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Custom Hunting Knife

Posted in Blacksmithing, bladesmithing, Forging, knifemaking, metalwork, Tool Making with tags , , , , , on July 20, 2018 by Jim

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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Loveless Style Hunting Knife in O1

Posted in Blacksmithing, EDC, Forging, knifemaking, Leather working, metalwork, Tool Making with tags , , , , , , , on January 7, 2014 by Jim

I started this knife quite a while ago. It has been sitting on my bench for over a year – until now.

Handmade Loveless Drop Point Hunter in o1 steel

I made it to be part of a hunting set and showed the smaller first knife here quite a while ago.

Here are the two knives finally together.

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I carry the smaller knife as a fixed blade edc pocket knife.

They are both 01 steel with green micarta handles and red liners. The blade on the larger one is about 3″.

I also made the sheath and to be honest – I almost enjoyed that as much as making the knife.

Happy Making and new year to you,

Jim

 

Two Bob Loveless Style Hunters in 01

Posted in knifemaking, metalwork with tags , , on August 27, 2011 by Jim

I plan to make this a set of three knives. I have two roughed out and plan to cut the third in a similar style to the Loveless chute knife.

Here is how far I got tonight.

These are in 01 steel.

Happy making,

Jim

Making a drop point hunting knife

Posted in Blacksmithing, knifemaking, metalwork with tags , , , , on August 25, 2011 by Jim

I am starting work on a set of three hunting knives all based on Bob Dozier Patterns which are based on Bob Loveless patterns.

Here is your treat for tonight, the first patten:

Bob Loveless Bob Dozier Style knife pattern

If you make knives or are interested in making knives, go get a copy of ‘Knifemaking with Bob Loveless‘ right now and read it. This book is a good one.

Happy making,

Jim