Previous and Upcoming Work

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  1. Outdoornut18

    Outdoornut18 Cypress Creek Knives Vendor Supporter

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    Here I will be posting photos of knives as I make them as well as WIP photos. I am by no means a photographer, but I hope you all enjoy following along.
     
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    Outdoornut18 Cypress Creek Knives Vendor Supporter

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    I'm finally back in the shop after 2 and a half months. It has been far too long. Righ now I am currently working on a custom piece for our very own @M.Hatfield. Mike designed this knife himself. He calls it the Flathead. Mike drew inspiration for the design and name from the Flathead River Vallety in Montana as well as Fillipino style knives. This knife is going to be a beast! At 3/16" thick and 10" overall, this CPM 3V knife will be able to handle most anything that is thrown its way.

    Here are a few early progress shots of the knife.

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    In about a weeks time I expect I will be adding some of my own pictures of the above Flathead. :D
     
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    Here is a photo of Mikes Flathead before it's final handle polishing, and a few random photos around the shop.

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    Looks like some good stuff coming down the pipe...
     
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    Got some good stuff coming down the pipe here shortly. I've got a bunch of handle scalesgued up and ready to be matched with some steel. I also have a batch of 4 Boat Taill Puukkos almost ready to be listed. I also have a Flathead, Fife, and Ranch Hand almost finished. 3 different new models in this line up so far. I also have some Bog Oak and tapered tang goodness coming up.

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    Bog Oak Ranch Hand and Bocote Fife. The Fife needs a rehandle because I failed to line up the bolsters.

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    Outdoornut18 Cypress Creek Knives Vendor Supporter

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    Here is some current work

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    Currently working on turning these designs into a reality.

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    I don't have any names for these models yet, but I'll get there.

    Here are the two on the left fresh out of heat treat.
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    I've been playing around with bolsters lately, and I'll post some pitcures of the the bolstered scales shortly.
     
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    Here is a recently finished fillet knife in CPM 154 and Osage.

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    I really like the looks of those new designs! I'll be watching for the finished products :)
     
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    Ummm Yummy! Knife Porn!
     
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    Outdoornut18 Cypress Creek Knives Vendor Supporter

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    Finished one of my prototypes this afternoon. Still no name, but this beauty is 3/32" Nitro V with bustterscotch burlap bolsters and desert ironwood handles.
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    Cleaned up and oiled:
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    Fresh Biltong is a great shop snack.

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    Have a G10 and Carbon Fiber chef/hunter style knife in the works. I hope to have it finished up tomorrow.

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    Out of curiosity, what would the price point be on the desert ironwood handled one? I've been thinking about getting a nice all-around knife lately and trying to decide what I want and what works best (I'm a little green still :)).
     
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    I'm honestly not sure what I will be pricing it at, but I think it'll be somewhere around the $200 mark. The bolsters add a lot of time and difficulty.
     
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    Not the best day in the shop. My double bolstered scales were a catastrophe. The angles weren't right and the fit and finish wasn't quite there. At least my bead turned out. I'll give the scales another try in the morning.

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    That blue is nice!
     
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    Trying this bolstered set of scales. Ditching the double bolsters for now (I am out of blue burlap). The glue up is going to have to wait until the endo of the week because I'm going to be out of the shop deer hunting.

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    Outdoornut18 Cypress Creek Knives Vendor Supporter

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    Last night I spent the evening working on some new designs. Not all of these sketches will turn into actual knives, but I think a couple will. Which ones are your favorites?

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    I'm long overdue for an update post. I've had a lot going on in the shop recently. I traded a Field & Stream in Bocote and OD scales for a pair of Abel fishing pliers, but I didn't get any finished product photos of it. I had three Fifes in D2 that I heat treated yesterday, but all three of them warped beyond repait so that is a minor setback. I have designed a bunch of new models so I'm slowly making prototypes. I'm also working on hand filing serrations. I'm not the biggest fan of serrated or partially serrated blades, but I think there would be a benefit on my new backpacker model. I can see the benefit of serrations for cutting synthetic material.

    Here are some photos.

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    Test serrations on scrap steel

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    Warped D2 Fifes

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    Here is what I'm most excited about. It is my new "ultralight" model called the Backpacker.

    The steel is S35VN, a steel I've not used before. The handle is carbon fiber with aluminum pins. I have rounded the edges of the tang and made the scales overlays to reduce weight and keep the thickness down. The knife weighs in at 2.55 ounces and feels great in the hand. I think the next knife will have serrations to see how I like it and to see if they are actually functional.

    Here are some photos.

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    What do ya'll think?
     
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    Here is some of todays work. A little bit of handle prep and some grinding.

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    Looks great! I love the handles :)
     
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    Ground and drilled a few blanks today. Heat treat tomorrow, and bevels on Sunday.

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    Spent the morning taking the GRE for grad school, but made it down to the shop for the afternoon.
    I heat treated a few O1 blanks, ground and acid stonewashed the second Backpacker, and started some tapered tang projects.
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    Today I finished up my second Pronghorn. This one, like the first is in Dester Ironwood with an OD canvas micarta bolster. This knife also has a wickedly tapered tang and is in S35VN with an acid stonewash. I hope you enjoy.

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    Got some new carbon fiber today. It is blue resin with bronze lightning strike. Here it is on a Backpacker in S35VN.

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    Here is what I've been working on the past couple of days. It is a new model, this one had a 5" blade.
    This particular knife is a custom piece for my cousin. It is 3/32" Nitro V with OD G10 handles and orange paper micarta bolsters. It is somewhere between a varied and full height convex grind. With unfinished flats. I hope you all like it.

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    Dang! I really like that!
     
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