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#101 DSchlagan

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:08 PM

The Finishing Touch...

I was able to get together with a longtime friend, who is also a professional leathersmith:

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:09 PM

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:10 PM

I am not certain but I believe that the "inlay", as my friend described the exotic leather design work, may be an armadillo hide. The full pelt appeared as to what I figure one would look like.
When we started discussing that aspect, he reached to a shelf and drew out: that piece, two snakeskins, and a small alligator pelt. Many years ago, he said, a customer gave him those exotics in appreciation of work done; all were very professionally skun and tanned.

The colors and textures of the 'armadillo' was perfect. So thanks much to that gentleman.

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My friend builds his sheaths with a thick leather 'welt' or buffer strip, sewn between front and back, so no rivets are necessary to protect stitching. Because of the width of the guard, he added a couple extra layers of tapered, thick leather for a good fit. He didn't figure I wanted to further 'customize' the rig by grinding off the guard. ;)

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#104 DSchlagan

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:10 PM

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Thanks much to USMF Member, doyler, for his assistance in locating a M1910 wire hook for the project, and also for giving me the idea to design it into the sheath!

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:18 PM

That sheath is a beauty Don and compliments the knife suberbly.

Just gorgeous.

RD

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:34 PM

Thanks, Ron.

My friend and I have always enjoyed designing projects together, and his craftsmanship is First Rate!

Don.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 08:17 PM

Thanks, Ron.

My friend and I have always enjoyed designing projects together, and his craftsmanship is First Rate!

Don.


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your combined talents are a force to be reconned with

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 03:23 AM

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Thanks much to USMF Member, doyler, for his assistance in locating a M1910 wire hook for the project, and also for giving me the idea to design it into the sheath!



Don,

Your work on this knife is that of a true craftsman!

Bill

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 06:41 PM

Bill,

Your kindness is most appreciated!

Don.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 08:23 PM

never get tired of looking at this thread.I think it should be pinned in the edge weapons section

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 09:44 PM

Ron,
My sincere thanks for your interest!


I have also been considering that if anyone were to come across "half-a" ;) M3 knife, one in need of a new hilt assembly, I could add it's reconstruction onto this.
I would prefer a blade marked version, so it's 'roots' would be clearly established.
Please PM with details.

Thanks.
Best Regards,
Don.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 08:28 AM

Don, I have been super busy and just found time to see how your project was coming. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! What a wonderful knife and sheath. I never thought that a 225Q could look like this. L.T.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 12:47 PM

L.T.

I'm glad that you were able to find a few moments to touch base on the Forum!

I would like to thank you for the kind comments; and to make you aware, that as one of the early contributors to this thread, you were among those responsible for helping to formulate what this knife became.

So to you and all others, and also to the many folks who have been taking the opportunity to view this, my sincere thanks! :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 07:25 PM

This was a great thread. Excellent metal work, just excellent. And a stunning final product!!!

Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:55 PM

BTT.
I want to put this back in the mix!

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 07:39 AM

Hi,

 

There are plenty of resorces out there where you can obtain leather washers to re-build your knife.  Check out eBay or even Manion's Auction House.  Try Tandy's Leather or other leather supply houses..

 

Bill



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 04:37 AM

Just wanted to bring this back to the top to show Don's excellent work.I have been informed by a member that Don had passed away last year.I hadn't seen him on the forum or been in contact and had wondered what had happened to him. I understand he had a heart attack and did not survive.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 10:37 AM

This is sad to hear.  My thoughts go out to his family.  I'm privileged to have had the opportunity of his company here and what he shared with us.



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 10:58 AM

Just wanted to bring this back to the top to show Don's excellent work.I have been informed by a member that Don had passed away last year.I hadn't seen him on the forum or been in contact and had wondered what had happened to him. I understand he had a heart attack and did not survive.

 

This is sad to learn.

 

RD, I sent a PM.



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 02:56 PM

Ron- Thanks for letting us know. His work, and knowledge of metallurgy was excellent. He will be missed. SKIP

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 03:05 PM

Have tried to confirm his passing on several levels but came up blank.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 09:34 PM

WHAT?

THE MAN IS DEAD?

Oh my goodness...I am so sorry Don that I didn't contribute more to your 225Q conversion topic.

I have only been a member for a short while on this forum.

But I can imagine you have some very close friends on USMF

Sorry to all who knew him

He seemed to follow his passions and his hobbies, so he was happier within himself than a lot of others no doubt.

Let's not forget him... I hope we can pin some of his contributions to USMF

I would love to see some pics of him, if that's OK.

You are free now Don... I wish I had of met you sir

Regards, Ben.


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