Drop point hunter w/ivory and rosewood burl.

SpiritWalker

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Fresh off the workbench. This is a Loveless inspired drop point hunter. The blade is flat ground 1/8" O-1 tool steel. The handle consists of elephant ivory (legally owned by the commissioner of the knife. Complied with Federal/State laws.), rosewood burl, and nickel silver guard/pins/thong tube. Right handed leather sheath double dyed with saddle tan oil dye.








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Jerid
 

Bossbrott

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Damn,,,that's reallllly nice, thanks for sharing.
What a wicked cool hobby!
 

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That is beautiful. Not that I am at your craftsmanship level, but do you see any future issues with only one drift pin per handle material. I would kill myself if that ivory moved out of place. What's the adhesive you use in addition to the drift pins if any?
 

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Thanks quaildeath. Highly unlikely anything will come apart. The pieces were fit so tight that they were pretty secure even without the epoxy. I typically use JB Weld but for this build I used G-Flex 650 epoxy which is less brittle than your typical epoxy and should help keep the ivory from cracking.

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That scarf joint of the different materials actually works to hold the pieces in place. I use the G f 6000 instead of 2 part epoxy on dis-similar materials as the bit of flex makes all the different. Excellent work Sir!

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