View Full Version : First look at western handled mid-tech's

09-17-2013, 07:09 PM
So its been a while, I got the bolsters a little while ago, and I ended up altering the contours a little. What looked good on paper, made for hard edges on steel. So I softened all the faces, this is the result.

Blade profile is the same as the wa handed ones, the western is quite comfortable in various grips. I'm happy with it.

Steel. CPM 154 at HRC 61. Spine and choil rounded.

Bolsters. 416 stainless, hidden pins.

Scales. This is some of Marks stabilized "Watchamacalzit burl" (Lost the sticker, first time I have heard of this wood" Pins are stainless.

I didn't get to complicated on the handle contouring. I wanted simple and comfortable, so no coke bottle grinds.

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09-17-2013, 07:30 PM
Looks nice and comfy Pierre, clean and classic knife.

Pensacola Tiger
09-17-2013, 07:33 PM
Lookin' good, Pierre!

09-17-2013, 07:42 PM
Looks Great !! Handle looks like its a transition for those looking to either get into or out of wa style.. simple but Beautiful! Great job!!

Baby Huey
09-17-2013, 08:17 PM
Very nice.

09-17-2013, 08:22 PM
Looking Good

09-17-2013, 08:24 PM
Great work!!!

Burl Source
09-17-2013, 08:31 PM
Great looking knife Pierre!
Very clean and beautiful.
I'm pretty sure that was some of the Claro Walnut Burl.

09-17-2013, 11:36 PM
Nope, I'll see if I can find the tag. Positive it wasn't walnut.

09-18-2013, 05:02 AM
Looks awesome! Pretty sure it was Dog Nuts Burl........

09-18-2013, 07:14 AM
Super classy. I like this a lot.

09-18-2013, 08:32 AM
This one is available. PM if interested.

Burl Source
09-18-2013, 01:26 PM
Nope, I'll see if I can find the tag. Positive it wasn't walnut.
Now I remember the wood but not the name. It was a Central American wood. Chechen Burl?

09-18-2013, 04:42 PM
Looks very nice. How about a spine and choil shot?

09-18-2013, 07:58 PM
Now I remember the wood but not the name. It was a Central American wood. Chechen Burl?

BINGO!! Thank you!

@TK I will asap.

09-18-2013, 08:02 PM
looks great! how tall are they at the heel, and can we get a choil and tip shot?

09-18-2013, 08:02 PM
whoops, should have realized Tinh would have asked for it already. :)

09-18-2013, 08:24 PM
Length is 235 mm on the edge. 50 mm high.

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0793_zpsbbc89ec8.jpg (http://s631.photobucket.com/user/bladebuilder/media/IMG_0793_zpsbbc89ec8.jpg.html)
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09-18-2013, 09:08 PM
It's gorgeous, Pierre. Beautiful, thin grind.

09-18-2013, 09:10 PM
looks good!

09-18-2013, 10:27 PM
Thanks guys. I appreciate the comments.

09-19-2013, 12:09 AM
This one is SPF! Thanks for the interest and PM's everybody. There will be more of these coming soon. This was the test piece.

09-19-2013, 02:12 AM
Any new Wa:s being done?

09-19-2013, 08:26 AM
Yes, there will be a few more.

Salty dog
09-19-2013, 09:34 AM
Nice Pierre!

09-19-2013, 11:05 AM
Beautiful, Pierre!

09-19-2013, 11:44 AM
Way sexy!

09-19-2013, 05:12 PM