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Ok I'm Hooked. Second Knife

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by parker, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. parker

    parker Active Member

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    well being on continental nights I have lots of time on my off nights. So it did not take much for me to kill some time in the shop. Made a forged rail spike, quick to see what it was like.(its very rough looking but cuts paper haha)
    And made my take on the benchmade "bushcrafter" that I've always wanted but never bought. This was quite the job as I've never glued multi pcs together before, but I took my time and pre-assembled everything first. And it fell together nice and snug

    Question- how do I keep my 0-1 tool steel from rusting while I do all my final grinding and sanding, using water to keep cold, almost instantly starts tarnishing.
    -and how should I treat this g-10 grip, I know its not suppose to be glossy, not what I want.. just a slight sheen and protection really
    as always thanks for any help!

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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Hi Parker,

    Nice little bushcraft knife.

    A couple of suggestions as oxidization goes, some makers will force a patina, with acid (vinegar, mustard, ferric chloride). In a way this sort of "pre-oxidizes" the surface. Another way is to keep it oiled. I like to use Renaissance wax. Surely some others in the group with more carbon steel experience will chime in.

    Dan
     
  3. parker

    parker Active Member

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    Thanks Dan.
    I've seen someone on here do that forced patina on a knife. Not sure how I'd like that, might have to try it on a pcs and see what it looks like. Thanks.
    And I'll look into some wax. I did spray a bit of oil on it but must not have been enough or more likly got wided away and I forgot to add more.
    Is there a better steel for knife making ( I know everyone will have a fav of their own but..) or more common. I know tool steel from using it in my trade.
     
  4. Kevin Cox

    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    Add some baking soda to your water it will stop the steel from rusting when sanding .
    Nice knife and now it's no turning back for you :)
     
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  5. parker

    parker Active Member

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    Oh that's a great tip. Thanks! And yes, defenatly not.
     
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    thanks for the info again! decided to try the patina as I thought it might match the style and look of this knife well. I think it turned out not to bad.
    and I picked up some mineral oil of all my knifes as it safe for food prep and hunting

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  7. John Noon

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    That is an interesting pattern, you might have to do a little write up on it
     
  8. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Nice! I used yellow mustard, Louisiana hot sauce, white vinegar and Sriracha. Seems to me yellow mustard leaves nice black outlines.

    Dan
     
  9. John Noon

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    Might have to dig out some carbon steel and condiments, going to be a weird BBQ
     
  10. parker

    parker Active Member

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    Ya frenches yellow mustard and viniger. Blotched on and erased where you want the dark lines and let sit for 20 mins. Then two three more times for the camo style look I guess you could call it haha
     
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    Steve98 New Member

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    My (limited) experience with O1 doesn't seem to match yours. I find I can work wet with O1 with no issues, so long as I dry the steel before putting it down and walking away. With my water, I wouldn't see rust spots on O1 for hours, and usually not until the next day.

    For hand sanding I took Nick Wheeler's advice in his sanding 101 video, and started using WD40 (he also suggests windex) while sanding. Amazing difference. All his videos are awsome. Here is the sanding one:
     
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    Relative just showed me a knife I made him last year and most of the time on a sailboat and all it has is a very light grey patina. And a dull spot from chopping a 1" blue steel rope in an emergency, caught a bit of steel behind the cable.
     
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    parker Active Member

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    nice thanks Steve I tried sanding with wd-40 on my knife yesterday and it helps the paper clear it self from filings thanks
    it could have just been the pcs I worked on had a bad spot in the steel possible as I haven't seen any other knife do it.. although I tried using baking soda in my water as stated above, so maybe that helped too
     

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