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Matt Shade 10-07-2018 11:25 AM

Thanks Cutter, I'm glad its not for sale ;)

Whitetrash
That is really cool when your work hangs on for that long. I always get a kick out of it when older projects of mine pop up:cool: Be sure to post your work when you get something going.

Ironman
The straight lines are cut in with one of the thin red cutting wheels on a dremel. The rounded shoulders on the A and D are done with a half round rat tail file, and the insides of the S are done with a full round rat tail file. The hole in the A and D are done with a sharp center punch and a good smack with a hammer.

Greywynd, so far so good. I have to get used to it being clipped to my pocket, so I don't bang into things but otherwise I like it. I really like the shape of the knife handle, its much more comfortable than the flat tang on the old one. I haven't had to cut much more than baling twine so far though, which isn't much of a test.

Platypus
Our state laws say it is legal as long as you don't do anything stupid with it. Local laws vary wildly and I gave up on trying to research what I can do in different places. I started off and only carried a fixed blade around the farm or when I was working but I have gradually gotten to just carrying it everywhere I go. So far the only comments I've gotten have been positive. It probably fits in better since I wear boots and a cowboy hat and frequently have a horse following me around:rolleyes: I did leave it at home when I visited New York last spring, but have had no problems at all in OH, PA, or KY.

Thanks again to everybody for looking

cutter 10-07-2018 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Matt Shade (Post 721892)
Thanks Cutter, I'm glad its not for sale ;)

So am I. :)

midmosandblasting 10-07-2018 12:21 PM

Our plant has a no weapon rule ,so each time the barely legal in Missouri knife comes out of the pocket to cut plastic ,I say it is a tool not a weapon .The only reason is I do not know who was last cut by the companies box knives and they have not saw fit to provide each with their own .
The oldest daughter works printing plastic film for edibles. They are provided fillet knifes to use rather than box knives .Seems strange to walk into the plant and see everyone with a 10 inch knife on the belt of everyone .

Matt Shade 10-07-2018 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by midmosandblasting (Post 721896)
Our plant has a no weapon rule ,so each time the barely legal in Missouri knife comes out of the pocket to cut plastic ,I say it is a tool not a weapon .The only reason is I do not know who was last cut by the companies box knives and they have not saw fit to provide each with their own .
The oldest daughter works printing plastic film for edibles. They are provided fillet knifes to use rather than box knives .Seems strange to walk into the plant and see everyone with a 10 inch knife on the belt of everyone .

I don't do very well with "no weapons" policies :D

I never understood the whole box cutter craze either. I suppose its the cheapest way to get a sharp knife but they don't hold an edge all that well and the tip can break off and go flying if you use it wrong. When I worked in landscaping for awhile there were times I'd have to cut open 75 trees in day. That's a lot of burlap and twine, and most of it is dirty. You run out of sharp edge a lot faster on a 1 inch box cutter than a 4 inch folder.

allessence 10-07-2018 02:00 PM

Great work Matt, tons of ideas for me to copy.. I love that you put your mark on the handle..

You mind if I copy it..

Matt Shade 10-07-2018 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by allessence (Post 721904)
Great work Matt, tons of ideas for me to copy.. I love that you put your mark on the handle..

You mind if I copy it..

The knife, or my name?:D

Feel free to copy the knife or the sheath idea, there are a lots of similar knives out there and no two hands are alike so I'm sure your handle won't be the same anyhow.

Matt Shade 03-31-2019 01:37 PM

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This one multiplied. I'm pretty happy with how close I got them, since I made them at 3 different times and the only pattern I had was to take the first one off my belt and look it over. All 3 were forged out of leaf spring and all 3 have micarta handles.

milomilo 03-31-2019 01:52 PM

Very nice. It does look like they have different fathers though.;)

Matt Shade 03-31-2019 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by milomilo (Post 733966)
Very nice. It does look like they have different fathers though.;)

If I dug through my stash of handle material far enough I could make it like an episode of maury povich :D

JBFab 03-31-2019 04:25 PM

Beautiful work Matt!

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