Drop Point Hunter Knife Pattern

No tutorial today, but process pics.

I am working on a drop point hunting knife and was not sure from my sketches if it was going to feel how I wanted. I needed to hold it.

WoodenDropPointHunterParts

I ground the blade just as if it was steel – but it is cherry. I also roughed in the guard and handle in walnut.

DropPointHunterFinished

Here it is with the ‘blade’ glued in and the handle shaped.

It might seem silly to rough it out all in wood – but holding it in my hand told me what I needed to know. If all goes well, I will post pics of the real knife soon. This one is a drag to keep sharp…

Happy Making,

Jim

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2 Responses to “Drop Point Hunter Knife Pattern”

  1. I think it is a great idea to try it in wood first… make sure you post a photo of the real thing when yo are done.

  2. Thanks Stephen – will do, if it survives the grinder 🙂

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