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My New Knife Project

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Tophernj, Jul 13, 2013.

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  1. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

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    Oh, shoot!

    That came out great!

    Carry and use it with pride!
     
  2. Deltaboy

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    Great job.
     
  3. Valkman

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    That looks REAL good for the first time. Sharpen it up!
     
  4. hso

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    Very good.

    Would you describe the heat treating process, tempering, and sharpening process?
     
  5. Tophernj

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    Heat treat was done in someone's shop in a heat treat oven. We ate pizza while that happened. Blade was oil quenched.

    Tempering I did at home in the toaster oven. Two cycles of 90 minutes each at 400deg I believe. Knife was cooled to room temp between each cycle.

    I'm trying to figure the sharpening thing out.

    C
     
  6. Shanghai McCoy

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    I'd say you nailed it ... :)
    Darned good looking knife ! Now the next step is getting into leatherwork and making the sheath.

    Did I mention that it is a "slippery slope"..?;)
     
  7. RTR_RTR

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    VERY nice, well done
     
  8. Tophernj

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    Thanks all for the kind words.

    As to the sharpening, I will need a bit as I hyper extended my thumb on Monday and it's pretty sore. So, gimme a minute.

    As to the sheath, I just picked up a leather sewing awl thing and will be ordering leather in the next few weeks. Want to get vacation done before I start buying stuff. So yeah, that's on the list.

    C
     
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