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I Put This Knife Together
#1
Made this knife for a friend. It will have sentimental value...first time I have tried doing something like this. I sawed the antler piece off with a hack saw, drilled it and secured the blade with marine epoxy.



It has a story behind it.



-the blade is a beautiful little Damascus blade that I bought from Aboman at eotw



-the handle is off that antler I found on the "swamp trip"



-the sheath is going to be out of a piece of that buck skin I brain tanned at eotw! <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />





thanks for looking





AOC


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"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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#2
Cool looking knife it will make your friend a fine companion

Buckskin however does not make an adequate sheath

It is too soft and the point can penetrate the buckskin or the edge can cut through and injury can result.

If Mr. Murphy gets involved, it will be nowhere near medical aid. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wallbash.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wallbash:' />



The pouch type sheath that encases the blade as well as the handle is safest against loss.



It has three parts

1. A piece of leather thick enough to avoid blade penetration and big enough to wrap around the blade with room left for stitching.

2. A belt loop or neck thong for carrying.

3. And most important...a welt which is placed between the two edges of the leather to protect the stitching from the tip or edge from cutting through.



Back to brain tanned buckskin...

If you want to use it in the sheath you can attach it to a piece of leather matching the above criteria with contact cement or the like and then make the sheath. If you do beadwork, do that to the brain tan prior to glueing it is soooo much easier. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Rolleyes' />



A friend of mine makes a sheath as described earlier and makes a tight brain tan slip case that holds in place with friction.



Hope this helps

<img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />



Griz
Hopefully the S won't HTF and I pray every day that it won't. It would not be fun.



I have a high art..I wound with cruelty, all who wound me...Archillocus; 650 B.C.
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#3
Well done, That kind of gift ,to a friend can mean a lot.Doug.
a armed man is his own master
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#4
[quote name='Grizzly Dave' timestamp='1469027886' post='609179']

Cool looking knife it will make your friend a fine companion

Buckskin however does not make an adequate sheath

It is too soft and the point can penetrate the buckskin or the edge can cut through and injury can result.

If Mr. Murphy gets involved, it will be nowhere near medical aid. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wallbash.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wallbash:' />/>



The pouch type sheath that encases the blade as well as the handle is safest against loss.



It has three parts

1. A piece of leather thick enough to avoid blade penetration and big enough to wrap around the blade with room left for stitching.

2. A belt loop or neck thong for carrying.

3. And most important...a welt which is placed between the two edges of the leather to protect the stitching from the tip or edge from cutting through.



Back to brain tanned buckskin...

If you want to use it in the sheath you can attach it to a piece of leather matching the above criteria with contact cement or the like and then make the sheath. If you do beadwork, do that to the brain tan prior to glueing it is soooo much easier. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Rolleyes' />/>



A friend of mine makes a sheath as described earlier and makes a tight brain tan slip case that holds in place with friction.



Hope this helps

<img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />/>



Griz

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oh thanks Grizz, great advice. I should have elaborated on that sheath a bit....Archer taught me how to make a PVC sheath...I was going to cover the PVC in the buckskin. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' /> that PVC is excellent stuff!
"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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#5
[quote name='canon6' timestamp='1469029881' post='609182']

Well done, That kind of gift ,to a friend can mean a lot.Doug.

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Thanks Doug...I hope he likes it. I sure do. It is memrobilia. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />





aoc
"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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#6
I like it and it looks very well made and real user <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />
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#7
Looks like a very functional knife also! The TLC you gave it makes it even more special!
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We go into the wilderness to fulfill our hearts and empty our minds of life's garbage.
The gear we leave behind and the challenges we encounter, 
Are methods we use to cleanse our spirits.
Of Survivalists and Bushcrafters, Primitive Technologists too, we are one.........

It is the wilderness within, we strive for first and always.
Not everyone can have a cabin in the mountains.
The thread that connects us, is fine like silk and strong as steel.
Together, the song of the wilderness is the song we sing!

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Primitive Technology is about all of the above........

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#8
Ver cool

Kid
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#9
Nice, AOC! You're turning into quite the talented artisan!

Theo
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#10
Looking good. When I make a sheath I use rawhide for the sheath and then cover it with buckskin that way it won't cut through the buckskin and the rawhide (sewn wet) will conform to the knife holding it like kydex (sp)
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#11
A rawhide liner would be more in line with the components of the knife. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />

A source of rawhide is pet stores, the rawhide chew bones for dogs.

Make sure it isn't sheep rawhide though <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/down.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':down:' />

Griz
Hopefully the S won't HTF and I pray every day that it won't. It would not be fun.



I have a high art..I wound with cruelty, all who wound me...Archillocus; 650 B.C.
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#12
Good looking knife.



Steve
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#13
Great looking knife.
Jimbo
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#15
Thank you very much everybody. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' /> Yes, George and Grizz I suppose you are right about the rawhide and the theme of the knife.



I mounted my first knife blade it's a good start...one day I hope to forge my blade.



why Grizz? sheep rawhide too soft?





AOC
"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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