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  1. BrandantR

    Another Folder

    Here's a nice little gentleman's knife that I finished up last week. I call this design my Bobcat. It sports a Mike Norris Damascus blade, zirconium bolsters, and lightning strike carbon fiber scales. I love how this one turned out. It made me sad to put it in a box and send it off to a new...
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    My Newest Liner Lock

    It's been a while since I've posted any new knives here on the forum. Here's one I finished up last week. I call the design the Pride, like a pride of lions, but I'm also pretty proud of it too. Mike Norris Damascus blade, zirconium bolsters and clip, and buckeye burl scales. All of the...
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    A Couple New Folder

    It's been a while since I've posted anything here on the forum, so I thought that I would share what I've been up to lately. Since my photography-fu is not strong, I opted to post a couple of short videos of two knives that I finished up just after the start of the new year. The first...
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    Looking for Koa

    Greetings, fellow knife Dogs. I have a client who has requested koa wood scales for the folding knife that I'm making for him. I'm having a little trouble sourcing some decent wood. I think I saw someone one the forum fairly recently who had some nice koa for sale, but I can't remember who...
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    Two New Folders

    It's been a while since I've posted any of my work, so I decided to share a couple of folders that I recently finished. My photography skills are horribly lacking, but I did take a couple videos. Let me know what you think.
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    Two New Liner Locks

    I've had these two liner locks on my bench for far too long, but I was able to get them finished up last weekend. Since my photography skills are still absolutely terrible, I've linked a couple videos of the knives which show them off much better than a photo anyways. The first one is my...
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    Zirconium and Blue Shred CF

    It's been a while since I've been able to finish a knife. With all of the spring chores and renovation projects going on at my place, shop time has been pretty hard to come by. Anyway, here is the latest knife to come out of my shop. I call the design the Raven. Here are the specs: Blade...
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    MikeL's KITH Knife

    I received MikeL's KITH knife a couple of weeks ago, but I've been so busy that I haven't had a chance to thank him publicly or to tout the beautiful details of his knife. Trust me when I say that this is a great little knife. It's a tiny little thing, but with the pocket sheath it fits...
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    Damascus and Carbon Fiber

    Here is the second Pride design knife that I finished up this last weekend. Knife Design: Pride Open Length: 7-1/8" Blade Length: 3" Blade: Mike Norris Ladder Pattern Damascus Bolsters: Anodized zirconium Liners: Anodized 6AL4V Titanium Spacer: Anodized zirconium Scales: Lightning Strike...
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    Damasteel and Pearl Folder

    Here's one of two Pride design knives that I finished up over the weekend. Knife Design: Pride Open Length: 7-1/4" Blade Length: 3" Blade: Damasteel Dense Twist Bolsters: 416 stainless steel Liners: Anodized 6AL4V Titanium Spacer: 416 stainless steel Scales: Mother of pearl Embellishments...
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    Finished up a Hawksbill

    Here's a knife that I just finished up over the weekend. I started this knife back in December of last year and finally got around to finishing it. The design originated from a custom order and I made two blades at the time, just in case things went south. The first blade worked out just fine...
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    Shop Built Suface Grinder Attachment

    I spent the last several weeks building this surface grinder attachment for my 2x72 grinder. I take no credit for the design; I simply looked at what others had done and took those features that I liked. I gave it a test run on one of my folder blades and it kept tolerances of 1/2 a thousand...
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    BrandantR's KITH WIP

    Greetings, my fellow Knife In The Hat participants! I'm excited to be taking part in this years KITH knife exchange. I had the pleasure of taking part in the last one held a couple of years ago and had a great time and made some friends along the way. I'm sure that this years exchange will be...
  14. BrandantR

    Desert Ironwood and O1

    This was a slight departure from the normal folders that I love making, but it was quite an enjoyable change of pace. The specs are: 5 inch O1 blade with twisted ribbon filework, dovetailed 416 bolsters, desert ironwood scales, stainless lanyard tube, and stainless mosaic pins. Let me know...
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    Damasteel with Timascus

    I just finished this custom order up over the weekend. It's similar to the last knife that I made for this client, but this one received a Damasteel blade with 18 carat gold studs and a lanyard hole. Honestly, I'm not crazy about the Damasteel and Timascus combination. It's too busy to my...
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    CPM154 with Timascus

    This is one that I just finished up for a custom order. I've always kind of shied away from Timascus. One, because it's really expensive and two, because I had always thought it was a little over the top. But, after having worked with it, I actually really like it. I'll be using it again...
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    Damasteel Bolsters

    Alright everyone, I'm looking for some advise from the more experienced makers here for some Damasteel bolsters that I'm putting on one of my folders. I've used Damasteel before for both blades and bolsters, but I can't ever seem to get a good contrast after etching. The best I can do is a...
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    Zirconium with LSCF

    Just finished this one up today. I'm really happy with this one. It combines beauty with elegance with a modern flair. CPM154 blade, heat-colored zirconium bolsters, lightning strike carbon fiber scales and spacer, and bronze color anodized titanium liners. It's definitely my favorite knife...
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    Hawksbill with Red Shred Carbon

    This on is quite a bit different than what I usually make, but I kind of like it. CPM 154 blade just under 3 inches, copper bolsters with a forced patina, red shred marble carbon fiber scales, and titanium spacer and liners. That hawksbill blade with the recurve was definitely a challenge to...
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    Drop Point Liner Lock With Mammoth

    I finished up this little knife awhile back. It's the exact same design that I personally carry everyday. It's the perfect size to keep in the coin pocket of a pair of jeans and stylish enough to go to church with you on Sunday. The short, drop-point blade is great for all the everyday tasks...
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