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PostSubject: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:05 am


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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:18 am

What's the story Arky? That looks like a purposeful knife that's been around the block once or twice...
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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:27 am

ww2 original paratrooper knife issued to some paratrooper in ww2 I know it was in combat
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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:35 am

Arky, nice knife from WWII. I have my Dads knife ( bayonet) when he served in WWII in the Marines. The knife holds an edge well but since my Dads passing I keep it in a draw near my everyday tobacco's.

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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:36 am

That's a really nice item.

I love good steel and gave collected a number of items over the years.

Get ready for this one...a brother here gifted me with a Randal dagger that his brother carried in Viet Nam. I'm sworn to silence re the name of the person as he was Air America. The original sheath was badly tattered so I had a professional that does leather pieces matching the original patterns do a new sheath for it.

The knife is like the one pictured below.



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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:03 am

When the day comes that I can post pictures, I will post my Dads bayonet from WWII. Also a number of knives I've made over the years. I use to make custom fixed blade knives, only one of a kind, never duplicated. I've made a few using Damascus billets 1095/15n20 steel, 1095 is a high carbon steel that can hold an edge for a long time, the only drawback is you must keep the blade oiled, high carbon steel can rust very easily.

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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:07 am

LC - looks like you're about 3 days away!

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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:13 am

Indeed Blackhorse, I need to read how to post an image within this forum. I use Imgur on my iPad, works great. cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:18 am

Dredged up a pic of one of MY knives posted in the DIY section some time ago.


Damascus from the Ozarks...stabilized scales from Oregon. I've put together quite a few pretty nice blades over the years. My favorite are Nordic style knives with Finnish steel blades.



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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:17 pm

Blackhorse, very nicely done, I like the mosaic pin you chose. Did you make your own bolsters? I use to, out of a high carbon stainless steel or brass. Your knife is Different looking, the design is practical. Bet it holds a good edge. The last knife I made I did a fancy thorn filing completely around the tang of the knife. How did you post the picture? I know all about the URL needed but what tab on here do I use. Boy, do I have pictures of knives and pipes bounce bounce


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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:33 pm

Lone pm me I want to talk about getting a kbar made
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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:42 pm

Arky - not sure who you're talking to re the KaBar. But if it was me, I don't make KaBar knives. I do have some I would sell, both mine and other custom pieces, but they are expensive by my way of figuring. We're talking in the $150 - $200 range (BoB discounts have been applied). But none are tactical in design.

LC - top of the text box you should have a bunch of buttons. One looks like an old square tv set. It's two to the left of the You Tube button. Buttons nay not show til you're past the 30/30 line in the sand. That should get you started.


Here's a few links on past threads where I showed off other of my humble work...


Hand carved horse head Ironwood...

http://www.brothersofbriar.com/t26928-blackhorse-nordic-horse-head-knife#362713


Others:

http://www.brothersofbriar.com/t27762-blackhorse-nordic-ironwood-burl?highlight=Nordic

http://www.brothersofbriar.com/t26386-new-blackhorse-nordic-knife?highlight=Nordic

http://www.brothersofbriar.com/t21094-new-nordic-damascus-knife?highlight=Nordic


And here's a long one that goes through a LOT of detail with design and fabrication photos, etc.

http://www.brothersofbriar.com/t17844-help-me-design-2-nordic-knives?highlight=Nordic


That should do for a while.

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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:46 pm

And this guy makes the best leather tactical sheaths out there. Personal experience. Five stars!


http://www.savagesheaths.com

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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:01 pm

Blackhorse, appreciate your help!!! I sent Arky a PM explaining Kbar is a brand and an assembly line knife, well not custom made. My knives sell for BIG bucks, before I got ill I had a booth at the annual knife show in Vegas. I make my own leather and Kydex sheaths. Last month I made a Kydex sheath with leather padding on the inside so I don't scratch my 1911. The sheath I carry/conceal cross draw.


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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:08 pm

Blackhorse, just looked at the knives you made, stunning and well crafted. You spend allot of time on your handle scales, it shows. The one you carved a horse head for the pommel is outrageous.

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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:15 pm

Thanks.

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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:23 pm

arkansaspiper wrote:
ww2 original paratrooper knife issued to some paratrooper in ww2 I know it was in combat

Whoa, that's impressive but cripes mate, don't leave me hanging. What's its provenance?
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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:28 pm

Blackhorse wrote:
That's a really nice item.

I love good steel and gave collected a number of items over the years.

Get ready for this one...a brother here gifted me with a Randal dagger that his brother carried in Viet Nam. I'm sworn to silence re the name of the person as he was Air America. The original sheath was badly tattered so I had a professional that does leather pieces matching the original patterns do a new sheath for it.

The knife is like the one pictured below.



Crikey BH, that's one heck of a gift and a real treasure. Full credit to th the giver!
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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:38 pm

Yeah, it's a sweetheart. If it had documentation (provenance) that it had been carried in Viet Nam it would have significant value. As it is, that's not going to happen. But aside from monetary value it has great sentimental value to me, in terms of friendships. And I'm holding it to pass on to my son as a memento that represents my own service in Viet Nam with the 11th US Cavalry.

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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:39 pm

I get it I wanted a original ww2 ORIGINAL STYLE I See Them FOR 50 BUCKS But The steal seems cheap
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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:51 pm

For $50 the STEEL would be cheap.

Even KaBar just labels their current production in the style you're looking at as High Carbon Steel. That could be ANYTHING.

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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:55 pm



I want this but not crappy steal
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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:13 pm


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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:25 pm

1095 High Carbon steel is the way to go for sure. That's the ONLY high carbon steel billets I purchase. I think Kbar uses old leaf spring steel in some of their blades. Can you tell I'm not a big Kbar fan....lol. Five years ago Kbar was of much higher quality steel.

Arky, I also recommend who Blackhorse told you to check out. Check out some of their kits. Also check out Jantz supply here: www.knifemaking.com/

You can purchase a good 1095 heat treated blade and make your own handle. You enjoy working with your hands. Good luck cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My little buddy    Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:30 pm

Arky, or start out with a 440HC pre-made and heat treated blade. The HC stands for high carbon and does not rust like 1095. But 1095 if maintained properly holds a much sharper edge and if kept clean and oiled will not rust. NEVER leave a fixed blade knife in its sheath for long periods of time, because of moisture. Have fun!!

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