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Some Of My Work

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Walega_81, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. Walega_81

    Walega_81 New Member

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    as a new member i would like to share some of my work. I used to live in Grande Prairie and was able to visit Neil Ashworth in Beaverlodge, Ab. These knives are the ones I built at his place.

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    This was my first visit, my second knife I have made, its 200+ layers of 1084/15n20 Twist Damascus. Red micarta handle scales. I used 1/2" stainless steel tubing for pins.
     
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    Walega_81 New Member

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    This was my second visit.

    D2 steel, titanium liner lock. The thumb stud is used as the stop pin. Ivory micarta scales, also used the micarta as a back spacer.

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    Walega_81 New Member

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    My third visit I brought my Brother, my son and my Dad. A three generation knife build. It was a great experience, and i gave my Dad and brother the bug. They soon after built there own grinder and forge.
    This one is also D2 steel. I think if I was to do this one again I would taper the tang or drill holes to reduce the weight of the handle half of the knife.
    Brass bolster with some sort of linen micarta or a burlap micarta. This one i made a sheath for and carry with me if i'm out on the acreage or in the bush.

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    Walega_81 New Member

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    This one was my last visit. Went with a couple friends. Going into this build i still hadn't decided what I was going to make, design wise. I knew I wanted to do Damascus again.
    In the end I treated the wife to a San Mai kitchen knife. O1 steel sandwiched between nickel and 1084/15n20 Damascus. 400+ layers. Etching this blade was pure excitement.
    Redwood burl handle

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    Thanks for taking a look.
     
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    Welcome to here .
    Nice work on your knives.
     
  6. Walega_81

    Walega_81 New Member

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    Thank you Kevin
     
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    SDMay Active Member

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    Welcome to the group. Nice looking knives you’ve done. I live in Dawson Creek and have heard about Neil quite a bit. On the fence as to whether or not to sign up for a build with him.
     
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    Walega_81 New Member

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    Thank-you SDMay.
    I actually met Neil at the DC gun show. As a beginner I learned a lot from him and nothing but good to say about the guy. Very patient teacher.
     
  9. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Nice knives Walega. Love the kitchen knife a lot. I really dig the line you get in san mai. I've not yet forayed into forge work but have been working on acquiring tools etc. to it's inevitable. Welcome to the group.
     
  10. parker

    parker Active Member

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    Nice job! keep up the great work
     
  11. Walega_81

    Walega_81 New Member

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    Thanks Todd. Pulling that kitchen knife out of the etch tank was something else. :eek:. I’m in the same boat, acquiring tools. I can do stock removal on my own now. Would love to get an oven to do my own heat treating. All in good time.
     
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    Thanks Parker, same to you!
     
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