Custom Hunting Knife

A little hunter I just finished up with some progress pics. It is 1084 steel with a stabilized box elder burl handle and a brass guard.

handmade forged hunting knife

forged knife blade

Just off the anvil.

Forged and profiled hunting knife blade

Forging done and profiled.

Hunting knife blade flat ricasso

Ricasso flattened in preparation for laying out for grinding and for fitting the guard.

Knife guard fitting jig

Starting to fit the brass guard with a guard press.

Brass hunting knife guard

The guard slotted and rough shaped.

Fitting handle wood onto blade

Laying out the blade on the handle material.

Thanks for looking – happy making,

Jim

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