Green River butcher to Whelen's Seeds-ke-dee

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  1. roadend

    roadend Wandering Where I Can

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    After completing my first knife mod (Old Hickory 7" Butcher to Kephart) I was ready to try again. This time, after reading Whelen's On your Own in the Wilderness, I decided to try his modification of a Green River butcher knife to Seed-ke-dee knife. I also searched the forum and found this really good thread. The unsung: Whelen's Seed-ke-dee and DeWeese pattern knives

    The almost blank canvas (sanded down the scales thickness, it was really thick and clunky). This knife was huge. Picked it up off Ebay for a good price.
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    Used a Dremel cut off wheel to make the cut. Dipped in water to keep blade cool. The cut off piece next to the finished off knife.
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    After a lot of grinding on the belt sander and cooling as needed, the finished knife.
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    Finished with a few coats of Danish Oil in walnut color. It did not come out perfect but it still should make a good user. Missed the upswing in the drop point and almost cut off the pins on the end of the handle. Over all I am happy with it.
     
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    Cool beans...nice job!
     
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    I luvs it! :dblthumb:

    Jig those scales then stain 'em black :)
     
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    Subdood Ex-bubblehead Bushclass I

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    Thats pretty dang cool! Well done.
     
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    Lookin good, nice work!
     
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    That looks good I love butcher knives

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    outstanding!
     
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    Crazysanman Supporter Supporter Bushclass II

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    I like it
     
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    Nice

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    sheath?
     
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    roadend Wandering Where I Can

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    I will use a sheath from another knife. I do not store my knives in their sheaths and usually only take a couple into the field at a time. I would love to make them myself, but my wife already says I have to many hobbies. I agree so I have not gotten into wood turning, leather goods, sewing and a few other things I would like to try to do for myself. I am waiting to get to the point where she says its time to get rid of axes, knifes, tents/tarps, and anything else that is a multiple (read excessive).
     
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    Looks a lot like the green river hunter pattern I have.

    Very useful and nice blade.




    Jim
     
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    tennecedar Bushmaster Bushclass I

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    Well done. I would carry that and never think twice about not having enough knife. Great steel now with a great shape.
     
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    Nice! Bump for a cool older thread.
     
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