Let's see those BCUSA Puukko blanks ready to use

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  1. Ance

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    Let's see what ya got.
    What kind of creativity can this wonderful bunch can come up with. Kit knife set ups and in use shots encouraged as well.


    Here is mine. I used stacked natural micarta, a burlap micarta bolster with red liner accent, and black g10 but and face plates. The sheath is back sewn leather and mahogany. My first try at a wood/leather combo sheath. Wet formed and waxed for excellent retention. For now it's just a neck sheath but I like it and will make a dangler add on soon. Also, I polished the full bevel being sure to keep the grind to zero 20180212_122437.jpg 20180212_122506.jpg
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  2. MountainBorn

    MountainBorn Browncoat Supporter Bushclass I

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    Great work!

    I tried to "collude with a russian" on ebay to get some stablilized karelian birch for mine. Says it will be here in March, we shall see. If that falls through I have some curly maple. I got some brass to try for the ends and I was going to try peen the end. A project for next month I guess.

    Edit to add: The birch came so I am going to start on mine this weekend.

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  3. central joe

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    Fine work young fellar. joe
     
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    I'm real partial to a neck knife set-up (they're just handy in my opinion) and you really made a nice combo there.
     
  5. Ptpalpha

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    That's beautiful. Great look, great craftsmanship. Really well done.
     
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    That really came out well.
    “Purrdy”.
     
  7. Gruntinhusaybah

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    how did you go about creating the channel for the tang?
     
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    I just bought a belt sander and have my blank sitting. I really need to get some materials to get to work here. I’m feeling curly birch perhaps.
     
  9. Ptpalpha

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    You lined up the grain in the micarta pieces.
    Killing me, Smalls.
    The knife, that sheath... exceptional.
    Wow.
     
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    Beautiful work well done :dblthumb: love the color of the handle and the work on the sheath. Prov 27 : 17
     
  11. Ance

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    Marked the height of the tang and center for each stack, drilled with 1/8" bit, then used small files to fit it out. It was the most monotonous part of the project.
     
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