some projects

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  1. mneedham

    mneedham

    Jul 8, 2006
    Happy Thanksgiving to the Koyote clan... Can't wait to see the finished product! Are you still doing the small horizontal belt sheath with that? BTW, that Trail Knife looks awesome...
     
  2. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    first pass on the buffer:

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  3. C Bryant

    C Bryant Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2008
    oh wow
     
  4. Rotte

    Rotte

    Aug 30, 2008
    What a brute! Looks great.
     
  5. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    late night photos.... but tempering gets done when it gets done.

    the bushbeater seax and smaller LBK are getting handles tomorrow and then I can spend a nice late night helping Sierra finish the sheaths and send them out to Anchorage FAST.

    the leuku--- well. dude. look at that bad boy!

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  6. kgd

    kgd

    Feb 28, 2007
    Christof, you are always gripping them knives like its for all you are worth. I keep imagining your face with your eyes squeezed shutt and face grimaced. I almost never want to shake your hand, for fear that you will grip it in the vulcan death grip like you do with each photograph of your hand on one of your knives ;)

    Lets loosen those fingers a bit.....:D I like that bush beater!
     
  7. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    nah, that's just the kettlebells. they do things to your grip- especially with you lift them with the bell balanced on top :)
     
  8. Rotte

    Rotte

    Aug 30, 2008
    That's a lot of great looking steel. LBK is looking great, what's the thickness on that one?
     
  9. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    that one is also 5160, it's the SERE variant- currently looking at .180 on the tang, full distal taper. should finish up a hair less, I'm expecting .170 maybe .165.

    that's: 3/16 roughly current and 11/64 expected final. a hair over 5/32 which is the nominal design goal.

    I may make an extra few minutes on an 80 grit to work that in and then make myself an extra hour of work getting the bonus scratches out of the blade :D


    for reference, the CLBK came out at between at 13/64 (sanded 7/32)

    When I get around to the dirks, I'm actually thinking of going .25 at the rear of the tang and doing a taper through the tang and blade aiming for 3/16 about 2/3 of the way to the tip.
     
  10. Rotte

    Rotte

    Aug 30, 2008
    excellent. :thumbup:
     
  11. BarberFobic1992

    BarberFobic1992

    Jan 21, 2008
    That one in #362 is a little out of character (though awesome nonetheless). Also, I think that is the largest leuku I have ever seen.
     
  12. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    it's a .... different kind of knife. I've done some longer fighters, but wanted something beefy and short for this one. The SERE model is more handy.

    I do like the blue spacers in with the black, though.


    The leuku is... big. it's going to be a lot of fun in the snow!
     
  13. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    really quick morning shots I took a few hours ago- before the handle glue up- I'll get the rough handle glue up shots once the clamps come off.

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  14. mneedham

    mneedham

    Jul 8, 2006
    Koyote,

    Those look great!
     
  15. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    here's a set I'm working on once again-

    The pattern in the handles isn't highly visible yet, I've got some 220 and 320 work to do before adding more coats of tung oil and hitting the fine work. This is with one coat of oil on and about to be wrapped so the sheaths can bewaterformed around them.

    Large one is approx 21.5 inches OAL with a blade length of 21.5 inches. The LBK (SERE model) is 10 inches with a 4.5 inch blade, approximately. (I forgot to measure until they were all wrapped up in saran wrap...)

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  16. BarberFobic1992

    BarberFobic1992

    Jan 21, 2008
    :eek::eek::eek:
     
  17. Rotte

    Rotte

    Aug 30, 2008
    Those are looking fantastic!
     
  18. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    no photos today? Well, keeping really busy and forgot to take piccies. More tomorrow.

    Needham: the sheath is....ridiculously cute. it's almost like a miniature build.

    The piggyback rig is... 17 feet of hand stitching....it's coming along
     
  19. Joezilla

    Joezilla Moderator Moderator

    Jul 22, 2005
    are my machetes in there anywhere :)
     
  20. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    yes, actually. I need to get more photos of those as well!
     
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