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Making A Knife

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by swamp rat, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. swamp rat

    swamp rat Active Member

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    i am thinking of making a knife , I have been reading up on stainless steel Vs carbon steel
    it will be a good all rounder type knife to cut tree branches ect
    work in engineering so materials are free lol
    what would you guys go for stainless or high carbon steel
     
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  2. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    For me it was high carbon...only because of the tools I had and it's a little easier than stainless. However my next knife will be stainless. Best practicing on scrap first mate
     
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  3. swamp rat

    swamp rat Active Member

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    I can get am much s/s as I want mark , and got lots of tools, so I am leaning towards stainless
    a right heavy one
    I was thinking 5mm think by about 350mm long
     
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  4. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds good mate. What style?
     
  5. swamp rat

    swamp rat Active Member

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    I started messing around today ,don't know much about knife , IMG_20170911_114426845.jpg IMG_20170911_114435602.jpg IMG_20170911_114426845.jpg IMG_20170911_130026451.jpg
     
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  6. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    No bad for messing around :thumbsup: for the first one a made a use an old file
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  7. swamp rat

    swamp rat Active Member

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    awesome mark , love the handle what wood is it and, is that glued on
     
  8. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    Not sure on the wood. Believe it or not a got the wood from a restaurant lol. A pinched it after they served me a burger on it :D it was the right thickness for a knife scale...wife wasn't so happy:) yeah swampy (if a may call you that sir ) there glued on but not well as one side started to raise
     
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  9. swamp rat

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: I wont be inviting you to dinner lol wont be a spoon left in my house , and will have to count the table legs before you leave :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
    brilliant story yea call me what you like
    I will upload some photos as I get along with my knife
     
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  10. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    :rofl:Wasn't my finest hour :) burger was good tho:rofl:

    Here's a couple of short YouTube vids (sorry about the music lol)





     
  11. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    Looking forward to seeing the progress mate:thumbsup:
     
  12. swamp rat

    swamp rat Active Member

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    a quick update

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  13. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    Look good mate
     
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  14. swamp rat

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    thanks , it is a lot of work , harder than I thought
     
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    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you bled yet:rofl:

    It is hard work lol....how did you find putting the bevel on it ? Did you do it free hand or jig?
     
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    yea all freehand with a grinder with a soft sanding disc on it

    I could on done it on a cnc miller ,but I want to do it by hand
     
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    got there in the end , and quite happy for my first go

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    hey that's some knife, i'd give my eye teeth to have one like that.
     
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    thanks mate
     
  20. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice mate :thumbsup: Very unusual shape (in a good way)
     
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