Incredible Handmade Custom Knives – Part II

December 6, 2014 Travis Dewitz
Progression of a Handmade Hunting Knife

Progression of a Handmade Hunting Knife

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Bruner Blades located in Fall Creek, Wisconsin is a custom knife maker. A member of the Knifemakers’ Guild, Fred has been making beautiful handcrafted knives since the 80’s. Every part of his knives are handcrafted for a one of a kind look. After the steel knife blank is made, Fred continues the process by making and assembling the handle. Squared of pieces brass are cut for the knife guard and heel. The shank of the knife blank and guard are fitted together and then soldered. The antler handle is then installed and epoxied in place. Once the heel is installed, it can be drilled and pinned. Once the handle is all assembled, Fred shapes the handle. At this time Fred will also finish polishing the blade.

Fred has many custom and replica handmade knives on display and for sale in his glass cases at his Fall Creek shop. His knives are some of the best quality and sharpest (no pun intended) looking knives I have ever seen. Hunting season is here and one of these handmade knives would make a great companion out in the woods of Wisconsin and don’t forget that Christmas is right around the corner as one of these knives would make an incredible gift. If you are interested in one of these handcrafted knives or would just like more information, see the bottom of this post for Bruner Blades contact information.

Custom Knife on Wooden Bench

Custom Knife on Wooden Bench

Desk Filled with Knife Handles and Leather Tools

Desk Filled with Knife Handles and Leather Tools

Finished Bruner Knife Next to Antler Knife Handle Blanks

Finished Bruner Knife Next to Antler Knife Handle Blanks

Steel Knife Blank

Steel Knife Blank

Blacksmith Hammer and Anvil

Blacksmith Hammer and Anvil

Smoothing Brass Knife Guard

Smoothing Brass Knife Guard

Sanding Knife Guard Smooth

Sanding Knife Guard Smooth

Filing Knife Shank to Size

Filing Knife Shank to Size

Installing Knife Guard

Installing Knife Guard

Soldering Brass Knife Guard

Soldering Brass Knife Guard

Cooling Hot Knife Blank

Cooling Hot Knife Blank

Knife Blank and Handle Pieces

Knife Blank and Handle Pieces

Shaping Knife Guard

Shaping Knife Guard

Pouring Epoxy in Knife Handle

Pouring Epoxy in Knife Handle

Clamping Knife Handle

Clamping Knife Handle

Hunting Knife Antler Handle in Clamp

Hunting Knife Antler Handle in Clamp

Caliper on Workbench

Caliper on Workbench

Drilling Knife Handle

Drilling Knife Handle

Sparks Flying From Smoothing Knife

Sparks Flying From Smoothing Knife

Shaping Knife Handle

Shaping Knife Handle

Sanding Top of Knife Blade

Sanding Top of Knife Blade

Sanding Knife Handle

Sanding Knife Handle

Sparks Flying from Grinding Knife

Sparks Flying from Grinding Knife

Shaping Knife Handle and Guard

Shaping Knife Handle and Guard

Rounding Knife Handle

Rounding Knife Handle

Sanding Knife Edge

Sanding Knife Edge

Fine Sanding Knife Blade

Fine Sanding Knife Blade

The Knife Sharpness Test

The Knife Sharpness Test

Finished Bruner Hunting Knife

Finished Bruner Hunting Knife

Detail Shot of Custom Knife Antler Handle and Knife Blade Edge

Detail Shot of Custom Knife Antler Handle and Knife Blade Edge

Pair of Custom Hand Made Hunting Knives

Pair of Custom Handmade Hunting Knives

Pair of Hunting Knifes on Bench Along with a Blaze Orange Hat and Coffee Cup

Pair of Hunting Knifes on Bench

Damascus Steel Knife Blade

Damascus Steel Knife Blade

FC Bruner Damascus Knife Blade

FC Bruner Damascus Knife Blade

You can get your own Bruner Blade custom or replicate  handmade knife.

web | http://www.brunerblades.com

phone | 715.225.8017 or 715.877.2496

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