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Author Topic: Simon Says: " Do This"  (Read 883 times)

Offline PetahW

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Simon Says: " Do This"
« on: March 17, 2022, 11:58:25 AM »
When I was proof-reading a few issues of Guns of the Old West, I ran across a copy of Doc Holliday's knife, and decided to make one as close to the pattern as I could.




So I bought a close copy of the pattern & some scale blanks





I got going on the scales......








And after applying some elbow grease, ended up with this:




IDK whether to use it as a patch knife, or a boot knife (or maybe both)....... whatcha think ?

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Re: Simon Says: " Do This"
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2022, 06:06:33 PM »
Very nice. It says boot knife to me.
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Re: Simon Says: " Do This"
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2022, 06:12:59 PM »
 :hairy whats the overall length?
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Re: Simon Says: " Do This"
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2022, 07:25:44 PM »
I do love a coffin handle knife.  Then when you put that handle on one of those double edge blades - WOW!
I likes it.
That says boot knife to me.  I always prefer a knife with a flat blade for patch cutting.
Be proud of that one and enjoy the heck out of carrying it.
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Re: Simon Says: " Do This"
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2022, 08:53:24 PM »
:hairy what's the overall length?



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Re: Simon Says: " Do This"
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2022, 10:22:38 AM »
Very nice,  I'm currently in Reno at the Pro bowhunters society  convention.
 That knife would do well in the knife making competition they have here.
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Re: Simon Says: " Do This"
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2022, 01:41:33 PM »
:hairy what's the overall length?



(sorry for the crappy pic)

Yep boot knife! thanks for posting this, always good to have some knife porn here!
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Re: Simon Says: " Do This"
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2022, 01:56:09 PM »
You know, this topic has reminded me that buried somewhere in my boxes of junk, I believe I have a blade similar to that.  Maybe I will dig around out in the garage and see if I can find it.
Geez, just what I need right now, another project.
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Re: Simon Says: " Do This"
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2022, 02:14:31 PM »
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Welcome to the club.......   :bigsmile:
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Re: Simon Says: " Do This"
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2022, 11:14:17 AM »
AHA !!!  I found that little blade, just where I thought it might be.
Now, I gotta figure out where I hid the pieces of scale material.

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Re: Simon Says: " Do This"
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2022, 11:23:03 AM »
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 :Doh!
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Re: Simon Says: " Do This"
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2022, 11:27:10 AM »
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That'll make a nice Skean-Duh - What are you planning for scales ?

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Re: Simon Says: " Do This"
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2022, 04:29:43 PM »
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That'll make a nice Skean-Duh - What are you planning for scales ?

I have a couple of nice pieces of curly maple that should work just fine.  If I ever find them.  Then I will need to get down to the hardware store and pick up some brass rod and figure out where my epoxy is.  Will this never end?  It might just be as easy to think about throwing it all out or trading the pieces for a finished knife.
Then the next question is, "Do I really need another knife?"
Well, it should gather dust as well as any of my other ones.  That's for sure.
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Re: Simon Says: " Do This"
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2022, 04:32:43 PM »
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That'll make a nice Skean-Duh - What are you planning for scales ?

I have a couple of nice pieces of curly maple that should work just fine.  If I ever find them.  Then I will need to get down to the hardware store and pick up some brass rod and figure out where my epoxy is.  Will this never end?  It might just be as easy to think about throwing it all out or trading the pieces for a finished knife.
Then the next question is, "Do I really need another knife?"
Well, it should gather dust as well as any of my other ones.  That's for sure.
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John, you really don't need that , just wrap it up and send it to me, I'll give it a good home!
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Re: Simon Says: " Do This"
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2022, 06:40:42 PM »

  It might just be as easy to think about throwing it all out or trading the pieces for a finished knife.

Then the next question is, "Do I really need another knife?"


Don't blaspheme  ;)

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