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    Just fund this forum. I have had a long time casual interest in knives, most notably working knives, do not collect as such but have quite a few knives for my fishing, boating, bush walking. I particularly admire the ingenuity of highly specialised working knives.

    I also like carving gemstones and after seeing a few knives with stone scales I had a go with making them myself. Here are a few Swiss Army knives with stone scales. I am currently working on jade scales for a couple of Buck 501's and a Buck 510, if there is interest I will post them as I make them. I look forward to contributing to the forum in the future.

    Swiss Army 'Recruit' with agate scales from Merriwa NSW

    [img] http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8007/7...f193bd6cc9.jpg [/img]

    [img] http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8428/7...36f4bf035e.jpg [/img]

    Swiss Army 'Recruit' with Regency Rose plume agate from the USA

    [img] http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8163/7...73e1085c31.jpg [/img]

    [img] http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8150/7...1b2f69f19b.jpg [/img]

    Swiss Army 'Executive' with chysoprase scales from Western Australia

    [img] http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8018/7...d57339751a.jpg [/img]

    [img] http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7140/7...a5b185f374.jpg [/img]

    David

  • #2
    Those scales look good. Welcome to ABF.

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    • #3
      Swiss Army 'Recruit' with agate scales from Merriwa NSW





      Swiss Army 'Recruit' with Regency Rose plume agate from the USA





      Swiss Army 'Executive' with chysoprase scales from Western Australia





      Could not find an 'edit post' button sorry.

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      • #4
        Thanks, I am trying to get them to display in the post but obviously using the wrong syntax, any one able to help?
        Thanks,
        David

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        • #5
          Swiss Army 'Recruit' with agate scales from Merriwa NSW





          Swiss Army 'Recruit' with Regency Rose plume agate from the USA





          Swiss Army 'Executive' with chysoprase scales from Western Australia



          ZJC Australia - Custom Knives and Sheaths

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          • #6
            good stuff mate!
            havnt got a clue when it comes to lapidary so its double impressive.

            your images not working is either because of the spaces in you img tags or becuase you're a new member
            ZJC Australia - Custom Knives and Sheaths

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            • #7
              Nice work. Welcome aboard.
              Stewart Townsend
              Member
              Australian Knifemakers Guild

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              Two knives.
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              • #8
                Wow, just wow. That is some awesome work. I would think there would be a definite market for work of that standard.
                How are the scales fixed to the SAKs?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Browny View Post
                  Wow, just wow. That is some awesome work. I would think there would be a definite market for work of that standard.
                  How are the scales fixed to the SAKs?
                  Thanks Browny, I am just a hobbiest, there is a guy in the US who customises Buck with stone scales for a living google Redrummund Knives.

                  The scales are epoxied on, the SAK's have a few rivets that rise above the liners so the stone needs to be drilled to fit them, this means highly translucent material is not appropriate as it would show the rivets. The bucks scale pins can be removed and the spring holder pliened flush. I have seen makers who drill the stone and put pins in, I suspect they would be mostly for show and epoxy does most of the work in attaching the stone as a pin would put a lot of stress on the stone and easily break it.

                  I dropped one of the chrysoprase scales during polishing and had to start again from scratch.

                  PS: I have not solved my picture posting issues yet, if anyone had suggestions, when I removed the spaces between the [img] [/img] tags they came up as broke images.

                  David

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for posting the images Zac, I took the spaces out in my second post and they came up as broken, what syntax are you using? is there a newby restriction I am not aware of?

                    Thanks,
                    David

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                    • #11
                      Very cool knives mate.

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                      • #12
                        Gidday David, welcome to the forum
                        wave man AKA Dean
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                        "I will never make excuses for who I am. It's the way I was born. I am a Hunter a Bone Collector."
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by southerly View Post
                          Thanks for posting the images Zac, I took the spaces out in my second post and they came up as broken, what syntax are you using? is there a newby restriction I am not aware of?

                          Thanks,
                          David
                          Hi David

                          I have had a look at the code.

                          In your first post you can see the url tags inside the image tags. This is stopping it from displaying the images.

                          In the second attempt the adr is inside the img tags but the adr does not seem to be complete.

                          I suggest that you go back in to your original attempt under Edit Post and remove the url tags and make sure you do not leave spaces or they will get put back in automatically. Select Go Advanced when you do this so that you can Preview Changes until you get it right and then Save Changes.

                          Dutchy
                          Collector

                          Australian Military Knives

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                          • #14
                            Hi David

                            I have just copied your post to the Gallery where your images can be enjoyed.

                            http://www.australianbladeforums.com...ll=1#post37842

                            Dutchy
                            Last edited by Dutchy357; 14-07-2012, 19:48.
                            Collector

                            Australian Military Knives

                            "Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."
                            Plato (427-347 BC)

                            "In politics stupidity is not a handicap."
                            Napoleon Bonaparte

                            "The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern."
                            Lord Acton (1834–1902)

                            [email protected]

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                            • #15
                              Beautiful knives mate! Welcome!
                              "Collecting is the sort of thing that creeps up on you..." - Paul Mellon

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