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Self Made Knives

Discussion in 'Knives & Tools' started by OldGreyDog, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. OldGreyDog

    OldGreyDog Engaging Member

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    IMG_1132.JPG My first attempt at making knives. A mix of forging and stock removal (grinding bevels). Both are 01 steel, oil quench HT then tempered. Steak knife has a forged hidden tang and handled in Zebrano. I've not made the leatherwork yet - watch this space.

    Fire away guyz, but be gentle as these are my first attempt :)
     
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    they look awesome i'd love to try my hand at knife making
     
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    Nice
     
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    I really like the top one, very different look:thumb:
     
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    Very nice. Wish I had the facilities to do something like this.
     
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    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    They’re stunning. I’d love a bespoke hand made knife so if you’re ever making to sell please let me know;)
     
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    Appreciate the positive comments Mikey, and the others. I just wanted to have a bash at making one or two. They are shaving sharp, but I really don't have the skills to make stuff good enough to pass on let alone sell.
     
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    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    Don’t put yourself down mate, I think they look great!
     
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    Well done, great first attempt :cool:

    Ray
     
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    Tricky13 Keyboard Hero

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    Nice job fella, now be prepared to get really carried away with your designs....i did.;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Tricky do you ever sell your knives?
     
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    No i dont normally .....but if i do decide to start making to sell i will let you know.
     
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    Ok mate cheers
     
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    Those are in a different division :thumb:
     
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    Really good stuff, wish i wasn't cac handed, all efforts deserve praise.
     
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    Deadshot For Queen For Country and For Us

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    Tricky, is it possible to polish up the tip of a blade that has/had gone rusty (as in pitted rusty) and get it looking as good as these? I ask because I have a large original Bowie knife left to me when my grandfather passed away along with an American WW2 blade that kinda resembles a Commando knife, I think the 101st airborne had them as I've seen the same knife carried in band of Brothers. The Bowie was left in its sheath in a damp place unknowingly when I realised it was there I took it out but unfortunately about 10 to 15mm's of the tip was rusty so I took a piece of emery paper to it in a bid to clean it up I also "Stupidly" did the rest of the blade with it and took off the silvery whiteish "Bowie" motif :facepalm:

    I'd post pictures but both of the knives are now up at my mums place I'm going to retrieve them next time I'm up and bring them back with me, I'm hoping there is a way this can be sorted my grandfather looked after this blade it was hung on the living room wall for literally years along with a curved Arabian dagger he brought home from the war with him along with the American knife .. any ideas?
     
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    While you will be able to polish it (depending on what you have available) i doubt your going to get the pitting out without actually reshaping the metal IE loosing some, you could just remove the rust and polish bu the pits will remain, mine are all stainless and are given a final polish on a 1 HP motor with a buffing wheel and compound.
     
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    Yeah that's about what I thought, thanks Tricky
     

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