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 on: July 12, 2019, 06:03:50 AM 
Started by Freehold Marshal - Last post by Freehold Marshal
My fillet knife has a high carbon blade which I ended up blueing. When I'm making knives I quench and temper my own blades. Though it may reach a point when I start sending out batches of 20 or more for heat treat at least til I can buy another larger heat treat furnace.

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 on: July 12, 2019, 12:08:24 AM 
Started by Freehold Marshal - Last post by Alan R McDaniel Jr
The filet knives are stainless and the turned down points were a request.  Years ago I bought an Uncle Henry filet knife.  One day I broke the tip off of it while cleaning a catfish.  I ground the break off and continued.  I found that I liked it better without a sharp tip, which was really only good for stabbing my left hand.  I always said that if I got another UH the first thing I would do is break the tip off.  When I had these knives made I asked him to do them with a blade profile I sent him.  He was very obliging.  His normal profile is the knife positioned horizontally. 

He does some kind of heat treatment with stainless foil and aluminum blocks.  It works very well.  The blades hold an edge well.

Alan

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 on: July 11, 2019, 07:47:54 PM 
Started by Freehold Marshal - Last post by Freehold Marshal
I used to have a K-bar stockman just like that and also carried a Case Stockman that belonged to my Dad til I ended up losing it. I have a fillet knife in my tackle box that was hand made and very similar to those you posted. Mine was also made from a sawblade and had stabilized birch grips. A friend up on the Spokane Indian Reservation who passed away over 20 years ago made the knife.

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 on: July 11, 2019, 07:29:00 PM 
Started by Freehold Marshal - Last post by Alan R McDaniel Jr
For just general use I've been carrying this Kabar stockman.

I'll carry a pocket knife for a year or so, then retire it, then get another one.  I got this one at a garage sale a number of years ago.  Some things never go out of style.



Alan

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 on: July 11, 2019, 07:13:10 PM 
Started by Freehold Marshal - Last post by Alan R McDaniel Jr
It's been used a lot more since the photo.  He makes them out of old round saw mill blades.  He leaves the pitted surface, which I really do like.  The handle on this one is made from a limb of Mountain Laurel that broke off in Hurricane Harvey.  He stabilizes the wood before making the scales. 100% waterproof. 

A while back he made a neck knife which I gave to my wife.  It has Blue Jean scales with an inlaid Crucifix and a Crucifix on the sheath.  Last Christmas I had him make filet knives for my sons and I  and one for a good friend.  They all have Mountain Laurel scales and the picture knife was made at the same time. 



Recently he made a hunting/skinning knife with the handle from an Ebony branch that I cut 40 years ago.  I haven't blooded that one yet, but I have plans.




Alan

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 on: July 10, 2019, 03:30:36 PM 
Started by jim_s - Last post by jim_s
Good to hear about your house and shop!

Jim

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 on: July 10, 2019, 05:55:28 AM 
Started by jim_s - Last post by Freehold Marshal
Mine is built, still needs drywall texture and paint and still needs the plumbing hooked up out there, then I'll be able to start building work benches, welding tables and setting up my forge and anvil.

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 on: July 10, 2019, 04:07:12 AM 
Started by jim_s - Last post by Alan R McDaniel Jr
I know how you're feeling!

I've got a new shop in the works as well (if the plan plays out). But I won't be able to start on it until the end of the month.  I'll be starting at the dirt and going up.  There is power and water already there though AND a septic system for my own private little "Throne Room".

This has been a long time coming. 

Alan

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 on: July 09, 2019, 08:00:34 PM 
Started by jim_s - Last post by Freehold Marshal
Well its been a long and frustrating year but we are hoping that by this time next week we will be moved into the new house and I will be able to start setting up my shop building.

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 on: July 09, 2019, 07:47:17 PM 
Started by Freehold Marshal - Last post by Freehold Marshal
I'm planning to restore a lot of my photo's that were lost to on the site due to photobucket. over the next few weeks.

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