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Knife #4

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by SoberEdge, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. SoberEdge

    SoberEdge StonehurstKnives on Instagram

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    Well here it is, I'm not very happy with this one. I botched the grind lines and somehow dug in deep near the top of the bevel. Anyway I'm not chase that just to make it look worse. So I now have a new shop knife.
    It's 1/8" 01 tool steel, blue liners, rose wood handle with 9/16 brass pins. AND my first stab at jiming.

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    Just in front of the handle.:confused:
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  2. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    Other than the little oopsie it is a great looking knife. You could have easily played it off as an "I meant to do that" and brought the grind up a little bit. Lol
     
  3. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    I have a hard time doing that type of grind. Every time I try it I do the exact same thing you did and I end up with a full grind trying to cover it up. Still looks good though. Love the shape of the blade.
     
  4. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Great knife. I like the shape and the way it looks in your hand.

    I love seeing posts with the not-so-perfect result. We all do it and it's those very things we most learn from.
     
  5. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    Nice knife Sorber....don't beat yourself over it, it happens to alllll of us.
    I got a box full of them. :D I call them my personal collection !
     
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  6. SoberEdge

    SoberEdge StonehurstKnives on Instagram

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    Thanks fella's, I do like the profile and feels pretty good in hand.

    I was going to bring it higher but didn't want to thin out the blade too much, its only 1/8". I may make another similar to this one.
     
  7. bobbybirds

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    Nice number 4 man... I like the rosewood a lot!
     
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  8. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Looks like a useful little chopper. Nice shape and materials.

    One suggestion; when the grind doesn't go the way you want, try working the bevels by hand with sandpaper and water and a firm, flat block of hardwood. You will wash out the grind line, but the blade can be slowly perfected. I'll sand like this: 100 grit longways, 150/180 grit across, 220 grit longways, 320 across, 400 long ways. Final strokes are all straight "pulls" from the ricasso to the tip with 400 or 600. Each grit has to remove the scratches from the previous grit. Do this before putting the scales on. It takes a while, but you'll be super pleased with the results. And don't feel bad if a grind goes wonky. It happens to everyone. Like most everything in life, there is a fix.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

    Dan
     
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  9. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    One fix I tried with mixed results was to put another bevel on the blade about four degrees different than the primary bevel. A little hand sanding and the angle change was blended in.
    Still ended up on my shelf but it looks better and doesn't bug me as much.
     

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