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First Cleaver

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by PeterP, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    Hey Guys, following up to the first kitchen knife, my client asked me to make a cleaver.
    so here it is, hope you guys like it...because this one makes me smile!
    Burned Oak handle, etched blade, and first attempt at rope filing.
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  2. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    That looks really good!
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Cool aged look. What steel did you use?
     
  4. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    Thank you Guys,
    Dan I used 01...did about 3 soaks in Wine vinegar, and used a propane torch ( very lightly ) after to darken the etching.
    I would heat a few seconds, then dunk in water...repeated the process till I got the look I was aiming for.

    For the handle ...I used a propane torch to burn the grain, and then oiled it , gave it about 3 coats and sealed it with bees wax's on the buffer.
     
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  5. Chris Roy

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    Looks good peterp
     
  6. bobbybirds

    bobbybirds Best New Maker

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    Cool cleaver! How thick of steel did you start with?
     
  7. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    Thanks Bobby, I used 3/16 to start but I think the next one ill use a thinner gauge....crap load of grinding.
     
  8. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    cut my first out of 1/4" and it is still sitting on the bench. might start it after I get back from a trip up to Thompson, or it might sit another couple months. Sticking with thinner stuff next time I get the crazy idea to make a cleaver
     
  9. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    I hear you John! just went out and got some 1/8 stock, got 2 more to do. At least its going to make my life easier. It will still have enough chopping weight behind it, and wont kill my poor C.T. grinder.;)
     
  10. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Good job Peter! I like the effect on the blade.
     
  11. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    thank you sir!
     

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