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Finally finished my 2nd and 3rd knives

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Fergy35, Aug 27, 2010.

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  1. Fergy35

    Fergy35 Member

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    A while back I posted some pictures of my first meager attempt at knife building. Shortly after finishing that one I got busy and cut out 6-more blades of various shapes. Then they sat while life got in the way of finishing them.

    I finally got back to them and managed to finish two of them. Another broke when I tried to straighten it after heat treat - oops. Anyway, here are some pictures of knives #2 and #3. Thanks for looking.

    #2 - this one went to my dad. Blade is O1, handle is Lacewood with brass pins and lanyard tube. Pin stock came from a broken cleaning rod from on old gun cleaning kit.
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    #3 - still have this one. Blade is O1, handle is green micarta (courtesy of a real knife maker I met recently) with brass pins and lanyard tube. Pin stock is from a brass brazing rod.

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  2. jbkebert

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    I would be proud to own either one of those knives. Nice work
     
  3. Black Toe Knives

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    Dude! Those are great.
     
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    Those are very nice.
     
  5. Fergy35

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    Thank you for the compliments. I really appreciate your input.

    A little more information on the blades. I was lucky enough to get some scrap O1 from a local machine shop. Being scrap pieces, I was stuck with a set size and I had to try to get as much blade out of the pieces as I could. I traced the scrap pieces several times on some paper and started sketching inside the lines. Then I picked the ones I liked the most. Basically the size and shape of the scrap pieces I started with dictated (to some extent) what I could do with them.

    Thanks again, for looking.
     
  6. clem

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    Very nice work.
     
  7. rygould

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    Beautiful work! You could have said they were your 202nd and 203rd made, and I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference. You sure have a talent for it.
     
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    Nifty. They look very well made. Solid.
     
  9. Phydeaux642

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    I really like #3. That is sweeettt!
     
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    Way better than I expected - great work!
     
  11. JLaw

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    #2 and #3? Wow!!! Those are great, wonderful craftsmanship and design on the 0-1 and lacewood knife. What are you using to grind on?

    JLaw
     
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    Beautiful work, Fergy! I really like the #3; I'm partial to short blades for most of what I need a knife for.
     
  13. Fergy35

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    Thanks again everyone.

    Valkman and Black Toe Knives- Thank you both. Compliments from real knife makers, that is humbling.

    Jlaw, right now it is a very cheesy set up. I bought an old Delta Rockwell 1 X 42 belt grinder at an auction. Runs too fast according to real knife makers, but if you take your time it will work. I roughed #2 out with it then finished with files and sandpaper by hand. #3, I started to do by hand, then went back to the grinder with a wore out 400 grit belt. The handles / scales were done with files and paper. The brass piece on #2 was soldered in place before the wood was fit.
     
  14. conw

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    Man, those look awesome. Your grinds are perfect. I am not a big fan of the handle shape of #2 (preference) but the grinds seriously appear flawless on both. And I love the green micarta.
     
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    "old Delta Rockwell 1 X 42 belt grinder"

    Well done. I'm still grinding on a 4 X 36 machine with lots of filing and LOTS of sandpaper, so I know your pain.

    All said and done, I'd say you're well on your way, I'm still drooling over #2. That is a knife I would pay real money for.

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  16. Mp7

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    i´m not posting my #1 and #2 now.

    Seriously, u have talent. Excellent finish.
     
  17. bikerdoc

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    That is some seriously fine workmanship.

    Makes me proud we pm'ed way back when you first got interested.

    Keep it up, and keep sharing. You are talented
     
  18. Morgo

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    Very nice work!
    If I could make something half as decent I wouldn't need to buy knives anymore.
     
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    wow i really like #3, how much do they weigh?
     
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    great job,wish i had the talent and the tools..
     
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