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    I'm a fan of small knives that fit inside my shooting bag rather than hanging around my neck or from my belt. I use them for cutting patches and more. They're about the size of my open pocket knife, which I also use for cutting patches. This one turned out just shy of 6".

    A year back I was hiking the hills and came upon the scattered bones of a young brown bear. One of the forearm bones looked like it would be just right for a knife grip, so I lugged it home. Took a year to get around to it, but over the weekend I cobbled the knife together plus made a quick little center seam sheath.

    Gotta say my instincts about the grip were right on the money. By a mile it's the best I've ever tried on a knife big or small. Gonna be watching for the scattered bones of a bigger bear now, using a forearm bone for the grip on a bigger knife, for sure.
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    Really nice. Now you make me want to pick up another hobby!
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    Easy, easy project building knives with the blades from Track of the Wolf and other sources. Cheap, too! Seems to me I paid $12 or $14 for that one, and it's a Norwegian laminate. There are lots cheaper ones if you want to give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownBear View Post
    I'm a fan of small knives that fit inside my shooting bag rather than hanging around my neck or from my belt. I use them for cutting patches and more. They're about the size of my open pocket knife, which I also use for cutting patches. This one turned out just shy of 6".

    A year back I was hiking the hills and came upon the scattered bones of a young brown bear. One of the forearm bones looked like it would be just right for a knife grip, so I lugged it home. Took a year to get around to it, but over the weekend I cobbled the knife together plus made a quick little center seam sheath.

    Gotta say my instincts about the grip were right on the money. By a mile it's the best I've ever tried on a knife big or small. Gonna be watching for the scattered bones of a bigger bear now, using a forearm bone for the grip on a bigger knife, for sure.
    Good Show, BB:

    I bet the texture of bone makes for good griping. I like the shape too.

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    Very nice!

    My son # 2 is self learning to make knives. Showed this to him, he says; "Sweet".

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    Thanks! It's rapidly becoming my all-time favorite. That unique grip makes it handle as securely as a big knife, but it takes up no more room in my bag than an opened folder would. Drop it into the bag and it lays flat in the bottom, nice and secure against loss and out of the way till it's needed. Looking forward to putting a little blood on it this fall. Meanwhile I've just about decided to give the handle a good rub down with beeswax to seal it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownBear View Post
    Thanks! It's rapidly becoming my all-time favorite.
    Maybe it's time to start up a forge too...???.....lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    Maybe it's time to start up a forge too...???.....lol
    Ah man.... My wife would kill me.... Bud has a forge and turns out dandy blades though, soooo......
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    Make patch knifes from cheap straight razors and antler tines. Hit the steel with cold blue which antigues them and they stay sharp a long time.
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