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Old 12-17-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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Here are some pictures of the second knife I made. The blade is Damascus steel and the handles are Cocobolo wood. The blade is 6 1/4" long and it is 12 1/4" overall length.


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Old 12-17-2010, 04:04 PM   #2
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It's a pretty one Nitro.

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You did not actually make the blade did you? Do you buy the blanks or finished blades and add the scales?

+1 Very nice.

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You did not actually make the blade did you? Do you buy the blanks or finished blades and add the scales?

+1 Very nice.
That is correct. I wish I had the skills to make Damascus steel. On both knives I have done so far, I bought the finished blades. I added scales on this one and scales with pins on the other one. I am really getting into this though and am going to attempt making/grinding my own blade. I am going to start out on some leaf spring material. It is inexpensive and hardened. Good to learn on.

I am trying to decide on a blade style, length, etc. for my first attempt.
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NitroxAZ: Sir, very nice, you should do a ''how to'' thread, we that are curious could follow along.

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Nitro! Very nice work!

I too would be interested in a "how to"

What do you guys mean by "scales?"

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Wow. That is a beauty Nitrox. I would not have guessed you made it and would have believed that you found it in a pawn shop for some sweet price. Very well done!!

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Very nice indeed Nitro.

If you are going to cut and grind your own blade, I would find a knife you like and trace the pattern if you can. I made a couple a long time ago. I traced one and designed one, and two things I would say is:
1. Don't get hung up on the finer details of the blade on the first one.
2. Make sure to make the blank long enough for the kind of handle you're going to put on it.

Good luck, keep us posted.

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Nitro! Very nice work!

I too would be interested in a "how to"

What do you guys mean by "scales?"
I will do a how to when I get a little time. Holidays are coming too fast

Scales are the material blanks/blocks that are used for the handles on guns/knives.
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I love damascus steel! Very nice!

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