Belt knife

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Re: Belt knife

Postby R Severe » Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:20 am

I'll keep you in mind doubl .

I used to make some sheaths for a Master blade smith. The first knife he brought over was a damascus dagger that is to this day the prettyest blade I've ever held. It had a little knob on the hilt that had a couple springs on each side, when I comented on it he took the blade and showed me a perfect miniature inside the handle of the big one.

I sure wished I'd taken pictures of the first half dozen knives he brought by for sheaths.
You can get a idea of some of the blades he's made by doing a search for Bruce Bump Knives.
He's the guy who coached me on what steel to build my leather tools outta.
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Re: Belt knife

Postby Brady Davis » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:06 am

BEAR HUNTER wrote:Those are nice knives. I've got friends who get the old rasps from horse shoers to make knives out of. They make nice knives and most shoers have a ton of rasp laying around as a rasp is only good for 10-12 horses.


Time to use a different brand of rasps...10-12 horses? That's enough to break most farriers...

Knives look super sharp man!
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Re: Belt knife

Postby dubl_t » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:00 pm

R,
I get the impression you like making knives, but sounds like leather's your true love. Put up some pics of your saddles.
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Re: Belt knife

Postby R Severe » Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:12 am

Doubl t
I make saddles for a living and it's not new and exciting :)

I'll see if I can get a picture or two loded on potobucket that shows a couple of the saddles customers order. They are all custom so they are what the customer thinks looks the best :)
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Re: Belt knife

Postby dubl_t » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:41 am

R Severe wrote:Doubl t
I make saddles for a living and it's not new and exciting :)



Haha, that's probably not as exciting as a "girls gone wild" photographer, but making saddles is pretty cool ;)
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Re: Belt knife

Postby R Severe » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:29 pm

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Doubl T
This is a recent saddle that was a real challange and that made it fun.
It's a new tree, I used bar patterns from the Ellensburg tree, a fork modify from the norton pattern, and a cantle from the Olin Young Roper.
This little tree is only 14" long but I could sit in it ( I'm not that little)
I used things I've employed in the cutter saddles for the ground seat.

The tree was fit to the customer horse's and she wanted no stamping under her legs on the jockeys or fenders. It finished pretty light for barrel racing.
It was fun to build and came out pretty nice I thought.

Guess it's ok in this thread, I did do it myself :)
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Re: Belt knife

Postby dubl_t » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:26 am

Man R, that sure is clean and pretty. How long's something like that take?
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Re: Belt knife

Postby R Severe » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:19 am

A little over 100 hrs counting the tree.

The gal really like's it, makes the time worth it.
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Re: Belt knife

Postby release » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:53 am

My dad has several Severe made saddles. Are you a relative to the Severes in Burley, and Oakley Idaho?
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Re: Belt knife

Postby R Severe » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:28 am

Yup, I'm related.
My Grandpa was raised in Oakley and raised my dad in St Anthony.

Four of the brothers moved to Pendleton Oregon after W. War two.

My dad and uncle aprenticed at Hamley & co. saddle shop before opening Severe Brothers Saddlery in 1953. I learned the Saddletree business from dad and the saddle from my uncle.

Bob Severe in Burley opened a shop about the time I was in high school I think. About 1969 or 1970 I think.
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Re: Belt knife

Postby Mike Leonard » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:24 pm

Rob,

Just saw this knife damn man that is fine. I am a sucker for knives, I have drawers full of them but you can never have too many. A guy saw me one time get off my horse and I had my full flap six shooter holster with my 41-mag smith on the left side and next to it I had this little knife pouch. He said dang that's a big old hog leg you got there but what about that puny little knife? Well I keep two Moore Maker's sharpened like razors in there and some latex gloves and zip ties. I love them old knives but they are carbon only. Sharpen fast very sharp but watch en boys they will rust if you spit with close by.

I sort of like that neck tie idea in church. Sort of keep the pilgrims honest if they go to dipping into the tray. LOL!
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Re: Belt knife

Postby plottpappaw » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:55 am

I also must commend you on the knifes! They are a fine looking knife! I also would be interested in one if you have time! We have a tradition in my family of passing down skinning knives! My grandfather gave my dad his and now i have it and will pass it on to my lil boy! I would like to have one to be a special gift to pass on to my lil one when he gets big enough! Plus craftsmanship with pride produces quality!
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Re: Belt knife

Postby R Severe » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:47 am

I'Ve been out chasing elk for a few days and missed the last few post's.

Mike, I've got a couple moore maker fenceing plyeirs and a folding knife.
good steel in those blades.
I've got a picture I'll try to find and get on here that I'm sure you will like. Might take me a couple days.

Plott. I'm trying to get a furnace built so I can better control my temps when working with tool steel. Kind of afraid to try selling something untill I know beyond any doubt that I've heat treated it exactly right. So far I've not had a bad one but I don't want to take that chance if someones money is on the line.
Just a fun hobby right now, maybe when I get a few more tools.
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