Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Jim Bowie, Mar 7, 2020.
What did you use for a grinder and what finish is that on the blade?
I use a Wilton square wheel 2x72. The finish is the original mill finish. This is CPM s35vn . The CPM stuff has a unique mill finish that I like to leave on if I can. This knife is currently in PA at Peters Heat Treatment.
I meant the grind. What grit did you use on the ground surface.
I like the edges of the tang a lot along with the recessed grips.
I'm sorry most people are asking about the finish on the flats.I hand sanded this up to 1500 grit . They come back from Peters very clean so its good to go as high finish as possible before heat treatment.
Thank you very much for taking an interest in my knife!
Thank you ApacheCoTodd!
That is some serious craftsmanship!
Thank you bikerdoc! My dad said the same thing!
Really nice work, that looks like a handy combo of size and blade style.
I know nothing special about knives, but in my opinion that one is extremely artistic and looks like it could really be used as a knife, too. Lots of "pretty" knives seem like they're mostly for looking at--not that there's anything wrong with that, but this one looks beautiful *and* practical.
That is exactly what I strive for. I like my knives to be able to work and look good. If I can't make them look good gets kind of boring to make them. I've got some more utilitarian stuff coming up, but they're still gonna look good!
Very nicely done!
Thank you all for your kindly compliments. Guess I went fishing in the right place!
If you also make sheathes show us that too please.
Beautiful. Artful and practical at the same time. Keep it up!
Yes I do make sheaths. I'm going to try to get some crocodile leather for this one. I'll definitely post some pictures.
Excellent steel selection. If you're going to go to all the trouble to make a knife like that, might as well use the good stuff. Like those pins for another example. Beautiful work Sir!
Jim,,,,if you don't mind me asking,,,what would that sell for?
Believe me when I tell you that you have certainly succeeded in achieving both these aspects with your knife making!
Please continue to grace this forum with more examples of your craftsmanship!
Yes, bannockburn ,I certainly will! Thank you for your encouragement! It means a lot to me!
This particular knife would sell for seventeen bazillion dollars and ninety nine cents because it is the very first one to be sporting my new makers mark, but similar knives in the past I have sold for around $300.
Write me down for the next one more or less like that that you want to sell.
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