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First double edge grind.

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by metal99, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. metal99

    metal99 Member

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    Happy new year everyone!

    I got an order for a double edged coffin handled dagger. I was nervous to try the double edge grind at first but after a few minutes it felt pretty natural.

    This is just rough ground with 36 grit. I have to fine tune it with files and sand paper but I'm happy with the way it turned out.

    Thanks for the advice SteveBates!
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  2. stevebates

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    Lol...I told you buddy, that looks excellent, nice and symmetrical and can't see a thing wrong with it. Great work metal, can't wait to see what you do with it!!!
     
  3. metal99

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    Thanks Steve, I'm thinking some black canvas micarta or linin micarta for the scales and some 1/8" stainless pins. I'm debating on doing a hamon, what do you think?
     
  4. stevebates

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    That will look sweet....I don't think it maters much which way you decide to go with it, I'm sure it will be a thing of beauty ;) I've been thinking of a Damascus knife with a mirror finish edge, I always thought that would look cool given the right design.
     
  5. metal99

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    Yeah man that would look pretty sweet!
     
  6. Icho-

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    Looks awesome Jules. Grinds look excellent!
     
  7. TheCivilman

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    Looking good. Can't wait to see the finished product. Nice grind.
     
  8. Foster J

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    Looks like a great start.
     
  9. Grayzer86

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    Very nice grinds man. Those balances swept plunges look great too. Can't wait for an update on the progress.
     
  10. metal99

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    Thanks for the compliments guys, I kind of screwed up one side last night... Gotta figure out a way to fix it but I'm sure I'll find a way lol.

    I decided to go with bocote scales after seeing it on another knife a friend made.

    Here it is so far.

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  11. stevebates

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    Looking awesome Jules, I like you choice on the Bocote Scales!
     
  12. MarkJeffrey

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    Looks really good! keep us posted
     
  13. Rob W

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    looking good buddy !!
     
  14. metal99

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    I finished this little dagger up last week. It's going to its new home very soon. I think it turned out pretty good but I am not happy with the straight grain on the bocote.

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  15. Alexander13

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    That finished up really nice! Great job!
     
  16. stevebates

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    That turned out fantastic Metal.... No complaints here looks great! Are you making a sheath or case for that guy?
     
  17. Icho-

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    That turned out great Jules. Nothing wrong with the straight grain.
     
  18. metal99

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    Thanks guys, it was an interesting build that's for sure.

    Steve, he is putting it in a show case and doesn't want a sheath.
     
  19. Foster J

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    I think it turned out great. nicely done.
     
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  20. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Spooky cool. Love the vine filework.
     

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