I started making knives recently, I'm working towards getting a full shop setup and hope to go full time with this venture. So far it's slow, getting work done when I can after work and weekends, saving for better equipment. But I love this stuff! 

I've been focusing on outdoor knives mostly so far, but plan to offer "tactical" versions as well. I'll be doing some wrapped, 550 cord, terro tuff and micarta with flared titanium tubes soonish. 

Take a look please! Any questions feel free to ask here or through PMs. 

 

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Nice!  Have you also considered making custom sheaths, new handles on old knives, etc.?  That kind of stuff can take skills and equipment that most of us don't have.

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Really liking the top pic and the fourth one down. Reminiscent of a Scandi blade. I could find a use for something like that in about a 4.5” to 5” blade length with a deeper finger choil and G-10 or micarta scales. 

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I’m not a knife guy, but that’s a super-cool hobby. 

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Dorsai posted:

Nice!  Have you also considered making custom sheaths, new handles on old knives, etc.?  That kind of stuff can take skills and equipment that most of us don't have.

Yessir! Depending on the request, I can do all of that! 

MOJONIXON posted:

Really liking the top pic and the fourth one down. Reminiscent of a Scandi blade. I could find a use for something like that in about a 4.5” to 5” blade length with a deeper finger choil and G-10 or micarta scales. 

Thank you! Those are different pictures of the same knife, it’s scandi ground 1084. That particular model I’m calling the SR-25 and has been very well received. I plan on making more of them in my next batch of knives! 

Liking that top knife - what are the specs on it?

 

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Cool, especially the stubby bushcraft designs with lots of belly. 

The style doesn't get the love it deserves and takes a back seat to stuff with sexier proportions....but, when  it's dark and cold, you're looking like the Michelin man with a headlamp, your hands are numb despite some ridiculous mitts, and you just need to carve a damn stick, it's the right tool.

Good luck on your journey.

 

senorlechero posted:
MOJONIXON posted:

Really liking the top pic and the fourth one down. Reminiscent of a Scandi blade. I could find a use for something like that in about a 4.5” to 5” blade length with a deeper finger choil and G-10 or micarta scales. 

Thank you! Those are different pictures of the same knife, it’s scandi ground 1084. That particular model I’m calling the SR-25 and has been very well received. I plan on making more of them in my next batch of knives! 

PM inbound to you, brother. 

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I have some knowledge, I have some skills,  I have damn few crafts!  

Looks like you are developing yours.  All the best, beautiful work.  Best of luck. 

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Nicely done !

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Thank you all for the kind words! 

@Halfneck that one's 4" blade 1/8" 1084  at 61RC from Peters Heat Treating, 4 1/4" handle with vintage canvas micarta, natural canvas pin and lanyard hole. .090 tan Boltaron(more heat resistant kydex) with eyelets spaced for a bunch of options, includes the 550 for belt loops. 

That particular one was a zero degree scandi 

Nice. I got a custom Jones Bros puukko in 1084 that has been a great knife. Peters does a good heat treat too.

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Terrific looking work.

I'm like the others here, that first knife is a charmer.

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Mmmm... stabby...

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Heat treating is one of the more difficult things to perfect though it seems like it should be fairly simple.

When you find someone who has worked out the voodoo and has a track record of consistency- you get out of their way and let them perform their art.

PARTICULARLY if you are trying to do things on a commercial level. 

Most knife guys are kinda like most of the members here... very picky, very bitchy, very experienced, very picky, and slightly OCD... did I mention picky?

It doesn't matter if DaVinci, Michelangelo or Hephaestus himself did the forge work if the heat treating is bad.

Everything that I have seen from Peters heat treating either on the web or in print has been good.

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Very nice indeed.  Must be great to have the talent to do that.  Mine is most limited to mixing drinks and making sauces.

I'll be sure to get something from you as soon as my American Kami order comes in.  Which should be any day now.  Yep.  Any day.🤣

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These big bellied bastards in pic 5 & 8 make me tingle in my no-no place.

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I just wandered back to LF after a few years away to look at the blade forum to see if any members were making knives. I started making a few here and there about two years ago. That knife in that first pic is absolutely killer looking! I really like the no handle pins look and the geometry of that blade! And the handle in the second pic... beautiful!

What grinder are you using and are you using a heat treat oven or heating in forge?

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All of your knives look great!  I really like the knife in the first picture, and in the seventh picture.  Are you taking orders at this time?  Are the sheaths included? 

Thank you! That' the SR-25, it's good for precision and some mass mayhem if needed. I can take a limited amount of orders currently, and I include a sheath of kydex or leather. I will exclude a sheath if you have someone you like to send knives to.

Consigliere posted:

Very nice indeed.  Must be great to have the talent to do that.  Mine is most limited to mixing drinks and making sauces.

I'll be sure to get something from you as soon as my American Kami order comes in.  Which should be any day now.  Yep.  Any day.🤣

Thanks! I really like the sound of your talents! You can come over and practice your talents while I make you a knife! Though depending on the cocktails the knife making might get delayed! 

So sorry about that situation, it always sucks to hear those and they seem so prevalent with knifemakers. I'm purposely limiting what I'll take on to avoid those things. 

Truckie posted:

These big bellied bastards in pic 5 & 8 make me tingle in my no-no place.

Thanks? I think... Did I wander into the Team Room?  That ones the M4, good for all around and can be configured for specific purposes.  It's my favorite so far, with the Osage Orange handled one being my current user. 

yellowlab03 posted:

I just wandered back to LF after a few years away to look at the blade forum to see if any members were making knives. I started making a few here and there about two years ago. That knife in that first pic is absolutely killer looking! I really like the no handle pins look and the geometry of that blade! And the handle in the second pic... beautiful!

What grinder are you using and are you using a heat treat oven or heating in forge?

Very Cool! And thank you! It had been something I always thought would be cool, as a kid I wanted to do it, and I always put it off, "its too expensive, too many tools, I don't know how" etc etc etc. Then when I got out I said fuck it and went to one of the ABS intro to bladesmithing courses and absolutely fell in love! And then said "Fuck it! I can do this shit with hand tools!" 

I'm currently using files and sandpaper, I have heat treated a few in the forge for my own evaluation, everything you see here was heat treated by Peters or Jeff Mutz/Tru Grit 

Thank you all so much for the kind words! 

I have some ideas for hard use field knives of the tactical nature bouncing around, if anyone has a feature or design or material they would think would be a good fit on a LFer knife let me know! 

 

That is killer! That is what I have been doing for a few years now, file and jig. I am picking up a 2x72 next month though so that should hopefully take my knives to the next level. I do all of my own heat treating in my forge, but it is a painful learning curve after you crack a few.

What kind of bevel do you put on them? If anythings available now could you ship to an APO?

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What kind of bevel do you put on them? If anythings available now could you ship to an APO?

Hey bud sorry about the delay, the new notification system doesn't work well for me. 

 

I've done full flat, saber, convex, sabervex, and scandi. I can do just about anything. 

I would absolutely ship to an APO, I don't have anything available at the moment. I've got a heap of stuff that I need to turn into knives at the moment. 

 

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4” blade of 1/8” 1084 with a ferric chloride finish 

Osage orange handles over 1/8” natural canvas micarta liners with natural canvas micarta pin and lanyard tube 

this one shaves hair without touching my skin!

osage is a really cool handle material, not exactly tactical..... but awesome none the less. It’s light, hard, durable and stable. It’s really an incredible material. 

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Hey, that looks great.

What I like about it is, everything.

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That latest one is pretty slick. I’m still interested in that SR-25 Scandi grind with a few small modifications we discussed earlier this year. I am nearly at the point where I can start setting aside money for the project, now that I have my immediate nightvision needs taken care of.  

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MOJONIXON posted:

That latest one is pretty slick. I’m still interested in that SR-25 Scandi grind with a few small modifications we discussed earlier this year. I am nearly at the point where I can start setting aside money for the project, now that I have my immediate nightvision needs taken care of.  

You bet, I’ve got a few SR-25s drawn out and need to finish them up. 

Mill let you one when the blanks are ready and see if you want pick out handle materials etc. 

I would be interested in the SR-25 and the 5th picture down.

 

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I don't normally wander in here, but caught this in the weekly update that I have set up.

Those wooden handles are beautiful.

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MAC08 posted:

I would be interested in the SR-25 and the 5th picture down.

 

You bet! I’ll post them up when I get more done. 

If there’s a particular combo you were looking for shoot me a message 

yakc130 posted:

I don't normally wander in here, but caught this in the weekly update that I have set up.

Those wooden handles are beautiful.

thank you! 

senorlechero posted:

@MOJONIXON 

hows this look to ya? This particular one is already for someone, but I applied some tweaks. 

I know my eyesight is going but I’m not seeing a pic. 

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Yes it is.  It’s looking pretty pointy/stabby which is my preference over slashy/cutty.  I’d still prefer a deeper rounder finger choil but it’s close. Looks good brother. We’re getting close to me commishioning a blade. Stay tuned. 

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That’s super cool! I have absolutely no need for one but I’ve been lusting after antique anvils for years...there’s just something about them. 

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XTCBX posted:

That’s super cool! I have absolutely no need for one but I’ve been lusting after antique anvils for years...there’s just something about them. 

Well unfortunately for wannabe blacksmiths, anvils have become a very popular collector item. That’s why I went with new. There was zero cost savings in searching for a used one.

In my area there was a time when you came across anvils all the time at flea markets, estate sales, auctions, etc...it was not uncommon to find nice 140-280lb anvils for 20$-50$... and then one of the scrap yards started  gobbling them up. Now a good -used steel anvil with good rebound and nice ring (not cast iron, not cracked, not hollow, etc..) is harder to find - and more expensive than an all original single action colt.

You can buy a new Rigid / Peddinghaus / NC forged steel anvil for 300$ - 2500$ depending on weight, finish, style, etc.

You have to be wary of a LOT of the anvils on Amazon... Chinese made cast iron, sometimes with a "hard" steel plate welded on the top to help a little with the "ring" or "rebound" tests... these are USUALLY powder coated or enameled to help hide the welds or casting seams..

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In my area there was a time when you came across anvils all the time at flea markets, estate sales, auctions, etc...it was not uncommon to find nice 140-280lb anvils for 20$-50$... and then one of the scrap yards started  gobbling them up. Now a good -used steel anvil with good rebound and nice ring (not cast iron, not cracked, not hollow, etc..) is harder to find - and more expensive than an all original single action colt.

You can buy a new Rigid / Peddinghaus / NC forged steel anvil for 300$ - 2500$ depending on weight, finish, style, etc.

You have to be wary of a LOT of the anvils on Amazon... Chinese made cast iron, sometimes with a "hard" steel plate welded on the top to help a little with the "ring" or "rebound" tests... these are USUALLY powder coated or enameled to help hide the welds or casting seams..

Yep. I’ve heard the same from people all over. Though I still hear about guys finding them for pennies per pound, I got tired of waiting, well I got tired of hunting with no luck. This ones from Texas Farriers Supply, they have earned a very solid reputation for good budget anvil. 

I WANT a Nimba. Someday. 

I finally got my grinder and half of my shop set up. 

I need to carve out time to build the rest of the benches and add a bottom shelf to them. 

Heres some of the stuff I’m working on at the moment.

A pile of 1075, 80crv2 and some A2 

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This is going to be my EDC. It’s getting a modified sheepsfoot blade and southern cross( 1st MARDIV) pin layout

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A Bowie I forged a long time ago

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Recently finished 1075 chopper. I’m going to try a tsuka ito in black on this one. 

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Similar knife in 3/16” A2

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Plugging away on a batch this week. I’m full time in college taking advantage of the post 9/11 GI Bill, so I get work done on knives after “work” 

 

This is my model M27. It’s a workhorse that’s capable of precise work if you need it to. This ones getting a Scandi grind and I’m undecided on the handle material. I’m also trying a 1st MARDIV southern cross pin layout on this one. 

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Custom order for @Malpaso a EDC seax in .187” 80crv2 that will have removable terotuf handle and an IWB sheath. 

I think I’m going to make one of these for myself too.

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Little bit more knocked out this afternoon. 

EDC Seax that I haven’t decided on a name yet. 

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This is everything I’ve got for this batch so far.

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I’m trying to get better at wraps as I believe they are the most durable and offer the highest grip of any handle material. 

My latest attempt on a hybrid puukko/kaiken 

This is a double layer of the outer sheath of black 550 cord under the OD outer layer. This feels excellent in hand. One issue I’ve always had with wrapped knives is they feel like shit in the hand, the doubled base layer gives it some depth and thickness and I think improves the feel in hand. 

I’m going to experiment with some handle materials under a wrap, stuff like neoprene and horse stall mat with 550 or Ito over it. 

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I got some work done in the past few days. 

Got the 550 wrap on this kaiken/puukko hybrid done with the Turks head and epoxy. 

 

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Rough shaped this SR25 in vintage micarta 

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And here’s some desert ironwood over OD green micarta at 220 grit 

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That OD green / iron wood handle is really really nice...

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Those are great.

Dang, I don't know which one I like best but I do have a weakness for desert ironwood.  

But then that 550 cord wrapped one would be a super handy little blade... 

If it isn't a secret and you don't mind me asking, what finish did you use on the ironwood?   That really pops.

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@stray round thanks bud! Desert ironwood is fantastic! It’s mostly stable, finishes beautifully and works like a synthetic. 

My recommendation is cord wrap, micarta, G10 or terotuf for a “working” blade. Anything that will be used and abused. 

For a hunting/fishing/camping/BBQ gun belt knife the desert ironwood is really hard to beat. 

As far as that finish, it’s really proprietary, but I can spill the beans a bit. you Take an oxygen atom and covalently bond it to two hydrogen atoms, once that’s done it’s just a spray on, wipe off. 

On a serious note, I finish wood in tru oil, it’s easy to apply and is low maintenance, and looks good. After 5-6 coats and a light buff in between it will look about like that. 

Those pictures are off the belt grinder at 600grit. The wood is smoother once I hand sand down to 400, then back up to 800. And if I really want SHINE I’ll go all the way up 1500-2000 grit BEFORE applying tru oil. Really pops then 

XTCBX posted:

That OD green / iron wood handle is really really nice...

Thank you! I’m very happy with how it’s turning out. 

Its going to a friend who helped me set up my shop. 

Thanks for your techniques!   I've never gone that fine on wood, I'll have to give it a try.

I do think I will have some problems getting a good bond between the oxygen and hydrogen.    But then if it was simple, everyone would be doing it.     

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stray round posted:

Thanks for your techniques!   I've never gone that fine on wood, I'll have to give it a try.

I do think I will have some problems getting a good bond between the oxygen and hydrogen.    But then if it was simple, everyone would be doing it.     

I was going to post something about cold temperatures, but I can’t make it come out funny....never mind.  Carry on.  

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this ones for a very patient and understanding lightfighter. Needs a sheath and sharpened and it’s done. 
edc seax(need a better name) 

3/16 80crv2 3 1/4” blade 4 1/4” handle 

natural micarta scales with titanium corby bolts fasteners. 
it will have kydex with a discreet carry concepts clip. 

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this little guys for me. It’s tiny. 1 3/4” blade 2 3/4” handle 1075 od green canvas micarta with copper pins. 
I’m thinking about calling these the “interrogative”. It’s not always the right tool, but goddamn if you won’t use it for everything. 

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EDC Seax = EDC Sexy

Thanks! I’m happy with how this one is turning out. It’s in the kydex press at the moment! 

I’ve got another on the burner that is just waiting on replacement handle material. It’s getting removable terotuf scales. 

I’ve got these on deck. Hoping to finish them this week. 
they’ll all have kydex sheaths 

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All of them shimmed and taped for drilling the holes. These have tapered tangs so I have to shim the tang so the holes are drilled correctly, otherwise the handle holes won’t line up with the tang holes. Tapered tangs adds a few more dimensions and makes everything more complicated. 

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this ones for a friend who’s an electrician. Helped my power the shop. Flat head tip 

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EDC Seax. 

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let me tell you, pitting these to the grinder AFTER everything else is done to make sure the bevels are good is absolutely nerve wracking. Took me 30-40 minutes to build up the nerve to actually do it! 

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an electrician and an M27 in grey terotuf

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The Mal Paso Seax in natural canvas micarta

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Mal Paso Seax in removable tan terotuf

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Made myself a knife, a pocket puukko, I'm calling these the "interrogative". They may not always be the right tool, but you'll use em for damn near everything. 

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M4 with removable tan terotuf and Rick Marchand(Wildertools) inspired "armageddon" finish. 

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Primitive M4, osage with a dyed hemp wrap. 

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Pequeno mal paso

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this is how I drill the holes through both scales and keep everything straight. You’ll notice one of them has a shim under the tang, that’s how I compensate for the tapered tang. 

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about a full days work finish grinding all these. Took them all up to 120 grit with a worn belt, gives a nice satin finish. 

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swamp thing! 

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I need more clamps. I can’t do more handles than this at a time because I run out of clamps, and I actually ruined one of the interrogatives by using spring clamps. Doh!

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something different for me. I got the idea from Big Chris Knives, half tang with a micarta spacer. Saves weight and can get more knives out of less material. 

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thanks for checking out my work. 

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today was update and upkeep day. I need to do a better job of cleaning up as I go. 

little hook I forged

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got new life as my respirator storage. 

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new lights in the main work area. Sunco lights got mentioned in another thread, whoever did, thank you. These things are great! 

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I should’ve taken before photos, I couldn’t walk through this area. 

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without the new lighting 

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with the new lighting

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without 

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with

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got this guy about finished up. Need to sharpen it still.

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I’m thinking about offering this one as is, it doing a gutted 550 wrap. 

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that’s it for now. It was a busy day, but nothing really interesting. I’m super happy I did it though! 

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senorlechero posted:

I just got in a bar of 0.140” CPM3V, if you want something in this steel let me know. 

You mean if someone ELSE wants something in that steel, let you know.😉🤣

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Consigliere posted:
senorlechero posted:

I just got in a bar of 0.140” CPM3V, if you want something in this steel let me know. 

You mean if someone ELSE wants something in that steel, let you know.😉🤣

Correct! 


I thought this crowd might like this one. Left ones for Consig, right is something I’m just winging 🤣. First try at a double ground blade is going ok so far. 

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Left ones for Consig,
 

Nice! Should drive the value of mine up once people find out he has one.

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Malpaso posted:
senorlechero posted:
Left ones for Consig,
 

Nice! Should drive the value of mine up once people find out he has one.

🤣🤣🤣  It's looking really sweet.  Very stabby.  I really wanted 3V steel and here it is.

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Excellent work! I just found you on the 'gram and gave it a follow. I am a few years into knife making as well, it is a great and therapeutic hobby job.

JB326 posted:

Excellent work! I just found you on the 'gram and gave it a follow. I am a few years into knife making as well, it is a great and therapeutic hobby job.

Thank you! I appreciate it. 

Well I FINALLY finished up what was supposed to an Anniversary(July), then a Christmas present kitchen knife for my wife. She’s quite the cook, and we’ve been using a Victorinox Forschner for about a decade now. So I figured it was time for an upgrade and for me to stretch myself as a maker.

My first kitchen knife.
10” 80crv2
Dyed claro walnut handle, blaze orange g10 liners, jade g10 pins and copper corby bolts.

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That is the heat.  

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That is a beautiful chef's knife.  Looks very comfortable for the hand.

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Sweet!

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Thats a good looking Chefs knife.

You gonna make her a couple of companion blades to go with it?

Just curious...what did you do for edge geometry and heat treat on it?

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David Reeves posted:

Thats a good looking Chefs knife.

You gonna make her a couple of companion blades to go with it?

Just curious...what did you do for edge geometry and heat treat on it?

Thank you!

Yessir, I got some 1/16" stock last go around and plan to make a paring knife and eventually a Nigiri knife and a Cleaver, the cleaver will probably come first as she grinds chickens for her cattery so it'll see tons of use. 

I ground the whole blade down to about 0.007" and then it got even thinner with hand sanding, I didn't measure it before sharpening but I'd guess it was around 0.005" before I set the edge.  I don't have any way of measuring edge angle, but it was about 10-15 degrees per side. It's 2" wide at the widest point, so it's basically a fricken laser beam. 

Nice. With that kind of angle it should be sharp but relatively durable yet be able to be easilly touched up with a steel.

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working on a custom Bowie idea for a potential client

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got a shipment from Peters. A bunch of orders and a bunch to make. Tomorrow the work on these starts. 

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I'm planning to do some steel testing 

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I've got a small batch of .100” 3V running.

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a sgian dubh ish I’m working on. This one in 3V

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and I’ll be getting some of these in .250” 80crv2 soonish, I may order some spiked versions as well

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Chefs knife looks very good and am waiting to see the clever and the bowie. Overall, good work sir.

Oh yea, forgot to say, more beard on that axe and I like your spike idea so I can get my Viking on. 

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fixit69 posted:

Chefs knife looks very good and am waiting to see the clever and the bowie. Overall, good work sir.

Oh yea, forgot to say, more beard on that axe and I like your spike idea so I can get my Viking on. 

While I like where your head's at, I don't believe there is any evidence of Vikings using spiked axes.... Unfortunately. 

But I'll be ordering some with a spike anyways! 

a pocket puukko commission 
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and an M27 commission 

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Welp, I ordered 6 of those hatchets. I’m going to see if he can do some with spikes. 
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custom blade for a fellow LFer.

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extra standby. 
I think my first swedge grind turned out ok. I’ll change things for next time.
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Tryptyk posted:

That last photo reminds me of a Halloran STX, in a very good way. Seems like a mean little blade.

That’s quite a compliment! He’s a very talented dude. 

just finished this one for the esteemed @Consigliere 

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and this one another lightfighter claimed 

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20200224_19112920200224_19114720200224_19122320200224_19125420200224_19124220200224_191439Arrived today.  Absolutely killer

  Fit, finish and overall quality is outstanding.   Wicked freaking sharp as well.  The sheath is well made and perfectly fit.

I am beyond happy.  Let's get stabby!

 

 

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Here’s some of the stuff I’m working on currently, I should have some of these available this week 

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A pocket puukko and two larger versions

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Some 3V stuff 

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Working on my free hand grind 

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experimenting with finishes 
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I may have left this one too long!!! I feel like this is the start of a sci-fi movie

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I hate making stuff that’s only used to make stuff, but sometimes it’s necessary. I put together this big ol tool rest for grinding 

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hatchets are in

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GT40 Gulf livery anyone? 

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senorlechero posted:
Tryptyk posted:

That last photo reminds me of a Halloran STX, in a very good way. Seems like a mean little blade.

That’s quite a compliment! He’s a very talented dude. 

just finished this one for the esteemed @Consigliere 

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and this one another lightfighter claimed 

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We are going to have to talk when I get some cash stashed about the latter stabby.

Kinda digging that vibe. What the stock thickness?

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fixit69 posted:
senorlechero posted:
Tryptyk posted:

That last photo reminds me of a Halloran STX, in a very good way. Seems like a mean little blade.

That’s quite a compliment! He’s a very talented dude. 

We are going to have to talk when I get some cash stashed about the latter stabby.

Kinda digging that vibe. What the stock thickness?

Works for me! 
the top on for @Consigliere was 0.145” CPM3V and the bottom went to @jj and is 0.110” A2 

CPM3V, natural canvas micarta and desert ironwood. I’ll pretty much always use a liner material when doing natural handle scales and it helps stabilize the natural material. Even desert ironwood will move around a bit. 

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toxic green and blaze orange anyone? 

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this is a new one for me. sgian dubh influenced. 

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I heard this one called a shankanto 🤣

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here’s a couple variations on my pocket puukko. Both have a longer handle and the orange one is wider with a longer blade as well. 

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