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Another New Guy And His Knife .....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Prevenge, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. Prevenge

    Prevenge Member

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    Hi all!
    Guess I have been lurking for a while and never did this so...um..Hello. I call Quesnel , British Columbia home and I have been blacksmithing for a couple years as a hobbyist and just started getting into bladesmithing this past winter. This is actually my second knife as the other one was too ugly and not allowed to come out in daylight.
    This will be one of the first in what I jokingly call my Tactical Barnyard Combat series ...basically made almost entirely of stuff I find around the farm. Please excuse the crappy phone pics :)

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    This is forged from a blade off of a PTO-driven rotavator and after some internetting I determined it to probably be 6150. 10" OAL , 5.5 inches of that is blade and the balance centered right where the scales end at the blade. Chubby girl ... the spine being just over 3/16 of an inch with a distal taper down to 1/8 before the tip bevel. "whoa , that has some weight to it" is the comment I get quite often. "That's what she said" is my usual reply.

    The scales are a tactical tri-layer laminate....just kidding they are 1/4 plywood. Tactical plywood. They are textured with my propriety JetViceJaw technique...sorry I can't tell you how its done. With some stain and an attempted stabilization with wood hardener. Two of the pins are brass and the middle one is a ....nail. A tactical nail. The blade was supposed to be a scandi grind but due to inexperience with a belt sander it actually turned into a convex grind so, naturally , I meant to do that.

    Thanks for having me here ...it's a great forum!
     
  2. SDMay

    SDMay Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Seen some posts from you in the past I think. Nice looking nice. Love the description!
     
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  3. Prevenge

    Prevenge Member

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    Thanks! I have been known to embellish a bit when I describe my own creations ;)
     
  4. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome and wow! That is a spiel worthy of any "natural" remedy salesman. I'd buy one.

    The knife isn't half bad either.
     
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  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Yes Welcome.
    I've seen you lurking.
    Love the tactical plywood!
     
  6. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum! I'm assuming it's also tactical file-work, right?;)
     
  7. Prevenge

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    Of course.... the filework is actually meant to mount a picatinny rail on. That way I can mount a bayonet or a bipod on my knife ;)
     
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  8. bobbybirds

    bobbybirds Best New Maker

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    Welcome!!
     
  9. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    Nice to have you become a part of the forum! Welcome!

    Jim T
     
  10. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Tactical Barnyard Combat... love it... is that where you have to sneak up on the chickens and steal their eggs w/o them noticing it? I think I love the idea of using found stuff to make something else. Very cool. I also like the file work on the spine. Is that what they call a vine pattern?
     
  11. Prevenge

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    It is not the vine pattern...I dont actually know if it has a name ... but the initial steps are similar. I just kinda threw a smaller sized round file into the mix and alternated them. The work on the blade is ...i dunno. I wanted a symmetrical pattern there so I didnt offset them like I did for the tang portion.... and then transitioned the start and end points back into the spine with some flat files. I kinda like how it turned out and it gave me an idea for a future pattern which would look like arrowheads.
     
  12. Slannesh

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    Welcome to the forum neighbour! Prince George here.
     
  13. Prevenge

    Prevenge Member

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    Howdy back at ya neighbor!
     
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  14. gagan2001

    gagan2001 New Member

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    hey by reading your post, it seems like you live in bc. its hard to come by material in the lower mainland, do you know any shops in the bc lower mainlands??

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    This is forged from a blade off of a PTO-driven rotavator and after some internetting I determined it to probably be 6150. 10" OAL , 5.5 inches of that is blade and the balance centered right where the scales end at the blade. Chubby girl ... the spine being just over 3/16 of an inch with a distal taper down to 1/8 before the tip bevel. "whoa , that has some weight to it" is the comment I get quite often. "That's what she said" is my usual reply.

    The scales are a tactical tri-layer laminate....just kidding they are 1/4 plywood. Tactical plywood. They are textured with my propriety JetViceJaw technique...sorry I can't tell you how its done. With some stain and an attempted stabilization with wood hardener. Two of the pins are brass and the middle one is a ....nail. A tactical nail. The blade was supposed to be a scandi grind but due to inexperience with a belt sander it actually turned into a convex grind so, naturally , I meant to do that.

    Thanks for having me here ...it's a great forum![/QUOTE]
     
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  15. Prevenge

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    I think I seen your question answered in another thread. I haven't actually ordered from knifemaker.ca ...or anyone for that matter...but that is who I plan on buying from as soon as I stop being a scrounge-hound. For simple pin material you can use brass rod from hardware stores and brazing rod and maybe TIG filler rod from welding supply places. If you forge and want to find blade steel on the cheap then farmers and automotive places will be your friends.
     
  16. PeterP

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    Or laser signthing system for those very hush hush night ops....:D
     
  17. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    [/QUOTE]
    You JetViceJaw technique looks a lot like my CrappyTireVice technique. Is my life in danger for accidentally reproducing this super secret method? And I mean to do exactly how my stuff turns out too. It really only comes with the fresh eyes and inexperience from days (or even hours) of training in a craft.
    I love tactical plywood. I build a shed out of it last summer. One day i'll figure out where it's hiding and put some stuff in it.
     
  18. Prevenge

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    Great minds think alike Peter. Can't forget a silencer and ghillie suit camo as well.

    Todd , Should be no danger as long as you tell no one of the sophisticated methods involved. Also...I actually think that "accidentally reproducing" these results is probably the most common and effective method of attaining this level of proficiency.....one could even say mastery. The end result speaks for itself.

    All sarcasm aside this knife is still my EDC and has held up surprisingly well. Rides on my belt ...poor thing never even got it's own sheath made so it suffers in an old SOG sheath from my seal pup. It's taken a few minor nicks in the blade but that was because I was using it for demolition work lol ...... prying and cutting out 1970's linoleum floor out of a kitchen and cut through a couple staples. My only real complaints are the convex with no secondary might be annoying to field sharpen and.....I want a bigger knife. ;)
     
  19. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    I love to hear when knives are actually used and abused. It is, after all, why we make them. I admit it myself. I put so much work into it that sometimes I'd rather use a store bought knife than one of my own. I try really hard not to. I love it that you use it as a tool. Or as several different tools, as the case may be : )
     
  20. PeterP

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    Its called R&D :D Better if it bust in your hands than a clients hands.....
     
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