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Some drop point hunters.

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by metal99, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. metal99

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    Hope you guys like pictures :)

    Here are some drop points I've been working on. I have four of them finished and I just glued the fifth one up today.

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  2. metal99

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    More pics!

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  3. metal99

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    More and more pics!

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    That's all for now folks! More to come tomorrow!
     
  4. Grayzer86

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    Very nice knives and excellent hamons. What type of steel are you using for those? From the looks of these you will do that WI proud. Personally i am about to pull my hair out, spent last night and all day working on a clip point fighter style just to have it ping in the 30 seconds between quench and tempering oven about 5 minutes ago. I had it in my hand and actually felt the pop. I didnt even have to look to know it was already garbage. :mad::(:mad:
     
  5. metal99

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    Thank you man, that's 1084. I was hoping the hamons would have followed the clay better but my quench tank was to shallow so it didn't harden up to the clay. Still functional tho. I can't wait to use that WI :) I plan on doing some really big projects this year. My goal is to make a knife worth over $1000 but with my little name in this world I know it won't sell for that.

    That's to bad you had a ping... I've only had that happen once and it was my fault. I water quenched a 1095 blade that had an edge .020" thick. My dad asked me "why did it klink?" Lol so I destroyed it to see the grain structure.

    What steel were you using?
     
  6. Grayzer86

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    I was using 1084 which should have been pretty forgiving, horizontal sanded to 400. should not have been any stress risers but i think my oil on this was too warm and may have cooled it too quick, more like a water quench. The only other one i have broken was also 1084 but i tried a brine quench for a hamon and it did not fair well. Anyway great work man and sorry to derail your thread.
     
  7. Mythtaken

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    Really nice knives. I especially like the light coloured one. What's the handle material in that one?

    And great project shots too.
     
  8. metal99

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    It's funny how warmer oil cools quicker hey? As I did my heat treating the hamons slowly got higher and higher from the oil warming up. The first one I did didn't even harden enough to be acceptable so I re did it and now it's fully hard. That's why it's not etched.

    It's funny that 1084 cracked on you. What are you using for a heat source? Don't worry about the thread lol it's all good.
     
  9. metal99

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    Thanks Myth, that's stabilized dyed yellow cottonwood. I like project threads with lots of pics :)
     
  10. Greg

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    They all look excellent. Nice file work. Job well done.
     
  11. Mike the Viking

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    Those are some nice looking blades, love how you can see the hamon and the shadow line above that too!
     
  12. metal99

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    Thanks Greg and Mike!

    Mike, that shadow is from normalizing the blades while the refractory cement is on the blades. So I actually have four different structures in the steel.
    I think it was four, maybe three? :/ lol
     
  13. metal99

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    Just got the handle ground down on the last one of the bunch. Kinda sucks working in the Canadian knife shop. Maybe one day I can upgrade :)

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    Just finished up the last one :)

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    Next project is to make all the sheaths!
     
  15. Rob W

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    Nice work JS :clap2: looks like you have a signature JSK knife now
     
  16. metal99

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    Thanks Rob! It was the only thing I could come up with lol.
     
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    So I was thinking of doing fold over sheaths for these knives. I tried one last night and failed. What's the secret to getting the leather the right size? I might just end up doing the usual sheath style that I make. Just seems simpler that way.
     
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    Here is a progress shot of the sheaths as of last night. I'm not sure if I really like them or not but they will work.

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    I really like those knives. Very well done. Are you using "Diablo" belts for handles and grinding blades? If not blades, what are you using for profile and bevelling? I had looked at the Diablo belts as they are the only zirconium belts I have seen for a 4x36 sander.
     
  20. metal99

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    Thanks man, I'm using diablo belts for my 4x36. They seem to last the longest out of the little selection of belts there is here. I use my 4x36 to flatten the knife blanks before I bevel them on my 1x42. I also do all the handle shaping on the 4x36.
     

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