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Discussion in 'Blades' started by BigUglyOne, Nov 13, 2005.


  1. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Bear was kind enough to send me a sort of do-it-yourself knife kit. I drew out and profiled the blade that has been on my mind for some time now but I just can't afford.

    Can you ID it ?
    100_0719__medium__164.
     
  2. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Wow
     
  3. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Smatchet? :D Looks big!
     
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    looks familiar... can't place it
     
  5. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Nice, very nice. :D
     
  6. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Very Nice... reminds me of an old Buck skinner I used to have....
    Hammer Forged?
     
  7. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I'm hoping it looks like this when it's done
    white-hunter_188.
     
  8. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Big it stands a very good chance of coming out quite similar from the looks of it. Don't forget lots of pictures of the process! :D
     
  9. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    It has begun
    100_0725b__medium__122. 100_0737__medium__593.
     
  10. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Very nice Big, very nice indeed!
     
  11. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Cool. Good work so far.
     
  12. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Heat treated the other day
    100_0755__small__167. 100_0753__small__323.
     
  13. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Almost there ! A little more buffing. Just right hardness, a file slides off without marking but I can feel my Arkansas stone cut it

    My brass came today so I can get my guard cut and soldered into place soon
    100_0769__small__228.
     
  14. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Great design choice !!!!!
    White Hunter is a terrific knife.... I met a guy whose father gave him one before he shipped out to Vietnam.... he carried it everyday and used the heck out of it.... he asked me if I could clean it up and do some restoration on it.... he still had it in the original green box it came in.... nice....
    Good work.... great to see the pics..... :D
     
  15. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Thanx Bear

    I love the design of the White Hunter ... I just hope my version will do it justice.
     
  16. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    The finished product, just waiting for an edge
    100_0881cropped__medium__136.
     
  17. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    :D
     
  18. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Holy crap - that you made that from scratch is amazing! That is not a project for a beginner but you did a great job!
     
  19. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Thanks !! A good portion of this was done by hand with a file
     
  20. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Thank you again Bear for the gift of the supplies. The biggest reason I tried the White Hunter was hearing the story about the guy from Nam that you rehabbed the knife for. A little researching and I fell in love with the design.
     
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