View Full Version : hey guys how did I do on my first home mede knife?
12-01-2010, 03:44 PM
I made this to give my 9 yr old son upon his passing over from weblos to boy scout this feb and hopefully he gets his arrow of light as well.
I made this patterned from the old Indian trade knives of the 1700's and thought it
would make a cool camp knife for him. the blade is made from a concrete cutting blade and is extremely hard and seems to hold one hell of a good edge. the handle is made from oak with brass screws and 1500 lb epoxy holding the scales on. I also added a brass tube for a lanyard hole.I also hand filed the jimping on the spine of the blade and
the Mediterranean notch at the tang.
12-01-2010, 03:46 PM
12-01-2010, 03:52 PM
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din! and a good dad. That is a knife that would do any outdoors-man proud.
12-01-2010, 03:57 PM
Thanks, I hope he keeps it and passes it on to his kids. On another note when I was making this knife my dad came out and made one himself with me. I thought that was cool since we work together (he is retired but still goes to hang out with me) finishing drywall. I am now working on a boot knife sized coffin handled bowie for myself.
I need to figure out what material to use for scales though. I have done oak now I want to try something a little different.
Dr. Gonzo GED
12-01-2010, 06:14 PM
Pretty darn good from the looks of it.
I'd carry that little bugger without a second thought!
12-01-2010, 11:10 PM
Great knife, and great gift for your son. Thank you for the idea on the blade material, never thought of it.
12-01-2010, 11:14 PM
I always wanted to make my own knife..
12-02-2010, 02:06 PM
not sure what metal saw blades are made of?
but for the project as a whole, :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
12-03-2010, 08:03 PM
Very nice! Not only you gave him a great tool that he will use for life, you gave him a memory that he will cherish. Well done sir :up:
12-03-2010, 10:31 PM
Wow that is sweet. Well done all the way around.
9 years old? He must be almost 10... usually they cross-over at 11 but can cross at 10 if they're in the grade level - 5th? I forget.
Just want to add to make sure and get with the Scout Master and have him earn his totin chip right away! That way, he can carry it.
I hope all fathers of boys here have them in Boy Scouts... if not, they are missing something really good for their sons - and good for them too! :)
Both of my boys are Eagle Scouts (brag brag).
12-27-2010, 05:30 PM
That's a great-looking knife!
You might consider having the blade engraved with your, and your son's, names and the date. That way, your grandkids will think a little more of it when they get it.
Any jeweler can engrave it for you and it won't cost much.
Nice looking knife!
That was a good suggestion.
12-28-2010, 12:48 AM
Looks good to me. Nice file work on the spine.
12-28-2010, 05:16 AM
Looks very nice, though I think I'd of put a guard on it to prevent young hands from slipping toward the cutting edge. Should be a good skinning kinfe given the balde shape.
12-29-2010, 09:46 PM
12-29-2010, 09:47 PM
There is no bottle opener.
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