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Old June 8, 2014, 07:40 PM   #76
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The machine will utterly wear out a 1/4" piece of sandpaper in just a couple minutes. Once worn out I just move up to the next grit.

In less than 15 minutes I went from nasty belt finish to this:


I'd say that is more than adequate for a working knife. It would be easy to move up to a true mirror finish from here if a person was so inclined.





Dig the tailhook on this little guy.
Sweet. I really admire your blade work.
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Old June 8, 2014, 08:40 PM   #77
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Quick and ugly drop point tanto fighter made from a file.





Didn't bother with any finish work since I've been using it as a thrower.
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Old June 9, 2014, 09:21 AM   #78
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While I object on general principle to "American tantos", that ain't bad.
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Old June 9, 2014, 09:27 AM   #79
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Gotta do something different every so often y'know.
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Old June 9, 2014, 03:40 PM   #80
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Getting the 'merican tantos out of my system.

Ground this out from a section of annealed sawmill blade this morning.

Approx. 1/8" thick.




Getting ready to do heat treat on it . I don't know what the steel is so I'm going to give it a soak before getting down to business.
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Old June 9, 2014, 04:50 PM   #81
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Darn it. If you just had a belly instead of that abrupt transition, I'd love it.
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Old June 9, 2014, 04:55 PM   #82
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There is always tomorrow.


Or maybe later tonight, depending on how my cake turns out.
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Old June 9, 2014, 05:24 PM   #83
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To give appropriate credit, continued thanks for sharing your work.
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Old June 9, 2014, 05:47 PM   #84
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I like both versions of those American tantos Sam. (If I want to see some belly I'll just look down..)
And I appreciate you showing us your work. Thanks.
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Old June 9, 2014, 07:16 PM   #85
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Darn you for making me want to build/buy a custom knife. I have to buy too many other things first, now I have the desire to get a small "work knife" and an american tanto. I have wanted the tanto for a number of years but never scratched the itch due to not finding the right one. Keep up the good work, and thanks for showing your methods/techniques.
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Old June 9, 2014, 07:25 PM   #86
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You know, you ever need somewhere to put one of those american tantos.... you lemme know....

That sawmill blade one looks fabulous.


See, John and I are different, I like that abrupt transition.


I didn't know you could use sawblades for that. I got a buddy works at a mill, they blow head rig blades every day- I'll see if I can get some scraps.
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Old June 9, 2014, 07:36 PM   #87
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I didn't know you could use sawblades for that.
Yup. Most of the steels used for the blades on big industrial saws are great cutlery steels, with the caveat that they have to be annealed before use and you might not know exactly what you have.
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Old June 9, 2014, 07:47 PM   #88
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Sibling knife to the small 'merican tanto, profiled out. Same steel.

I'll go grind it out after supper.

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Old June 9, 2014, 07:59 PM   #89
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Ooh!


Yes. Incidentally, Larry "might" trade good lead bullets for knives...
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Old June 9, 2014, 08:18 PM   #90
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And if its in something i'm working on right now, you might be able to get away with powdercoated ones

Just happens to be casting season, you know
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Old June 9, 2014, 08:19 PM   #91
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Good to see someone using the upside down sander trick. It is a big improvement over hand sanding and is much safer/cheaper than using belts (and far more portable).

If you mod it down to metal, epoxy a piece of float glass on it, and then use spray adhesive to stick grinder belt pieces on it you'll be amazed at the performance and you can get a wide range of grits/material for abrasive to play with that aren't available for the sander itself.

Like John I'm not a fan of "broken" tantos, but I do like your Tailhook knife! Very practical.
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Old June 9, 2014, 08:38 PM   #92
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Thanks Mike!


Now it is back to the shop for me!
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Old June 9, 2014, 10:14 PM   #93
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I chimed in earlier and have been following along...great thread and great work Sam. That file tanto sure looks good.

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Old June 9, 2014, 10:28 PM   #94
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...and ground, quenched and ready for the first tempering cycle.





I've got half a dozen knives to put scales on and/or sharpen tomorrow. I don't enjoy that nearly so much.
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Old June 10, 2014, 10:34 AM   #95
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Wonderful work Sam.
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Old June 10, 2014, 11:02 AM   #96
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Sam,

I want that knife.
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Old June 10, 2014, 11:56 AM   #97
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I want that knife.
You want a similar knife with a slightly higher grind.

In my mind I was envisioning a sort of pocket fighter/kwiken with a western scaled tang. I was aiming for a robust grind but may have overdone it a bit and ended up with something that is a bit obtuse for anything other than shanking malcontents.

I like the high ratio of blade to tang, it is definitely more teeth than tail.
I like the overall profile...but that grind just isn't working.
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Old June 10, 2014, 02:29 PM   #98
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Saber grind is fine, bro.

I like strong knives.
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Old June 10, 2014, 02:43 PM   #99
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I see Sam's "point" and agree. Grind just looks off to me, but there's only one way to find out and that's to put it to the test.
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Old June 10, 2014, 03:12 PM   #100
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So, some vegetable mashing lets me know that for general utility grind needs no move back to about the midpoint of the blade. Still would be a saber grind, just one a bit higher.


Hey Mike,
I'm at 81% of skill mastery.
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