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Nessmuk/harpoon tip hybrid, WIP

Discussion in 'How I Made It: Tutorials' started by Grayzer86, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Here is a knife i decided to start on this morning. It is a hybrid of sorts although i am not really sure what to call it, or what category it really even fits in. it is ground from 1/8 x 2 1084. I mark all blades now since i use 1084, W2, 154CM, and CPM154. The knife is just a hair over 9 inches long. I rarely shoot for a specific size, i just draw the knife and adjust proportions until it fits right and looks good to my eye.

    In this first picture i just have the profile rough ground, and have roughly flattened the sides with a 36 grit belt. You can see i got the tip a bit warm while profiling the tip section :eek:

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    In this picture I have worked in the bevel on one side including a slight distal taper. This side is currently just at 120 grit. Now the tough part will be getting the grind on the other side (my weaker side) to match up perfectly. Before anyone asks no i am not wearing sweats, moccasins, and a pink shirt :cool: That is my girlfriend standing there since she took the pic while i was holding the knife. Also in the picture is our dog Deuce, since he has a real habit of sneaking himself into any and all pictures we happen to take.

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    As always, questions comments or criticism is always welcomed. Basically it is a design i have had stuck in my head for a while, and finally just had to try.
     
  2. Bowman

    Bowman New Member

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    Cool design, I like it. It should be a sweet skinner. Any ideas for handle material?
     
  3. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Currently i am not sure what handle material it will get. I was thinking about some dark blue dyed Box elder i have, but may go composite on this one. If i go composite it will be black micarta or carbon fibre with either toxic green or blaze orange liners most likely.
     
  4. metal99

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    That's pretty nice man, it should be a dandy slicer being so thin. Where did you get the carbon fiber?
     
  5. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    The carbon fiber that i got was bought from USAknifemaker. They have quite a few different sizes and different weave patterns.
     
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    Ahh ok man. I was checking out there selection and can't believe how much the price varies!
     
  7. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    I can see that getting some use as a kitchen cutter with that wide, thing blade.

    And here I was just going to mention what a coincidence it was that we had almost the same outfits!
     
  8. Grayzer86

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    I have been busy working on other things so I just got back to this yesterday. Hand sanded to 400 and its off to HT. I usually do my own 1084 but since I was sending some stainless away I figured I may as well send this one too. Thinking about some black paper micarta for this one. Or if the polish really comes out nice maybe a nice chunk of amboyna hurl I have stashed away.
     
  9. stevebates

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    Looking pretty sweet Grayzer, keep up the good work!!!
     
  10. Grayzer86

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    Thanks Steve, I still have a lot to learn but as long as each one gets better I am headed in the right direction.
     
  11. Mike the Viking

    Mike the Viking New Member

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    that things gonna be a mean blade! You gonna sharpen the back side of the tip? Good luck
     
  12. Grayzer86

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    I have not decided yet if I would sharpen it or not but I will grind a swedge on it either way.
     
  13. Grayzer86

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    Well this one got back from HT the same day as my KITH knife and i had some time to work on it today since i had a day off. Went with toxic green G10 scales, black liners, black phenolic pins, and a stainless tube. I did a patterned etch with a resist and ferric, the shiny areas are actually raised enough to be felt with your fingers. Not sure what I think of it really but its different i guess. One thing i do know is that with the grind it has its a wicked slicer. Its not finished since the handle still needs a bit of work, and i am not loving working the toxic green G10. It seems to show the seems between the layers in the G10 pretty bad, not just a color variation, but almost like there are tiny lines or spots between layers where there was not enough resin. This is my first time using G10 for anything other than liners so i am not sure if this is how most of it is, or if I got a bad chunk. The look fits the theme i was after, as a type of hunter/skinner/post Apocalypse zombie thing (i know thats overplayed but i had not done one before). I know its not going to be for everyone, or maybe not even for most people, but its something outside my usual burl and mirror comfort zone, so i went there. Still need to hit the blade with some scotchbrite by hand to even up the dark parts of the etch since it looks blotchy right now.

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  14. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    LOL! I opened this post, saw that green and thought Zombie Killer.

    I can't honestly say I like it, but it sure makes an impression.
     
  15. Grayzer86

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    Not offended in any way by that Myth. Quite honestly i am not sure if i can say that i really like it either. To be honest i am not really sure why i did it up the way i did. I was planning to mirror it and use some box elder i had, but these stupid green scales just kept staring me down from the shelf above my bench. Basically i think i will use it for a while just to see how the shape and geometry works, and then determine if i want to make another one in stainless and go polished with nice wood. Other than my time, and the small fee for HT, im not really into it for much money so it may be a good one to give away to a neighbor or something. I have a cousin who is crazy about The Walking Dead, so maybe it would be a good fit for him. It just may not get my makers mark lol. Worst case scenario... its a mean slicer and may just get kitchen duty.
     
  16. Icho-

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    Not really my style either but I think its cool. I like it. about the makers mark. I say put it on. I think it shows you are open to different styles. One day you may be asked to make something so crazy that it makes this one look like a regular kitchen knife. Mark that one too. That's just my opinion.

    Oh and it would probably make a great camp knife since you would have no trouble seeing it if you dropped it in the leaves.
     
  17. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    I'm with Icho-; you should definitely put your mark on it. Whatever you or we think of the look, it's clearly a very well made knife and deserves your mark.

    I agree with you on it being a great kitchen cutter. Or maybe save it and give it to your cousin on Zombie Awareness Day. (I think it's August 21st)
     
  18. Grayzer86

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    Thanks for the heads up on zombie awareness day Myth haha. I cant believe the way this thing cuts, easily the sharpest knife i have ever made or owned. Stropped it up last night and did some testing, and I could drop a piece of newspring vertically and swing the knife, cutting the newsprint cleanly in half while it was falling in mid air. Its fairly thin so i dont think it would be a great choice for an abusing task, but as a slicer it has blown my mind.
     

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