bird Knife I just finished today

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by Dan308, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Dan308

    Dan308 New Member

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    Just finished this Skinner / Bird knife for a friend. He wanted it kind on plain but I think he'll like it. Amboyna with brass pins and liners.

    #101 Skinner/Bird with Amboyna Burl
    1095 High Carbon, clay quenched in water
    Overall length 8 in.
    Blade cutting edge 3 5/8 in.
    Acrylic Stabilized Amboyna Burl
    brass pins brass liners
    Handmade leather sheath
    Screaming sharp!

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  2. 1turkeyhunter

    1turkeyhunter New Member

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    Sweeeeeet! Looks bada$$! Wish I had the time and knowledge to do that!
    Great job!!! Wanna be MY friend!?!? :D
     

  3. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes simple is elegant. I wouldn't minde something similar, in maybe a 4" to 4.5" blade for skinning varmints and deer sized game. I probably don't have the dough for a full on custom job like that though.

    Nice work.
     
  4. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Between you and kimber fan I'm laying in the floor twitching.
     
  5. -06

    -06 New Member

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    "Dat B purdy". Love that burled wood handle and the heft of that blade. Just to nice to work with--lol.
     
  6. Dan308

    Dan308 New Member

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    you can see that little hamon line in the blade. I etched it in ferric chloride to bring it out. All the blades I make are not for the weak lol. They average .200 thick
     
  7. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice work. Love the handle.
     
  8. Dan308

    Dan308 New Member

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    that's pretty mild compared to most Amboyna. I have some other stuff you won't believe. It's expensive wood but I think some of the most awesome stuff you can buy.
     
  9. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I agree with SSGN. It's simple, but definitely elegant. Beautiful work Dan.
     
  10. KimberFan

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    Nothing pleases me more than to see that great little hamon line too...you just don't see that work done much anymore and a lot of folks don't understand what it means. IT'S BEAUTIFUL KNIFE ~ WELL DONE!

    I'd keep that one.
     
  11. RevJammer

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    I hope I'm not out of line... and I certainly don't want to step on anyone's toes... but that is a beautiful knife and seeing as I have NO IDEA about custom blades - can you give a price range of what something like that would cost? Even drop me a PM if I'm breaking any rules here.

    Thanks,
    RJ
     
  12. Dan308

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    ya man that's the thing, most makers shine blades up. I think the hamons look better if they are a little more subtle. I guess everyone has their own thing. You know the only ones I've kept were plain as hell but they work so good as hunting knives. One day I'll make me a pretty one.