Old Billy Blades

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Old Billy Blades

#1 Post by Goatchaser » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:15 pm

Gday all, just thought I would start a thread for just my knives, I have finished the sheaths for the skinners, they came out quite nice, built simple and robust, and the knives stay in well too. I also finished a bowie recently for a mates upcoming birthday next month.
Cheers Sean.

Bubinga handle = 100mm
3mm 1084 blade = 105mm
205mm overall
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Bocote handle = 100mm
3mm 1084 blade = 100mm
200mm overall
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Walnut handle = 105mm
3mm 1084 blade = 100mm
205mm overall
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Burgundy diamondwood handle with black coretuff spacer and 416 stainless pins and bolsters.
Handle = 120mm
5mm 1084 blade = 165mm
285mm overall.
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Thanks for looking. :smile:

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#2 Post by Stickbow Hunter » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:29 pm

They look good mate. :biggrin:

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#3 Post by Gringa Bows » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:40 pm

Very nice Sean :wink:

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#4 Post by Goatchaser » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:08 pm

Cheers guys. :smile:

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#5 Post by bigbob » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:27 pm

you are a talented little devil arn't you :wink: :lol: Very nice!
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#6 Post by mikaluger » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:52 pm

very nice....

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#7 Post by blu-dog » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:03 pm

Handcrafted knives like these have a fantastic visual appeal - beautiful work Sean! I love the simple, functional appearance of the walnut one.
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#8 Post by Goatchaser » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:11 am

Thanks fellas, nah Bob just plenty of practice always had a tool in me hands since I was a little tacker. :wink:

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#9 Post by Nephew » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:26 am

I really like the first one, bloody nice.
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#10 Post by Goatchaser » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:17 am

:biggrin: cheers Nephew. I think the first knife is a very versatile blade shape.

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#11 Post by Zega » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:20 pm

Excellent knifes.On the second knife deep dredging for the first finger confuses.
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#12 Post by Goatchaser » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:10 pm

Thanks Zega, it was put there more for looks than anything, but you can slide your thumb up into it for extra blade control and it feels quite comfortable used like that also.
Cheers Sean.

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#13 Post by Goatchaser » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:36 pm

Gday all, I have some 4" drop points I am working on at the moment, the handle on these are all going to be Aussie timbers, and another 3 skinners to come in Aussie timber too. No sheath as yet but I just had to share it, I really like this one so it will be joining me on out on a few hunts soon to come, :wink:
Thanks for looking, Cheers Sean.

The timber is Birdseye Aussie red gum, a new favourite of mine. :mrgreen:
Blade is 5mm 1084 carbon steel, with tapered full tang.
More photos to come when the sheath is finished.

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#14 Post by Stickbow Hunter » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:09 pm

I really like the blade shape on this latest one Sean.

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#15 Post by Gringa Bows » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:22 pm

I like that one too mate,you big tease :biggrin:

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#16 Post by Goatchaser » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:04 pm

Thanks Rod, :smile: will have another done tomorrow hopefully, in Aussie myall without the filework on the spine, should be a nice one.
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#17 Post by Goatchaser » Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:15 pm

:smile:
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Cheers Sean.

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#18 Post by hazard » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:36 pm

Keep em coming mate I like what I am seeing :biggrin:
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#19 Post by Goatchaser » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:21 am

Sheaths are done,
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Cheers Sean.

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#20 Post by rodlonq » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:15 pm

Good solid and functional knives Sean, I like your style of knife a lot. Well done mate.

Cheers…. Rod

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#21 Post by bigbob » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:37 pm

that birdseye red gum almost looks like lacy she oak.
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#22 Post by Goatchaser » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:35 pm

Thanks Rod. :biggrin:

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#23 Post by Goatchaser » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:50 pm

Gday all, Finished one for a forum member and another for a member of another forum I frequent, as I have left him in suspense long enough, here's a peak.
One is birdseye redgum and the other is sambar antler. Thanks for looking Sean.
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#24 Post by Gringa Bows » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:03 pm

Very nice again mate...... :biggrin:

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#25 Post by Nephew » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:58 am

Man, that Samba handled one is beautiful! Love to be the lucky bloke getting that! :mrgreen:
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#26 Post by Nephew » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:51 am

Oi ! Where did it go?? :confused:
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#27 Post by Goatchaser » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:53 am

all fixed. :oops: myst have deleted it from photobucket when messing around the other night.

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#28 Post by Stickbow Hunter » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:58 am

Goatchaser wrote:all fixed. myst have deleted it from photobucket when messing around the other night.
Exactly the reason we prefer that photos are uploaded directly to the site. :wink:

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#29 Post by Goatchaser » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:40 pm

I tried that, the only way I could get pics to upload on here was through my photobucket account, facebook etc will accept from my computer though. :wink: also I am no computer guru, not really a tool I keep in my shed. :smile:
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#30 Post by Stickbow Hunter » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:49 pm

Goatchaser wrote: I tried that, the only way I could get pics to upload on here was through my photobucket account, facebook etc will accept from my computer though.
You just have to resize the the photos to say 800 x 600 pixels and under 200kb and they will upload no problems at all. If you have a Windows computer I'm there is a program that comes with it that will allow you to resize them easily enough. :biggrin:

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