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    This is for those bushcrafters among you

    Well its been a month since i finished the knife i designed for bushcraft. I have been testing it and feel its just right for bushcrafting. It seems to fall squarely in the middle of Kochanski/Mears advice on what a bushknife should be.

    It fits all the needs Ray states in his book and all but the pommel in Kochanski's book. More importantly ive been using it extensively for the last month and it's really comfy. I am going to make another to give to someone to try and see what they think, then i shall be making them in batches of 10 for sale as a part time thing, so may take a while.

    I have gotten my hands on some American Hickory to use for handles, i used buckeye on mine which looks nice but once you get a few nicks on it (which mine has now) you may as well have a good durable wood (Hickory is fantastic) Its hard to work though but hey.

    Plus hickory will match most peoples axes

    And i can use the shavings for smoking meat

    Here is the knife design,

    What do you all think?? worth me doing?? Would you buy one??





    Oh and im going to make some nessy's too

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    Is it stainless? It looks good and as if it has the length of blade I like (3.5 inches) but I have very much been won round to stainless knives now. Not as easy to heat treat though.

    When you are selling them I presume you will be posting them in the Made by Members section
    John

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    Thats a really nice knife, the buckeye looks great. Any idea what the RRP would be (for a buckeye)? A knife making blogg would be cool

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    Good Looking Blade


    How Much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinken View Post

    Oh and im going to make some nessy's too
    That sounds interesting ???

    How much??

    If they are not silly money I may be interested

    MickT
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    Wont be silly money, just gaging interest at mo. Have two jobs so making them when i can. When i get to 5 or ten will post em up.

    I have some cpm S90V but i need to find someone to heat treat it, im going to source out my heat treating anyhow so shouldnt be a problem.

    Quite a few have expressed interest in stainless so i might get some S30V

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    My Bushcrafter is S30V and I am very happy with it. My 01 one was great too but it would start to rust pretty easily.
    John

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    I prefer S30V. all my knives are now made from it. I use them daily and want them to hold an edge as long as possible, I am often outside in the damp for a week or more so they have a hard life. 01 Steel is fine but I don't like putting a shiny knife to bed to wake up too a rusty one. Some people like the patina on a carbon blade. Its a matter of taste

    I have seen Shinkens work. He makes a good knife.

    Bushcraft Survival and First Aid Training.

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    Looks great. I'm impressed with your talent.

    I may be interested depending on price.

    I would also like to see a 'this is how it was done' blogg

    Cheers.

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    Best place for knife making tutorials is www.BritishBlades.com Loads of information and some familiar faces
    John

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    dependent on price I dare say I would be interested, a nice looking knife
    Leone_blanco

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    Ball park figure on the price?
    Chris


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    Isn't HT'ing stainless, especially s30v, a bit of a nightmare ?
    I have something in mind about it needing a reducing atmosphere and going through cyro-cycling too ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinken View Post
    This is for those bushcrafters among you

    Here is the knife design,

    What do you all think?? worth me doing?? Would you buy one??

    Oh and im going to make some nessy's too

    That looks stunning! Is it hollow ground or flat scandi? I'm making my fourth blade right now, from O-1 in the familiar Mears pattern. I would be really interested to know what you use to grind the bevels as I really struggle to get a precise finish with my basic belt grinder.
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    Unhappy

    Not keen on stainless blades

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    I use 14" files and a Jig mate, and for finishing i use a wooden file with sandpaper glued to it

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