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3rd Blade

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by colonel3006, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. colonel3006

    colonel3006 New Member

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    [​IMG]. Hopefully pic shows up. This is only the 3rd knife that I've made so far. It's made from a piece of 1084 that I annealed, profliled and heat treated with a coal forge I made from old BBQ and then tempered at 475° using old toaster oven in 1 hr intervals, 3 times. Scales are just some scrap maple I had kicking around. I have some African blackwood, black walnut and some composite scales which I've purchased, just wanting to get my actual knife making skills decent before using nicer scales. Don't hesitate at all to criticize anything in which could be improved upon. I have a couple others which I have to take some pics and will try and post them as well
  2. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Looks like you're on track. You could spend a bit more time handsanding the blade up near the ricasso and the tang along the handle looks like it could use some too. Nice work to start with.

    The thing about knife making that I've learned is that it's all about the fit and finish. If you are making tools for your brother or yourself, you don't need to spend a lot of time hand sanding and worrying about scratches. But, knife buyers are some of the pickiest people I've ever known. They will buy a blade for chopping rocks in half at their campsite and still expect it to have no marks on it to start with.

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