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Contributors to this thread:
RJ Hunt 31-Dec-19
bowhunter24 31-Dec-19
drycreek 31-Dec-19
BULELK1 31-Dec-19
TrapperKayak 31-Dec-19
Bowboy 31-Dec-19
DroptineDC18 31-Dec-19
dakotaduner 31-Dec-19
Grey Ghost 31-Dec-19
Shuteye 31-Dec-19
HH 31-Dec-19
t-roy 31-Dec-19
HH 31-Dec-19
Drahthaar 31-Dec-19
Heat 31-Dec-19
Brotsky 31-Dec-19
White Falcon 31-Dec-19
ben h 31-Dec-19
RJ Hunt 01-Jan-20
RJ Hunt 01-Jan-20
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From: RJ Hunt
31-Dec-19

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Finished this knife for a hunter just down the road from me. Made the grip quite large and left a little square as he is about 6’6” with huge hands. I was please with how it came out. The blade is Elmax stainless at 61.5-62rc and is about .010 thick behind cutting edge. Used stabilized walnut for handles and orange Cerakote on back of blade for highlights. Anyhow... thanks for looking and all be safe in the new year.

From: bowhunter24
31-Dec-19
Looks great!

From: drycreek
31-Dec-19
I love those type blade designs and that’s a damn fine looking knife RJ ! I’m not familiar with that steel, how easy is it to sharpen ?

From: BULELK1
31-Dec-19
Damn Nice!!

You are certainly gifted with creative talent man

Good luck, Robb

From: TrapperKayak
31-Dec-19
That's a beautiful knife, nice work! I love those blacktails you got - seeing them brings back a lot of memories.

From: Bowboy
31-Dec-19
Very nice!

From: DroptineDC18
31-Dec-19
Outstanding. Very envious of your talent!

From: dakotaduner
31-Dec-19
That's really a nice looking knife. Great talent and skill you have there.

From: Grey Ghost
31-Dec-19
Beautiful work!!

Question. Are you grinding your own blades, and do you work with any other steels than Elmax?

Matt

From: Shuteye
31-Dec-19
Great looking knife. You are talented.

From: HH
31-Dec-19
You pound that out or was it a blank you finished? You put what in for the red lines Plastic or fiberglass?

K

From: t-roy
31-Dec-19
Beautiful work! What is “stabilized” walnut? Does that mean it’s been seasoned or something completely different?

From: HH
31-Dec-19
Means they vacum bagged it and introduced resin in the vacum to harden the wood.

There are other methods to stabilize wood.

This commin when using soft, compromised or soakted wooda in bows or knives.

K

From: Drahthaar
31-Dec-19
Looking Good. Forrest

From: Heat
31-Dec-19
Very nice work!

From: Brotsky
31-Dec-19
Beautiful knife! Something like that I would be proud to hand down to my kids.

From: White Falcon
31-Dec-19
Very clean work!

From: ben h
31-Dec-19
Beautiful work! Curious approx how many hours does that take to make?

From: RJ Hunt
01-Jan-20
Sorry guys. Been working on knives. Will get everything answered. Is my second job... making knives that is. *How hard to sharpen? Is not that bad considering. Most difficulty sharpening is because the blade thickness behind the edge is too thick. For example this is .010 and the steel in this is tough enough to take that. Some knive you buy can be 0.20 or 0.030 and requires twice the material to remove making though to sharpen. Also quality steel/ heat treat will allow that fine apex to sharpen better.

From: RJ Hunt
01-Jan-20

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GG- I do grind my own blades. I buy the steel in bars (will attach pics) and cut/grind em out. I do all my own heat treating also and currently have good heat treats I have tested for: Elmax (to run over RC 61.5), A2, W2, O1, S35VN, CPM3v and 1095.

From: RJ Hunt
01-Jan-20
HH- I don’t pound them out (forge the), I buy steel in bars and make my blades from that. Right now I value my elbows and unless I want to make Damascus I probably won’t start forging. The colored highlights in the handles are a type of glass board Called G10 or fR4.

From: RJ Hunt
01-Jan-20
T-Roy Stabilized is the wood has had all the moisture removed (heated to evaporate out) and placed under vacuum while submerged in a very thin resin to pull out all air and replace with a clear resin. Then is cooked to harden. That way the wood can not take up moisture and swell/crack or move over time.

From: RJ Hunt
01-Jan-20
Ben,

That knife probably took me 20-30 hours to make. Most of that is in the hand work and sanding the blade perfect. I am not good enough on a grinder to get perfect on machine so do all my finish sanding by hand. Also prefer the lengthwise lines versus perpendicular of machine.

From: RJ Hunt
01-Jan-20

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All,

Thank you so very much for all the kind remarks. This is a hobby I started this time last year as I was complaining about my knives I own and wife told me to make a better one. So I started at it. Been at it 11 months so far and every waking moment not working my day job is spent making knives, testing heat treats and learning to art. Thank you guys so much for the compliments it is humbling and will share some more of my blades I work on.

Here is a W2 blade I sanded out and etched yesterday.

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