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PierreRodrigue
08-03-2012, 02:57 PM
Here is a bit of a WIP on a little knife I am working on, comments welcome!

Starting materials. Bog oak, mammoth tooth, maple dowell, fiber spacers, and a hunk of black buffalo horn
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Handle materials assembled, at this point the tang slot is in place, and the dowel is inside the handle, to provide an extra mechanical bond.
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Next, removing the surplus on the 36 grit belt.
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Squaring the handle.
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Setting the bevels.
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Next the sanding smooth, and sealing the mammoth and horn.

PierreRodrigue
08-03-2012, 03:04 PM
Next, I made a dummy tang, same size and shape of the one on the knife. To burn in the exact fit.
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Test fit.
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Now to buff and polish.
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More to follow!
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El Pescador
08-03-2012, 03:08 PM
looking real good Pierre!

chinacats
08-03-2012, 03:23 PM
Sweet! Thanks for letting us see how to do it right!

Lucretia
08-03-2012, 03:25 PM
Love it!

knyfeknerd
08-03-2012, 03:43 PM
I feel like August is International Bog Oak Month......or am I imagining things?

Eamon Burke
08-03-2012, 04:03 PM
OK, ok. I'll start using my work table properly.

This is really nice. That blue mammoth tooth never ceases to amaze.

markk
08-03-2012, 05:06 PM
that does look quite nice.

Pensacola Tiger
08-03-2012, 05:12 PM
Very nice, Pierre. Can't wait to see it with the blade.

kalaeb
08-03-2012, 05:38 PM
Nice work. You just cant go wrong with mammoth tooth on anything.

PierreRodrigue
08-03-2012, 06:09 PM
Here is an early shot from the initial grinding.
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Hand finishing.
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These are pre glue up, the little machi will disappear.
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Specs.
Blade is O1 @ HRC 61 Hand rubbed finish

Handle as stated consists of 3840 year old bog oak,
white vulcanized fiber and mammoth tooth spacer, buffalo horn ferrule.

I don't have a scale, but this thing is silly light!

Thanks for looking!!

Lefty
08-03-2012, 06:43 PM
Absolutely amazing, my friend!
Damn, you've got skills!

Pensacola Tiger
08-03-2012, 06:55 PM
Beautiful job, Pierre!

Mucho Bocho
08-03-2012, 06:59 PM
skills! :hatsoff:

knyfeknerd
08-03-2012, 09:15 PM
Yet another beautiful Rodrigue knife. That mammoth tooth is so money.

Burl Source
08-03-2012, 10:19 PM
Very cool knife Pierre!

Eamon Burke
08-04-2012, 01:22 AM
Again, love the grind.

PierreRodrigue
08-04-2012, 01:38 AM
Forgot to add

153mm on the edge

31 mm high

full distal taper, convex grind

rounded choil and spine

Thanks every body, glad you like this little one. It is a pleasant switch from those 300 mm+ blades.

mhenry
08-04-2012, 01:24 PM
Very cool to see how the pros do it.

Andrew H
08-04-2012, 06:05 PM
Fantastic job, Pierre. Very nice grind and nice shot of the choil.

Lemieux
01-18-2013, 06:36 AM
Nice work. You just cant go wrong with mammoth tooth on anything.
yep, that is true, but it's especially great, to my taste, with bog oak or ancient kauri. That knife is stunning !!

RoanRoks29
01-18-2013, 03:36 PM
Awesome !!! Thanks for letting us see!!! Knife is sexy!!

sachem allison
01-18-2013, 04:43 PM
Lovely, brother!

Deckhand
01-20-2013, 04:41 AM
Just incredibly stunning! A real dream knife, and you know I am partial to blue mammoth tooth.:D