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Dave Martell
07-24-2011, 11:02 AM
Here's #2 all ready to ship. For this one we have some of the coolest ancient NZ kauri I've seen yet combined with a black canvas micarta bolster which has been pinned using black micarta rod (a little more subdued than the silver pin used on #1).

What do you think?


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tk59
07-24-2011, 11:07 AM
That's a significant improvement, imo. Nice job, Dave!

PierreRodrigue
07-24-2011, 11:15 AM
Well done Dave, now your getting there!

Jim
07-24-2011, 11:18 AM
Bravo! Looks sweet Dave.

kalaeb
07-24-2011, 11:18 AM
Sweet! Good job.

goodchef1
07-24-2011, 11:22 AM
make all your # series handles different and unique.

Pensacola Tiger
07-24-2011, 11:24 AM
Nice looking knife, Dave. Can't wait to see #3.

mhenry
07-24-2011, 11:25 AM
Wow!! Dave that is frikkin beautiful. I really like the logo too. its a kinda retro.

oivind_dahle
07-24-2011, 11:32 AM
Its a start. Hope you start to fix your bolsters :)

I hate micarta. Makes me think of hunting and survival knives. I know Pierre had some micarta once going on, but Im glad I havent seen it on his knives for a year :)

EdipisReks
07-24-2011, 11:53 AM
that looks great, Dave!

obtuse
07-24-2011, 12:13 PM
Nice job!!!

unkajonet
07-24-2011, 02:30 PM
Looks awesome, Dave!

mainaman
07-24-2011, 03:17 PM
The knife looks super Dave.

Dave Martell
07-24-2011, 03:24 PM
Thanks guys. :)

Does the dark bolster pin make a difference?

tgraypots
07-24-2011, 03:24 PM
well done!

Pensacola Tiger
07-24-2011, 03:25 PM
Thanks guys. :)

Does the dark bolster pin that make a difference?

Very much so, Dave.

tk59
07-24-2011, 03:33 PM
Does the dark bolster pin make a difference? Definitely, yes. Although personally, I'd still rather see something other than micarta.

monty
07-24-2011, 03:38 PM
I love it. Once I get my Rodrigue hunting knife paid for, expect an order! :)

I'm a huge fan of what you are doing with the handles and I think the micarta is a nice touch. Unique.

obtuse
07-24-2011, 03:55 PM
That convex grind looks beautifully done.

mr drinky
07-24-2011, 04:13 PM
Looks wonderful Dave. And #10 is getting closer. Each number closer to 10 looks better.

k.

El Pescador
07-24-2011, 05:45 PM
Dave it does look better with a dark pin. I would still work towards hidden pins though.

so_sleepy
07-24-2011, 06:05 PM
Dave, what are the final dimensions on these, length, height, weight, etc?

obtuse
07-24-2011, 06:27 PM
I still think the bolster doesn't need a pin and that modern epoxy is strong enough... but I'm also not a knife maker =)

steeley
07-24-2011, 06:31 PM
And that is the second one WOW
help yourself to the frige.:beer:

Darkhoek
07-24-2011, 07:06 PM
Yep. Dark pin was definately the way to go. Very nice blade and handle. Got some nice NZ Kauri myself, but I need to get them stabilized. Looks from your handle that it will be well worth the expense.

DarKHOeK

RRLOVER
07-24-2011, 07:40 PM
That's a good looking knife.I do like the micarta bolster,it gives a great contrast to the wood.

Dave Martell
07-24-2011, 07:49 PM
Dave, what are the final dimensions on these, length, height, weight, etc?


Oh man it's all boxed up and I forgot to weigh this one too - dang! I'll get the weight off the next one for sure.

ecchef
07-24-2011, 08:53 PM
Looks wonderful Dave. And #10 is getting closer. Each number closer to 10 looks better.

k.

Especially the one after that! :thumbsup:

Avishar
07-24-2011, 11:29 PM
Nice looking knife, Dave. Can't wait to see #3.

I can't wait to see #3 either :D Feel free to take your time making it even more perfect if you need to:wink:! These last two look pretty impressive, I can't wait to see what the Ironwood looks like!

Mike Davis
07-25-2011, 12:55 AM
Nice Dave!

ecchef
07-25-2011, 03:50 AM
Great job, Sir! :thumbsup:
I'm really impressed by this! In fact, I think the micarta looks great in this case, and I was dead set against it. Seeing this has got me re-thinking my original wood choice.
I'll p/m you. :muahaha:

Dave Martell
07-25-2011, 08:45 AM
Great job, Sir! :thumbsup:
I'm really impressed by this! In fact, I think the micarta looks great in this case, and I was dead set against it. Seeing this has got me re-thinking my original wood choice.
I'll p/m you. :muahaha:


You're a mad man! :D

Dave Martell
07-25-2011, 08:46 AM
I can't wait to see #3 either :D Feel free to take your time making it even more perfect if you need to:wink:! These last two look pretty impressive, I can't wait to see what the Ironwood looks like!


Scales are being mounted today - bolsters already attached and I did some additional thinning and tweaking to the whole knife yesterday.

Dave Martell
07-25-2011, 08:48 AM
Looks wonderful Dave. And #10 is getting closer. Each number closer to 10 looks better.

k.


It's getting closer than you might think. :)

mr drinky
07-25-2011, 10:23 AM
I need to get my box of goodies (scissors, rehandle jobs, etc.) ready to send out.

k.

HHH Knives
07-25-2011, 10:37 AM
Dave, Good looking blade and handle.. Congrats on #2
Marcarta isnt a bad choice. and often times looks so much better in hand then in pictures. The darker pin allows a better flow to the knife in my opinion..

Keep the sparks flyin!
Randy

Line cooked
07-25-2011, 11:41 AM
I like the Micarta pin much more....Very nice!!!

oivind_dahle
07-25-2011, 03:26 PM
Will there be a passaround?

I would like to have a passaround with the knives from the other new makers. In KFs days, devin challanged you guys for the best knife. Id say we pick 3 persons that could be the judge of who new makers is the best :)

http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/893780/

What do you say?

Eamon Burke
07-25-2011, 04:53 PM
I like it, I like it. The black on black in that bolster is an interesting look. Might be worth keeping in mind for future handle design.

WildBoar
07-25-2011, 06:08 PM
Looks great, Dave!

Michael Rader
07-25-2011, 07:02 PM
Looking good, but don't start getting too good yet :-)

-M

Lefty
07-25-2011, 07:04 PM
Very nice, Dave!
I think you found your groove rather quickly.
I like the subtle pin in the bolster too