Old Hickory (sorta) Mod

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  1. AdamD1776

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    I bought an Old Hickory look-a-like at a thrift shop a while back (made by Ecko Forge). Just finished re-profiling it, still need to decide on scales for it though. What do you all think?
     

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    Looking good.
     
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    Looks good to me. Maybe some osage for the handle???
     
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    I hadn't thought of that. I was toying with the idea of using bog oak, but I will probably just try and collect something locally to use (if the weather ever decides to cooperate).
     
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    Very cool! Seax inspired... I like your first thought of bog oak.
    Nice work, definitely post it up when you've scaled it.
     
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    Those ECKO Forge knives are just as good as Old Hicks in my opinion.
     
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    ABSOLUTELY love that blade shape... but that should be no secret around here by now.

    As for handle scales, you bet bog oak would be perfect... but any other wood that you like is just as wonderful.
     
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    Kinda profiled like a Saix (probably didn't spell that right). Bone or antler would be nice
     
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    I was just about to post a reply to say just that! Bone or antler, possibly with stacked leather and brass bolster up front would be classy and super functional.
     
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    X2.
     
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    Started the handle tonight. Not sure what kind of wood it is, picked it up on a camping trip years ago, and forgot I still had it. The texture kinda reminds me of the old-school stag handles. Still have to attach the handles and finish shaping them, but it's getting there!
     

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    I will agree that it looks altogether Nordic.
     
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    Alright, as requested, here are a couple of pictures of it now that it is done. Next up, amongst other projects, will probably be a sheath for it. 20181207_223431.jpg 20181207_223455.jpg
     
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    Fine work young fellar. joe
     
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    Diggin it!
     
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    Cool! :)
    What's the thickness of the blade?
     
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    It's reminiscent of a Terava Skrama.......;):dblthumb:
    Dom..........
     
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    The blade measures .070"
     
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    Love it, looks great! Appears that it would be fast and nimble in the hand, a great slicer and tough as nails!

    A Skrama-lite, so-to-speak. He did good on this one with a Seax inspired shape. That shape/style was common and popular for a thousand years for a reason.
     

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