Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by RussGen, Oct 22, 2020.
3rd attempt, no boy, worse, WIFE
Sorry, I didn't give much thought to the above post. I was more focused on figuring out how to upload the picture. The steel used is 80CRV2 and the handles are all shed antlers from whitetail deer. They were quenched in Parks AAA. Thats about it. Hope you like them.
Looking good. I really like the second from the left. How did you find the antler to work with?
Hi Brookln. Thanks man. Working with antler is a challenge. It's stinky and gives you only a few chances to get the handle pieces formed properly. Pins are the same thing. I learned a lot from mistakes and came up with a couple little techniques that have made things a lot easier. Gets easier with practice but you can't GUARANTEE everything will go correctly. Happy to help though. They're fun to make.
Awesome. Love the ‘Wild Frontier,’ look *thumb up*
Thanks Griff. I've seen pics of your knives. You opinion means a lot.
Awesome work man! I have some old knives with antler on them that ive been meaning to repurpose.
Thanks Joelsund, I really appreciate the comment. Hey what do you mean when you say repurpose?
They’re on some old Knives, so I was going to take them off and put them on my own. Although not sure if I should, they’re pretty cool old kitchen knives from Sheffield, I forget the company.
This may be a better question for anther thread but I was wondering if you're still heat treating your 80crv2 as per your June post? I see you've switched to Parks 50 for a quenchant.
Actually I purchased Parks 50 and AAA from Canadian Forge and Farrier so I went with the AAA. It was specified by Aldo in his HT info on his sight and the result was the file skated like on glass until after tempering. If you look in Lorin Thomas's book Knife Engineering one of the charts (I'll find it and get the details for you later) seems to suggest you could also use the Parks 50. I will definitely try quenching in both AAA and 50 next time and do a comparison. Regarding the canola I'm keeping it because it produces some very good results. I wish I would have bought the Parks sooner though. It cost only $29 to ship the 50 and $29 to ship the AAA from Alberta to Manitoba. Next time I'll order them both in the same order and it might be cheaper. Supposed to last a super long time though.
Should mention I'd prefer to use the 50 because you don't have to keep it between 120 and 130 degrees so I hope it works on the 80CRV2.
80crv2 has pretty low hardenability so the parks 50 is probably better. But if you have it ground quite thin pre quench the AAA should be just fine.
btw whereabouts in manitoba are you?
I'm in Winterpeg. Are you also a prairie guy
Haha yup, Winterpeg aswell. Maybe we’re neighbors lol.
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