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Dana Holman
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A new guy to the forum

Post by Dana Holman » Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:30 pm

Just wanted to say Hi, my name is Dana Holman, older brother to (Okie1). i make knives, not for a living, just for fun, here is two i made for my brother on a trade for two bows

First one is 1095 steel with hand made bolsters out of nicklesilver and pins, handle is madue burl, 9 1/4 inch OAL
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next one is the same, but with bocote handle
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Both have vine, file work on the spine
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I thank Okie for the knife he made me and put the bug in me to start making them, hope you enjoy
Sorry about the pictures, work camera
dana

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Re: A new guy to the forum

Post by TradRag » Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:36 pm

Those are VERY nice Dana! I love Bocote.
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Re: A new guy to the forum

Post by Dana Holman » Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:40 pm

I think that one is yours,
It's good to be a member
thanks dana

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Re: A new guy to the forum

Post by Okie » Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:49 pm

Yep that ones Bryans. You better get some blood on it next week. :D
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Re: A new guy to the forum

Post by oldpaths » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:11 pm

Good look'n knives bro.,I like em both and the sheaths are sharp too!! did you make the sheaths?
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Re: A new guy to the forum

Post by Dana Holman » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:06 am

Oldpaths
Yes i make all my sheaths they are 8-9 oz and hand sewed, my tooling is limited, i only have about 8 tools
Thanks for looking
dana

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Re: A new guy to the forum

Post by oldpaths » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:26 pm

Well I tell ya,I got to get me some tools cause all I been using to make my sheaths is a hand drill and a big needle (LOL) but after seeing how good yours look I sure would like to take my leather work up a notch,could you recommend a few tools that I should get that would help me?
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Re: A new guy to the forum

Post by Dana Holman » Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:53 am

oldpaths
I bought a small set of tools at Tandys leather, it has about 6-7 tools, I think the cost is about 20 dollars, to punch the holes i have a tool that has 4 straight cutters, you can buy them in different sizes.
Jantzs supplys has them for 15 dollars, you can get deer stamps of anything you want, each tool cost about 5-6 dollars. so it can get very costly, as far a punching holes for a straight slot, I've taken a screwdriver and sharppened it to punch.
good luck and show us what you end up with
dana

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Re: A new guy to the forum

Post by PagosaBow » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:47 pm

Hello very good looking knifes
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