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300 layer coyote skinner (pic heavy)

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Friend of mine asked for a special project. He and his grandfather planted an apricot tree when he was a little kid. The tree has since died, and he harvested some of the wood. Asked me to make a coyote skinner with that wood as a handle. 

 

I took the wood, dried it fully, stabilized it twice just for good measure, then set to work on the steel. Made a billet of 320 layers by the math. Probably more like 270 after losses. And made a shape roughly to what he drew on a napkin. With his requested specs: Not a super-sharp point, but one that can get into tight places and be a good slicer as he collects the pelts of coyotes.

 

1084 and 15N20. Mosaic pins fore and rear, hidden, mechanically locked ( to both wood and steel) pin in the middle. Bedded in epoxy with a ring all the way around the wood to keep it sealed. 

 

 

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Felt lined kydex sheath. I’m hoping it will hold some oil from the blade. I oiled it up, put it in and out of the sheath a few times then re-oiled the blade. 

 

He is a gunsmith, and will absolutely know how to take care of it. 

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