Kit Knives

My Prelude to Custom Knifemaking

(Not representative of my current quality of work)

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Kit 01: DDR-II

Specifications:
Designer: Darrell Ralph
Style: Liner Lock Folder
Blade Material: AUS-8 stainless steel
Handle Material: Cocobolo Wood
This is served a purpose as my daily carry knife due to it's relatively small size. Unfortunately, I do not like the edge holding ability of the AUS-8 treated stainless steel.
I removed the scales and used corian at a later date. See below.

Kit 02: DDR3-BL

Specifications:
Designer: Darrell Ralph
Style: Button Lock Auto Folder
Blade Material: Hand polished AUS-8 stainless steel
Handle Material: Carbon Fiber
Additional Work: Hand Filework on Back Spine

Kit 03: Delta 5 Chute Knife

Specifications:
Designer: Darrell Ralph
Blade Material: Hand polished AUS-8 stainless steel
Handle Material: Corian "Natural Pearl", dovetailed bolsters, spacers, mosaic pins
Lanyard: Braided kangaroo lace
Handle: Custom Shaped

Kit 04: Heart Dagger

Specifications:
Blade Material: 440-C stainless steel
Handle Material: "Corian"

Kit 05: Alaskan Yulu

Specifications:
Blade Material: 440-C stainless steel
Handle Material: "Corian"

Image of yulu knife

Re-Handling of the DDR2, daily carry knife.

Changed Scales from Cocobolo wood to Corian "Black Quartz" with Mosaic Pins, Added Filework on Spine.
Polished the blade & bolsters.

Miscellaneous Kitchen Knives

All are assembled using purchased stainless steel blades.

440C Chef's Knife

10" Overall Length, Dymondwood Scales

Steak Knife #1

Laminated "Diamondwood" Scales

Steak Knife #2

"Corian" Scales

The Knife that Started my Knifemaking Hobby

I always wanted to own a super-performance hunting knife, but could never justify spending hundreds of dollars. That's when I bought this simply styled Tak Fajuta. I had come to the conclusion that I could not afford the "super hunting knife" that I desired.

I finally decided (incorrectly) that building my own knife kit could get me close to the knife that "I" wanted. This fallacy in reasoning took me futher down the road to custom knives and further urged me into grinding my own blades. Well, how hard can that be, right?

After much investment in both money and time, I think that I have now found a truly rewarding and challenging hobby that can keep me enthalled for years to come. . . . We'll see.

 

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My First Sole Authorship Knife, made from bar stock:

A copy of a Junglee "Tak Fukuta" skinner
Hand ground ATS-34 steel, Stainless Guard, Brass & Vulcanized Rubber Spacers,
Desert Ironwood, Mosaic Pin, Stainless Lanyard Hole, Vine Filework on spine

 

 

This page was last modified on Sunday, 09-Dec-2012 23:41:56 CST

 

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