I'm not a knife expert.

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flamethrower1010 made it!(author)2011-03-27

Yes the handle did come out a little bigger than I would have liked. I believe this is due to the fact that after hours of using large shop tools, the handle felt rather slim. Also unlike most knives I've seen, I shaped the handle to fit my hand instead of just sanding it flat (I later found out why when I struggled to peen the rivets in line with the contours of the wood).

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