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"Little scrapper" fighter

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by metal99, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. metal99

    metal99 Member

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    Hey guys, I just finished this one up. The glue is still wet lol.

    O1 tool steel
    Damascus guard
    Amboyna burl
    416 stainless pin
    11-3/4" overall
    6-3/4" blade

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  2. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    That handle looks very comfortable, and I just love amboyna. Very nice knife Jules. How thick is the stock?
     
  3. metal99

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    Thanks man it was a fun build :) the handle feels pretty nice. The blade is made from 3/16" stock. I only had one piece of this wood but I think I might get some more. It was full of a bunch of voids but I guess that is a burl thing. I thought the stabilizing process would have filled them.
     
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  4. Grayzer86

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    The last block of amboyna I used was like that too. Not like pits or checks, but lines where the swirls and knots had not formed together fully. I thought it was maybe a bad stabilizing batch but now that you mention that it may be more the amboyna than anything else.
     
  5. metal99

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    Mine actually had pretty big voids in it but I was able to fill most of them with crazy glue. Then I just gave the whole hande a few coats of glue and sanded to 2000 grit. It's not perfect but it looks pretty good.
     
  6. stevebates

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    Nice Metal looks awesome, love the guard and yes amboyna is a stunning wood I am a fan!!!
     
  7. metal99

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    Thank you Steve. I'm defiantly a fan of it now. The rough block was iffy looking lol. It had a huge crack in the middle that luckily ground out.
     
  8. Rob W

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    :clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2:
    nicely done MR Jules !!!
    how did you like working with O1 ?
    Rob
     
  9. Mythtaken

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    I can't add much more to what's been said, so "me too". I like the handle and the shape of that guard.
     
  10. metal99

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    Thanks guys :)

    Rob O1 is so far my favorite steel to work with. It's actually fairly forgiving in heat treat but if you don't have an oven its hard to get the most out if it.
     
  11. Rob W

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    nice me too, the last (4) O1 I have treated have turned out 61-62 HRC
     
  12. metal99

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    Is that the full hardness or after temper? I found o1 to hold a better edge then 1084. I have used 1095 too but never really tested it hard.
     
  13. Rob W

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    after one temper I was around 60 , after 2 tempers I was avg 61-62 HRC.
    Wasnt trying to re-invent the wheel just doing some testing for myself with my oven hardening/quench and temper temps........
    in the last batch I included a sheep foot blank that's going to get put through the ringer for a test !! I'll post some pics if anyone is interested..............
     
  14. Grayzer86

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    I would love to see some pics. My question is how did you end up harder after the second temper cycle? Was it on the same knife? Seems odd to me but who knows
     
  15. Icho-

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    I'm up for some pics too.
     
  16. Rob W

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    sorry Brandon I was in a rush late for girls jitsu class, my info was bass-akwards ..............61-62 HRC 1st , 2nd avg 60 HRC x 4 blades
     
  17. Grayzer86

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    I figured that's what you meant Rob. I wasn't in any way trying to call you out on it or anything so I hope I didn't come across that way. I have just heard so many magical metallurgy theories since I started that sometimes I have to ask about things. I feel I know a half decent amount, and still not nearly enough about it all at the same time.
     
  18. metal99

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    That sounds better lol metal is strange stuff so it really wouldn't surprise me if that was actually the other way around haha.
     

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