Father and son knives

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Stay Sharp
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Father and son knives

#1 Post by Stay Sharp » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:47 pm

A member of our archery club asked if I would make him and his young Son a set of knives with shed antlers he had as the handles. I agreed.

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I sent him all my blade forms and he picked a Nesmuk style blade.

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I did a bit of custom file work on the backbones of the blades to dress them up and then polished the file work

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Then I applied gun blueing to the backbone and gave the blades a brushed finish leaving the blueing in the deep areas of the file work

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He asked that I fill in the white bases of the antlers with "Dad" and "Mitch" I saved the brow tines for display bases.

The blades are O1 steel heat treated and twice tempered to RC58 hardness

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For the sheaths, I used 8 Oz. Oak tanned leather with a medium brown dye to give an "Old" look to the leather..

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Re: Father and son knives

#2 Post by Captainkirk » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:08 pm

Ron, those are STUNNING!. How much do you charge for a set like that?!
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Re: Father and son knives

#3 Post by Stay Sharp » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:23 pm

I made that set back in 08 and if memory serves they were $300. With the broadhead sharpener business and other projects the knife making has taken a back seat.
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Re: Father and son knives

#4 Post by Kybownut » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:37 pm

Beautiful knives, really like the display racks

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Re: Father and son knives

#5 Post by Carpdaddy » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:56 pm

Too sharp!

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