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Kieran Klein knives and shop.

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by kieranklein, Jun 17, 2014.

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  1. Valkman

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    Sweet!
     
  2. kieranklein

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    New knife finished tonight

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  3. Valkman

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    How long are the handles on your knives? I like a full 5" handle.

    Oh, and I like that very much!
     
  4. kieranklein

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    Thanks Valkman I like how this one came out. Especially because it is my first leather sheath. I think it came pretty good for a first one.

    I make handle lengths on different sizes. Typically they are 4.5" like this one. Though its easy enough to make handles bigger.
     
  5. Valkman

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    That's your first sheath? VERY well done.
     
  6. kieranklein

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    Yep first one ever. The leather finally came in the mail today. Thanks again for the compliment. I am pretty hard on myself so its good to know that I am on the right track.
     
  7. stan rose

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    I would be very interested in buying one, or probably two of your knives. Very nice work.
     
  8. kieranklein

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    Thank you very much. Pm sent
     
  9. kieranklein

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    Same profile as the last one but with more character.

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    Looking good.
    Burl?

    I like that the edges of the scales are softened.
     
  11. kieranklein

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    I rounded the edges way more than usual for a more comfortable feel. I used redwood burl and black paper micarta.
     
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    Fantastic work!
     
  13. kieranklein

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    Thank you. I am proud of this one.
     
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    That is stunning.
     
  15. kieranklein

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    New profile I am trying out. Inspiration comes from different knives I have seen floating aroud the web.

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    Looks very nice!
     
  17. kieranklein

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    All ground out and ready for clay for tomorrows heat treat.

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    What grit do you take it down to before HT?
     
  19. kieranklein

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    I take it to 80 usually. Most people take it to a higher grit but since I will need to thin it up alot post heat treat it would take forever to do at say 320-400.

    So to take the edge down faster I just take it from 80 on up to 220 once the edge is at the thickness I want. Then hand sand.
     
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    I'd guess thats somewhere around 80 grit +20.
     
  21. kieranklein

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    You are correct!
     
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    I go to 600 usually now. My high thin asymetric grinds in particular don't respond well to stress risers from coarse finishes.

    I go:
    36 to 80 on the grinder.

    80 grit on a vised palm sander to set Pre-HT edge thickness and get out scratches.
    Then 80-120-320-600 on the palm sander.

    I haven't hand sanded a blade since June 6. It is marvelous. :cool:
     
  23. kieranklein

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    Since I have a hamon on most every blade hand sanding is mandatory.
     
  24. hso

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    Kieran,

    Don't be too impressed. I just spent 3 days with 18 kids, 14 bladesmiths and their forges, anvils, and various hammers, tongs and files, and a KMG and TW 90 grinder looking at a lot of forged, ground to HT, ground to finish knives (~3x18~75 knives) that I deburred and final sharpened by hand.
     
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    I love my kmg, but would like to see a tw 90. They look nice
     
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