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Offline kbaknife

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Whitetail Hunter
« on: December 03, 2021, 05:46:45 AM »
I started making knives in the late 90s and focused on full tang knives until about 2001. Then I started making hidden, take-down knives and have stuck with that almost exclusively.
I recently got inspired to create some new full-tang knives and really like the design possibility. There is still not the wider creativity available on hidden tang knives, but they certainly have their enthusiasts.
I forged this blade from a 1 1/8" round bar of W1 and clay processed it to have a hamon.
It has a full tapered tang.
The scales are Cocobolo and assembled with what I call Bullseye Pins. The stainless insert keeps from splitting the handle material when peening the pins.
I do have a few other profiles and sizes on paper and will be making more of these with Damascus and stainless San-Mai.

When the last deer disappears into the morning mist,
When the last elk vanishes from the hills,
When the last buffalo falls on the plains,
I will hunt mice for I am a hunter and I must have my freedom.
Chief Joseph

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Re: Whitetail Hunter
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2021, 09:15:16 PM »
A beaut Karl
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Offline Sam McMichael

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Re: Whitetail Hunter
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2021, 10:17:53 PM »
Pretty knife!

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