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One for me, unfortunately....

Discussion in 'Knife Maker's Gallery' started by Phillip Patton, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Phillip Patton

    Phillip Patton KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 25, 2005
    Well, this blade was going to go to Les Robertson, but as I was polishing it, I discovered a small slag inclusion in the steel. So I decided to put a micarta handle on it, and make it my new personal bowie. :frown:

    Steel: 1084

    Hardness: 59-60

    Blade length: 9-3/4"

    Total length: 15-3/8"

    Blade thickness: just under 1/4"

    Handle material: natural micarta


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    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. Phillip Patton

    Phillip Patton KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 25, 2005
    Although it's natural micarta, one side looks almost maroonish in color. It's not just the picture. :)
     
  3. t1mpani

    t1mpani

    Jun 6, 2002
    I wish my "mistakes" looked that good. Great lines on that one! :thumbup:
     
  4. mohd

    mohd

    Jun 3, 1999
    This is some knife that I would love to have :thumbup:

    Phillip, what's the blade width? My guess it is about 1 7/8" :cool:
    BTW, are the fittings made from nickle silver?

    Thanks for showing it.
     
  5. willrise

    willrise Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2003
    Love It
    Love Natural Micarta
     
  6. jdm61

    jdm61 itinerant metal pounder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 12, 2005
    Looks good to me. I always get a chuckle at the idea of a "natural" synthetic material though:D Too bad about the slag. Thats kind of unusual if you are using the Aldo.Mace 1084.
     
  7. WILLIAM.M

    WILLIAM.M Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    You Should Get A Second Opinion!!!!

    Send It To Me---I'll Test It For A Year---or Two!!!

    :)

    Great Looking Knife

    Dr.Bill
     
  8. Redsnake1997

    Redsnake1997 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 26, 2005
    Looks great to me Phillip...

    Do you have any close-up pics of the imperfection you're referring too? Glad to see you didn't sell this one if it's not up to your usual quality and standards.
     
  9. psycho78

    psycho78

    Jun 17, 2006
    You're one of my favorite knifemakers ever Phillip. I love that knife!
     
  10. Chosen-frozen

    Chosen-frozen

    952
    Jul 30, 2005
    Even with the inclusion (Sigh...don`t you hate the things you can`t control in the shop?) that`s beautiful work. What does something like that retail for?
     
  11. Larry Hensley

    Larry Hensley

    420
    Dec 31, 2007
    Looks Great Bet you wouldnt have any problems selling it
     
  12. Fred.Rowe

    Fred.Rowe Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    May 2, 2004
    I feel your pain. But then again, you can't have too many knives; even one thats not quite up to your standards for sale.:D

    Fred
     
  13. bennett

    bennett

    212
    Sep 22, 2005
    Well - you could do worse:D I wouldn't worry about it too much - that knife could still turn heads! I, for one, always enjoy looking at your knives - you do good work.
     
  14. blgoode

    blgoode

    Oct 3, 2003
    Heck yeah!! I am using a natural micarta handle for one I am making myself:thumbup:
     
  15. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    Phillip, it looks like you got yourself a darn nice knife.
     
  16. Phillip Patton

    Phillip Patton KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 25, 2005

    Your guess would be just right. :) :thumbup: The guard is 416 stainless. Much more durable than N/S, and a lot more pleasant to work with.



    I think "natural" in this context just means they didn't add any color to the micarta.
    Yep, I was using the 1084 from Aldo, and boy, I sure hope this is a rare problem. :mad:


    I don't think it would show up in a picture.... It's hard to see if the light's not just right...


    Thank you to all of you for your kudos. I just wish this knife were sellable. :p Oh well. I did use it to chop some oak, and it held up just fine. :thumbup:


    Chosen-Frozen, I'll email you or PM you the price for a similar piece without the inclusion. :)
     
  17. Redsnake1997

    Redsnake1997 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 26, 2005
    PM sent Phillip...
     
  18. fishface5

    fishface5

    Feb 3, 2001
    that's one sweet user!!
     

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