I just created a laminated Micarta handle with black and natural linen micarta. I also used loveless rivets to fasten the scales because I thought that the two tone brass and stainless rivets would look good with the yellow-ish Micarta.
This one is made with CPM154 hardened to 59hr. The spine is 1/4 inch thick and the bevel is flat ground and I tapered the tang to lower the weight and move the balance forward a bit.
I discovered a store in town that carries some exotic hardwoods and swung by to take a look at what they have in stock. After a while I came away with a 3 foot long piece of Bubinga which caught my eye. I am not sure how well Bubinga will hold up as a knife […]
After getting a few knives under my belt I looked back at some of the first ones and decided that I really did not like this knife as much as I did at first. The handle was ugly, and that spine! what was I thinking? I thought it looked cool, but it does nothing to […]
Cutting leather is apparently not as simple as I thought. The other day I was was cutting a pattern out of some leather for a project and could not figure out why the pieces that I so carefully marked out would not match together. This was really bugging the snot out of me so I […]
There are so many different kinds of steel available with different properties that choosing the right steel for the job can be a bit daunting. Ask any smith and they all have slightly different opinions based on experience and sometimes just what they like to work with. I will try and break down what I consider […]
Design Goal In this post I want to talk a little about my design goals and my thinking behind them. In order to define my overall design goals, I had to think about form and function as I understand it. Function is important Function seemed pretty obvious to me. Useful objects should always do their job […]
So here is another completed knife with a sheath that I designed/made for it. The Warncliffe design is a mostly flat blade with a severe drop point. This design presents a lot of cutting surface for the size while keeping a usable point for fine work. This is probably my favorite fixed blade utility knife […]
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