What's your favorite knife brands? - Page 16
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Other Weapons > What's your favorite knife brands?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-21-2013, 12:53 AM   #151
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West central WI
Posts: 361
Liked 92 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

Anyone wanting to make their own sheath knife on a budget should look at Russell Green River blades. They are made by the oldest maker in the U.S. and are [B]very[B] high quality high carbon steel. Order some cutler rivets with the blade and make your own handles. Great afternoon project that you would never regret and won't break the bank. As far as holding an edge... I have one that has been my goto knife in the kitchen for over 5 years and has never ever seen a stone. Dress it on a steel and you are done. The camp blade makes a great hunting knife that works great for dressing, skinning and even boning deer and the like. I have made many for friends and they all love them. I don't like making sheaths so I leave that to them and only make my own. Track of the Wolf sells the blades cheap and don't let the price fool you they are top notch high quality blades.

__________________

USAF 77-99
MAC trained killer

thdrduck is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 12:22 PM   #152
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
longunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,172
Liked 187 Times on 149 Posts
Likes Given: 107

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thdrduck
Anyone wanting to make their own sheath knife on a budget should look at Russell Green River blades. They are made by the oldest maker in the U.S. and are very high quality high carbon steel. Order some cutler rivets with the blade and make your own handles. Great afternoon project that you would never regret and won't break the bank. As far as holding an edge... I have one that has been my goto knife in the kitchen for over 5 years and has never ever seen a stone. Dress it on a steel and you are done. The camp blade makes a great hunting knife that works great for dressing, skinning and even boning deer and the like. I have made many for friends and they all love them. I don't like making sheaths so I leave that to them and only make my own. Track of the Wolf sells the blades cheap and don't let the price fool you they are top notch high quality blades.
Is it hard to make your own? Sounds like a fun project for a weekend...
__________________

Marlin Model 60
Mossberg Maverick 88-12 GA
Mosin Nagant 91/30
Stag Model 2
Savage Model 11
Saiga 7.62x39
Mossberg MVP Varmint
Chinese T53 Mosin Nagant X2
53 Springfield M1 Garand

longunner is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 01:22 PM   #153
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ohiomike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 23
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

My newest acquisition-

A Helle symfoni

__________________
ohiomike is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 02:26 PM   #154
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 563
Liked 72 Times on 46 Posts

Default

I love my Spartan blades.

__________________
Alpha1Victor is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 02:41 PM   #155
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West central WI
Posts: 361
Liked 92 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

Longunner, it can be as easy or hard as you want. They are full tang blades so just need slab handles. I use a band saw to cut the slabs to the thickness I want, then trace out the profile of the tang on them and cut them to shape on a scroll saw a tad over sized. I mark the hole locations for the rivets and drill them a little under sized then use a flat bottom drill bit to do a slight countersink for the rivet heads, then use a rasp and file to cut a bevel on the blade end of the slabs. (cut a slit in a piece of tubing and tape it to the blade to protect yourself) Then rivet the slabs on the blade and use a rasp and file to remove any extra wood down to the tang. Then I use a round over bit on a router using a router table to round out the edges of the slabs, sand and then soak them in food grade mineral oil and let dry. Done. Traditionally they used birch but I have used black walnut, hickory, ash and cherry. The cherry and walnut are very nice but cherry burns really easy on the router and takes more sanding. If you don't have the power tools it can all be done with hand tools, would just take more time and skill.

__________________

USAF 77-99
MAC trained killer

thdrduck is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 05:29 PM   #156
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
longunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,172
Liked 187 Times on 149 Posts
Likes Given: 107

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thdrduck
Longunner, it can be as easy or hard as you want. They are full tang blades so just need slab handles. I use a band saw to cut the slabs to the thickness I want, then trace out the profile of the tang on them and cut them to shape on a scroll saw a tad over sized. I mark the hole locations for the rivets and drill them a little under sized then use a flat bottom drill bit to do a slight countersink for the rivet heads, then use a rasp and file to cut a bevel on the blade end of the slabs. (cut a slit in a piece of tubing and tape it to the blade to protect yourself) Then rivet the slabs on the blade and use a rasp and file to remove any extra wood down to the tang. Then I use a round over bit on a router using a router table to round out the edges of the slabs, sand and then soak them in food grade mineral oil and let dry. Done. Traditionally they used birch but I have used black walnut, hickory, ash and cherry. The cherry and walnut are very nice but cherry burns really easy on the router and takes more sanding. If you don't have the power tools it can all be done with hand tools, would just take more time and skill.
Do you need to do any metal work to finish them or they come already shaped and sharpened?
__________________

Marlin Model 60
Mossberg Maverick 88-12 GA
Mosin Nagant 91/30
Stag Model 2
Savage Model 11
Saiga 7.62x39
Mossberg MVP Varmint
Chinese T53 Mosin Nagant X2
53 Springfield M1 Garand

longunner is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 11:48 AM   #157
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West central WI
Posts: 361
Liked 92 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

No metal work required and sharp enough to shave with.

__________________

USAF 77-99
MAC trained killer

thdrduck is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 07:33 PM   #158
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,470
Liked 1139 Times on 591 Posts
Likes Given: 49

Default

Green River knives are very good for what they are. The steel is 1095, which is a decent, basic carbon steel. The blades are on the thin side, so they make good slicers and skinners, but nut suitable for heavy use.

__________________
txpossum is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 07:40 PM   #159
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Jagermeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 6,815
Liked 3861 Times on 2305 Posts
Likes Given: 3233

Default

Eickhorn. They make knives for the German Army. This is a para rescue version. I use it for protection or dispatching game when I am in the woods. Very sharp and long enough to enter the brain cavity of any large game in the German forest.

image.jpg  
__________________
Jagermeister is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 10:58 PM   #160
Weapons Aficianado
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Threetango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: South Carolina, a gun friendly state.
Posts: 2,641
Liked 4845 Times on 1657 Posts
Likes Given: 1462

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jagermeister View Post
Eickhorn. They make knives for the German Army. This is a para rescue version. I use it for protection or dispatching game when I am in the woods. Very sharp and long enough to enter the brain cavity of any large game in the German forest.
Check out the top knife here.
It's my German paratrooper Eickhorn model that I traded for with a Fallschirmjäger long ago and far away when I was exiting aircraft in flight.

__________________

NSDQ

Threetango is offline  
Jagermeister Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
favorite gun sgtdeath66 The Club House 41 11-07-2012 12:14 AM
Least favorite gun? Benning Boy The Club House 49 08-15-2011 06:53 PM
favorite beer sgtdeath66 The Club House 85 08-30-2010 11:45 PM
Favorite Powders??? rickrem700 Blackpowder & Musket 5 09-07-2008 03:16 PM
the Leopuld CQ T is my favorite kirby62 AR-15 Discussion 0 03-13-2008 03:46 AM