Be happy to do so. I have some spectacular and rare Chitim wood blocks and a super rare cross cut and bookmarked set of scales. Have a number of other woods in the exhibition grade as well depending on what you would like along with resin ivory and other synthetics and micartas
Originally posted by Von Gruff: Be happy to do so. I have some spectacular and rare Chitim wood blocks and a super rare cross cut and bookmarked set of scales. Have a number of other woods in the exhibition grade as well depending on what you would like along with resin ivory and other synthetics and micartas
Can you email me the pics of the wood you have ? Thanks
These two are new design and away to a friend. The 9 inch Butchers knife (available in 9 to 12 inches) and the 7 1/2 inch BKC knife (Byrd Kitchen @ Camp Knife) both with turtle shell synthetic handles.
This set is heading awy to its new home in the morning. 7 1/2 and 5 1/2 chef with 5 in general purpose and a 4 inch paring knife with pearlesant black cherry polyester scales on the Cryo quenched NitroV stainless blades.
This set away in the morning. I am increasingly favouring the K-tip design chef knife with its depth of blade further out toward the tip. An 8 inch K-tip, a 5 inch general purpose and a His n Her steak knife set in the travel case all in cryo quenched NitroV with ss pins in the Camel bone handles.
I was sent a pair of bog oak scales and a pair of small mamoth tusk pieces. The guy hadn't checked sizes before ordering but wanted to know what I could do with them for one of the knives he has on order. The mamoth tusk was marginally thicker on the one side so to get the most out it I decided to mill the front of the scales and use them as thier own liner under the tusk but angled the scale when milling the recess. Then after the handle were dry fitted and shaped , I got them finish sanded and buffed. I will be able to re touch where the pins are in final assembly without harming anything else. Have lightly radiused the underside edge and the right round the steel as well and have etched it so for the next 12 hours it will sit in the coffee after which it get a carefull sit in hot water to clean residue off, be blow dried with the heat gun and get a spray down with wd40 then left for 48 hrs to "set" before the stone washing.
This pair of knives is away to day and or one in particular it has been an interesting chalenge with new materials and techniques. The conversation started a while back asking if I had worked with bog oak and mamoth tusk so after some decisions on various aspects of the knife the oak and tusk were purchased only toi find the tusk was really quite thin segments and not the size that would make the suitable for stand alone bolsters so they were shipped off to me with the decision beling left untill they arrived to see how they might best be used. When they arrived and after a bit of thought it was agreed that I would mill down the front of the bog oak to be its own liner under the mamoth tuskand because the tusk was thinner on one side I angled the milling to retain as much of the tusk as possible when shaping began. This was to be for a Heavy hunter, so after making sure the handle would fit the tang I went ahead with the milling and epoxied them together. Becauser the blade was to be stone washed I decided to pre fit them so after the stone washing and final fitting there would be no interuption in the stone washed effect as is usual when fitting the handles afterwards.
I radiused all the edges round both the scales (apart from the front of the bolster of course) and the knife tang then gave the blade a good acetone wash, etched it and gave it a 6 hour coffee soak before a gentle hot water wash, an oil and sat it for 48 hrs to set. Then the stone washing left it with a very nice and dark finish so again it was acetone washed and the handles epoxied and pinned on. When it was being pre fitted I would tap the pins through to protrude on the opposite side so I could shape the one side the reverse it for the other which left me with long pins but after the epoxy dried I cut them off with side cutters and carefully filed them down to the surface gently sanded again and re buffed the surface. Have been really pleased with how they finished up. The sheath is a left hasnd behind the back cross draw and with a second knife to go as well, a Chamois Hunter in plain furniture was made using a block of black locut and it also sits in a left hand sheath.
his Wapiti Hunter has orange liners under the scolloped OD canvas micarta scales on the 1075 blade and is for a Serbian Hunter coming to NZ to hunt. Another country added to the list where my knives have thier home.
And an AH EDC with this one having mild steel bolster and pomel and a nice set of rosewood scales on the 1084 blade in a closed top sheath with the A H logo away to the US
The new pattern Byrd Camp Knife with 7 1/2 in 1084 carbon steel with this first of the series being engraved for my agent who it is named for. The description from my website The Byrd camp knife is the ideal knife for all foods from meat through to vegetables in those situations where a rugged all purpose knife is needed whether it is at camp or for the family barbeque. This one has Buffalo horn scales over blaze orange liners fixed with corby bolts to the 7 1/2 inch 1084 carbon steel blade.
First three Lion knife handled general purpose kitchen knives for a friends shop in the victorian Precinct in Oamaru. Had a bit of a glitch with the etching (size wise) on the two top stainlessknives and the engraving on the carbon steel blade. Should have been an "N" on the end of Victoria and all future blades will be have the etching and engraving the same size as the smaller option but they will serve as they are for the first delivery. top knife is "spilled Milk" acrylic over micarta on NitroV stainless blade middle knife is Resin Ivory over micarta on the NitroV stainless blade Lower knife is English Oak on 1095 Carbon steel blade.
These three were finished and one went in the post, one is to be picked up and I delivered the 3rd one to nieces husband today. Great ride with a 216 mile mile on the bike by the time we got home again.
Hunter skinner with acacia scales on 1084 blade
Bird and Trout with canvas micarta on the NitroV blade
And the Bushcraft Hunter with scolloped canvas micarta on the O1 blade and the view on the way home on the coastal route.