New Blade for Smells

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New Blade for Smells

Post by smellody » January 17th 2020, 8:27pm

The significant other of a friend from high school is the famous knife maker, David Kurt.
http://dkurtknives.com

Impressed by his work and knowing my friend, Andrea, made the sheaths, I put in an order.

It arrives tomorrow by post and I am over the moon with excitement!

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I've traveled the journey of this hand made knife each step of the way. Andrea has sent me these nice pictures as the knife progressed.

First I selected the blade style:
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This is my actual blade in the raw being shaped and sharpened.

I was next presented with a selection of wood for the handle. I went with the amazing burl with a little bit of a green tint.

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I circled my selection and David went back to work.

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Handle was roughed in then shaped.

Here is the final handle (I can't wait to hold it!):

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Andrea knows I like kitties and love Jaguar cars... so she knew just what I needed on the sheath.

A veterinarian by training, Andrea has MAD leather skills.

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Sheath color.... black of course. Stained and treated:

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I feel a bit like royalty going to the armourer. Here is the finished knife:

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Hope those of you who appreciate such things like it. I'll post more impressions once it is in my hot clammy hands.
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Re: New Blade for Smells

Post by DocKlock » January 18th 2020, 6:41am

Being a fan of the TV show "Forged in Fire" I can appreciate all the work that goes into making a blade. What an absolute beautiful rendition.
I usually carry a knife albeit a folding one. Some in my collection look so beautiful I rarely use them as I'm almost afraid of 'dinging' them. I can remember a beauty I had and used to carry. Used it outside on my patio, dropped it and put some severe 'road rash' on it. Almost cried.
I have tried my hand at leatherwork and I SUCK. Fantastic shealth you have there.
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Re: New Blade for Smells

Post by Thunder1 » January 18th 2020, 7:18am

A very 'sharp' looking tool, I must say...many a Watch God covets such a tool for the work they do..
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Ebels are a lot like women that lack a low cut dress that zips up the side...neither get the love that they deserve...
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Re: New Blade for Smells

Post by smellody » January 19th 2020, 12:15pm

smellody wrote:
January 19th 2020, 12:12pm
Bigjimzlll wrote:
January 18th 2020, 8:50pm
What steel? Beautiful
It is: 154-CM stainless steel
Thanks for asking. Now I know:

154CM is a type of stainless steel developed and manufactured in the United States by Crucible Materials Corporation (now - Crucible Industries). Crucible 154CM is a modification of martensitic stainless steel type 440C to which molybdenum has been added.

Contains:
Carbon 1.05%
Chromium 14.00%
Manganese 0.50%
Molybdenum 4.00%
Silicon 0.30%
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Re: New Blade for Smells

Post by conjurer » January 19th 2020, 8:37pm

smellody wrote:
January 19th 2020, 12:15pm
smellody wrote:
January 19th 2020, 12:12pm
Bigjimzlll wrote:
January 18th 2020, 8:50pm
What steel? Beautiful
It is: 154-CM stainless steel
Thanks for asking. Now I know:

154CM is a type of stainless steel developed and manufactured in the United States by Crucible Materials Corporation (now - Crucible Industries). Crucible 154CM is a modification of martensitic stainless steel type 440C to which molybdenum has been added.

Contains:
Carbon 1.05%
Chromium 14.00%
Manganese 0.50%
Molybdenum 4.00%
Silicon 0.30%

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