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    fat blad w/ sheath

    I was working outside this past weekend; in bad weather I wear one of my production knives on my belt and this past Friday the weather was bad here. On my belt I had a rubber handled Buck skinner, I love the blade and its shape but I hated the handle, for me too skinny and too curved.

    After coming in for the day I worked on a sheath for a Scandi exchange I'm doing with redbeard rum and for some reason I pulled the Buck out of it's sheath and cut the rubber handle off it ... "hmmmm" ... I thought, pulled out the paper and pencil, sketched the outline of the blade and came up with a tang alteration. On Saturday the weather was even worse, so I made the tang alterations, and came up with the handle block pieces. Sunday the weather was better, so after working outside for the day I came in and fit the bolster, put the tang slot in the block and glued/epoxied it up. Today after work and after mowing the lawn I shaped it up and rubbed in some linseed oil mixed with pure pine gum turpentine. Here it is.

    Inspiration: The Ahti Kaira I love this Finnish knife, maybe I'll get one this year.
    Blade: from a Buck Omni Hunter 10 point (3 inch blade)
    Bolster and Butt End: Hickory
    Mid-Handle: From a "Made in Sweden" cutting board that I picked up at a resale shop for $1.50.

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    Top side:



    Belly up:





    A leather sheath is coming soon.
    Thanks for taking a look and please comment if you would like !
    Last edited by puukko3883; 25-05-11 at 05:00 AM.
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    Re: fat blad

    nice "overhauling" looks ergonomic now

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    Re: fat blad

    Looks pretty good - uncommon but obviously comfortable.
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    Re: fat blad

    Probably the best alternative use of Swedish cutting board I've ever seen!

    The handle is definitely your style, but IMHO a massive leap up in standard from the previous ones I've seen from you. This one is brilliant. I would have it over the Ahti any day (in my house, the Ahti would get modded in 5 minutes flat for the ugly forefinger groove, otherwise it's nice )

    This one looks comfy, ergonomic, has nice curves and you can't fault the finish. Now, are you going to use a Made in Sweden kitchen roll holder for a sheath or make your own?
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    Re: fat blad

    Well spin my nipple nuts and send to alaska!

    That is REALLY nice, it works. Great shape, nice choice of wood and very much improved. Very nice mate

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    Re: fat blad

    imgination rules.....well done....like it my friend...next week ill post your knife
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    russell,it's beautiful.shape and colors,I love it all

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    Re: fat blad

    for that one Russell.

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    Re: fat blad

    Quote Originally Posted by macedonian45mk View Post
    nice "overhauling" looks ergonomic now
    Thanks mac_45mk, you inspired me to make a kniv from the materials I had on hand. You have that maker's ability to make a beautiful kniv from what you have on the shelf which is a great skill !!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrangler View Post
    Looks pretty good - uncommon but obviously comfortable.
    Thanks Wrangler, it does feel comfortable in my hand !

    Quote Originally Posted by bwildered View Post
    Probably the best alternative use of Swedish cutting board I've ever seen!


    Thanks bwildered, it was a very nice cutting board, but now it's all cut up !!
    I'm glad you like this one, it means I've done something right !

    Quote Originally Posted by MeetTheGeeks View Post
    Well spin my nipple nuts and send to alaska!

    Thanks MeetTheGeeks ! I'm not that familiar with pirate praise but I'll count this as a positive comment !

    Quote Originally Posted by elbuchu View Post
    imgination rules.....well done....like it my friend...next week ill post your knife
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    Gracias mi amigo, I can't wait the black and white to arrive !!

    Quote Originally Posted by redbeard rum View Post
    russell,it's beautiful.shape and colors,I love it all
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    Quote Originally Posted by G.Holmberg View Post
    for that one Russell.

    Gunnar.
    Gunnar, a mentor's positive comment is always something that makes you feel good about the path you have taken. Tack, for showing me how to make a good bolster fit, forming a good tang slot and shaping the thin egg shaped handle cross section.

    And thanks for your blog, which I check nightly.
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    Re: fat blad

    What a stunning transformation!!! brilliant

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    Re: fat blad

    Russell, what a great job, my friend!

    Useful and appealing as well. Love the wood combination and esp. that handle shape. Now, that i know your sheath making abilities, i'm even more looking forward what package you'll create!
    Cheers
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    Re: fat blad

    Beautiful knife! May I ask, where can you get, or rather still make, pine gum turpentine?

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    Re: fat blad

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Happymoose View Post
    What a stunning transformation!!! brilliant
    Thanks Mr. Happymoose ! I'm glad you like it !

    Quote Originally Posted by Fjellräv View Post
    i'm even more looking forward what package you'll create!
    Dank Fjellräv ! I'm going to try to come up with a sheath similar to the Ahti sheath in the link I posted. I've picked out the leather for it and I'll probably have it done this weekend along with redbeard rum's leather sheath.
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    Re: fat blad

    Quote Originally Posted by Niels View Post
    Beautiful knife! May I ask, where can you get, or rather still make, pine gum turpentine?
    Bedankt Niels ! Here they have it at our local hardware stores ?

    In Holland if you have a hard time finding it amazon.co.uk offers turpentine, I think pure turpentine is pine gum:

    Turpentine at amazon.co.uk
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    Re: fat blad

    Quote from woodworkforums.com :

    Pure (gum, wood) Turpentine is derived by destructive distillation of wood and contains mainly pinene and dipentene. It is a known sensitiser (not a good thing) and may manifest itself as a skin rash or inflammation or as an asthmatic condition, and in some individuals this reaction can be extremely severe. It is also thought to be a cause kidney failure if abrorbed through the pores of the skin. It can cause many mental problems and is one of the reasons why so many of the great artists were certifiable nut cases. Don't be fooled into thinking that natural is always better. Often times is definitely is not. :eek:

    Mineral turpentine is a refined petroleum solvent and is a mixture of straight and branched chain paraffins, naphthenes and aromatic hydrocarbons. Basically it aint anywhere near as bad for you as the other stuff.
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