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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-21-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,465
Posted By Bjankowski
Awesome the finishes are very befitting for a...

Awesome the finishes are very befitting for a water closet. Good thoughts involved.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-19-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks Sam; I get tired of the same old stuff,...

Thanks Sam; I get tired of the same old stuff, have to do things different to keep things interesting.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-18-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,570
Posted By Bjankowski
As an antique collector; I wouldn't touch a...

As an antique collector; I wouldn't touch a thing. Restoring it will sure take away from it's worth... Get it appraised before doing a thing to it.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-18-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks guys; I really don't know which one I like...

Thanks guys; I really don't know which one I like better. I'll be posting them next week end on the classifieds. I'm heading to Amarillo some time this week. They both feel great in my hand, they...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-18-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks guys I appreciate it. I finished the...

Thanks guys I appreciate it. I finished the sheaths.

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-18-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Bjankowski
Yes sir; that's all I use. I don't ever buy that...

Yes sir; that's all I use. I don't ever buy that Sandmade junk from Pakistan. :D
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-18-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Bjankowski
A couple of knives I just finished.

Started these two yesterday and just know finished them. The one on the left is Rams horn over Palm Wood with black liners and the one on the right is Weaved Carbon Fiber with white liners over Rams...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-18-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By Bjankowski
Yes sir that one has been long a while now. I...

Yes sir that one has been long a while now. I have another Elk Damascus on the classified right now.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-12-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-12-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks Bro; I appreciate it.

Thanks Bro; I appreciate it.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-10-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,786
Posted By Bjankowski
Coat pocket would do the same thing.:D

Coat pocket would do the same thing.:D
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-10-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Bjankowski
I have a good contact in New Mexico Sam where I...

I have a good contact in New Mexico Sam where I get elk antler. I've been buying five pounds at time for $100.00. He has some killer antlers.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-10-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Bjankowski
I'm not sure, I have so much bone don't remember...

I'm not sure, I have so much bone don't remember when I got it or where I got it. Could be camel, buffalo or cow.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-10-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Bjankowski
Damascus Skinner / Elk Antler

Alabama Damascus 416 layers, on Elk Antler with leather spacers behind brass guard. OAL 9 1/2 blade is 4 1/4 tip to guard. I still need to make the sheath for it.

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-08-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks guys; I'm going to trade it for a hunt.

Thanks guys; I'm going to trade it for a hunt.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-06-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks; I appreciate it.

Thanks; I appreciate it.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-06-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By Bjankowski
Smaller Bowie

Lately I've been making some pretty big Bowies; I've always loved them and that's how I got into making knives years ago. This one is Alabama Damascus 416 layers of 5160, 200 nickel, and 15n20. Camel...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-01-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks bro, the next one will be a buck Bowie.

Thanks bro, the next one will be a buck Bowie.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-01-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks guys; I appreciate it. This one will...

Thanks guys; I appreciate it. This one will definitely needs to stay in the family.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-31-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks guys it's one of a kind for sure. It's up...

Thanks guys it's one of a kind for sure. It's up there with some of my higher end custom order knives.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-31-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By Bjankowski
I'm real happy with the way it turned out Sam;...

I'm real happy with the way it turned out Sam; actually shaping and fitting the guard was the hardest thing. I know you can appreciate that being a knifemaker yourself. I tore up three sheaths before...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-31-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By Bjankowski
Finished Pig Knife and Sheath.

Finally, it's take me long enough. I've been traveling on business quite a bit. Pictures with better detail of that beautiful Sanbar Stag Antler probably the best Sanbar Stag I've ever seen. Of...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-28-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,891
Posted By Bjankowski
Can't wait.

Can't wait.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-27-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Bjankowski
The only reason it does is because of the guard...

The only reason it does is because of the guard being round however; most puukko's are scandi grind. That one is flat ground, I mostly do hollow grinds because I think it's better for skinners, less...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-27-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Bjankowski
Scoutman; from now on all my knives are going to...

Scoutman; from now on all my knives are going to be one of a kind; that one I still need to make the sheath, I have several to make sheaths for. Hopefully I can get to them in a day or two and list...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-27-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks bro.

Thanks bro.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-27-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Bjankowski
Damascus on Elk Antler

Alabama Damascus over Elk... 9 in 1/4 inch overall blade is 4 1/2 tip to guard with hammered finish. The pictures don't reflect the shine on the antler, it is highly buffed.

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-23-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks; I appreciate it.

Thanks; I appreciate it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2018, 10:52 PM
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Views: 3,857
Posted By Bjankowski
Amen; prayers sent.

Amen; prayers sent.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-21-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Bjankowski
Ray is a great guy, he is always smiling. Here...

Ray is a great guy, he is always smiling. Here he's holding one of the first knives I ever sent Charles. We have a pretty cool kind of relationship where we send each other presents unannounced. I do...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-21-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Bjankowski
These two great men made this knife possible Ray...

These two great men made this knife possible Ray Kirk on left was on Forged in Fire Episode 8 and is a awesome bladesmith gave me the Sanbar Stag, and Charles Conner did the scrim both are from...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-20-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks flywise and you too Sam:D:D:D

Thanks flywise and you too Sam:D:D:D
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-20-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-20-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Bjankowski
Finished my Bowie

Finally after traveling and taking care of business. The blade and guard is Alabama Damascus, Sanbar Stag handle, Scrim by Charles Conner. I still have to make the sheath.
OAL almost 13 inches,...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-20-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bjankowski
I know I answered you but, these are the vibrant...

I know I answered you but, these are the vibrant colors associated with that paint.

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-20-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks brother handle came from Ray Kirk (Forged...

Thanks brother handle came from Ray Kirk (Forged In Fire) participant scrim Charles Conner, and I was just blessed to have them both as friends. The handle is Sanbar Stag from India.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-19-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bjankowski
Here's a picture with some ink in the back...

Here's a picture with some ink in the back ground; hope this helps.
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-17-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bjankowski
Most scrim will last a life time, it is finely...

Most scrim will last a life time, it is finely scratched because of all the detail; It is pretty delicate, I keep it bandaged up when I'm working on the knife. I'm pretty that whoever buys this...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-17-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bjankowski
He's not cheap he's just good. He gets some many...

He's not cheap he's just good. He gets some many orders, he gets cases of pocket knives from several knife production companies.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-16-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks guys; Hopefully I can finish it up in the...

Thanks guys; Hopefully I can finish it up in the next two weeks.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-16-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bjankowski
I agree; I have the feeling whoever buys it will...

I agree; I have the feeling whoever buys it will only be a display knife. Not sure yet what kind of price I'm going to put on it yet, still depends on what I do with the sheath, it's already over...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-16-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,686
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks guys I appreciate it.

Thanks guys I appreciate it.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-15-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bjankowski
I'll do the final fit and finish tomorrow if I...

I'll do the final fit and finish tomorrow if I can get my shop warm enough. The sheath is going to have to pop too.
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-14-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bjankowski
Went with some Alabama Damascus, 7 inch blade. ...

Went with some Alabama Damascus, 7 inch blade.
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-14-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bjankowski
Two inch steel cable forged into a billet. Makes...

Two inch steel cable forged into a billet. Makes a killer pattern and plenty of carbon to make a good blade. I have the blade made, I just have to heat treat it. I decided on Alabama Damascus...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-14-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By Bjankowski
Time to made some sheaths!

Five are what I'm going to call the Jank Skinner. I've sold a ton of my Montana Skinners. I changed the handle up and shortened the blade to 3 inches, perfect size for skinning game, they are 8 OAL....
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-14-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks; we all appreciate it. I started...

Thanks; we all appreciate it.

I started working on it yesterday. I'm making a 7" Damascus Fighting Bowie, the guard I'm still working on trying to see what I want to do with it. I might have to...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-14-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,686
Posted By Bjankowski
No brother; it's hollow ground. I would do a...

No brother; it's hollow ground. I would do a scandi grind on a puukka knife, but not a hunter, I prefer a hollow grind. It has less restriction or drag on the blade in my opinion. Probably 90% of my...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-11-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bjankowski
I agree Jason, I've been leaning towards a Bowie,...

I agree Jason, I've been leaning towards a Bowie, I love Bowies, that's what started me in knife making years ago. I sold three last year and they do bring in good profits. As most of you know I'm a...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-11-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bjankowski
I can sell it, I have other knives that Charles...

I can sell it, I have other knives that Charles has done some scrimshaw for me that I wouldn't ever part with. I think he and I are going to collaborate on future projects on, we've been talking...
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