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Re: Cutting Tools

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:15 am
by Redchaser
T.J. Brayshaw wrote:Any of you knife-o-philes have a good suggestion for where I should list a fancy hand-made knife for sale? My father is trying to unload a Jimmy Lile drop point. I think this particular knife is worth about a thousand bucks.
Try http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/showforum.php?fid/99/

Re: Cutting Tools

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:11 pm
by T.J. Brayshaw
Thanks Red, will do.

(PS. I shipped a reel to you yesterday.)

Re: Cutting Tools

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:34 pm
by Hogleg
T.J. Brayshaw wrote:Any of you knife-o-philes have a good suggestion for where I should list a fancy hand-made knife for sale? My father is trying to unload a Jimmy Lile drop point. I think this particular knife is worth about a thousand bucks.

PM Horn_Identity, he'll buy it.

Re: Cutting Tools

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:43 pm
by Horn_Identity
Hogleg wrote:
T.J. Brayshaw wrote:Any of you knife-o-philes have a good suggestion for where I should list a fancy hand-made knife for sale? My father is trying to unload a Jimmy Lile drop point. I think this particular knife is worth about a thousand bucks.

PM Horn_Identity, he'll buy it.
Ha,ha. Nice try Hogleg, but no. I've moved on to something else, like watches.

Re: Cutting Tools

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:59 pm
by Redchaser
Horn_Identity wrote:
Hogleg wrote:
T.J. Brayshaw wrote:Any of you knife-o-philes have a good suggestion for where I should list a fancy hand-made knife for sale? My father is trying to unload a Jimmy Lile drop point. I think this particular knife is worth about a thousand bucks.

PM Horn_Identity, he'll buy it.
Ha,ha. Nice try Hogleg, but no. I've moved on to something else, like watches.
Don't tell WB25, you'll never hear the end of it.

Re: Cutting Tools

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:15 pm
by austrotard
Horn_Identity wrote:
I've moved on to something else, like watches.
cool folk call them kettles, mate.

anyway... lemme see.

Re: Cutting Tools

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:01 am
by Horn_Identity
[report]Oh I forgot that's what it's called around here. So kettle it is. Anyway, just a total noob to the kettle world so I'm just baby steppin hoarding a handful of inexpensive kettles. I'm trying out different straps, bracelets, minor mods and eventually doing some internal mods.

Here is one kettle example..... a waterproof kettle for what we do around here so I got me the ubiquitous Seiko SKX007. It gets the job done for a relatively low cost. It's a pretty versatile kettle imho.
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I made another leather strap for it the other day, just a single piece amateur hack job with a button stud and it gets the job done.
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Eventually my goal is to make a strap for it like this one...
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Really dig the bracelet I have for it....
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This kettle I got from the house boss this xmas
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I also made another strap for it...
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Like I said, amateur job but gets the job done securing the kettle.
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This kettle looks best with this strap
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Another diver I added a cyclop to help my aging eyes.
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Well, there you go with samplers from my new obsession. I still have all my knives and surely I'll be adding more but wanted to try something different. Still much to learn about the kettle, Japanese movements, Swiss movement, and the kettle industry in general. Anyway, much respect to those who makes their own knives.

Sorry for the interruption with this kettle post on this sacred thread. Where is the kettle thread btw? I'll move this post there if there is one.
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Re: Cutting Tools

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:13 am
by T.J. Brayshaw
My old man's Jimmy Lile Big 7 drop point hunter...

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Re: Cutting Tools

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:21 pm
by SLSS
That is a very elegant blade.

Re: Cutting Tools

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:36 pm
by fishpimp
Top 3 knives are a Boker Bushcrafter, a heavy duty camp knife at 3\16" thick, a Kellam Puukko knife, and last is the ol' Buck 110, a must own that I replaced. The bottom 4 knives are knife blanks I bought and finished with handles. The blade is the easy part here, the handles have been my undoing. Top 2 are traditional birch with spacer of antler on the one. Bottom 2 are from birdseye maple. I didn't go much for fit and finish here, just wanted to get a good handle profile and fit. You can see where the blades are chipped and scratched....from removing epoxied on blades to start handles over. My own blades that I cut out of bar stock are just as nice as these...like I said, the blade here is the easy part, grinding is not too hard as I use a jig...these were all about the handles.

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Re: Cutting Tools

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:44 pm
by Horn_Identity
Very nice collection there fishpimp. :cool

Re: Cutting Tools

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:00 pm
by kish
Nice work on those handles. I'm not planning on bolsters or multi-material handles for a while.