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Aloha all, I'm currently looking to purchase a better swivel knife than what I currently use (craftool) I'm looking for some input. Has anyone on here bought the clay Miller SK it's all brass and I believe he was selling them for $85. I'm also considering the leather wranglers all brass option for $110. Any and all input is appreciated. Mahalo
Hello all, I'm new to the site and have a question about my Barry King Swivel knife. I just upgraded to the bk with 1/2" barrel and 3/8" angled blade from a tandy starter knife. I went to try it out on properly cased economy grade leather and it stuck. I had to press pretty hard to get a decent cut and it was difficult to maneuver and drug pretty hard. I could barely get the knife to cut halfway through the leather pressing pretty hard. I stropped it and everything. I ran my finger on the blade and it was smooth, clean and very dull. My tandy knife was sharp and would cut my finger if pressed at all while drawing it across. But my tandy knife would cut too deep and easily leave undercuts and was sticky. This bk knife leaves a nice v but is very hard to use. Is this normal? I'm newer to the leather craft world and have been using that tandy knife for about a year. If I pressed hard enough it would go right through the leather. This knife is indenting the leather and not actually cutting it until I press real hard. Should I contact the company? It might take quite a bit to sharpen it and I don't want to ruin the blade if that's what needs to be done. You can see the difference in the photo below. BK on the left and Tandy on the right Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
Hi guys (: I've been wanting to make a mini-holster ever since I saw Wayne Christensen's excellent work in the IFOLG gallery for swivel knife holsters. The floral design on these is just sortof made up from the swampy plants around here in Florida.. I have a lot to learn still for traditional western tooling- It was suggested I use a saddle-stitch and I know I also need to work on burnishing my edges! This is my first holster; I hope u guys find it super-cute!! Lol (it holds my fav. 2 vintage brass swivelknives) *below r process pics & closeups