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Custom GSO Handles - WIP thread

Discussion in 'Survive! Knives' started by TRfromMT, May 6, 2017.

  1. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Thank you for the reply! I hadn't thought about grinding it in that manner. Thank you very much.
     
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  2. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    I would like to again express how much I appreciate @Daniel Fairly Knives. I first contacted him straight out of the blue about 2 years ago asking if he would let me collaborate on a few of his knives. Much to my amazement, he agreed. We did 3 knives together, and I consider that one of the formative events that helped me make a mark with my knife handle making endeavors. Daniel is absolutely a class act, generous with his time and information, and makes some fantastic blades. His style really appeals to me. When he agreed to do this project, I was again amazed, and even more so when the knife came home. He's a hell of a guy. Please check out his work. My knife doesn't even begin to showcase his talent!
     
  3. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Well... here I go again.
    I had a 4.1 (new spec) and then sold it, which I regretted. I recently traded my way back into one, and last night I started into a set of Koa slabs that should match the ones on my old spec 4.1 (these came from the same slab I brought home from Hawaii).

    I got them drilled and the outline roughed in last night. Also got the finger pocket dialled in. I'll keep you posted as I go.

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  4. BBuser

    BBuser

    215
    Sep 4, 2016
    For all the advantages of synthetic materials nothing brings out the beauty of that steel like fine wood and leather. A joy to see--I need to hold it.
     
  5. ATJ999

    ATJ999 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    Anyone know of a place to buy scales? I am looking for one 4.7, and possibly a 5.1
    Thanks
     
  6. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    @ATJ999 I imagine you have checked on the S!K web site. Additionally, there was a thread around here some time ago for extra S!K supplies (fasteners, sheaths, handles) - you could post in that thread. There is also the Facebook fan page, you could post what you are looking for.

    Apart from that, I only remember one other guy who does handles in materials - I want to say it was @Hale Storm but I don't remember for sure.
     
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  7. ATJ999

    ATJ999 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    Ok thanks, I will take a look, thanks again!
     
  8. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    @TRfromMT this is great to see! As I always am with your work, I'll be eagerly watching for updates :thumbsup:
     
  9. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Hoping to sneak out to the shop a little this weekend
     
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  10. Bottom Line

    Bottom Line Gold Member Gold Member

    412
    Oct 24, 2017
    Absolutely Awesome. I like all of them, but I am really partial to this 4.7 how it kind of fades to the rear. NICE!
     
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  11. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    I managed to get back in the shop today. It's been awhile but I got the 4.1 handles polished up and the first coat of oil on them. They'll be on the knife in another few days.

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  12. Psybull

    Psybull

    620
    Dec 31, 2015
    Some of the best yet! Koa is all that and then some.
     
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  13. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Finished up the new spec 4.1 handles. Little side by side comparison shot for you. Low light, so only so-so look at the figure, but you get the idea...

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  14. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Adjectives are failing me Tony. Just excellent my friend :thumbsup:
     
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  15. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
    ^That. Flat out beautiful.
     
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  16. Bottom Line

    Bottom Line Gold Member Gold Member

    412
    Oct 24, 2017
    Super cool. Very talented.
     
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  17. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    I completed the set and put some Koa on the 4.7. These are more marbled than the tight curl I normally use. All three if these came from the same slab. Lots of variation.

    Thanks for looking. Merry Christmas, guys.

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  18. Fancier

    Fancier

    Jul 1, 2012
    That is a beautiful set of knives!
     
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  19. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    @TRfromMT those are gorgeous handles. I don't know if I would have guessed that they all came from the same slab. Keep up the incredible work :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  20. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Just added a Sagewood Gear sheath to finally complete this piece...
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