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S35vn Knife Chef's Hidden Tang Plugged

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by dancom, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Finally the weather has warmed and some steel that has been sitting since last year is taking shape. I heat treated and ground this blade in autumn 2017 and did some hand sanding indoors while winter held its grip on us northerners. It's an 8" semi-clipped made from CPM S35VN 3/32" x 2" which shipped at about 2-1/4".

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    With all the handle components lined up and cleaned it was time to get the G-flex on. This handle is a plugged version of the a hidden tang. The plug is a small piece of stabilized maple burl. The handle block is some stabilized Amboyna burl from Don at WoodStabilizer.com in BC.

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    After the epoxy is set the handle is squared up and shaped with a 60 grit belt.
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    For rounding out the handle I like using the slack section of the belt and kind of rotate the handle to give it the oval shape that fits well in the hand.
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    Here I am working on sanding the back end. You can see plug there.
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    Doing some more wet sanding on the bench and epoxy clean up.
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    Got to test it in the kitchen. An amazing slicer.
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    Thanks for looking!

    Dan
     
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  2. Kevin Cox

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    Very nice work And cpms35vn is a very good steel .
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Thanks Kevin. It's incredible how well S35VN strops up to a razor edge. I have some more cheffys in the works in Nitro-V which I hope will perform similarly.
     
  4. John Noon

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    Very nice have a ULU here made from S35VN and after 3 years of kitchen use it needs a light touch up
     
  5. John Noon

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    Hey Dan where do you buy your VFD for grinder builds? Winnipeg supplier wants $1500.00 delivered which is a little much
     
  6. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Hi John, I got my KBAC-27D from a vendor on Amazon.com. It was around $550 CAD delivered, all in. That will be up or down depending on the exchange rate. Delivered to the door in about 4 business days.

    Dan
     
  7. John Noon

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    I tried to buy off the KB electronics site and they said they could not do that as one company in Canada had exclusive rights.

    Well now I know the way to get one :)
     
  8. Kevin Cox

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    I’m very happy with nitro v . 62rc 0.005 at the edge. I took it down real thin and it’s holding up just fine and for the price it’s hard to beat .No chips or rolls in the kitchen on my kitchen knife ,but for hunting elmax did beat it in holding it edge longer in the testing I’ve done.
    I’ll be useing It for my chef knives from now on .
     
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  9. Kevin Cox

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    I got drives from Walker industrial no problem shipping to Canada
     
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  10. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Nice knives Dan. As far as the steel goes, I'm still stuck with 01. Not because I'm not interested in new steels but I find 01 is the only one forgiving enough for my ...ahem... level of skill. It's pretty tough to mess it up and it seems to hold a nice edge.
     
  11. John Noon

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    Nothing at all wrong with 01 steel, this and 80crv2 are my go to steels for prototype blades
     
  12. cuatroXcuatro

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    Very nice Dan. Once I chew thru the CPM154 I have, which is enough for 20 or so blades (in other words many months) I want to play with some S35VN.
     
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  13. dancom

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    4x4, I had a 1/2 finished CPM154 kitchen knife from 2014 that I resurrected over the winter intending it to be in the trailer as a "camping" knife. It has its flaws, it's ugly, but I am super impressed with how well it cuts and stays sharp.
     
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    Nice one Dan.
     
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