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Old 07-31-2015, 08:50 PM
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Lock back whittler

This is a fun knife to make and it took me forever to get it finished. CPM-154 integral 416 liners and bolsters and jigged bone handles.

Thanks for looking

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Old 07-31-2015, 10:06 PM
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Still beautiful work, Craig.
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:31 PM
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Don't think I have ever seen a lockback in that style of folder. Great work! I had a store bought, like that when I was a kid. I think it was a Case but, went out on my trapline and had a pair of pants on the had a hole in the pocket. When I discovered it missing I walked the entire trapline looking for it. Watch for it all winter and never saw it again!

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Old 08-03-2015, 08:50 PM
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Nice work Craig. Sorry about your loss C Craft, take comfort in knowing that your not alone in the "hole in the pocket club".
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Old 08-14-2015, 09:41 AM
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Very Nice!

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Old 08-22-2015, 08:59 PM
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Great looking whittler, Craig.
I am looking at making one and I like your design, Did you come up with it yourself or did you have a pattern. Any other info on it would be gratefully received.
Cheers Mark

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Old 08-22-2015, 09:48 PM
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Love the folder Craig. classic look in an unusual folder.

is just the main blade locked or all three?

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Old 08-23-2015, 08:01 PM
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Thanks everyone.

The main blade locks and the 2 smaller blades are slip joints. I have a pattern I will try a scan for you Madwilson.
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Old 09-10-2015, 12:29 PM
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A fantastic knife. I love slipjoints, and am just starting to build some, just for myself. I have fallen in love with this pattern of lockback whittler. I am hoping to be able to make one of these when I have mastered the slipjoint mechanics.
Truly admire your ability to pull this one off.
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Old 09-10-2015, 03:05 PM
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Great work!

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Stunningly Beautiful

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That is awesome! I would love to try my hand at making a whittler, but have thus far been quite intimidated. That is very nice work!

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wow that's awesome! three in one great job.
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