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The Finishing Touch...

 

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

 

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'No matter what the question ...the answer is always Clausewitz.'

'A nation's strength is defined not by the size of its army, but by whether it means what it says.' Prussian MG C.P.G. von Clausewitz

 

* The MER of an excuse is zero meters.*

 

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

"It is the unconquerable nature of man and not the nature of the weapon he uses that ensures victory." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.

 

"The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience." GA Omar N. Bradley

 

"It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key." PM Winston Churchill

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'No matter what the question ...the answer is always Clausewitz.'

'A nation's strength is defined not by the size of its army, but by whether it means what it says.' Prussian MG C.P.G. von Clausewitz

 

* The MER of an excuse is zero meters.*

 

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

"It is the unconquerable nature of man and not the nature of the weapon he uses that ensures victory." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.

 

"The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience." GA Omar N. Bradley

 

"It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key." PM Winston Churchill

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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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'No matter what the question ...the answer is always Clausewitz.'

'A nation's strength is defined not by the size of its army, but by whether it means what it says.' Prussian MG C.P.G. von Clausewitz

 

* The MER of an excuse is zero meters.*

 

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

"It is the unconquerable nature of man and not the nature of the weapon he uses that ensures victory." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.

 

"The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience." GA Omar N. Bradley

 

"It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key." PM Winston Churchill

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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!


'No matter what the question ...the answer is always Clausewitz.'

'A nation's strength is defined not by the size of its army, but by whether it means what it says.' Prussian MG C.P.G. von Clausewitz

 

* The MER of an excuse is zero meters.*

 

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

"It is the unconquerable nature of man and not the nature of the weapon he uses that ensures victory." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.

 

"The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience." GA Omar N. Bradley

 

"It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key." PM Winston Churchill

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

 

Just gorgeous.

 

RD


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Thanks, Ron.

 

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

 

Don.


'No matter what the question ...the answer is always Clausewitz.'

'A nation's strength is defined not by the size of its army, but by whether it means what it says.' Prussian MG C.P.G. von Clausewitz

 

* The MER of an excuse is zero meters.*

 

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

"It is the unconquerable nature of man and not the nature of the weapon he uses that ensures victory." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.

 

"The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience." GA Omar N. Bradley

 

"It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key." PM Winston Churchill

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Thanks, Ron.

 

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

 

Don.

 

Don

your combined talents are a force to be reconned with

 

RD


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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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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Bill,

 

Your kindness is most appreciated!

 

Don.


'No matter what the question ...the answer is always Clausewitz.'

'A nation's strength is defined not by the size of its army, but by whether it means what it says.' Prussian MG C.P.G. von Clausewitz

 

* The MER of an excuse is zero meters.*

 

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

"It is the unconquerable nature of man and not the nature of the weapon he uses that ensures victory." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.

 

"The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience." GA Omar N. Bradley

 

"It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key." PM Winston Churchill

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

 

RD


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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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.


'No matter what the question ...the answer is always Clausewitz.'

'A nation's strength is defined not by the size of its army, but by whether it means what it says.' Prussian MG C.P.G. von Clausewitz

 

* The MER of an excuse is zero meters.*

 

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

"It is the unconquerable nature of man and not the nature of the weapon he uses that ensures victory." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.

 

"The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience." GA Omar N. Bradley

 

"It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key." PM Winston Churchill

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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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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:

 

Best Regards,

Don.


'No matter what the question ...the answer is always Clausewitz.'

'A nation's strength is defined not by the size of its army, but by whether it means what it says.' Prussian MG C.P.G. von Clausewitz

 

* The MER of an excuse is zero meters.*

 

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

"It is the unconquerable nature of man and not the nature of the weapon he uses that ensures victory." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.

 

"The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience." GA Omar N. Bradley

 

"It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key." PM Winston Churchill

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

 

Thanks for sharing.

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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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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.


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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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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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.


"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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

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


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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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.


Why run when you can walk...Why walk when you can stand...Why stand when you can sit...Why sit when you can lie down..Why lie down when you can sleep...

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