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jared williams
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« on: February 03, 2014, 05:55:52 PM »

Here are three knives I'm getting ready for the vernal knife show in march. I got 5 more on the bench. Blades are 52100 handles are elk antler and sheep horn on the fighter and stacked leather and buffalo bone and stacked leather and elk antler.
   

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2014, 07:33:44 PM »

Those are gorgeous! you have an amazing talent with with you handles there so much freedom and free flow in those handles I'm glad you posted them they are very inspirational

again very cool! great work

I bet those blades will perform up to the standards of the handle

are they done yet?

how do you finish you handles with leather?

on the bottom one how did you affix the aluminum(?) pommel?

do you you ever have trouble with your knives being to heavy with the big metal pommels and big guards?

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 09:47:13 PM »

Sweeeeeeet ! 

someone's been busy !       

great work
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2014, 07:09:25 AM »

Very elegant knives, have you tried cutting with them?
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2014, 07:38:19 AM »

Each knife did at least 4 edge flexes and they all cut over 200 on 1/2" sisal rope.
 After I epoxy up all the layers I finish the handle down to just shy of the size I want it then I put it in a vacuum chamber I built and put the knife in a cup of minwax wood hardener and pull a vacuum on it for  couple of hours. this completely stabilizes the leather and makes for an incredibly durable handle. the aluminum pommel is affixed to the tang with a pin and peened over, if you look real close you can see the outline of the pin due to a slight difference in the color of the pin. I like my knives to feel solid in the hand. some are very light and some are a bit heavier. it all depends and what the knife is for. these knives are lighter than they appear.
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014, 09:07:17 AM »

Very cool! do you use the vacuum and hardener on all your handles? would you be willing to post a picture of it? I love to see your set up
are they etched yet?
do you add any surface finish after the vacuum stuff?
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P.S. does the hardener keep the handle from shrinking and expanding very bad?
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2014, 09:17:29 AM »

Nice work.
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2014, 09:29:13 PM »

Great work Jared, never seen any like them, congratulations!
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2014, 10:38:24 AM »

What does your vacuum thing look like?
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2014, 06:31:03 PM »

so I have been looking around and found this link do you use something similar to this? http://www.knifenetwork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=48580
or something like this http://straightrazorplace.com/workshop/84579-homemade-vacuum-chamber-recommendations-products-2.html
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2014, 07:19:42 AM »

D, my set up is similar to the post with the pickle jar. I built my vacuum chamber out of some 4" pipe I had laying around. I like the pickle jar idea more though. I use a brake bleeder vacuum pump that I bought at sears for $30. There are some other products out there also that work for sealing wood that I want to play with when I get the time. I have an idea using thinned out acra glass put on heavy on the handle then pulling a vacuum on it and see what happens.
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2014, 09:45:01 AM »

How much pressure do you use?

Do you know how far the hardener it penetrates into the handle?

How much of the hardener get's sucked into a normal  handle?

The acre glass sounds like a nice idea(This vacuum chamber seems it could open up some new great way's of finishing handles)

Thanks I think I mite try this some time in the not to distant future

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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2014, 08:24:07 PM »

Can you use the vacuum to apply oil finishes to help the oil penetrate?
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2014, 08:45:16 AM »

After sucking all the air out of the handle could you reverse the scenario and pressurize the chamber to help force the hardener into the handle?
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