I started making knives recently, I'm working towards getting a full shop setup and hope to go full time with this venture. So far it's slow, getting work done when I can after work and weekends, saving for better equipment. But I love this stuff! 

I've been focusing on outdoor knives mostly so far, but plan to offer "tactical" versions as well. I'll be doing some wrapped, 550 cord, terro tuff and micarta with flared titanium tubes soonish. 

Take a look please! Any questions feel free to ask here or through PMs. 

 

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Nice!  Have you also considered making custom sheaths, new handles on old knives, etc.?  That kind of stuff can take skills and equipment that most of us don't have.

Really liking the top pic and the fourth one down. Reminiscent of a Scandi blade. I could find a use for something like that in about a 4.5” to 5” blade length with a deeper finger choil and G-10 or micarta scales. 

Dorsai posted:

Nice!  Have you also considered making custom sheaths, new handles on old knives, etc.?  That kind of stuff can take skills and equipment that most of us don't have.

Yessir! Depending on the request, I can do all of that! 

MOJONIXON posted:

Really liking the top pic and the fourth one down. Reminiscent of a Scandi blade. I could find a use for something like that in about a 4.5” to 5” blade length with a deeper finger choil and G-10 or micarta scales. 

Thank you! Those are different pictures of the same knife, it’s scandi ground 1084. That particular model I’m calling the SR-25 and has been very well received. I plan on making more of them in my next batch of knives! 

Cool, especially the stubby bushcraft designs with lots of belly. 

The style doesn't get the love it deserves and takes a back seat to stuff with sexier proportions....but, when  it's dark and cold, you're looking like the Michelin man with a headlamp, your hands are numb despite some ridiculous mitts, and you just need to carve a damn stick, it's the right tool.

Good luck on your journey.

 

senorlechero posted:
MOJONIXON posted:

Really liking the top pic and the fourth one down. Reminiscent of a Scandi blade. I could find a use for something like that in about a 4.5” to 5” blade length with a deeper finger choil and G-10 or micarta scales. 

Thank you! Those are different pictures of the same knife, it’s scandi ground 1084. That particular model I’m calling the SR-25 and has been very well received. I plan on making more of them in my next batch of knives! 

PM inbound to you, brother. 

Thank you all for the kind words! 

@Community Member that one's 4" blade 1/8" 1084  at 61RC from Peters Heat Treating, 4 1/4" handle with vintage canvas micarta, natural canvas pin and lanyard hole. .090 tan Boltaron(more heat resistant kydex) with eyelets spaced for a bunch of options, includes the 550 for belt loops. 

That particular one was a zero degree scandi 

All of your knives look great!  I really like the knife in the first picture, and in the seventh picture.  Are you taking orders at this time?  Are the sheaths included? 

Heat treating is one of the more difficult things to perfect though it seems like it should be fairly simple.

When you find someone who has worked out the voodoo and has a track record of consistency- you get out of their way and let them perform their art.

PARTICULARLY if you are trying to do things on a commercial level. 

Most knife guys are kinda like most of the members here... very picky, very bitchy, very experienced, very picky, and slightly OCD... did I mention picky?

It doesn't matter if DaVinci, Michelangelo or Hephaestus himself did the forge work if the heat treating is bad.

Everything that I have seen from Peters heat treating either on the web or in print has been good.

David

Very nice indeed.  Must be great to have the talent to do that.  Mine is most limited to mixing drinks and making sauces.

I'll be sure to get something from you as soon as my American Kami order comes in.  Which should be any day now.  Yep.  Any day.🤣

I just wandered back to LF after a few years away to look at the blade forum to see if any members were making knives. I started making a few here and there about two years ago. That knife in that first pic is absolutely killer looking! I really like the no handle pins look and the geometry of that blade! And the handle in the second pic... beautiful!

What grinder are you using and are you using a heat treat oven or heating in forge?

C Walley posted:

All of your knives look great!  I really like the knife in the first picture, and in the seventh picture.  Are you taking orders at this time?  Are the sheaths included? 

Thank you! That' the SR-25, it's good for precision and some mass mayhem if needed. I can take a limited amount of orders currently, and I include a sheath of kydex or leather. I will exclude a sheath if you have someone you like to send knives to.

Consigliere posted:

Very nice indeed.  Must be great to have the talent to do that.  Mine is most limited to mixing drinks and making sauces.

I'll be sure to get something from you as soon as my American Kami order comes in.  Which should be any day now.  Yep.  Any day.🤣

Thanks! I really like the sound of your talents! You can come over and practice your talents while I make you a knife! Though depending on the cocktails the knife making might get delayed! 

So sorry about that situation, it always sucks to hear those and they seem so prevalent with knifemakers. I'm purposely limiting what I'll take on to avoid those things. 

Truckie posted:

These big bellied bastards in pic 5 & 8 make me tingle in my no-no place.

Thanks? I think... Did I wander into the Team Room?  That ones the M4, good for all around and can be configured for specific purposes.  It's my favorite so far, with the Osage Orange handled one being my current user. 

yellowlab03 posted:

I just wandered back to LF after a few years away to look at the blade forum to see if any members were making knives. I started making a few here and there about two years ago. That knife in that first pic is absolutely killer looking! I really like the no handle pins look and the geometry of that blade! And the handle in the second pic... beautiful!

What grinder are you using and are you using a heat treat oven or heating in forge?

Very Cool! And thank you! It had been something I always thought would be cool, as a kid I wanted to do it, and I always put it off, "its too expensive, too many tools, I don't know how" etc etc etc. Then when I got out I said fuck it and went to one of the ABS intro to bladesmithing courses and absolutely fell in love! And then said "Fuck it! I can do this shit with hand tools!" 

I'm currently using files and sandpaper, I have heat treated a few in the forge for my own evaluation, everything you see here was heat treated by Peters or Jeff Mutz/Tru Grit 

Thank you all so much for the kind words! 

I have some ideas for hard use field knives of the tactical nature bouncing around, if anyone has a feature or design or material they would think would be a good fit on a LFer knife let me know! 

 

That is killer! That is what I have been doing for a few years now, file and jig. I am picking up a 2x72 next month though so that should hopefully take my knives to the next level. I do all of my own heat treating in my forge, but it is a painful learning curve after you crack a few.

wanderintom posted:

What kind of bevel do you put on them? If anythings available now could you ship to an APO?

Hey bud sorry about the delay, the new notification system doesn't work well for me. 

 

I've done full flat, saber, convex, sabervex, and scandi. I can do just about anything. 

I would absolutely ship to an APO, I don't have anything available at the moment. I've got a heap of stuff that I need to turn into knives at the moment. 

 

A9788195-55F2-4699-81D1-179C4BE065B6CA8A6435-49BB-400E-8F49-CCA013A3CA98EB6A952A-C9AA-4B2C-9CB2-B83DB5FDBE12442FA5C1-7CC4-4411-9A3C-59F50B32D9B8FDA96439-68F8-4EEA-B6BF-78DFF54D1D177D6B7DAD-94E4-4D61-BF12-099FDC1D7D87Here's one I finished friday morning, it's sold already! 

4” blade of 1/8” 1084 with a ferric chloride finish 

Osage orange handles over 1/8” natural canvas micarta liners with natural canvas micarta pin and lanyard tube 

this one shaves hair without touching my skin!

osage is a really cool handle material, not exactly tactical..... but awesome none the less. It’s light, hard, durable and stable. It’s really an incredible material. 

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That latest one is pretty slick. I’m still interested in that SR-25 Scandi grind with a few small modifications we discussed earlier this year. I am nearly at the point where I can start setting aside money for the project, now that I have my immediate nightvision needs taken care of.  

MOJONIXON posted:

That latest one is pretty slick. I’m still interested in that SR-25 Scandi grind with a few small modifications we discussed earlier this year. I am nearly at the point where I can start setting aside money for the project, now that I have my immediate nightvision needs taken care of.  

You bet, I’ve got a few SR-25s drawn out and need to finish them up. 

Mill let you one when the blanks are ready and see if you want pick out handle materials etc. 

MAC08 posted:

I would be interested in the SR-25 and the 5th picture down.

 

You bet! I’ll post them up when I get more done. 

If there’s a particular combo you were looking for shoot me a message 

yakc130 posted:

I don't normally wander in here, but caught this in the weekly update that I have set up.

Those wooden handles are beautiful.

thank you! 

senorlechero posted:

@Community Member 

hows this look to ya? This particular one is already for someone, but I applied some tweaks. 

I know my eyesight is going but I’m not seeing a pic. 

Yes it is.  It’s looking pretty pointy/stabby which is my preference over slashy/cutty.  I’d still prefer a deeper rounder finger choil but it’s close. Looks good brother. We’re getting close to me commishioning a blade. Stay tuned. 

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