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    A few new knives - available to purchase

    So I keep tinkering around making knives, maybe its an obsession, maybe its just an excuse to hang out in my man cave and escape reality, whatever I have some available, well one is available now, or at leat will be this afternoon once it receives its final sharpen, it was sharp but as I was putting the sheath together I nicked the edge with a drill bit, as you can see in the photos, so this morning I polished the nick out and now need to resharpen it before it goes out, the others are a bit different...

    These other knives are a variation of my neck knives, a mark 2 if you like, you see the idea behind the neck knives came from a request from a well known hunter down in Ross, I made him one and sold the remaining stock, then Josh James posted a video oh himself using the neck knife, and I started getting orders for a kiwi bushman neck knife, so I made a dozen, filled the orders and I have a few left, these blades are finished in that they have been cut, shaped, drilled and rough polished, but I have not handles them yet and thats because I have a choice for you in handle materials:
    G10, 1 mm thick in either orange or green (or one each side) - this makes the knife very slim
    Micarta, 3 mm thick, in what they call natural, which is a red colour - makes the handle ticker but with better grip
    Curly maple, 2-4 mm thick, very pale gold, almost white colour, hard wood - good grip but will stain with use
    and then I make a kydex sheath, I have black or orange, once finished I sharpen them and do an internal paracord wrap for extra grip and put a length of cord for a necklace on them.
    These I am selling for $75 including shipping in NZ, and you get to customise the handle and sheath, they are all roughly 125mm long with a 50 mm drop pint blade and are made from 3 mm thick O1 tool steel that has been professionally heat treated to 58 on the rockwell scale.
    Oh, and I probably won't be bale to get them finished until late May.

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    This other one is one of my GBK recurves, I actually made it for myself to replace another I sold, but I now need a new sharpening system thats coming from Russia (I know, just about as far away as it could be), its the biggest one I have made yet with a full 6 inch blade (150 mm) and a 115 mm handle. Its made from 4mm thick O1 tool steel that has been professionally heat treated and double tempered to rockwell 59 C.

    The ergonomic wood handle material is very special - its lignum vitae, the hardest and rarest wood on the planet, it grows in the Caribbean, it has a hardness on the janka scale of hardness of 4500 lbf, the highest the scale goes to, by comparison pine is around 700lbf.
    Shaft bearing on submarines used to made from it, the old British truncheon was made from it, and so to was Merlins wand, according to legend.

    What I can tell you is that it is a pig to work, its damn hard, sinks in water, is naturally oily, but takes an amazing finish and has a very distinctive, but not unpleasant, aroma, oh and its colour changes slightly over time as its oils slowly comes to the surface, because its so oily it will prevent staining from use, it also feels fantastic in the hand. Its also damn hard to get and is insanely expensive when you can get it!

    I coupled this with green G10 liners, stainless and brass loveless bolts and a stainless lanyard tube.

    I made a hybrid green kydex and leather sheath and have included a diamond rod sharpener in its own holder attached to the sheath, the sheath has a tension adjuster on it, but its extremely tight already and you may not need to play with it, the belt loop is set up on the right hand side but with my hybrid sheaths you can unscrew it and reattach it for left hand carry.

    The total weight is not light, at 566 grams in the sheath with diamond rod its a serious package, but its strong enough to be able to handle battoning, light chopping, skinning, butchering, food prep, carving...well you get the picture. In short this is the best knife I have made so far. The photos I took before I have repolished the blade and before I give it its final sharpen.
    Price on this is going to be $225, that will include shipping in NZ with a tracking number.

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    Shelley

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    @Shelley can you make the handles out of glow in the dark material? Help to find it in the bush if lost or on the boat at night etc cheers terry

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    Nice work there mate. Where do you source your kydex from?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blisters View Post
    @Shelley can you make the handles out of glow in the dark material? Help to find it in the bush if lost or on the boat at night etc cheers terry
    you can purchase glow in the dark powder cheaply off trademe......mix it into clear nail polish and slap a bit on what ever you want to ....well glow in the dark....torches/lightswitches..blahdeblah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasec View Post
    Nice work there mate. Where do you source your kydex from?

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    I got the dies to form the eyelets from the states but the kydex comes from Aussie, although I suspect they bring it in from the states as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blisters View Post
    @Shelley can you make the handles out of glow in the dark material? Help to find it in the bush if lost or on the boat at night etc cheers terry
    Hmm not sure where to get the stuff from, also not sure how it would react to being bonded to epoxy, what the strength is, what the shaping would be like and what the durability is, might work for liners nut not sure if it would be any good for the actual handle.

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    Here is my GEC T1W with its glow in the dark scales


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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbarrels View Post
    Here is my GEC T1W with its glow in the dark scales


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelley View Post
    I got the dies to form the eyelets from the states but the kydex comes from Aussie, although I suspect they bring it in from the states as well!
    Thanks mate. Looking for a bit to make up a cheek riser for my rifle.

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    How much do you need?

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    i guess with the glow in the dark does it need to be charged with some form of light to work, i recall having stuff glow real bright just as dark set in and then fade as the night went on. If this is the case it could be an issue to keep it charged??

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTMAD View Post
    i guess with the glow in the dark does it need to be charged with some form of light to work, i recall having stuff glow real bright just as dark set in and then fade as the night went on. If this is the case it could be an issue to keep it charged??

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    Most of it does, i.e if you leave it in the draw for ages it wont glow when you pull it out, needs light to 'recharge' so to speak.
    Rule 4. Identify your target beyond all doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Most of it does, i.e if you leave it in the draw for ages it wont glow when you pull it out, needs light to 'recharge' so to speak.
    So it begs the question around the practical application of a glow in the dark knife unless worn with handle exposed??

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTMAD View Post
    So it begs the question around the practical application of a glow in the dark knife unless worn with handle exposed??

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    Yeah guess so, or you could give it a charge up with the torch just before using it at night?
    Rule 4. Identify your target beyond all doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTMAD View Post
    So it begs the question around the practical application of a glow in the dark knife unless worn with handle exposed??

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    I'd assume it's most likely practical for after been used not to leave it on site?

    So you'd have the head torch on doing the business gutting an animal etc at which point its charging whilst being used, you put it down on the ground while packing, think you're finish but wait there's this weird bright green thing glowing at me.
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