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    Are this range of knives any good they are going pretty cheap on ebay if they are good why are they so cheap.Cheers

  • #2
    I bought 2 blanks from 2 finger knife co on ebay and theyre awesome. Great at holding their edge. I gave one to a mate for his birthday after doing the scales with mallee stump from our hunting spot. No hesitation in recommending them.

    http://www.twofingerknife.net/TFK/HOME.html


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    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

    ― Albert Einstein

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    • Archie
      Archie commented
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      Thanks mate they have a good design

    • Archie
      Archie commented
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      Originally posted by Capn Dazza" post=43192
      I bought 2 blanks from 2 finger knife co on ebay and theyre awesome. Great at holding their edge. I gave one to a mate for his birthday after doing the scales with mallee stump from our hunting spot. No hesitation in recommending them.

      http://www.twofingerknife.net/TFK/HOME.html

      ya not making any of the one's in the pic it looks good man
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    • theabomb
      theabomb commented
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      Originally posted by Capn Dazza" post=43192
      I bought 2 blanks from 2 finger knife co on ebay and theyre awesome. Great at holding their edge. I gave one to a mate for his birthday after doing the scales with mallee stump from our hunting spot. No hesitation in recommending them.

      http://www.twofingerknife.net/TFK/HOME.html

      Hi Dazza, I'm new to knives/knife making, do you need a B709 permit to bring in these blade blanks? sorry for the hijack
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  • #3
    They did at one time have plain HC blanks but none at the moment.

    If you get a blade that you want to put some deer horn for the handle sing out and Ill send you some for postage cost.
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

    ― Albert Einstein

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    • Archie
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      Thanks mate but ive got heaps of antler we have deer everywhere here in Tumut but the hunting has slowed down abit cause of the game council stuff up but thanks anyway

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    Just thought Id post up here how I did it.

    Roughed out the stump timber

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    The used clear epoxy and corby bolts to attach the scales to the blade blank.

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    Then I roughed the scales to the shape of the blade.

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    Then I thinned off the scales until I had it at what felt comfortable.

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    Then I rounded off the finger spots and edges and put a few coats of Truoil on to finish it off.

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    Took about 4 or 5 hours all up with a mix of hand tools (file) and a belt sander. I kept the blade covered with a short piece of thick tube to protect both myself and the blade from damage. A sheath was made by the Leather Man in Hahndorf but I don't have pics of it. I gave this to a mate who I hunt with for his birthday a few months ago and needless to say he loves it.
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

    ― Albert Einstein

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    • headspace
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      There's a woman in the States going under the name "Grits Knives" she makes a lot of Damascus steel blades.

  • #5
    I bought this knife off an old bloke at the Little River pistol club a few weeks ago. Thought it would be a good knife to put in the backpack for deer hunting, handle is basic, but the blade is heavy, good skinning style.
    I paid $120.00 for it, not sure if that's cheap or dear. He tells me he makes around $4.00 per hour given the time he puts in.


    A day not hunting is a day lost

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    • retired
      retired commented
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      Originally posted by SNOOPY" post=74145
      I bought this knife off an old bloke at the Little River pistol club a few weeks ago. Thought it would be a good knife to put in the backpack for deer hunting, handle is basic, but the blade is heavy, good skinning style.
      I paid $120.00 for it, not sure if that's cheap or dear. He tells me he makes around $4.00 per hour given the time he puts in.


      That is bloody nice, did he tell you how many times he folded the steel?
      $120 for that knife is cheap, you've done well.

  • #6
    No mate not as far as I know. I think theres only issues with bringing in double edged blades and assisted opening styles. Ive bought 2 of similar blades from 2 Finger and no worries at all.
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

    ― Albert Einstein

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    • #7
      I have never had a problem bringing in knife blanks or knives in general. The eBay blanks from India are good and what most complete knives are made of around the world just with the piece(er) together(er)'s name on them. Make sure they have a good layered steel along with the Damascus and hardened to suit. I paracord wrap them as i am not that good at woodworking and they come sharp, maybe just need a touch up .

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      • #8
        Just on the note of importing stuff like knives from overseas there is this document:
        http://www.customs.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/2013-030318_Documents_Released.pdf
        Within it is the list of items you can and cannot bring in without customs stealing it from you. I only found this too late once my spyderco was stolen from me only to find that in the list a spyderco delica is totally legal! If you ever plan on importing knives it pays to have a quick look through the list and see if it is ok to bring in and you at least have a leg to stand on if you get that nasty letter from customs. Maybe a mod could pin that list in the forum to help out anyone trawling through ebay for their next folder to add to the hunting kit.
        .22 CZ 452, .22 Remington model 12 pump, .17 Savage 93R17 TR , DTA SRS A1 black/OD green .308 & .338LM

        My friends all bought dirt bikes, i bought a DTA......i think i won the cool toy contest :P

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        • #9
          When i first turned 18 i was on ebay and was amazed at the variety of stuff you could get for the prices Needless to say most of the stuff i bought was crappy quality at best. I learned the hard way what you can a can't bring through customs. The child in me thought the spare dollar i had would be wise to invest in a gag shock pen i.e. trickery. Weeks later i get a letter in the mail from customs saying i have been warned etc etc. Didn't i need a new pair of underwear. Just be careful people it really isn't worth getting into hot water with them. nothing come of it though. Must need a B709 i guess

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