Hope Melbo doesn't see this one

Discussion in 'Blades' started by Valkman, Dec 19, 2005.


  1. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    My new Bird & Trout model - 3" blade and 8 1/2" overall.
    ATS-34 stainless steel, heat treated by Paul Bos
    Green Canvas Micarta handles, 303 SS pins.

    Very special to me as it's my first stainless knife and first B&T!

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    I offered this up for a trade with another knifemaker so I don't know if it'll be available or not yet. I have 2 more heat treated blanks if anyone wants to order one. This one is $150 if I sell it.
     
  2. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    It isn't melbo you need to worry about seeing it.... ;)
     
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Very nice Valkman. THat Stainless sure polishes well...
     
  4. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Thanks! It's not a true mirror polish - I tried and am getting closer. One of these days... I spent alot of time hand finishing this one and it looks great.


    Yep Connie has a "dibs" in already! She might get this one and if not I'll make another as I have 2 more blanks. I'll make some more and get them heat treated.
     
  5. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Well I got the go-ahead and Connie will be owner of stainless knife #1. :D

    I'll make another for the trade I'm doing and that leaves one more available. I'll be making more and sending them to heat treat next month.
     
  6. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    OK, so you have 1 left?
     
  7. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Yep, I have three and CRC got one and I'm trading another. So I have one not spoken for right now. I'll make more but it'll be a while on those. Special Melbo Price + $1400! (That is how much you got, right?)

    I can make one like Bear's also. O1 and bolsters. I could actually do it in 440C or ATS-34 but it'll take longer.
     
  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I'm really liking the blade profile of the new model... Let me think on this a day
     
  9. Bear

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

    Nice one.... Gee .... to think I knew you when....

    Keep up the good work.... American Bladesmith Society and Knifemaker's Guild ... here you come!!!!
     
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