new projects photo thread.

Discussion in 'Koyote Custom Knives' started by koyote, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    first things first, the old thread is here:

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60969


    new stuff today:


    This is not all my photos, but I've got a pile that are... less than pretty.

    anyway: first, here's a leuku that is going up for sale shortly, I have to let the linseed oil finish drying and then polish the edge, then it's going up-

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  2. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    And this is a different knife.

    This is the one that I'm working on because of all that's not to my taste with the gerber guardian.

    This is a WIP- it's not finished. like, the handle is at 120 grit and all.
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    OAL is about 7 inches, blade is 3.

    It's 1 inch broad and 1/8 thick and has a really good convex geometry, and a comfortable handle.

    grind is a partial double "almost full" convex edge. I left just enough room for a little bit of choking up with the thumb on one side. Might filework it a bit.
     
  3. BarberFobic1992

    BarberFobic1992

    Jan 21, 2008

    The specific heat capacity of aluminum is pretty far off from that of copper, so, unless it were a really thin blade I don;t know if it would work right. I am only basing that on physics though- I obviously haven't plate treated anything.
     
  4. Big Mike

    Big Mike

    Aug 30, 2006
    Come on Christof, ...we know you must have a few more pictures. :thumbup: :cool: :thumbup:




    Big Mike
     
  5. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    working on it. I am doing some final stropping on a project I should have mailed yesterday........
     
  6. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    The main knife is the Alaskan design, scaled up for his hands and desire for a bit more grip length and blade length.

    OAL- 14 5/8 inches, with a blade at about 9 inches. Handle is very thick, pulling out 1 to 1 1/8 inches throughout. Balance is still right at the ricasso

    The companion knife is 7 3/4 inches with a blade of 4 inches.

    Handles are made of masur birch, which I haven't worked with before. I really love this wood.

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  7. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
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  8. Big Mike

    Big Mike

    Aug 30, 2006
    Friggin' savage my friend... :thumbup: :thumbup:



    That's all I can say... :cool: FRIGGIN' SAVAGE! :cool:





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  9. Rotte

    Rotte

    Aug 30, 2008
    Mike man, that is a score. Flat out score.

    Christof, you need to do a leuku with that birch for a handle. I think it would look amazing. Classic, but intensified.
     
  10. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    I ordered some extra......
     
  11. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    a fairly plain piece of walnut, but now at 320 grit, you can see some tiger coming out. Subtle, very subtle.

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  12. Big Mike

    Big Mike

    Aug 30, 2006
    Christof, I really like the "Chute Knife" style grind on that knife. :thumbup: :cool: :thumbup:



    Big Mike
     
  13. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    A leuku I'm working on:

    11 1/8 inches. Blade is 5 7/8 - 1/8 inch 1080 steel, scandivex edge and differential temper.

    Zebra wood handle with brass pins and lanyard tube. Handle has a very slight downward slant which photographs funny but feels fabulous.


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    filework.

    not quite done yet, but close.
     
  14. echo-7

    echo-7

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    Aug 1, 2003
    That Alaskan set is sweet!!!
     
  15. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    Another Alaskan up:

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  16. rpn

    rpn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    This is one serious thread of knife porn...

    Awesome work!
     
  17. Rotte

    Rotte

    Aug 30, 2008
    That Alaskan is a beauty!
     
  18. Snow

    Snow

    Jun 3, 2001
    Freaking awesome.
     
  19. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    I'm busy! :D

    For scale, the seax in the middle there is probably an 11ish inch blade

    Top photo shows some heat treated knives. including an integral chute knife I'm trying out

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    These are all not heat treated yet.

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  20. Rotte

    Rotte

    Aug 30, 2008
    So much steel, so little....
     

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