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Dagger From An Old File

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by bob682, May 17, 2018.

  1. bob682

    bob682 New Member

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    So i decided to try and use an old file to try my hand at a dagger...since i dont have a forge i had to draw the temper down to knife levels and grind away from there which make it a pain but its working decent so far.
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  2. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Clean lines Bob, looking good. Did you forge in the fuller and clean up, or did you use a contact wheel? If so what size wheel?
     
  3. bob682

    bob682 New Member

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    Fuller is done with a dremel...bevels ground on my 4x36 belt sander...i dont have a forge...use the oven to bring the hardness down to 58-60...still hard as hell to grind
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Nice work. I can appreciate the effort that went into making the blade symmetrical. Are you going to heat treat it again?

    Dan
     
  5. bob682

    bob682 New Member

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    Its already good to go...files are around rc 63...i just trew in in the oven at 440 for an hour and let cool...dropped to 58-60 ish...then ground the blade and keep really cool...to preserve the temper....this one is ready to sharpen to shave with
     
  6. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    I would be be fibbing if i said it didn't irk me that you made those bevels and the fuller with a 4x36 and a dremel. I use jigs with a 2x72 and still struggle with symmetry. Really nice dagger. I love the look of a dagger but they also just look like they want to kill something or somebody. I mean, you don't make feather sticks or carve wooden spoons with it, exactly : )
     
  7. bob682

    bob682 New Member

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    Hahaha...its not perfect ...took me a long time to get it right and i still didnt get my plunges as clean as i want...i would use jigs but im too lazy to make one and set it up..the dagger is done now..just working on the sheath...will post more pics soon
     
  8. bob682

    bob682 New Member

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    here are some pictures of the build and finished project
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  9. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Pretty great looking dagger. Nice sheath too. I have got to start making leather sheaths. They just look so much better than kydex.
     
  10. bob682

    bob682 New Member

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    They are lots of fun to make, leather is a great medium...its very versatile
     

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