Knife Making 101

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  1. Alligatorbling

    Alligatorbling ★AstroCat★ Premium Member MLP Vendor V.I.P. Member

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  2. Hack

    Hack Senior Member

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    You can do a lot with it and its very durable. You can even make your own at home.
     
  3. Sp8ctre

    Sp8ctre Senior Member

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    Here's one I made with Canvas Micarta. A friend I made it for has been using it to skin out deer for 5 years!

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  4. Hack

    Hack Senior Member

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    Purty slick!

    I like it.
     
  5. Cozmik Cowboy

    Cozmik Cowboy Senior Member

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    Was in AK this spring visiting my youngest; the eldest surprised Mom by showing up, too. He got a wild hair about wanting to make a knife while he was there (guess they don't do that in HI) and was pestering his brother about it. Young one says "I guess I could see if I could find someone who'd sell us some blanks, but I dunno...."
    Elder: "Why? What's the problem?"
    "Man, the knife nuts are f***ing crazier than the gun nuts!" (He doesn't count as a gun nut up there; only has 7)

    Nice knives, gentlemen.
     
  6. Hack

    Hack Senior Member

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    I'm in Oklahoma, 7 doesnt even count for below average. :thumb:
     
  7. Hack

    Hack Senior Member

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    I finished my first knife that only I touched.

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    The handle material is "Pasture Wood", that is stabilized horse sh*t!
     
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  8. Jymbopalyse

    Jymbopalyse Senior Member

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    Awesome knives guys.
    I have to go see if our Trade Schools here have any courses like that.
     
  9. Chicago John

    Chicago John Senior Member

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    I like how it transforms from "shiv" to "knife" :thumb:
     
  10. Hack

    Hack Senior Member

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    SOLD!

    Dude at work saw it and said he had to have it, so... sold my first knife!
     
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  11. wizard1183

    wizard1183 Premium Member

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    Congrats! Did you make a profit? I mean including labor? Or just material?
     
  12. Hack

    Hack Senior Member

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    Had maybe $30 in material, handed it over for $75.

    :thumb:

    I can buy more material, but I need a grinder for the house. Looking at $1500 there...
     
  13. artis_xe

    artis_xe Christopher Premium Member

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    building your own house . carving a lake out on your property . raising bees . making knives now .

    I like you
    you're ambitious :thumb:
     
  14. Ermghoti

    Ermghoti Senior Member

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    So, about $2/hr is your labor charge? :)

    That handle is literally the sh... eh, forum guidelines.
     
  15. Hack

    Hack Senior Member

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    :thumb:

    I just need to quit work so I can have more time to do more stuff!
     
  16. Hack

    Hack Senior Member

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    Yes, I sold horsesh*t for a profit! :D
     
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  17. Ermghoti

    Ermghoti Senior Member

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    Add that to your resume, and apply for a position on Gibson's marketing team.
     
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    nice job, that turned out really nice!
     
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    do not scuba dive and hold this knife in your teeth. it aint THAT stable:naughty:
     
  20. wizard1183

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    Use a bench grinder or make you one from a bench grinder. Will save you lots of money. Nice profit man!
     

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