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    You will likethat Muk. Super useful designe and the old hickory knives make a textbook nessmuk. I hav a MUK design from scrapyard knives. Ill get up some pics.
     
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    Knocked out a sheath for this one...thinking about building one of these to work on the grind a little...


     
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    Whipped up a simple version to do this knife... worked pretty well...

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    Restoring pic from post #1. Photobucket sucks...

    Left Cold Steel Canadian Belt Knife, right, my copy.
     
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    As you see above, I have an extra Old Hickory Skinner. They were an add-on item from Amazon for $7 each...so I got a couple.

    I love the knife, hate the handle and lack of guard...so...

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    Tomorrow, solder and handle shaping.

    Got a half hour to kill...here's the video I used to learn the basics of adding a simple guard...


    ...he uses a specialized mill to slot the brass. I used a dremel with a cutting disc and cheap tiny needle files I found at walmart for $4 per six piece set. You can see a couple in the pics.

    The scales for the handle are purpleheart from Amazon... $9 with free shipping.
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    Soldered.

    This was my first mechanical soldering, took four tries to get it right. I think the liquid flux wasn't very good quality...or I wasn't heating it enough.

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    Oh yeah, this is going to look pretty good...

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    Rough shaping...

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    I learn something important about purpleheart...it does not like the any mechanical rough sanding...all rasp and sandpaper.
     

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