Camp Knife Complete

Well, the road to this final piece was long, with more than a few bumps along the way, but it was definitely worth the journey. Here are a few pics of the last few steps in the build a a few more pics of the finished knife. Here is the knife with the scales and pins epoxied in place. Man, that's a lot of clamps! Here is the handle after initial shaping. The beauty of the iron wood is already starting to show. This is a view of the spine to show the contours of the handle. And a bottom view to further show off the contours. Here's the finished handle with the wood polished up and the steel hand rubbed to a 2000 grit finish. My maker's mark is about to be electro-etched into the blade. The

Work Continues on the Camp Knife

I went out of town over the holiday weekend, but I did manage to sneak out to my shop for a couple of hours before I left. I did make some good progress on the knife in the short amount of time I had available. Here's what I was able to get done. Last week I got the hollow-ground bevels done on the knife, so this week I took the time to do a nice 600 grit hand-rubbed finish. It turned out really nice. I also got the filework all polished up and looking good, but I didn't get a photo of that. The next major step in the build is to attach the bolsters. In the above pic the bolsters have been pinned together temporarily so that I can finish the front faces. The fronts have been hand-rubbe