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14 January 2022, 09:57
boom stick
Keeping busy
That bearded chef is gorgeous! But I AM partial Big Grin

quote:
Originally posted by Von Gruff:
A couple finished this morning. A Bearded Chef with dyed giraffe bone on the NitroV SS blade. . Then there is the PH EDC with Koa over CB bronze bolsters on the 1075 blade. The PH EDC was designed for and in collaboration with an African PH and this is another one away to africa next week.








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*we band of 45-70ers* (Founder)
Single Shot Shooters Society S.S.S.S. (Founder)
15 January 2022, 00:40
Von Gruff
quote:
Originally posted by boom stick:
That bearded chef is gorgeous! But I AM partial Big Grin

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tu2
Finer grind now with .010 behind the edge


Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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15 January 2022, 09:35
boom stick
quote:
Originally posted by Von Gruff:
quote:
Originally posted by boom stick:
That bearded chef is gorgeous! But I AM partial Big Grin

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tu2
Finer grind now with .010 behind the edge


clap


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*we band of 45-70ers* (Founder)
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19 January 2022, 00:18
Von Gruff
Some new Karelian Birch handle blocks arrived from the Ukraine this morning. I am quite partial to the gold flecks in the blue and green blocks and the red and black will have a variagated finish that will make a nice visual on the handle.



I have traded with a taxidermist friend in South Africa for these and he is just waiting on the cites paperwork before getting them away to me. Costly but my customer base loves giraffe bone with the previous lot I got being used in short order . Makes for a very nice handle either on its own or complemented with contrasting bolster




Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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19 January 2022, 02:14
boom stick
Are those giraffe femur? The giraffe femur is an amazing material for scales. I have seen pistol scales made from it first hand and it reminded me of ivory. Giraffe femur is incredibly strong I have been told.


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*we band of 45-70ers* (Founder)
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19 January 2022, 04:48
Von Gruff
quote:
Originally posted by boom stick:
Are those giraffe femur? The giraffe femur is an amazing material for scales. I have seen pistol scales made from it first hand and it reminded me of ivory. Giraffe femur is incredibly strong I have been told.


about the densest bone there is. I have had four complete legbines before and it makes into beautiful scales. PJ is just waiting on the cites paperwork from the SA authorities so he can get them away to me.


Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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19 January 2022, 07:40
Use Enough Gun
I have a number of knives with giraffe bone handles. Big Grin Love them! tu2
19 January 2022, 07:53
Von Gruff
quote:
Originally posted by Use Enough Gun:
I have a number of knives with giraffe bone handles. Big Grin Love them! tu2


This is a few from the previous lot of giraffe bone.
Safari knives



a Light Hunter and a Lion knife



A Damascus Wapiti Hunter with buffalo horn curve back bolster



A skinner with coppercurve back bolster.




Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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23 January 2022, 05:16
Von Gruff
A set for a friend / worker in the inward goods section of a natural/organic store and the lever is often used for wood boxes where the nipple nose is used against the side of cardboard boxes to prevent over penetration against the product packaging inside. The knot hook is not sharpened as in a gut hook but is used to get into knots where produce is tied with rope/string. This set is dreived from my light rescue set.






Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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02 February 2022, 12:11
Von Gruff
The closed sheath is a new style I am offering on some of my models. Originated after conversation with Eurpoean hunter so this pair is off to him soon. One for the Safari knife with camel bone with black G10 liners over curve back buffalo horn bolster and the other to suit a PH EDC that he already has on hand






Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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02 February 2022, 19:16
richj
no scratches on the stock from the sheath button ?
02 February 2022, 22:01
Von Gruff
quote:
Originally posted by richj:
no scratches on the stock from the sheath button ?

The simple flap over with face of sheath snap closure is a standard offering by some but this customer wanted the front edge closure for when he carries his rifle on the same side and didn;t want any chance of scuffing the high grade wood especially when the knife is carried right on the hip center rather than behind the hip


Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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09 February 2022, 08:30
Von Gruff
An O1 Bushcraft Hunter with nice dark Koa scales. In the horrozontal sheath with secondary traditional sheath.








Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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09 February 2022, 08:36
Von Gruff
The new Tahr Hunter design. The specs for the first commission were to have a FF grind on the .156 1095 blade and an inch of jimpinh.with otrange G10 liners under the scolloped OD canvas micarta scales with lanyard tube in closed sheath with honing steel. I liked the concept so much I made an extra one for myselfbut minus the honng steel (like I really need another knife.)












Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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10 February 2022, 07:52
lavaca
Like the lion hunter giraffe bone and camel bone safari knife. Are you making them for sale?
10 February 2022, 10:44
boom stick
Nice scout carry sheath!
I need one for my scimitar Wink
quote:
Originally posted by Von Gruff:
An O1 Bushcraft Hunter with nice dark Koa scales. In the horrozontal sheath with secondary traditional sheath.








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*we band of 45-70ers* (Founder)
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11 February 2022, 08:12
Von Gruff
quote:
Originally posted by lavaca:
Like the lion hunter giraffe bone and camel bone safari knife. Are you making them for sale?

Yes making to order (just finished #755) am negotiating with SA taxidermist friend for giraffe bone but it is taking a while to get the cites paperwork. The camel bone I can get easily from the US.
Have shipped knives to 9 countries now although 90% have gone to the US.
My website is under my post.


Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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11 February 2022, 08:16
Von Gruff
[QUOTE]Originally posted by boom stick:
Nice scout carry sheath!
I need one for my scimitar
[QUOTE]

I need the knife to make one or at least a pattern to work from. tu2


Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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11 February 2022, 09:27
boom stick
I would love the day when I get to say…
https://youtu.be/iQrLPtr_ikE


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*we band of 45-70ers* (Founder)
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11 February 2022, 11:36
Von Gruff
quote:
Originally posted by boom stick:
I would love the day when I get to say…
https://youtu.be/iQrLPtr_ikE

You only have to say the word and it could all come to pass.


Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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13 February 2022, 05:09
Von Gruff
A skinner with camel bone over black G10 liners and curve back buffalo horn bolster on the 1084 blade. Honing steel in stamped sheath. Really liking the white bone over black liners for the contrast.








Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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15 February 2022, 06:28
Von Gruff
Just finished this Heavy Hunter with antler over curve back buffalo horn bolster and pomel on the 5 inch x .170 1075 blade







The buff horn pomel didn't show up well in the available light



Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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20 February 2022, 10:02
Von Gruff
Just finished this new boning knife for myself to try the 2 tone G10 material. Wasnt sure I would like it but it is growing on me.




Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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22 February 2022, 07:14
Von Gruff
Some leatherwork today for 3 Tahr Hunters with a couple of extra for future orders.






Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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10 March 2022, 03:12
Von Gruff
Another antler and buffalo horn handles Tahr Hunter on 1095 blade in closed sheath ready to head off to its new home in the US.








Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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30 March 2022, 22:25
Von Gruff
A Safari knife with Arizona desert ironwood over CB buffalo horn and a Hunter Skinner with Swamp Kauri over CB Buffalo horn.






Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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30 March 2022, 23:09
boom stick
Love ironwood. Always great stuff!


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31 March 2022, 08:51
Use Enough Gun
+1 tu2
31 March 2022, 10:55
Von Gruff
I have just traded into these Moa bones. The Moa is an exticnt bird and these bones were confirmed to be 500 years old when they were taken to the museam after being found in 1984. Being bird bones they are hollow so I am going to stabilise them and then fill the hollow with black casting epoxy so hope to be able to offer them as handle material in due course. Legal to use/sell as not found on conservation ground but being rare the costs are up there. These are in very good condition so have not ever been in the damp or wet ground that is the main degradation factor. These are from two different types of the Moa with the longest bone at 20 inches long (overall) and the shorter one at 17 inches.







Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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02 April 2022, 23:23
Von Gruff
A no frills skinner with eucalyptus handle and a honing steel for a local farmer/hunter






Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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03 April 2022, 09:52
boom stick
Your “No frills” knives are all frill! Anyone would be proud to own and use that.


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04 April 2022, 12:03
Von Gruff
These two ready to go. An AH EDC with Lacewood and a Light Hunter with Camel bone 0ver black G10liner and buiffalo horn bolster.






Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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05 April 2022, 10:56
Use Enough Gun
Beautiful! tu2
06 April 2022, 02:12
Von Gruff
I just had a pair of warthog tusks delivered to do a pair of knives for a customer. Checking to make sure there is enough in the curve to make the handle with a brass curve back bolster.



Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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06 April 2022, 04:24
boom stick
Can the ivory make for pins as well?
Love the idea. Would make a great pig skinner. Maybe left over could become bolsters for other knives?


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*we band of 45-70ers* (Founder)
Single Shot Shooters Society S.S.S.S. (Founder)
06 April 2022, 05:57
Von Gruff
quote:
Originally posted by boom stick:
Can the ivory make for pins as well?
Love the idea. Would make a great pig skinner. Maybe left over could become bolsters for other knives?

Customer has asked for brass pins and yes there will be some left over and I am hoping it will be enough for one of the smaller handles.


Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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07 April 2022, 10:43
Von Gruff
This is a full set of kitchen knives plus a boning knife away to texas.

From left top is a 4 in paring knife, 5 inch general purpose, 5 1/2 inch chef, 7 inch chef, Nakiri slicer, Bearded chef and the boning knife with a set of 6 teak knives underneata them. All have quilted macrocarpa on the cryo quenched NitroV SS.








Von Gruff.

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

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07 April 2022, 13:57
Karoo
quote:
Originally posted by Von Gruff:
I just had a pair of warthog tusks delivered to do a pair of knives for a customer. Checking to make sure there is enough in the curve to make the handle with a brass curve back bolster.


I have always found warthog tusks to be frustratingly the wrong shape for knife handles as they have too much curve in them. I look forward to what you can do.
07 April 2022, 22:16
boom stick
quote:
Originally posted by Von Gruff:
This is a full set of kitchen knives plus a boning knife away to texas.

From left top is a 4 in paring knife, 5 inch general purpose, 5 1/2 inch chef, 7 inch chef, Nakiri slicer, Bearded chef and the boning knife with a set of 6 teak knives underneata them. All have quilted macrocarpa on the cryo quenched NitroV SS.







Gorgeous!


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*we band of 45-70ers* (Founder)
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10 April 2022, 06:57
lavaca
Von Gruff:

Couple of questions. What steel do you use on the Lion Knife and what is the length of the blade?

Second question, is could I get a quote on the Safari Knife and the Lion Knife, with either camel bone or giraffe bone and a closed sheath?