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« on: September 19, 2007, 08:23:37 AM »

This is a small utility knife I made for the show that wasn't good enough, so I thought I'd abuse it.

52100 steel buffalo horn and NS guard and pins


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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2008, 02:04:16 AM »

I am not a knife maker but I am a collector and carrier.

My EDCs come from Spyderco.

- Centofante III ( http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/closeup.php?product=24 )
   This one is my all purpose knife ... lightweight enough to carry it everywhere and anywhere.

- Harpy ( http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/closeup.php?product=3 )
   This one is heavier ... made more for emergency situations and has actually been intimidating enough to save me from
   an attack once before.

- Civilian ( http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/closeup.php?product=60 )
   This one is rather large so I carry this when I have to travel to certain places.

I prefer pocket knives rather then fixed blades for EDCs.  They are easier for me to carry without them being noticed.
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« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2008, 02:38:24 AM »

Welcome, Vanilla83Nikki. Nice post and some great knives to show us. I sold Spyderco knives for a while at boat shows and the like. They are some fantastic line cutters. Fun to demonstrate that too.

Looking forward to more of the interesting stuff you have to tell us about.     Clay
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« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2008, 06:32:43 AM »

Welcome, Vanilla83Nikki. Nice post and some great knives to show us. I sold Spyderco knives for a while at boat shows and the like. They are some fantastic line cutters. Fun to demonstrate that too.

Looking forward to more of the interesting stuff you have to tell us about.     Clay


Thanks for the warm welcome.  It will be nice to be a part of a knife community :-D
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« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2008, 02:20:59 AM »

Been EDCing and using this for coupla years now.



4" blade. Forged from an old file.


Produced a nice stain on the blade everytime it's been used . . .



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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2008, 05:03:15 AM »

Santi, your knife and the incredible photography are a joy to view. Thanks,      Clay
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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2008, 08:19:48 AM »

Nice knife, the stains are just part of the history of the kinife.
Gotta know - what kind of fruit is that you cut?
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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2008, 08:56:37 AM »

Thanks Clay. 

Gotta know - what kind of fruit is that you cut?


I'm not so sure how one called it in english. Not very hard to find in Thailand.
It's Flacourtia indica (Burm.F.) Merr  -->  http://www.aluka.org/action/showMetadata?doi=10.5555%2FAL.AP.VISUAL.KPAL00000048




Ok, I did a bit of Google. And found that it's called governor's plum.  Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2008, 06:16:00 PM »

i like the wraped handle...nice looking EDC
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« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2009, 11:12:18 PM »

S30V and afzelia burl, with a simply sculpted copper guard.  I carry it in leather in a horizontal draw left of my buckle. 



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« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2009, 09:21:38 AM »

I've been EDC'ing this one since the Blade Show this year: 

Made by H.L. Holbook of Sandy Hook KY
CPM154, dyed box elder burl, small, light, very comfy, sharp as the day is long



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« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2010, 07:48:08 PM »

This is a knife I made for myself and so far, have managed to keep. It is very similar in size and shape to the old Imperial, black plastic handled bowie I grew up using in the 1950's. I got used to that shape and style of knife back then as a general utility/hunting knife and decided to try it again. I use it nearly every day and have for the last two years. It has dressed deer, squirrels, fish, made sandwiches and cleared brush. It has opened an untold number of cans, boxes, bags, plastic bubble packs and once, my finger. Whatever I have asked, it has done. It has a forged, 5", 1095 blade, an ash handle and the guard is made of damascus. It doesn't hold an edge as well as my CPM S30V, 3V, M4, D2, BG42 or ATS 34 knives, but I know how to sharpen it and it does what I want it to with no problem. It stays on the seat of my truck when it is not on my belt and is beginning to show some age. In a few more years it will have the look I'm after. Grin

While I make my knives to sell and don't usually get attached to them, I do have a few favorites that I don't plan on selling and this is one of them.

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« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2010, 11:26:09 AM »

52100 steel, brass guard, Water Buffalo horn handle, aluminum thong hole.
OAL: 8 3/4", blade edge: 4", 1/4" thick, hand forged from 3/4 round bar, differentially hardened in H2O.

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« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2010, 09:01:32 PM »

That looks like a nice knife, congratulations.
Question: Why did you harden it in Water?
and naturally how does she cut?
Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2010, 11:37:24 AM »

That looks like a nice knife, congratulations.
Question: Why did you harden it in Water?
and naturally how does she cut?
Thanks for sharing!

Ed,

 Why water ? I tried oil at first but, there were just to many variables for me. I couldn't quit get the right viscosity, temp, brand, type, etc. There is a lot of data out there and opinions and I just kept running around in circles. ( probably should have talked to you and got the low-down on oil, but I didn't know you back then, I was just a guy making knives in my shop, out behind my house.)

So, I turned to water. And it just worked for me. The quenching/cooling graphs in the Machinery's Handbook helped alot. I also have to give credit to Mr. Ochs, He gave me some simple advise that helped me get over a couple of problems.

How she cut ?, she cuts great !!!  I always put an edge on my knives that will shave your face. And I wanted a tough long lasting knife. So the edge is thick with a wedge shape, a very tough, durable knife, the kind of knife that will get me thru whatever comes my way.

I wish you the best Mr. Fowler.!

Palmer...


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« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2010, 09:21:56 AM »

Palmer: I used a water quench on the first knives I ever hardened, but had a lot of trouble getting a finished knife using a water quench that would result in a tough blade.

 I would really like to read about the water quench, the tricks you learned and any discussion about destructive tests you would like to share.

 
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