Blade-Scroungers submission thread here!

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  1. Blackhawk45hunter

    Blackhawk45hunter Pronounced sim-bee-duh Supporter Bushclass II

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    Hey guys, I recently proposed the idea of starting a group similar to the Tracker Pack for us DIY blade carrying folks. I think I'm gonna call it the Blade-Scroungers or BSer's for short and to join you have to have a homemade blade that is one of your primary carrying knives.

    It has to be made by you,
    It can be a kit knife,
    Stock removal knife,
    Forged,
    Or even a reshaping project knife like a old hickory.

    To join you have to:
    1. Post a pic of it,
    2. Tell us why you went with that type of blade and what you like about it

    Then just add BladeScrounger # to your signature to tell the community that you did it yourself!





    Here's my submission:
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    The reason I went with this design is, I wanted a heavy knife that would fit the same role as the BK2. Since I couldn't afford one, I made one :D I love that I can pound in it all day and not break it, it feels good in the hand and even chops pretty well.
    It started its life as a 12" delta USA file that I found at an antique tool dealer. I annealed it in a fire and ground it with an angle grinder and hardened it with an acetylene torch and quenched in water. I tempered at 500* for 2 hours.
    The scales are homemade mycarta, natural canvas and black cotton layered together.
     
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  2. GreyOne

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    Moved to Edged tools.

    G1
     
  3. Blackhawk45hunter

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    Oops! Sorry Grey One! Thanks!
     
  4. mneedham

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    A little skinner that my girls and I made! One of my daughters designed it as a skinner. It's made from 1095 that we treated and I really like the size, you forget that you are wearing it!

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  5. Blackhawk45hunter

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    Awesome! Mneedham, add BladeScrounger #2 to your signature!
     
  6. Dross

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    My fisrt go at a woodlore clone. Don't really think I hit the mark but she's sharp and bomb proof
    3/16" thick
    4" blade
    4"Handle
    Half height Convex

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  7. Blackhawk45hunter

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    Nice blade dross!
     
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    Looking decidedly amateur compared to the other knives already shown. This is the first knife I have ever really modded, started life as the larger old hick butcher. Second leather sheath Ive made aswell.
     
  9. Blackhawk45hunter

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    Awesome guys! Keep the entries coming!
     
  10. saustin1967

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    #5 Here
    A little Necker/Pocket carry, I made out of a chunk of D3 I had left over from a blade I am still working on. Details are in this thread.
    http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=68620

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    Wanted a small-ish strong straight blade. Have not tried it, but am pretty sure that it would survive batoning smaller stuff. Have an excellent edge, small enough to carve with.
     
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    Necker or belt carry. Remaned from a Faberware kitchen utility knife. I like the sharp point and the size of it. I also have a hip pocket sheath for it. Multi-use, multi-carry.

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    My bushcraft knife. I made it from an old butchers knife,I don't know how old it is. I cut 4-5 inches off of the top of the blade then reshaped it to form the point. The patina on the blade is from the natural effect of time I just sanded the rust off and rubbed it with olive oil then i hand sanded the handle and polished it with olive oil.

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    Total length10 1/2
    Blade length 5 1/4
    Blade width 1 3/8
    blade thickness 1/8
    Handle length 5 1/4
    Handle width 1 1/4
    Handle thickness 1
     
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    You guys have made some really nice knives.
     
  14. willieb18

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    I hope to someday be apart of this group.
     
  15. mneedham

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    Will do and its an appropriate number, several of my blades have looked like #2!
     
  16. anubis1335

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    This is my carry for now. Full tang clipper made from large commercial style 14 inch circular saw blade. Love the mora clippers and thought it would be nice to try a full tang with beefier handle and blade. Little better than 1/8 inch thick. Hickory handles.

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    B.S'er #8 I'm guessing.
     
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  18. Blackhawk45hunter

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    Yep Ironwood, you're #8.

    Man you guys all have some awesome blades!
    Don't forget to add your BladeScrounger # tag to your signatures!
     
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  19. Buckskin

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    My guess is number 6...
     
  20. neomaz

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    here is Helle blade I re-handled from some wood off our Kumquat tree..
    Handle looked better a while back but with use and time the Linseed oil darkened

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    Had a cruddy job in a big thrift store once. After a while I noticed that they didn't even bother trying to put out knives - they thought it was too dangerous. They collected them in popcorn tins, then when the tin was full, they'd ship it off to the Third World.

    So...I'd stop by the buckets every day, and ask the girls to price and put out anything I liked the looks of. All the stuff I got is another story - now, on to the blade scrounging.

    I cut down a lot of kitchen knives, and learned a lot about how NOT to do it. I rushed several jobs, heating up the blade to the point of discolouration, possibly wrecking the heat treat. I've ruined finishes by letting the blade skip across grinding stones, or using the wrong Dremel bits. I've carelessly destroyed good handles, and improvised terrible ones. I've learned I really stink at convexing blades. I've wasted good blades trying to make fancy shapes, instead of trying simple, tried and true designs.

    First pic: the top row shows a bunch of 'practice' blades that need to be reworked or scrapped, and the lower row are real users that turned out better.
    Second pic: my likely 'users', from left to right:
    - a small utility cutter
    - my Gold Hamster necker with a 3" blade (I'm not making it up - Gold Hamster is a high-end German brand!)
    - "Premier" carver knife cut down kephart style. Probably a China mart brand, but the spine is about 3/16's of an inch near the handle. Made for beating on.
    - a non-stainless carver that I put a stacked leather handle on (a bit screwed up tho)
    - a no name, Old Hick style butcher that I cut down. After I sharpen it up, I'll probably get the mustard out and put a patina on the blade.

    Does this make me BSer#10?
     

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  22. Hoodoo

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    Here's a "before" and "after" of a Cold Steel Hunter I did some years ago.

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  23. GrowlingBear

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    Here's my submission for entry into this exclusive organization: Mora laminated carbon steel blank with antler, leather, and brass handle. I had never done a stick tang knife before so I bought this one to give it a shot. I like it and I think I will be making a few more in the future.

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    This one is my first reshaping job. Case XX cleaver modified to Tracker-ish shape. It chops really well and splits nice too, but it seems to dull quicker than most. If I ever get a forge set up, I will make one like it in a good strong steel.
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  24. Blackhawk45hunter

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    Alright guys, just started an official BladeScroungers group in the social groups section. C'mon and join!
     
  25. Looker

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    Here's my application. The first knife is one that I forged from a coil spring. It's actually not as big as it looks, the blade is about 4". I decided to make it a drop point because I thought this style would work well for every day carry. It will be my EDC as soon as I have time to stitch up a sheath.

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    The second one I put together because I have always wanted a good neck knife. I mentioned that to my Dad, and he and Mom gifted me the blade and guard for Christmas after buying them at a traditional archery shoot. The blade is a Helle Nying. The handle is bamboo, and I shaped it to imitate the Rapala fillet knives that I grew up with. I like the style and the way it looks. Unfortunately I stitched the sheath out of leather that is really thick (it was one of my earlier ones), and it made the whole setup pretty heavy for what it is. I'll be making a new sheath to replace it.

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    I'm a proud Bladescrounger!

    Looker
     
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    Dang looker! That blade is one good looking piece of tool steel! That'll make one heck of an EDC
     
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    Mine started out as a 9" forge craft butcher knife. Found it at goodwill with a bunch of others. I cut the first few inches off and made a small Ulu type out of t ten reshaped the rest into a wood lore clone. Sheat is molded PVC pipe wrapped in rawhide I stole from the dog treat bin with a leather belt loop that is tied out of the way with artificial sinew, I hate belt carry but want the option in case. Neck lanyard is twisted 550 from the bushclass lesson.

    Funny thing is that I stumbled across a sketch I did when I was planning on getting some O1 and this knife is exactly what I sketched, thickness, length, shape, everything just like the original wood lore designer intended.

    By my count I am #15 then, right?
     
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  28. Sargent

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    This is one of first ones that I did.

    Got the Bolo from my Father in law and put a clip point, full convex to zero and phenolic resin laminate scales on it.

    It's a beast of a chopper and holds a good edge.

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  29. woodsghost

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    Here is my butcher knife I modded. I think it was an OH, but I am not sure.

    Before:

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    And after:

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    Mods are ongoing, so I will be posting more later.

    Let me know what number I am officially. Thanks!
     
  30. Ahnkochee

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    Do these count?

    CS Sax
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    Martindale Machete
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    Carpenter Axe
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  31. Blackhawk45hunter

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    Those definitely count! Nice work!
     
  32. Ahnkochee

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    What number am I?
     
  33. Wyndigo

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    I want in too :D
    Top is an old hickory thats full size, middle one all I know is a carbon blade that I rehandled and the bottom one is a forgecraft that I reshaped today.

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  34. saustin1967

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    Looks like #18
     
  35. Hoodoo

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    Here's a couple Eklund blades I put some scales on.

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  36. Blackhawk45hunter

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    Dang guys! Those are some really impressive blades!
    Hoodoo, that second blade is SICK! I love those hammer marks from forging.
     
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    Unkown steel brass pins in tine

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    Maker anonymous, location Agola Prison,La
    keep it with me everywhere.
    Does this count?
     
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  38. AK Adventurer

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    Lotsa cool knives here guys!

    Here is my entry, one of the few knives I made that I kept for me, a 4" bladed nessmuk. I started making these about 6 years ago, when they were THE thing on all the forums... This one was the 2nd or 3rd I made of them as I recall. I was getting a Lot of requests for them, so I had to make me one to use to try the shape out, and to design my own variation with. Did it with my personal favorite handle contour that I'd found with trial and error from previous styles I'd made. Worked out pretty good... I found it to be a great all around working knife profile! Its the knife I grab when going to the woods 9 out of 10 times.

    Stock removal 3/32" 1095, edge quenched/differentially heat treated, flat/convex combo grind, and tulipwood.

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    G.
     
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  39. saustin1967

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    By my count, here is the current list of members and their numbers.
    1 Blackhawk45Hunter
    2 mneedham
    3 Dross
    4 BUSHscandi
    5 saustin1967
    6 Buckskin
    7 NMA79
    8 Ironwood
    9 neomaz
    10 shingaling
    11 Hoodoo
    12 GrowlingBear
    13 tiny80022
    14 Looker
    15 Sargent
    16 Friartuck
    17 woodsghost
    18 Ahnkochee
    19 Wyndigo
    20 CarneyC
    21 AK Adventurer
     
  40. NMA79

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    Keep the homemade goodness comin! I'm still kickin myself for leaving my bushgear back in MA. I miss my knife:17:
     
  41. Hoodoo

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    Here's a couple I made from old handsaw blades.

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    It looks lonely in that picture .... I know a swell home for it. :4:
     
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    Lonely is a state of mind. ;)
     
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  45. IA Woodsman

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    Great thread. I like the improvising.
     
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    get yourself a blade or knife and get to working on it :)
     
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    Made this for one of my sons out of one of my Great Grandpa Sam Carneys plow tools. I know i could pretty it up but Hunt sure likes it![​IMG]
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    May as well throw my hat in this one! I love re-making stuff to fit my needs.

    This one I put together from a blade blank that started out as a trailing point and I bobbed the point, shortened the ricasso area to bring guard up closer to the edge and wrapped the tang with various twist and braid cordage that I had handy and soaked it deep with wax.

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    This next one I stripped, reshaped and re-handled from a factory second C/S Bush Ranger. The handle is a couple pieces of bird's-eye maple that I dyed with some oil based leather dye, then oiled and waxed.

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    Figured I'd throw in a before and after kind of pic, since I have another I haven't torn apart, yet. Still considering the possibility of a crowbar form of a Kephart.

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    Here's a couple of stock removal Old Hick's I've done:

    A Nessmuk style knife from a skinner blade with Mesquite handles, put on a scandi/convex edge on it and man does it cut:
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    A Woodlore style knife made from an Old Hick butcher blade, always wanted one of these style knives so I made my own, put a convex edge on it:
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    A Green River Hunter that I ground the tip down on as my son broke the tip off, I also ground down some finger grooves on the handle area (one of my favorite knives now):
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    I'm guessing I'll be #23? let me know and I'll add it to my signature, thank you for doing this.
     
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    Absolutely love this one, Borumas!!! Beautiful blade!
     

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