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Green River knife
« on: April 29, 2015, 09:44:49 PM »
Looked for a long time for an old GreenRiver Works knife to buy.  Never could find an acceptable one so I ordered a blade and made one myself.  The handle is Lacewood with 1/4inch rivets like the old ones.  I also made a sheath from Elk hide.   No sewing on the sheath,  all of it is laced together.

 

 


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Re: Green River knife
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2015, 09:47:50 PM »
Beautiful work, Mike! ;)
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Re: Green River knife
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2015, 09:50:23 PM »
You are fast tonight Capt.   Thanks

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Re: Green River knife
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2015, 07:09:34 AM »
Nice job on building that Mike!  {?|
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Re: Green River knife
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2015, 09:48:35 AM »
I'm liking that a bunch,!!
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Re: Green River knife
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2015, 12:40:01 PM »
good job Mike
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Re: Green River knife
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2015, 01:03:28 PM »
Mike, you do to leather what Scooby does with pictures. Love that old school blade.
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Re: Green River knife
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2015, 08:18:11 PM »
Bet you don't wait 152 years before you slice something with that beauty!
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Re: Green River knife
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2015, 08:50:02 PM »
Great project you did!! Somewhere on my list of things to do is something about knives, LOL! Would like to handle some of the Green River blades myself. Been collecting old circular saw blades as well, would like to dabble with knife making a bit. The Backwoodsman magazine has had a couple of articles on ''no temper'' knife making. Basically slow cutting/shaping a blade without getting it hot enough to ruin the temper on whatever steel you're working with.

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Re: Green River knife
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2015, 09:22:56 PM »
Bet you don't wait 152 years before you slice something with that beauty!

You're right Classanr....  There has already been blood on the blade.  I cut my finger with it while taking the photos.

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Re: Green River knife
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2015, 09:25:02 PM »
Bet you don't wait 152 years before you slice something with that beauty!

You're right Classanr....  There has already been blood on the blade.  I cut my finger with it while taking the photos.

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Re: Green River knife
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2015, 09:16:04 AM »
Very nice Mike! That style is the first knife I bought at a rendezvous many eons ago. I still have a Green River Dadley blade that I need to put scales on and finish. Hmmmm, plain wood like original ones, or walnut, curley maple, curley ash....?

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Re: Green River knife
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2015, 04:33:37 PM »
GreenRiver Works calls this one a sheep skinner blade.   I chose it because you don't see that many of them.   Their butcher knife and buffalo skinner models seem to be most preferred around here.

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Re: Green River knife
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2015, 05:21:48 PM »
I ground some of the up-sweep from the tip of my blade shortly after I got it. Mine was the larger blade. Here is a well used original I picked up a while ago.

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Re: Green River knife
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2015, 07:19:51 PM »
Nice specimen Mazo,  I've looked for over a year now to find one like that in near new condition.   They are hard to find.   I finally gave up and bought the new blade.   I would still prefer to find one with some history like yours. 
I'm going to a Rendezvous in July up in Wyoming.  This one usually has quite a few traders.   Maybe I'll be lucky enough to find a good one there.