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A WIP for 2 knives I'm working on right now

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by metal99, May 6, 2012.

  1. metal99

    metal99 Member

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    Just thought I would start a WIP on a couple knives I am working on right now.

    This first one is a knife that I designed for a friend of mine. He is giving it to his Dad for christmas. I just have to drill the holes in the tang and it is ready for HT.

    I made this blade from O1 tool steel

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    This knife is one that I am making for a KITH. It is a "sharpfinger" inspired disign. I made this blade from 1095 and just like the other one I just have to drill the holes in the tang and its HT time!!!

    I filed in most of the bevels before I got my belt sander but finished them up on the belt sander.

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    I have some more pictures that i will post later on when i get more time.
     
  3. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    They look good so far. The firework is very clean.

    So, since you work in your kitchen, how are you going to heat treat?
     
  4. metal99

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    lol man I will probably never hear the end about the kitchen workshop am I??? lol I just do the small stuff at home at the kitchen table. The little things like filework, fitting handles, sanding and some finishing. The rest I do in my Dads shop or at work. I have the belt sander and buffer setup at my Dads and all the air tools and stuff at work. :)
     
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    Thanks man, that was the first file work I have done. Its relaxing to do really makes time fly! My Dad and I are setting up a small forge at his house so thats where I will be doing my heat treating. The first knife I made I heat treated at work with the O/A torch, it seemed to work out alright but it was pretty tough to keep the temps even on the whole blade.
     
  6. Mythtaken

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    You started it!:) I did a post on mobile workshops a while back, so I'm just curious how you handle different aspects of knife making.

    Good to hear you're setting up a forge. We love forge stories here, so please take lot's of pictures and/or video and tell us about your build.
     
  7. metal99

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    I will definatly take some progress pictures of the forge build. Not exactly sure what style I'm going to make yet but probably a brake drum forge or something similar.
     
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    I'm sorry guys! I forgot all about this thread :( the knives are both finished now. One is in Newfoundland and the other is in Indiana.

    I ended up getting a couple forges and made one. The one I made is a trough style forge that is 18" long.

    Here are a few pictures of everything.

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  9. Rob W

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    nicely done my friend , nicely done
     
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    Thanks Rob, the one with the damascus bolsters is currently missing. It was commissioned as a Christmas gift for a friends father. When he flew back to Newfoundland a week ago his luggage was lost. They still don't know where it is.

    He fell in love with that knife the moment he pulled it out of the sheath. It will break my heart if they can't find it.
     
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    Just noticed that I didn't have a picture of the whole knife. Here it is.

    His mother used to collect silver coins before she passed away. I figured it would give the knife more meaning if I used a couple of her coins for spacers. There are 21 pieces in this handle including the hidden pins.

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  12. Greg

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    Looks good. Nice and curvy. I like things curvy, :D
     
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    I noticed that you have a nice looking file guide. Did you make it or buy it ? I'm looking to get onee myself and that looks like a good one.
     
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    Thanks Greg, curvy is always nice ;)

    I made that file guide right after I tried to grind my first knife lol. I used a pry bar for the main body of the guide. I had to anneal it so I could drill the holes and tap them. Then I hardened it and tempered it at 500 for a couple hours. I used hex head shoulder bolts that way I didn't have to use alignment pins to keep it square. For the face of the file guide I used fully hardened O1 tool steel. I have ground about ten blades with it so far and it's just barely starting to show some wear from the belts. I used two sided tape to hold the plates on so when they wear out I can replace them fairly easy.
     

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