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Critique Me Please

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Dungeonx, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Dungeonx

    Dungeonx New Member

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    Here is my latest and best creation so far. Please let me know what I am doing wrong or right. Thanks...

    First i started with a 7.5" piece of leaf spring. I have been working with scrap first before I spend money on stainless.


    I then hammered it out to 9.5"


    I used my angle grinder and belt grinder to shape
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/18BGioXH
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    Finished and fit my handle(zebra wood and brass pins epoxied on


    And finally dipped it in ferric to give it some corrosion resistance.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/17JmDkZ
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    What do you think??
     
  2. Dungeonx

    Dungeonx New Member

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    And are these photos working. I'm trying to use google drive and not sure if I'm doing it right or the easiest way?
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I don't see anything wrong with the construction. Finish looks pretty good as does the blade geometry. The handle appears to be comfortable and the sides being flat should index well.

    The key to a knife is in the heat treatment. As I can't really tell this from a photo, I can ask you: How does it cut? Will it stay sharp after cutting a bunch of cardboard strips? Does your hand get hot spots when you use the knife hard for a while?

    Looking forward to seeing the next one!

    Dan
     
  4. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Looks like a good usable knife, you’ve done extremely well with the tools you have. Is this your first knife?

    I like it *thumbs up*
     
  5. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    It will kill... sorry, different thing...

    It looks good. It actually looks a lot like my first knife, only sanded much better : )

    I'm no expert, but it seems to me, it's all in the details. Each time you do one, try to find at least one thing you'd like to do better. Maybe you thought you could sand the blade more or maybe you have a bevel line that's a bit wonky (two things i regularly need to improve on). That's how I see it. I think you've made a perfectly serviceable blade but, if you are into this to push yourself, it's all in the details.

    Small personal peeve of mine, I'm not a fan of flat handles. I like a more rounded (not round-round) look. Don't listen to me though. That's a preference thing.
     

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