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  • First one done for 2021

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    Hi all, here's my first knife finished for 2021. It's a small kitchen utility/parer in Nitro-V and pink G10.

    I did the pink at the customer's request, and I honestly didn't expect to like it, but I do! It came out much more pastel than I expected and it's actually quite a nice colour.

    The etching on this one was done by applying cricut vinyl to the blade, burning out the lettering with a CNC desktop laser to create a stencil, then electro etching with one of Dar's Metal Markers. Worked a treat!

    This is also the first kydex slip I've made for one of my knives. It was a lot easier than I expected, and I'm placing to start including these with my kitchen knives moving forward.

    Feedback is always welcome!


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    Ian Ronald
    Ronald Knives


    Full member and current Treasurer of the Australian Knifemakers Guild

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    Always a great feeling to finish one isn’t it? I think the colour is pretty good actually, not something I would have chosen but the end result is nice.

    with the sheath what have you used to keep it together? Often eyelets are used but I don’t see them so maybe glue or just the folded over sandwich shape is enough?

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    • #3
      Looks good Ian, pink must be in, my eldest girl wants one too

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      • #4
        Originally posted by IanF View Post
        with the sheath what have you used to keep it together? Often eyelets are used but I don’t see them so maybe glue or just the folded over sandwich shape is enough?
        There's nothing holding this one closed, just the tension of the kydex. It's not intended as a carry sheath, just as a blade protector for storing in a drawer or for transporting it. If I was making it as a proper sheath I'd most likely use the standard kydex rivets.
        Ian Ronald
        Ronald Knives


        Full member and current Treasurer of the Australian Knifemakers Guild

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mark Sinclair View Post
          Looks good Ian, pink must be in, my eldest girl wants one too
          Thanks Mark! Yeah I've already had a couple of casual enquiries about making more...
          Ian Ronald
          Ronald Knives


          Full member and current Treasurer of the Australian Knifemakers Guild

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          • #6
            Looks great.

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