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    Default Some damascus and mammoth tooth.

    First one out of the new shop for me.

    Godspeed model
    Chad Nichols Stainless Ladder Pattern Damascus (AEBL/304)
    Tapered Tang and Titanium tubes.
    Carbon Fiber and Woolly Mammoth Tooth scales.

    Mt. Mike Crossdraw sheath.









    Hope you guys like it. The mammoth tooth stunk to high heaven as soon as it hit the grinder
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    That is so awesome. The handle is incredible.


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    That is one awesome knife. will you make more?
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    Beautiful!!!

    Nice Work!
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    i want one!

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    Thanks guys. This one sure was sweet to get out.


    From the sheathmaker:
    Quick word on the sheath -- it's nicely tapered to provide a good friction fit. The body is horsehide, the belt loop is cowhide.

    He did an awesome job (as usual) with it. The fit is perfect.
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    Default Re: Some damascus and mammoth tooth.

    VERY nice! The blending of the handle materials is outstanding.

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    Its knives like this that drew me away from my flashlight obsession and to my new knife obsession.

    Then I figured out that I obsess over each at the same time.


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    Mammoth and CF together in a handle. Never seen anything like that, and it sure does look nice. Incredible.

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    I also want one . Just outstanding craftsmanship, a real work of art.

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    Excellent work, the Mammoth & Carbon really work well together.

    How do/did you fit the scales together?

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    For fitting the scales I start with doing the bolsters first. I get the bolster dovetails ground and perfectly matched, all 4 of them. From there the middle insert will be matched to a measured length of where I would like the bolsters to end. Then the dovetail on the middle insert is ground and matched to the bolsters.

    Once all that is done I check fit and length. Then i prep the dovetails for epoxy. Once all that is done they get put together. After this I drill the scales. This part can be tricky as the tapered tang means each hole drilled must be at a different angle then 0 degrees. Once that is done they get pinned and epoxied in place and then were off and running
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    Thanks for the reply.

    Do you clamp the Bolster/Scales after epoxying?

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    I am sorry - did you say you MADE that, thats amazing, do you do custom work, and the sheath is nice too...
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    Default Re: Some damascus and mammoth tooth.

    Quote Originally Posted by iTorch View Post
    did you say you MADE that
    This IS the forum for custom knife makers after all...

    schiesz

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    Itorch. Yes I'm a custom maker. Website is in ym sig (sorry I dont update it as much as I should. alotof the blades on there are old).

    The sheath is from a custom leather guy here in Woodland Park. He's is an excellent leatherworker.

    As far as clamping the bolsters. I use an anaerobic epoxy. Not really an "epoxy" in technical terms but whatever, its extremely strong. Also it sets in about 5 minutes. Because of this I can get away from the multiple clamp setup. Clamps have issues with actual trying to pull dovetailed bolsters on top of each other. What I do is use weights on top and hand pressure on the sides. This way there is no chance of the bolster riding up on top of one another.

    On the blade though the pins keep it all together as well as the epoxy. Although I would trust the epoxy alone, hell some of our fighter jet parts are held together with epoxy
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    T. Rex,
    I took the time to log in just so I could post that I REALLY like this knife. The use of mammoth tooth (very old) and CF (space age stuff) is very cool. Fitting all that clearly took a lot of time and must have been tedious. Add to that you used my favorite blade shape/configuration (I really appreciate the deep choil using the "back" of the blade) - and this is a definite winner. What's the OAL and blade length? And if you don't mind me asking, how much does this one go for?

    Again, VERY nice work.
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    The mamoth / damascus knife looks very nice and I imagine a great deal of craftsmanship. But for my taste a little flashy for a knife.

    I REALLY like the Santoku kitchen knife on your webpage! Simple clean lines - just looks like a tough but elegant workhorse. Form follows function - harmony in perfection. THAT's a knife I drool over - but most probably way over my budget.

    As a non-native English speaker, I am not quite sure how to express my admiration appropriately for your skill of combining craftsmanship and harmony. So blutly: GREAT WORK.

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    How much for this knife? (You can PM if need be)


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    Todd makes some great knives(I own four) and is a pleasure to work with!

    Regards,
    Flavio

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugOutGear_USA View Post
    Todd makes some great knives(I own four) and is a pleasure to work with!

    Regards,
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    O yes you can add my big +1 to that..

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    I think I need another Rexford knife.

    That handle is ART!

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    Yeah that handle setup was pretty sweet.


    Anyways if any of you guys will be at the PKA show in Denver Aug 15-17 I'll be there. Stop on by and say hi, oh yeah bring some flashlights
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    incredible look.

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    Gorgeous! Very nice work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by T.Rexford View Post

    Hope you guys like it. The mammoth tooth stunk to high heaven as soon as it hit the grinder
    That's a nice looking knife, alright. But the Mammoth tooth is also way nicer than most of the Mammoth molars I've seen. Very nice contrast and is that pink? in there too?

    If it stinks on the grinder, it might be recovered from the North Sea. In any case you found a great tooth to use.

    Cheers,

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    Outstanding Craftsmanship !!!

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    Looks great, but how do you know those teeth didn't come from a poached elephant? I gotta think fossilized mammoth teeth would be sufficiently devoid of biomatter that they wouldn't smell like much different than any other rock.

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    Absolutely extraordinary!!!!

    Very wonderfully and artistically crafted sir!







    fyrstormer, he's probably referring to the stability resins in the mammoth tooth. Knife and pistol handle building material, including mammoth tooth, is widely available when you're on the inside of the industry. There' no reason to suggest poached parts here dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    Looks great, but how do you know those teeth didn't come from a poached elephant? I gotta think fossilized mammoth teeth would be sufficiently devoid of biomatter that they wouldn't smell like much different than any other rock.
    Good question.

    Mammoth teeth are not millions of years old like dinosaur fossils. They are only about 20,000 years old and many are only partly mineralized. There remains some organic materials inside. DNA has even been extracted.


    Also the teeth are different from modern elephants.

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