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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-15-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By Bjankowski
Good job!

Good job!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-15-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By Bjankowski
Word of warning don't put a too comfortable chair...

Word of warning don't put a too comfortable chair in there... I did and used to fall asleep.:D:D
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-14-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By Bjankowski
Some Scrim on a knife

Several months ago I made a knife for Charles Conner from Oklahoma; he's one of the best scrimshaw artist in the world. We collaborate on knives I send him special orders and he adds wildlife scrim...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-14-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By Bjankowski
Cheap and knife making don't go together, just...

Cheap and knife making don't go together, just depends if you wan to take a piece of steel and make it cut something you can do it with a file and a disk grinder and a belt sander.
I started out...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-13-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By Bjankowski
Lots of static electricity in my shop.:D:D:D:D:D

Lots of static electricity in my shop.:D:D:D:D:D
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-11-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By Bjankowski
A couple of knives; got bored.

I was going to take a break from knife making for a while, I've been spending a lot of time at our lake house at Possum Kingdom lake. We came home Sunday and now I'm waiting on my grandson to get out...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-07-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By Bjankowski
Both look great; goo job.

Both look great; goo job.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-06-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks guys; my son loved it too he now owns it....

Thanks guys; my son loved it too he now owns it. I'm taking a break from knife making to catch up on some much need fishing, been spending a lot of time at my Possum Kingdom lake house.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-19-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 24,409
Posted By Bjankowski
Put some of those pics on your facebook page...

Put some of those pics on your facebook page bro...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-06-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By Bjankowski
I have a lake house at PK about 8 years ago I...

I have a lake house at PK about 8 years ago I found two huge pieces of foam floating by the house, the kind they use on docks... been shooting them ever since. Nice to get a free deal, outstanding.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-29-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By Bjankowski
Those have been sold a long time ago.

Those have been sold a long time ago.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-29-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Bjankowski
I know it's out in left field but it's strictly a...

I know it's out in left field but it's strictly a show knife with emphasis skull and the scrim that is coming. I love the Damascus pattern personally I'd never put a guard like that on a knife but...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-27-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Bjankowski
A knife for my Okie Buddy.

A present for my bud Charles W. Conner; he sent me the handle with skull carved on the button. He gave me freedom to do whatever I pleased. This is what I came up with. Spacer is a buffalo bone, I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-26-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,477
Posted By Bjankowski
That one is payment pending, both are sold. I had...

That one is payment pending, both are sold. I had it on the classifieds for long time before someone contacted me about it. I was surprised it lasted that long before selling, feels awesome in the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-22-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Bjankowski
It is; I've made a living from my knives from...

It is; I've made a living from my knives from time to time.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-22-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Bjankowski
Antler Damascus Knife

I've messed around with this blade on and off for a week. I've had a Spalted Maple handle on it and didn't like the balance, I had another antler and didn't like it. I like this one. Feels good in...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-12-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,477
Posted By Bjankowski
Mike I actually do both; I etch them first for...

Mike I actually do both; I etch them first for better penetration of the bluing I use and also to see where my hamon is,, I edge quench all my knives to give me 60 HRC on my cutting edge when I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-11-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,477
Posted By Bjankowski
A couple of knives in this Texas Heat!

As hot as it was I still managed to get two put together today.
The first one is an all around hunting / camp knife. High carbon steel blued and tempered to 60 HRC it's 8 3/4 OAL cutting edge is 4...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-05-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By Bjankowski
You're getting quite a few collection of my...

You're getting quite a few collection of my knives bro. :D
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-02-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By Bjankowski
Watch out Bro; you'll get addicted. I started off...

Watch out Bro; you'll get addicted. I started off with one out of a file knife thousands of knives ago.:D:D:D
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-02-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By Bjankowski
Mini Skinner

Damascus Steel Mini Skinner; OAL 6 3/4 cutting edge is 2 3/4 Sanbar Stag handles. I wanted to add a little flair to the sheath. I'm tired of making production knives, I'd like to make all my knives...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-02-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks Bro.

Thanks Bro.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-01-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By Bjankowski
Couple knives off the bench today.

I still have two more to put handles on but had a lot of other things to do today.
Ram's horn is just an all around use knife it's 7 3/4 OAl cutting edge is 3 inches long.
The Buffalo horn is a...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-29-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By Bjankowski
Just let me know James and you can add it to...

Just let me know James and you can add it to your... I forgot how many of my knives you have bro.. I know over 12 or more... I forget I'm old.;)b
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-29-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By Bjankowski
Handmade EDC on Ram Horns.

Been making a lot of smaller EDC knives lately, they've been selling a lot better than the larger knives and Bowies. This one is 6 3/4 OAL cutting edge is almost 3 inches on stabilized rams horn with...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-28-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,710
Posted By Bjankowski
I guarantee that wouldn't stop the hogs at our...

I guarantee that wouldn't stop the hogs at our place. We have some monsters that will tear that fence to pieces, especially with T-post.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-27-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bjankowski
He's the man when it comes to what he calls...

He's the man when it comes to what he calls Wildscrim. He has customers all over the world and several knife production companies. He's super busy but he does move me to the top of the list when I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-26-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks Sam, more work but you know me I like to...

Thanks Sam, more work but you know me I like to do things different.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-25-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Bjankowski
Damascus / Buffalo Horn EDC

This one is almost 7 inches long the cutting edge is just over 3" long. Alabama Damascus steel on beautiful buffalo horn with brown streaks sanded to 2000 grit and buffed with blue liners. HRC 60....
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-23-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks guys, I intend to be making a lot more...

Thanks guys, I intend to be making a lot more Damascus, they have been a good seller for me. The little one sold as soon as I posted it on Facebook.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-23-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bjankowski
I got a lot from a person didn't know what to do...

I got a lot from a person didn't know what to do with it; like you I've used it for various things in the shop. I wish it was forgeable since it's so thick but D-2 and the forge do not get along.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-22-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bjankowski
It is Sam, but I have tons of 1/4" D-2 I sure...

It is Sam, but I have tons of 1/4" D-2 I sure don't like grinding that stuff sure eats up some belts, but it's pretty much maintenance free.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-22-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bjankowski
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-22-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bjankowski
Couple of Damascus Steel knives.

I whipped out these blades last week; both are Alabama Damascus Steel. I set the handles on yesterday when I got home from out of town and finished off the handles this morning. Later today I'll make...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-22-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bjankowski
WildScrim

I wanted to share some of my friends work with you. Some of you might know of Charles Conner one of the best scrimshaw artist in the country. He puts his magic on some of my custom order knives....
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-22-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,562
Posted By Bjankowski
That one went to Charles Conner as a present who...

That one went to Charles Conner as a present who does scrimshaw on my special orders, and the prices vary depending on the desired scrimshaw on the knives. He's one of the best artist in the country...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-02-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,562
Posted By Bjankowski
My new blade design.

I posted the profiles on here several weeks ago. The first one I made I did a full tang knife and sent it to my friend Charles Conner in Oklahoma who does my scrimshaw on custom Knives. Below are...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-02-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Bjankowski
That one is in the classified for $ 300.00 with...

That one is in the classified for $ 300.00 with the sheath.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-01-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Bjankowski
Another Bowe off the bench.

I've been really getting into making Bowies again, been a good change of pace. I didn't make one for years, and this is the fourth one since I got back in the shop. This one is 12 1/8 inches OAL and...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-29-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,987
Posted By Bjankowski
Awesome build bro, bet you had fun doing it.

Awesome build bro, bet you had fun doing it.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-28-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks; I'm just tossing it out there to see what...

Thanks; I'm just tossing it out there to see what kind of reception it gets, if it's good I'll put it into production if not I'll just do special orders on it.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-28-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By Bjankowski
Handmade Knife

I'm calling this one The Recon. Almost looks like a tactical knife but really made it for hunting.

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-25-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By Bjankowski
Fighting Bowie

Knocked out a Fighting Bowie. Elk Antler with brass guard and butt. I've kind of always been into Bowies.

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-20-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By Bjankowski
I do too, it's really a crappy picture of them....

I do too, it's really a crappy picture of them. The Overall length and blade combination is right on the money. I plan on finishing some of them today.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-17-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By Bjankowski
New knife design skinner

I've been forging more lately but these I did as stock removal. I wanted something that would work for an EDC and skinner. I think these are going to be good sellers for me. All of those have been...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-15-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks brother, I really do appreciate those kind...

Thanks brother, I really do appreciate those kind words. ;)b
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-15-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By Bjankowski
The Majestic Forge; like the ones they use in...

The Majestic Forge; like the ones they use in Forged in Fire.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-14-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By Bjankowski
10-4 Sam, You'd think that after cutting steel...

10-4 Sam, You'd think that after cutting steel and wood for 47 years I'd know better... I haven't cut myself bad enough to need stitches since 1979. Just too lazy to look for the push stick.:D
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-14-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By Bjankowski
Two Hand Forged Skinners

I forged these two out of high carbon steel. The first one is 9 1/2 OAL cutting edge is 4 1/2 inches. Handle is stabilized Spalted Curly Maple with white and green liners and 1/4 mosaic pin.
The...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-12-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,900
Posted By Bjankowski
That knife has been gone a long time, I do have...

That knife has been gone a long time, I do have another one like that with different micarta handles on in my website along with five more. I haven't been pushing a lot of knives for sale, been too...
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