some projects

Discussion in 'Koyote Custom Knives' started by koyote, Jan 3, 2009.

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  1. plumberroy

    plumberroy

    Jan 27, 2007
    I keep watching, trying to catch a glipse of my sgian dubh :D
     
  2. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    Roy- soooon. I am a bit haphazard with photos...

    In fact, the big piggyback rig project we're finishing- spent some hours on it today and still forgot to get photos until it got dark and was too late!

    Needham has photos, though.
    1: sheath needs finishing, obviously. 2: knife is due a dose of 400 grit on the handle and a bit more corner rounding and a good linseed oil. Blad eneeds a ten minute steel wool rub down.

    But, since everyone likes photos of Koyote Girl, and needham's sheaths have the tradition:

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  3. facablade

    facablade

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    May 23, 2009
    uaauu!!
     
  4. mneedham

    mneedham

    Jul 8, 2006
    That is AWESOME:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: That is going to be on my belt for a long time to come. Great job!
     
  5. C Bryant

    C Bryant Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2008
    That sheath is sweeeeeeeeeet!
     
  6. Koyote Girl

    Koyote Girl

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    Jun 26, 2008
    Thanks. It was really fun to make such a tiny sheath. :D
     
  7. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    okay, sheath and rig progrees pics. I hate doing these because until the final dye and assembly, it always looks like nothing is done :)

    here's the whole set of parts:

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    The shoulder strap is actually the most time consuming part on my end. Koyote girl handles most of the making, but I'm her stitching whore for some of this- the shoulder strap especially.

    Construction is doulbe layer 5 ounce 1 inch strap, with 5 ounce shoulder layers added on. all doulbe needle hand stitched for about 18 feet or a couple thousand stitches. Whoo!

    Here's a detail of the shoulder strap area- you can see that stitches haven't bee pressed yet and the final edging isn't done. I only have a bit more stitching to do here and then a light damp forming for a shoulder bend.


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    Details of the smaller companion sheath, none of the straps can be stitched on until dying time later today.


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    And some details fo the bottom strap pieces. the loose edns will get 2 or 3 (haven't decided yet, 3 might be overkill, but is there overkill in the Alaskan wilds?) sam browne studs for looping through the large sheath D rings and securing. This leaves buckles fore and aft for adjusting carry. About 16 inches of adjustment each side.


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  8. Rotte

    Rotte

    Aug 30, 2008
    Wow!!
     
  9. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    I've got a rain issue, and a leukuchete, 3 sgian dubhs, and a pile of small blades I need to get photographed. But, for now, here's a SERE LBK in burlap shadetree with a blued blade.

    piggyback set with full shoulder rig coming as soon as I lay some towels down on the photo table outside.

    Bit of a WIP- and the light is all funny. Plus, it's covered in oil.....

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  10. kdebjr

    kdebjr

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    Aug 12, 2009
    I like the SERE LBK. Very nice. The handle material is burlap shadetree?
     
  11. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    technical difficulties with the camera, I really want to get the blade and shoulder pad detail shots before I mail. grump!

    here's a few shots:

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  12. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    burlap shadetree- shadetree phenolics makes stuff like micarta, but obviously it's not (TM)Micarta(TM)

    the SERE LBK in walnut is the companion knife on the piggyback set, too. slightly different handle design on the scales due to materials.
     
  13. Rotte

    Rotte

    Aug 30, 2008
    That SERE LBK is looking awesome.

    And the baldric rig is looking downright medieval. Or is that mid-evil?
     
  14. mneedham

    mneedham

    Jul 8, 2006
    Great looking rig!

    BTW, I got my little horizontal carry. Already wearing it....
     
  15. C Bryant

    C Bryant Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2008
    I can't even say how cool that rig is!
     
  16. plumberroy

    plumberroy

    Jan 27, 2007
    did some one says sgian dubhs :D
    anxiously awaiting those pictures :thumbup:
    Roy
     
  17. Rotte

    Rotte

    Aug 30, 2008
    Plumber, did you see this thread? Sgian Dubh

    As far as I'm concerned, Christof makes the best Sgian Dubh in the history of Sgian Dubhs.
     
  18. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    Roy is lookin for photos of his :) I've got two orders i'm working on right now, and hopefully I'll be getting a full hald dozen blades ready at the same time.

    I'll post some photos here but might resurrect the other thread as well. Still thinking off and on of how I'd do the guardian up as a slim SD knife....
     
  19. echo-7

    echo-7

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    Aug 1, 2003
    Christof,
    The piggyback rig and SERE are lookin' AWESOME, even in the rain. Mike
     
  20. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    I posted this in the wrong thread!
    okay, here we go:

    WIP of a sgian dubh (It's actually done, it's my camera work that is WIP)!!

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    4 heat treated blades: an LBK, a semi roach belly, and two others.

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    another semi roach belly. I was about to sand the scales and glue up when I remembered I hadn't taken photos today!!!

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