Recent Work

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:28 am

Working in the shop this morning and "Beautiful Day" by U2 was playing, I thought it really is a Beautiful Day today....had to share.

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Working on the CCK Pig Sticker saya

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:34 am

A few of the knives that shipped out this week

Restoration of a Schrade 735 Mariner with new Koa scales. This was for the uncle of one of our members, a former member of the United States Coast Guard.....my dad was also USCG, so this was a special project.

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Two Kato 210's...fun anytime to have 2 identical blades and see the minute differences. Knife top in the first pic has a spalted jatoba handle and the other knife is mammoth ivory and bog oak.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:11 pm

Here is a matched set of Konosuke Keiai NT's, a 210mm gyuto and a 150mm petty. Handles are Australian spindle mallee with horn and nickel accents. The sayas are ribbon sapele.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Naples09 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:30 am

Love those two. Thanks for posting pics.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:16 am

Here is the finished CCK Butcher Knife "pig sticker". This is a large heavy knife that seems like it would be a lot of fun, if you had proper sized ingredients and space. The handle is 3,400 year old Ukrainian bog oak with buffalo horn and nickel-silver accents. The saya is walnut with a hand turned and knurled nickel-silver pin. The factory edge was similar to a hardware store machete. I sharpened it up to a stropped 6k edge and it shreds paper with ease. I didn't think it would respond to the higher grit stone, had initially planned on stopping at 2k, but was pleasantly surprised. After the initial heavy lifting with a Atoma 140, it progressed up through the grits quickly.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Ut_ron » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:32 am

You do awesome work. Really have no need for this type of knife but love what you did for the handle and saya.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by jfwyant1966 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:50 am

Thanks Carter! I'm calling him BASK (Big Ass Sharp Knife) :lol:

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:58 pm

NONE...nothing....nada.

Maybe I will grind....oh, the 5 gallon water bucket for cooling is a solid block of ice.

Maybe I will polish blades.....nope, my Windex (used as a lubricant) is blue ice.

Maybe I will sharpen....naw, the spray bottle for wetting the shop Shaptons is froze up.

Maybe I will drink....bingo! My whiskey is good to go.

Just sitting around waiting on this cold weather to pass....was 12F in the shop this morning.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by pd7077 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:18 pm

Well, you’re not drinking alone. I just poured a double of Port Charlotte 14 🥃 Cheers Carter!
--- Steve

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:44 am

A crowded bench with lots of cool blades......

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Andreu » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:21 pm

You got your work cut out for you, Carter (pun intended). Those are some nice looking blades. I like that knife..fourth one from the right. Is that a Hinoura?

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:34 pm

Andreu wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:21 pm
You got your work cut out for you, Carter (pun intended). Those are some nice looking blades. I like that knife..fourth one from the right. Is that a Hinoura?
Good eye Andreu....yes it is a River Jump....I have 2 more coming for the same customer.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:07 pm

A customer sent this to me for a handle install....I don't even know what this is...Doesn't he know I'm the kitchen knife guy!

Someone sent it to him as a gift.....we don't know what it is.....any ideas??

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Re: Recent Work

Post by timos » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:55 am

Hahaha :) scapmascus sporting nightmare grinds (alot of them)
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Re: Recent Work

Post by milkbaby » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:52 pm

It's ridiculous is what it is... :D

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Jeff B » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:00 am

"Frankenstyle" comes to mind..... :?
If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't have made animals taste so good.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Ut_ron » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:11 am

Must be a zombie fan.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Kalaeb » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:39 pm

Wonder how hard it is to sharpen...is that Pakistani Damascus?

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:48 pm

There are no markings on it. Don't think I am going to try and sharpen...it is probably sharp enough and given the weight, "it will kill"

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Lepus » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:50 am

It makes me think if a Jay Fisher design. It's remarkable how overdesigned combat knives are. I guess knowing what it was like to be an 18 year old boy I probably would have had a few of these if I had gone a-soldiering, too, but if they like sharp things the joke is on them; almost every knife I own has seen hours more intended use than almost every combat knife ever made.

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