Previous and Upcoming Work

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  1. Outdoornut18

    Outdoornut18 Cypress Creek Knives Vendor

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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

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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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    Outdoornut18 Cypress Creek Knives Vendor

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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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    Outdoornut18 Cypress Creek Knives Vendor

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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

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    Here is some current work

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    Outdoornut18 Cypress Creek Knives Vendor

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    Outdoornut18 Cypress Creek Knives Vendor

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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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    Outdoornut18 Cypress Creek Knives Vendor

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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

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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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    Outdoornut18 Cypress Creek Knives Vendor

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    Fresh Biltong is a great shop snack.

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    Outdoornut18 Cypress Creek Knives Vendor

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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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    Outdoornut18 Cypress Creek Knives Vendor

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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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    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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