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Some kitchen knives, big fighter, some hunters

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Grayzer86, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Well I figured I would throw out an update of what I have been messing around with. Managed to get to the shop today and spend some time this afternoon making sparks and dust. This is a real mixed bag of stuff here, both in styles and in material. There is a kitchen utility, a gyuto style, and a Nakiri, all in .070 AEB-L. There is a small edc style blade that is ladder pattern Damascus. The next two down are both hunters or buscraftvstyle knives in CPM154, and the bottom one is a large combat style Bowie done in .200 1084.

    Every one of these was profiled with the same belt, and I didn't bother trimming to shape, just ground straight from bar stock cut to length. The pile of filings was insane, but the belt really impressed me. They were all done with a 50 grit 984 cubitron 2, which so far, for my grinding style at least, seems to be my favorite profiling belt. It cut the steel like butter and even after this batch never seemed to slow down in cut speed. What I do know now is that I am in desperate need of a 2hp motor and VFD. This 1hp rig just won't cut it anymore, at least not until I get my contact wheel set up properly. There is just far too much friction and drag trying to hog against a platen.

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  2. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    The top two will be hidden tang with traditional octagonal handles. At least that the plan until it doesn't work lol.
     
  3. stevebates

    stevebates Active Member

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    Awesome....that will keep you busy! ;) can't wait to see what you do with them!!!
     
  4. Alexander13

    Alexander13 Member

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    Very nice, looks like a lot of work ahead. If I ever get my viking KITH knife completed I want to try to make myself some kitchen knives very similar to the ones your doing.
     
  5. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    Love the assortment. Can't wait to see them done.
     
  6. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    You got some nice profiles there. Looking forward to seeing the finished projects.
     
  7. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    curious how you like the aeb-l
    you have some work ahead of you !!
     
  8. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Its too early to tell so far how the AEB-L will be but I have heard very good things. It's very thin so it wasn't a good test of how it grinds really, but at that thickness it was like pushing a soda cracker against the brand new belt. The steel just disappeared and didn't really spark at all. Bevels will be done on all this weekend I hope, except for the kitchen blades. Due to the fact that they are only .070 thick, I will surface grind and sand the flats, have them heat treated, and grind the bevels in post heat treat I believe.
     
  9. MarkJeffrey

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    cool stuff! keep us posted looks like a lot of fun
     

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