Recent Knives I've Made and Sold and Reminiscing

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by rp50817, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. rp50817

    rp50817 New Member

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    Gee, I hope this doesn't bore you. The knife orders keep coming. I've come a long way since I put that first blade in a deer's jaw bone. Then, I basically just cut antlers, drilled a hole and stuck in a blade. Heck, I didn't understand the fine art of sanding and polishing. I never put an end cap on an elk antler, or left skull bone on the burr of a deer antler to carve and polish. I didn't bevel the sides of the antler until they were flush with the bolster or guard. I didn't know how to haft a handle for a flint knapped obsidian blade knife. I didn't know how to stain an antler. I've also learned a great deal about buying, cutting, grinding and polishing steel blanks for blades. I used to have an inventory of 20 knives and try to sell them on eBay and lost money every time. Now, I know the knife is sold for a small profit before I ever make it - except for two obsidian blade knives listed on the Forum's Vendor Display that I can't give away. I guess I'll have to advertise them on craigslist or something. Anyway, here's some photos from orders I've recently filled.
    1. Guthook blade knife with a deer antler handle.
    2. Bowie knife with a 10-inch blade and elk antler handle.
    3. Obsidian blade knife with an elk antler handle.
    4. Drop point blade knife with an elk antler handle.
    5. Modified military fighting blade knife with an elk antler handle.
    Thanks for letting me share my thoughts. Now, who wants those two unsold knives?
     

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  2. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    Very nice work! I dig the third one.
     

  3. jca1

    jca1 New Member

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    Very nice!

    There is a blade smith down the road from me. I love stopping by and seeing what he's up to.
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Very nice work. I have one of your obsidian and one of your steel knives and both are very well built.

    JD
     
  5. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    Love the first two knives.
     
  6. BombDoc

    BombDoc New Member

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    Beautiful work! I'm reminded of that everyday. I love my marble obsidian and my patch knife. Thanks again!
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Great stuff Randy! :p
     
  8. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Very good workmanship in your knives Randy.
     
  9. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Excellent stuff Randy :D ..... you know, my birthday is coming up in April. Hmmm ;)
     
  10. Neophyte1

    Neophyte1 New Member

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    rp50817: Sir, those are nice:)
     
  11. HKSlinger

    HKSlinger New Member

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    I dig all of 'em.
     
  12. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    The Frontier Bowie that Randy made for me a while back:

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  13. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My Randy Porter El Tigre.:)
     

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  14. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    It needs a bayonet ;)


    :p
     
  15. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It is a Bayonet now!;) It is strapped to the Sigma.:D
     
  16. Ploofy

    Ploofy New Member

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    How much did #1, #3, and #5 cost?


    And if you're truly having trouble giving things away, I'll be glad to take anything off your hands.
     
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