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Re: Knife Porn

Postby freeky1 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:19 pm

I love this knife...

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Re: Knife Porn

Postby rkholton39 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:31 pm

I just made a Bowie/Camp knide out of a 1.5x12x.25 inch block of steel. Thoughts? BTW, the grip is red paracord, which I'm gonna replace with wet leather cord, so when it dries, it'll give a nice tightly wrapped handle.
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Re: Knife Porn

Postby thunter124 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:38 pm

From what I can see, you have a very uneven grind line, and it looks like you didn't start with a real idea of what you wanted the ricasso to look like, if you were looking to make a little place to grip above the nub that I see as a half attempted effort at a guard(it probably would work as a guard with a thinner handle, like say slabs on either side), it would fail in that respect as the angle there would just let your fingers slip up to the blade. Mainly from what I can tell it needs to be beveled in much more, to about the middle line of the blade, this will give you lighter weight and better cutting ability, what you have now looks like a long wedge that would have to push a lot of material out of the way to cut anything. You can go for a double bevel and have the main bevel coming back to the center or further, and then do something like a 30 degree angle from the center for the cutting edge if you just wanted, just about a millimeter or 2 wide otherwise you lose the benefit of reducing the amount of material around the cutting edge. Also is this just a mild steel block ground down, or did you do a heat treat on it?


Other than that you've made a knife, which is more than I have done in my 2 years of R&D on knifemaking techniques and composite fabrication.
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Re: Knife Porn

Postby rkholton39 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:53 pm

thunter124 wrote:From what I can see, you have a very uneven grind line, and it looks like you didn't start with a real idea of what you wanted the ricasso to look like, if you were looking to make a little place to grip above the nub that I see as a half attempted effort at a guard(it probably would work as a guard with a thinner handle, like say slabs on either side), it would fail in that respect as the angle there would just let your fingers slip up to the blade. Mainly from what I can tell it needs to be beveled in much more, to about the middle line of the blade, this will give you lighter weight and better cutting ability, what you have now looks like a long wedge that would have to push a lot of material out of the way to cut anything. You can go for a double bevel and have the main bevel coming back to the center or further, and then do something like a 30 degree angle from the center for the cutting edge if you just wanted, just about a millimeter or 2 wide otherwise you lose the benefit of reducing the amount of material around the cutting edge. Also is this just a mild steel block ground down, or did you do a heat treat on it?


Other than that you've made a knife, which is more than I have done in my 2 years of R&D on knifemaking techniques and composite fabrication.


Lol. The edgue you see was on an earlier model, before I cleaned it up a good bit. You are correct though, after I had a rough shape I heat treated it, and continued working on. As for the guard and grip, that was temporary, I have some brass coming to shape into a proper tang. Thanks for the advice though.
PS: This began as an older style thrower, (a clip point style blade with good balace for spin and no spin) and I put an edge on it, and began getting used to throwing it.
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Re: Knife Porn

Postby Mr. OM-NOM » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:00 am

I think you guys are kinda missing a few big parts of this. What type of steel is it? Stainless or traditional carbon? What type of stainless/carbon? What do you mean by heat treat? Did you just harden it or did you temper it too? How hot was the temper and for how long?
This are all things you need to consider before making or even buying a knife. Of course im coming from a kitchens school of thought. I also asume the brass is going to be for a bolster, as that knifes already got a full tang. Its a great little first project, though, and so far it looks like a great start. Its easiest to get a staright edge on it by taking it to a bench grinder to form the edge, then to a 220grit stone, then 1K, then depending on the steel cycle up to 8K. Just practice your technique. Theres plenty of good knife sharpening tutorials on youtube (as thats really what youre doing), but id staw away from any of the culinary school vids, as they tend to show you a really ineffecient and overly cautious method. Look for some japanese guy with water stones, as racist as that sounds theyll have the best videos.
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Re: Knife Porn

Postby thunter124 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:43 am

I stopped caring when he typed "edgue" and used so many different knife terms wrong in one post.
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Re: Knife Porn

Postby Swordfish1227 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:13 pm

One of these has been sitting on my counter downstairs for over a week and no one has claimed it. Mine now. Any thoughts on it?

http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=178
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Re: Knife Porn

Postby blackhawk13 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:39 pm

Swordfish1227 wrote:One of these has been sitting on my counter downstairs for over a week and no one has claimed it. Mine now. Any thoughts on it?

http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=178

Thought on it: Put it in a box with my address on it and bring it to the post office. That will take care of any problems it could cause you :mrgreen:
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Re: Knife Porn

Postby Swordfish1227 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:46 pm

blackhawk13 wrote:
Swordfish1227 wrote:One of these has been sitting on my counter downstairs for over a week and no one has claimed it. Mine now. Any thoughts on it?

http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=178

Thought on it: Put it in a box with my address on it and bring it to the post office. That will take care of any problems it could cause you :mrgreen:


Haha. Want the 5-7 in the box too? lol. This one has seen a hard life but still seems pretty sharp and it doesn't look like it's ever been sharpened.
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The Workhorse - G4-A2 Silent Death - Black. STR, ASAP, MOE, SBUS, Pmags, Ranger, RVG, RSA. Super Shooter 14:1, AMP Hi-torque, SHS trigger switch, Deans, Re-wire, BWKK, Eric Built.
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Re: Knife Porn

Postby Renengan » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:10 pm

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