i did right after i checked the link. he makes nice stuff. i really like his designs
November 11, 2011, 04:35 PM
Good neck knife IMHO!
November 11, 2011, 06:24 PM
what do you guys use to cut and shape the blades. I have been screwing around with a forge, my stuff isn't that pretty yet to say the least, and wonder what kind of saws or files you guys use?
November 11, 2011, 06:33 PM
metal cutting bandsaw for profiling. before that, i just rough cut the shape with an angle grinder and cleaned it up on the belt grinder. it can get addictive.
November 11, 2011, 07:04 PM
Forging can take more time to learn, but give a close to final product quicker. It is very beneficial to take a 2 day course on blade smithing and give you a great jumpstart on techniques. The ABS Youth Hammer-In takes kids from flat steel to a semi-finished blade in 2 and a half days of work with professional blade smith.
A lot of guys with a drill press will profile by drilling holes along the outline of the knife drawn on the steel. Then they'll cut a window and disconnect the dots.
November 12, 2011, 12:43 PM
thanks for the tips. Its been fun learning.
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