Pocket Blades

Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by Redmeadow Knives, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Irredeemable wood purveyor Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    It's starting to develop a nice patina.
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    So much to respond to here, I'll try to hit some of the points. Thanks for the compliments and feedback on the leatherwork. When it comes to a sewing machine, I didnt want to transition one day and have everyone go "Hey wait a minute, is this machine work?" That's something that needs to be known, not because it's a compromise, just a construction change.

    Another reason I'm leaning towards it is that it seems like an inevitable step because of that very reason. My fingers already cramp up from leatherwork and the heal time is just going to get longer and longer. Kind of like how I used to be able to drink until 2am and then get up at dawn to run 5 miles. Now I need a whole day to recover from a few beers!
    I do as well, it's extremely satisfying. What's counter-therapeutic for me is knowing that one of you guys has a knife that's finished and are waiting a long time for the sheath. I don't like that, it bothers me.
    I hope this isn't being done at a restaurant:eek: Fondle your pepper in private!:D
    Thanks Jared, that's exactly what I'm going for, simple, effective and with attention to detail. I think detail in clean work is more impressive that intricate tooling.
    Some jokes write themselves!:D
    I think you'll be in good shape, Scott sent 2 large pieces and they're thick enough to rip in half to make a set.
    Ooh dat's nice! Looks like a quick strop sharpens things back up?
     
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  3. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Can't speak for others, and I know it's only one factor, but I have no problem waiting for an awesome sheath for an awesome knife. But also realize that as the volume goes up, something's gotta give, so if a machine makes your life easier then go for it!:thumbsup:
     
  4. Belloc

    Belloc Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 10, 2018
    Hey, I apparently didn’t read through all the posts thoroughly enough to realize that the denim isn’t a new stock material. If it’s in short supply I’m happy to go with something else. Seriously not a problem. I don’t think I’ve seen a color I didn’t like.
     
  5. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Only in private, I'm not an animal... :eek: :p

    You're welcome John. I couldn't agree more. :)

    Yeah, expected some razzing from that. Oh well. :shrug:

    Agreed.
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Denim is definitely in the line up and I have plenty Embry, no worries:thumbsup:
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Only because we loves ya:D
     
  8. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    :D
     
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  9. Belloc

    Belloc Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 10, 2018
    Good deal, thanks, John.
     
  10. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Irredeemable wood purveyor Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Yep, I just hit it on the flannel wheel with some compound and shaving sharp again.

    If there isn't enough I know where I can get more.;)

     
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  11. gunspease

    gunspease Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 9, 2002
    John how thick do the scales need to be?
    I’m try to find some rag Micarta
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Minimum 3/16 Greg, I can always try to rip down a thicker piece if you can't find scales. I'll keep an eye out.
     
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  13. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Went camping for 5 days to celebrate the 4th! :D Weather was perfect! Wore my Cowbell the entire trip, crossdraw. Great little knife for EDC, I'm very happy with it.

    Coffee the first morning.
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    Cowbell actually makes a really nice bird/trout knife. My son cleaning a few we caught with it:
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    That's awesome, so glad to see these are getting used and coming in handy!

    The next pair is handsanded and the scales are ready for drilling.
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Natural and blue denim.
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  16. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    Those look nice. Are you planning a Pocket Camp Knife build at some point? o_O
     
  17. gunspease

    gunspease Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 9, 2002
    Yes but those are after the pocket warnys
     
  18. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    Hah, you laugh, but think about it - a Pocket Camp Knife with a matching Pocket Hatchet, in a piggyback pocket sheath. See!
     
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  19. gunspease

    gunspease Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 9, 2002
    I’m not laughing I’m praying
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Peter Piper piggybacked a peck of pickled pockets?

    I'll be getting the Camper handles epoxied and shaped with this pair of Cowbells.
     
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