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plough shears to swords

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by cliffka, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. cliffka

    cliffka New Member

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  2. BigUglyMan

    BigUglyMan Active Member

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    Yup. I like that a lot.
     
  3. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Cliff that is one fine looking knife.
    I knew those old CIL cultivators were good for something.
     
  4. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    I'll second that!
    Hmmm. Reminds me that I have a stack of cultivator shovels sitting at my brother-in-law's farm.
     
  5. paul savage

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    I'm liking it. Did you find any difficulty with the welds, they look good.
     
  6. cliffka

    cliffka New Member

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    There was a small cold shut in one spot of the billet. Probably wouldn't affect performance, but enough of an imperfection to render the knife unsalable. Another one to add to the show & tell box. After making the billet, I forged the shape of the knife & it was in the ricasso area where the weld opened up. Probably if I would have just done the knife using stock removal methods there would have been no problem, but solid welds should be able to act as solid stock. I once read a post by J.D. Smith saying that the last weld is always the weakest & the way to minimize failure is to do you last weld thick & then reduce thickness at welding heat. I'll remember that next time. Even with the trials & failures that come with learning how to do this stuff properly it's still a blast !!
     

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