My African Knives

Discussion in 'Hunting Equipment, Gear & Optics' started by Von Gruff, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. ufg8r93

    ufg8r93 BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Veteran

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    Received my group buy knife last Friday. Very nice. Excited to try her out. Lovely craftsmanship on the knife and the sheath. This is the sharpest blade I've ever owned!
     
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  2. Von Gruff

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    Have them all shaped off the belt grinder so it is all down to hand finishing now.

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  3. Von Gruff

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    Have all bar one of the knives with the handles finish shaped and in the rack with the first coat of finish oil applied, except for the small chef and the micarta mini skinner which dont get an oil finish and the one that needed more attention IMG_20191114_170815.jpg

    This Safari Knife unfortunately had to have the handles replaced as shaping had revealed pith at the front of the giraffe bone so a bit of heat works it way through the handle to the epoxy so the pins can be drifted out and the scales carefully removed.
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  4. Von Gruff

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    So have this lot of sheaths all done so juts the edge to do now and they can be shipped off.
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    Among them are this group of 5 skinners.
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    A giraffe bone handled 5 1/2 in 12C27 chef
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    A mini skinner in 12C27 with black paper micarta bolster, blaze G10 spacer and liner with OD canvas micarta handle and lanyard tube.
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    A 1095 J T Ranger with buff horn and exhibition walnut
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    Two damascus light hunters. Top one has exhibition swamp kauri over buff horn while the lower one has eucalyptus root over buff horn.
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    This pair of 1095 PH EDC,s has spalted eucalyptus over buff horn
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    And last is this pair of 1095 PH EDC's has ebony over brass
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  5. Wade J VanGinkel

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    Beautiful knives, all of them
    I'm guessing that swamp kauri light hunter is mine?
     

  6. Von Gruff

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    Sure is Wade.
     

  7. Wade J VanGinkel

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    Outstanding!
    Anxiously awaiting its arrival
     

  8. Shootist43

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    Von Gruff, the very first knife I purchased from you field dressed two bucks on Saturday. As expected, no touching up of the edge will be required prior to its' work out.
     

  9. Von Gruff

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    Pleased to hear the family hunt has been successful Art.
     

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    Beautiful knives! Cant wait to get mine and see the look on my buddy’s face when I give it to him.
     
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  11. Mark Biggerstaff

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    Got the damascus yesterday! It is just beautiful!! Work of art. Cant wait to give it to friend for Christmas and see look on his face. Thanks Von Gruff
     

  12. Wade J VanGinkel

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    Hopefully mine is near. Current blizzard may slow things down. Tracking link not working so I don't know where mine is at
     

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    Mark, You shouldn’t have! But I really appreciate the gesture my friend! Lol
     

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    No one believes you until you show us a picture! :)
     
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    This is true. Pictures or it didn't happen:)
     

  16. Mark Biggerstaff

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  17. Von Gruff

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    Tracking shows it has been released for delivery Wade but that is from the San Fransisco air arrival center so it should be close now.
     
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  18. Von Gruff

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    It was a pleasure to work with you on this one Mark.
     

  19. Wade J VanGinkel

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    Thank you sir,
    From my end it just shows info unavailable since the beginning. Snowing pretty good here so that usually slows things down.
     

  20. Von Gruff

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    Always a concern when weather plays with road conditions so hope for clearing days to come.
     

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