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Bill
04-18-2011, 06:31 PM
http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm342/wjlaky/IMG_1667.jpg

http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm342/wjlaky/IMG_1670.jpg

http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm342/wjlaky/IMG_1672.jpg

She was a bit of an experiment and not quite perfect. I framed around the tang with three layers of vulcan fiber (red, grey, red) and put pins in at the joint of the folder. Because the little bubble on the folder handle sticks up higher than the blade, the knife couldn't be a quite straight back handle without grinding it down (which I didn't want to do).

Worked out well.

CivilizationDropout
04-18-2011, 06:34 PM
Looks good bud! Good job!

vermillion8604
04-18-2011, 06:40 PM
Nice!!!!

IA Woodsman
04-18-2011, 06:40 PM
I was gonna do the same thing. It looks good.

Bill
04-18-2011, 06:42 PM
I bought the svord for $13 which is only $3 more than a mora 1 blade. Considering that you can convex the edge of a svord fairly easily, this makes for a nice, cheap, convexed knife blank for making knives :)

I might try to clean it up on the sander still and shape it a bit more, but I am afraid of making it too small and, then, awkward to use.

piney
04-18-2011, 07:25 PM
Looks really good Bill:dblthumb:

petrifiedwood
04-18-2011, 07:28 PM
Nice work!

Trekon86
04-18-2011, 07:31 PM
I'm wondering...where are you guys finding Svords for 13 bones apiece?

Mine cost me something like 25 on ebay. Course, mine has the wooden scales.
PMZ

Bill
04-18-2011, 07:35 PM
I'm wondering...where are you guys finding Svords for 13 bones apiece?

Mine cost me something like 25 on ebay. Course, mine has the wooden scales.
PMZ

blue handled model from bensbackwoods