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Forum: Blades
07-22-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,506
Posted By DC KNIVES

Nice to see someone doing some research.I would...

Nice to see someone doing some research.I would also suggest talking with some actual guides who field dress for a living and see what they carry.You also did not say whether you were looking to...
Forum: Blades
05-16-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,767
Posted By DC KNIVES

Some new knives

While not hunting knives, I just finished these three for a gun and knife collector.He picked out the designs and the materials.Dave

This one features a 7.5" Damascus blade,blackened brass guard...
Forum: Blades
03-23-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By DC KNIVES

Thanks, I do not have a price list because I make...

Thanks, I do not have a price list because I make one off customs and each project is priced as to materials,and labor.I will make similar knives but I like folks to have a one of a kind.Dave
Forum: Blades
03-12-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By DC KNIVES

Nice little users, good design.A suggestion...

Nice little users, good design.A suggestion though,if you plan on making customs ,quit using 'Dymondwood" for your handles.While it is good quality stuff, it long ago became associated with cheap...
Forum: Blades
03-07-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,481
Posted By DC KNIVES

Thanks and good for you.I started out about...

Thanks and good for you.I started out about twenty years ago doing purchased blades and did that for about a year before starting my own blades.It's a great hobby or a living.I don't know if you saw...
Forum: Blades
03-04-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,481
Posted By DC KNIVES

Yep, heat treating is a science of its own, and...

Yep, heat treating is a science of its own, and virtually every steel has different temps and parameters.Although not just a How-to site but a knife Forum that will cover all of your questions.Come...
Forum: Blades
03-04-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,481
Posted By DC KNIVES

If your blade is hardened a sawzall or bandsaw...

If your blade is hardened a sawzall or bandsaw won't touch it, the steel would have to be annealed (basically heating to critical and slow cooling)first.In the hardened state, the best way I have...
Forum: Blades
03-04-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 737
Posted By DC KNIVES

Good question.Ideally sheathmakers should be...

Good question.Ideally sheathmakers should be using veg-tanned leather.Your friend was right in that some cheaper sheaths are found to use Chrome tanned leather which is not good as a liner for...
Forum: Blades
03-03-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,481
Posted By DC KNIVES

A word of caution and or advice about using...

A word of caution and or advice about using unkown steels.With the exception of alot of old sawmill blades, most circular saw saw type blades are mild steel and will not harden enough to make a good...
Forum: Blades
09-09-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,439
Posted By DC KNIVES

I like to rotate my carry knives occasionly, but...

I like to rotate my carry knives occasionly, but this is the one I carry now.Dave:biggrin:

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e359/DCK954/KNIVES/ivory3.jpg
Forum: Blades
07-08-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By DC KNIVES

Lol, yep Rambo.First you need to study some...

Lol, yep Rambo.First you need to study some metallurgy about the different alloys.I didn't say S30V wasn't a good steel, just that I don't prefer it over carbon steels.S30V is hardly the "Best" knife...
Forum: Blades
07-08-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,388
Posted By DC KNIVES

I just re-handled a Silver Stag for one of my...

I just re-handled a Silver Stag for one of my good customers.I'm not sure why you consider them semi-custom.
My thoughts upon recieving it, was that they were cheaply made,very poor fit and...
Forum: Blades
07-08-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,278
Posted By DC KNIVES

My experience in using a scapel was doing...

My experience in using a scapel was doing leatherwork and it's tough on blades.Dave


4evrhtn-pm sent
Forum: Blades
07-06-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,278
Posted By DC KNIVES

Scalpels are too small,thin and don't hold an...

Scalpels are too small,thin and don't hold an edge very well.Dave
Forum: Blades
07-06-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By DC KNIVES

First,I didn't start this thread to get...

First,I didn't start this thread to get customers.My intent was to see what you folks like in a knife and how it's used.
That said, after 50 years of using knives and 20 of making them, I know what...
Forum: Blades
06-23-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By DC KNIVES

Azle, good way to get a small taste of...

Azle, good way to get a small taste of knifemaking without investing too much time or money.Sounds like you maybe hooked on it, so be prepared for alot of work and long days, because when you are...
Forum: Blades
06-21-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By DC KNIVES

What's your favorite features

Glad to see a new knife forum here.I thought a good discussion would be what you like in a hunting knife.Is it actually used as a hunting knife and used to dispatch the animal, or do you use it for...
Forum: Hunting Gear
10-28-2009, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By DC KNIVES

rab1961, PM sent.Dave:party0005:

rab1961, PM sent.Dave:party0005:
Forum: Hunting Gear
10-27-2009, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By DC KNIVES

daddywpb,PM sent.Dave

daddywpb,PM sent.Dave
Forum: Hunting Gear
10-19-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By DC KNIVES

New Hog Knife

Just finished this one for a hog hunter.
Specs are 9.5" x .187"x 14" oal O-1 blade,Cocobolo handle,sheath is inlaid in Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake and has provisions for leg ties.Dave:)

...
10-19-2009, 05:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,065
Posted By DC KNIVES

Now those would make for some nice knife handles...

Now those would make for some nice knife handles and great dinners.Dave :)
10-19-2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,867
Posted By DC KNIVES

Very nice hog.I agree,should make a great...

Very nice hog.I agree,should make a great mount.Dave:)
10-19-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,097
Posted By DC KNIVES

Yes, it was a good show.Definately shows the...

Yes, it was a good show.Definately shows the increase in population and range.I suspect we will see open season on hogs in the future.Dave
10-06-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,868
Posted By DC KNIVES

Nice hog and those tusks are impressive.Dave

Nice hog and those tusks are impressive.Dave
09-24-2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By DC KNIVES

First,I am not a pistol hunter but one of my...

First,I am not a pistol hunter but one of my regular customers is and his favorite is the Wildey.I just did a gunbelt for him.He has 3 of them, 5", 10", and a 14" barrels.They go all the way to 18"...
Forum: Guns
09-03-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,279
Posted By DC KNIVES

Thanks everyone.Mike, yes on the slings and you...

Thanks everyone.Mike, yes on the slings and you have a PM.Dave :party0005:
Forum: Guns
09-01-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,279
Posted By DC KNIVES

Full Custom Wildey Gun Rig

Just recently finished this rig for a local customer and friend.It was done to his specs and will see action this fall on a mounted hunt out West.Dave

The Gun-Wildey 45 winmag...
08-31-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By DC KNIVES

As a custom knifemaker who travels to shows, one...

As a custom knifemaker who travels to shows, one of the ways many makers are doing it, is by shipping the knives to the hotel your staying at.A pain for sure but better than trusting the TSA and the...
Forum: Guns
08-30-2009, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By DC KNIVES

Those are great guns, and it's on my wish list...

Those are great guns, and it's on my wish list after handling one of my customers guns.He has the stainless version with the birdshead grip.I am doing a rig for him later this year.That's a great...
08-28-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,652
Posted By DC KNIVES

Hello neighbor,that's a great tusker you got...

Hello neighbor,that's a great tusker you got there,really nice trophy.That's also a good looking furkid.Dave:wave:
Forum: Guns
08-27-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,163
Posted By DC KNIVES

Thank you for the compliment and no I am DC...

Thank you for the compliment and no I am DC KNIVES there too, but I did use Hipshot's tutorial to do my rifle.Dave:biggrin:
Forum: Guns
08-27-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,163
Posted By DC KNIVES

I agree with the others, save that stock, mine...

I agree with the others, save that stock, mine was very straight grained and dinged up as well.I think a nice walnut stain would look good.Dave
Forum: Guns
08-27-2009, 03:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,163
Posted By DC KNIVES

Cool project, I just did mine last January.My...

Cool project, I just did mine last January.My original stock had some dings , so I stripped mine.I then squared up the front, reshaped the tail stock and added a poplar handgrip.I filled all the...
08-23-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,652
Posted By DC KNIVES

Thanks for your reply and good specific...

Thanks for your reply and good specific preferences.I doubt I will be making but a few if any more as I make one off customs for the most part.Alot of it is just curiousity.I like to ask knife users...
08-22-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,652
Posted By DC KNIVES

Great looking hog.Curious as to what features you...

Great looking hog.Curious as to what features you like in a hog knife and sheath.Dave:)



By the way cute baby in your avatar, lucky guy
08-22-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,652
Posted By DC KNIVES

Hunting with dogs and a knife

Just curious how many here are using a knife.My nephew is a trapper in Citrus County and has been doing this for many years ,after trying both gun and bows.Dave:)
08-22-2009, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,010
Posted By DC KNIVES

Those look very nice.Dave:happy0001:

Those look very nice.Dave:happy0001:
Forum: Taxidermy
08-18-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By DC KNIVES

Thanks for the info, I will do...

Thanks for the info, I will do that.Dave:party0005:
Forum: Guns
08-18-2009, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By DC KNIVES

On the issue of leather getting wet and staying...

On the issue of leather getting wet and staying wet, I need to throw my $.02 in.As a custom holster maker I have found over the years that if the holster is properly dyed and sealed on the inside,...
08-17-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 102,229
Posted By DC KNIVES

I'm new here so just getting to check everything...

I'm new here so just getting to check everything out.These are pics of my nephew, who traps hogs for Citrus County and hunts there as well.He started with guns then bows and now mostly uses a knife...
Forum: Taxidermy
08-17-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By DC KNIVES

Tanning snakeskins

I use exotic hides on almost all of my sheaths and holsters.I recieved some rattlesnake hides a few years ago fresh from a hunter.We called a local Taxidermist and he told me to use 1/3 Acetone,1/3...
08-17-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,830
Posted By DC KNIVES

My nephew traps hogs for Citrus County in West...

My nephew traps hogs for Citrus County in West Fl. and he says they are over run there too.Dave
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