Hunter w/ STUNNING buckeye burl

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  1. J. Doyle

    J. Doyle Bladesmith/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 17, 2008
    I just finished this hunter up today. Forged from W2 steel. 4" blade, 8 1/2" overall. G-10 guard and spacers. Raised, rounded and coined bronze accent. Stabilized buckeye burl handle.

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  2. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    I love the closeup shot of the guard, flawless!
     
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  3. TK Steingass

    TK Steingass Knifemaker - Buckeye Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 16, 2010
    Splendid as usual John. Better pump them out now - trout season pretty soon. :D
     
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  4. R APPLEBY

    R APPLEBY KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 11, 2003
    Sweet:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  5. J. Doyle

    J. Doyle Bladesmith/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 17, 2008
    Thanks TK. I appreciate it.

    True story on the fishing. I've only been out once since august! :eek:.......I've got some serious making up for lost time to do. ;)
     
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  6. The Shatz

    The Shatz Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2017
    Beautiful!! Love the blade shape
     
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  7. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    thats a great combo of wood & steel. the handle color and spacer play off each other nicely. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. PaulDiStefano

    PaulDiStefano

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    Nov 14, 2016
    Always been a fan of dyed wood. I hope it gets used more and more like this. Not just only on kitchen knives
     
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  9. J. Doyle

    J. Doyle Bladesmith/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 17, 2008
    Except this isn't dyed. Its natural buckeye burl.
     
  10. Josh Rider

    Josh Rider Stuff maker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 2, 2014
    That’s the coolest piece of wood I’ve ever seen. Hopefully you had a chance to buy up every piece they had!
     
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  11. i4Marc

    i4Marc

    Oct 19, 2011
    Another fine example of taste and elegance done at a high level.
     
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  12. Mongo

    Mongo

    Nov 5, 2001
    This Buckeye burl has to be one of the most stunning pieces of that wood I've ever seen! Keep your eyes out for some red spalted Buckeye burl.... beautiful stuff.
     
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  13. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    You weren't kidding about the wood. Gorgeous knife.
     
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  14. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Another stellar job my friend... :)
     
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  15. PaulDiStefano

    PaulDiStefano

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    Nov 14, 2016
    Damn. I never would have guessed. Kinda funny I read the description of the knife but I guess I didn’t pay attention to the type of wood because it looks so much just like a dyed box elder Burl I just assumed it was. It’s beautiful
     
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  16. J. Doyle

    J. Doyle Bladesmith/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 17, 2008
    Thanks man! I appreciate the comments.
     
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  17. J. Doyle

    J. Doyle Bladesmith/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 17, 2008
    Thank you Dudley. I appreciate it.
     
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  18. J. Doyle

    J. Doyle Bladesmith/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 17, 2008
    Thanks Roger. I had 3 blocks of this stuff....I've had it for near 10 years. I used one piece several years back. This one was recent and I have one block left for something. Thanks for the post.
     
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  19. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    amazing. Totally thought it was dyed
    I think that bronze is going to continue looking very nice, even once it darkens a bit and takes on some patina
    can't help but imagine this knife with a lustrous, rust blued blade...
     
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