Introduction: Knife

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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 (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.

thedude000121 (author)2011-05-04

Thats really really good

poofrabbit (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!

l8nite (author)2011-03-22

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

flamethrower1010 (author)l8nite2011-03-23

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.

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

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.

cool, thx

killerjackalope (author)2011-03-22

Looks beautifully made...

Thank you, means a lot.

macgyverfan (author)2011-03-26

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

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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