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  • I Love Knives!!!

    I thought I would share with you folks my ongoing passion for making custom folding knives. I know that they are not really woodcarving related, but since most carvers are interested in anything shiny and sharp, I didn't think anyone would mind.

    My journey into making custom folding knives is kind of a long and wanding one. I've always been interested in knives since I was a small boy watching my Dad sharpen his Buck on a set of Arkansas stones. I whittled a lot around the fire at boy scout camp and got pretty good at it. Later on in life I found myself without much to do in the evenings, needing some kind of a hobby to fill the void. I remembered the fun I had woodcarving as a boy and decided to pick it up again. After spending a couple years carving, and loving every minute of it, I wanted to try some different styles of knives and gouges. I didn't have much money to spend, so I went to the internet to search out what was available. I ran across a tutorial for how to make your own woodcarving knife from a floor scraper blade which really piqued my interest. I thought to myself, "I can do that!" So I gave it a go. Well, one knife turned into two, two into ten, and ten turned into hundreds. I even tried my hand at forging some palm tools which was really fun. A new passion for knife making had begun.

    After a few years of making these simple woodcarving tools, I once again found a tutorial on the internet of a gentleman making a lock back folder, and once again, my interest was piqued. I gave it a try and ended up with a very usable knife that I carried in my pocket with pride. Well, like before, I couldn't stop with just one knife, so I jumped into making handmade folding knives with both feet and have been enjoying the ride ever since. My passion, you might even call it an obsession, for knife making has slowly pulled me away from woodcarving, but I'll still pick up a piece of basswood from time to time and make a few chips for old time's sake. And I do enjoy stopping by the forum to see what my longtime woodcarving friends have been up to.

    Well, thanks for letting me share my story with you. I hope it inspires someone to give something new a try, no matter what that something new may be. You just might stumble across a life-long passion like I did.

    Brandant Robinson
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    Brandant Robinson
    Woodcarving Blog - www.theoldstump.blogspot.com
    Custom Folding Knives - https://www.therobinsonedge.com/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/brandant.robinson.1

  • #2
    Beautiful work Brandant. As far as I'm concerned you can show off your work anytime.

    Tinwood

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    • #3
      I share your love of knives but not your talent for knifemaking. They are outstanding.
      Bill K.
      Every day should be unwrapped like a precious gift.

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      • #4
        Function follows form. Somehow, Brandant gets it right. I could feel it, first use (fixed edge detail).
        Brian T

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        • #5
          Hi Brandant , Very Professional looking and Sharp . Lot of Eye Appeal . Merle

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          • #6
            I like all three, but I REALLY like the one with maple burl scales.
            HonketyHank toot toot

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            • #7
              Out standing work Brandant. My three go to carving kives are yours. You are a craftsman!
              We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
              https://www.pinterest.com/carvingbarn0363/

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              • #8
                Be careful, Brandant, you may become another William Henry! Outstanding knives!

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                • #9
                  Beautiful work!

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                  • #10
                    Nice looking knives, Brandant!

                    Claude
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                    • #11
                      Thanks, everyone. I truly appreciate your kind remarks. I sure have fun out in my little shop making these knives. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
                      Brandant Robinson
                      Woodcarving Blog - www.theoldstump.blogspot.com
                      Custom Folding Knives - https://www.therobinsonedge.com/
                      Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/brandant.robinson.1

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                      • #12
                        Holy Cow! Those are awesome. You must be very proud of your creations. Thank you for showing these to the forum.
                        Carve On,
                        Kadiddle

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                        • #13
                          And I thought your caricature carvings were works of art, but these knives are MASTERPIECES!....you are a man of many talents!
                          Wayne
                          If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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                          • #14
                            I really like the blade profile.

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                            • #15
                              Yup... They're beautiful. Do you sell them?

                              I checked your blog, did I miss them?
                              Last edited by Buffalo Bif; 01-16-2018, 02:34 PM.
                              Buffalo Bif
                              www.bflobif.com

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