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Second Curved Blade

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by John Noon, Aug 3, 2017.

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Top swage

  1. Curved

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  1. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Having a little fun with making a blade with no straight lines. going to have stainless steel pommel and bolster and hidden pin handle.

    stuck at a point of deciding to go with a curved top swage or a straight one. Either way it will be sharpened, Curved with mirror polish would be rather interesting looking.



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    Overall length is 15" give or take a bit and made out of 01 steel 1/4" thick.

    Adding a poll for fun, its that or I make a second one :)
     
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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Wow, that looks like a lot of work John. Not only the dimensional challenges but the geometrical ones too. I am seeing a little "Brian Dolim" in there. :eek:
     
  3. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Wish it was a copy or template then I could point fingers when it comes out ugly :roflmao kind of a blending of ideas with a hint of style from "Jay Fisher" and "Steven Ramos"

    At least I drew it out on wood and cut it out for a template unlike a couple of ones I have done.

    Had to look up Brian Dolim and all I can say is Damn, with this three guys mine come out looking like :poop , Oh well having goals to get better is a good thing
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    It's going to look great when it's done.
    I don't envy you and the hand sanding of that monster.

    Brian makes some insane knives, all curves and all super thick.

    (I voted for curved)
     
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  5. John Noon

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    I have been sitting here looking at it and starting to realize I will be doing more freehand grinding than I planned. Curved will be a major pain but I think the best looking option unless the masses disagree
     
  6. John Noon

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    Knife kept looking like it needed a curved swage just a little more freehand grinding and twice as much fun hand polishing.

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    Goooooooood nessssssss!!! :eek:

    What is it with everyone today?! Is it in the drinking water?! Some beauty blades hitting the forums! :)
     
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  8. John Noon

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    Friend has offered up a Nephrite Jade block and a slab or two but I think that might be way over the top plus no stone working tools
     
  9. Kevin Cox

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    Man that looks like a lot of fun grinding .
     
  10. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    On second curved swage, 36 grit done so onto flattening and work up to the 400 grit before heat treating. Talk about nerve wracking LOL
     
  11. Eric B

    Eric B New Member

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    now that is a sexy blade john!! its like fine women...its all about the curves:whistling cant wait to see how the handle ties into it all
     
  12. John Noon

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    The handle is going to be interesting, have a block of Maple that is rather pretty but too small. It is dyed and stabilized and with a bit of fancy sawing and gluing It may look real good. Should find out this weekend.
     
  13. John Noon

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    Made a little progress and even managed to match sides when freehand grinding (cheated with a file)
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    Tried out a older camera, might be time to retire it. Everything is symmetrical and now onto the 400 and 600 grit to flatten out the bevels and prep for heat treating.
     
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  14. John Noon

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    Wow back in August, still hanging with the clay coating. Guessing I lost more time than I thought getting this PTSD stuff sorted out been months of not being comfortable around anything sharp
     

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