tapered tang with gcarta.

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  1. john april

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

    Feb 27, 2006
    here is a new one i drew, i took my bob loveless chute knife template, made the clip point longer and made the underside of the handle more curvy. tried a different grind with a swedge. i hope you like it. 5 3/8" cpm-154 blade. stainless guard soldered and pinned. mazecut gcarta handle scales. thin red g10 liners. wickett & craig leather sheath.
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  2. Wild Bill 1

    Wild Bill 1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 7, 2013
    John This one looks beautiful. WB
     
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  3. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    I agree beautiful with nice overall dimensions. I bet a 7-1/2" or 8" model would be sweet as well.
     
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  4. fq55

    fq55 Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Feb 27, 1999
    Love it.
     
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  5. AVigil

    AVigil Adam Vigil knifemaker working the grind Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    Sexy AF
     
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  6. seanj

    seanj Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2010
    That's a beauty! Great work
     
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  7. R APPLEBY

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

    Mar 11, 2003
    Really like the long clip, kinda old fashiony. Nice work.
     
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  8. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    That's a heck of a finish you got there!
     
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  9. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    oooh, classy use of that gcarta, John!
     
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  10. bwlacey

    bwlacey Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Nov 12, 2013
    Very nice, John!
     
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  11. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    That is one fine looking knife, John! Mike
     
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  12. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Well done
     
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  13. john april

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

    Feb 27, 2006
    thank you gentlemen ! that gcarta is really dense stuff, it seemed actually harder to file and sand than real micarta. i was impressed.
     
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  14. i4Marc

    i4Marc

    Oct 19, 2011
    Fine work. I like that gcarta. Never really liked loveless bolts though. I understand that they are a traditional look but they don't do justice to the fit and finish of your work.
     
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  15. Carl Colson

    Carl Colson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 4, 2016
    Great job John..tight an clean:thumbsup:
     
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  16. Templehound

    Templehound

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    Apr 22, 2019
    Super clean executed as always.Its always a joy looking at Your work!:thumbsup:

    i4Marc said:
    "Never really liked loveless bolts though.
    I understand that they are a traditional look but they don't do justice to the fit and finish of your work."
    I agree 100%!...and once the head is ground off the tube there is no mechanical advance anymore.
     
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  17. Josh Rider

    Josh Rider Stuff maker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 2, 2014
    Stunning as always John. Your work is consistently something to aspire to.
     
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  18. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    That's a looker John!
     
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  19. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    A Real Beauty !....Very Nice Work !!
     
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  20. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment

    Jan 12, 2005
    Love the sweep of that blade, buddy.
     
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