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« on: December 13, 2018, 08:02:38 PM »
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Re: Knife makers
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 08:29:15 PM »
I don't make them, I just buy them... I know a guy.
So, Bobby...being the calculating trained warrior NCO that you are.  Take the appropriate action, Execute!
your standard grunt level CQB is just putting rounds and rounds on scary stuff till it stops scaring you!

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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2018, 08:29:40 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 10:22:39 AM »
I'm digging on that stone blade. Is that knapped flint?
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Re: Knife makers
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 10:29:38 AM »
Textured steel.
1/8” 52100 steel
Full tang
Pinned/peened/epoxied
Sinew wrap to hide modern chem/mech bond
Black is the forge scale left from the heat treat process


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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2018, 10:31:17 AM »
One of my favorites too .
I made it for my son who’s a smoke dancer for his regalia


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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2018, 10:49:09 AM »
Maybe couldn't zoom in far enough to notice. looks very authentic. Cherokee buddy of mine does the flint knapping stuff and reminded me of his work. (We did a lot of work with the boy scouts back in the late 90's, OA mostly.) at some point I'll learn some knife making skills. for now I'll just be envious and drool over what I get to see here.
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Re: Knife makers
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2018, 02:08:47 PM »
Maybe I could just buy some from Harvey and take credit? No?  haha
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Re: Knife makers
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2018, 07:59:46 PM »
It’s all in the equipment at some point. Feel free to buy my stuff and call it your own lol with a big KOSO stamp in the blade


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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2018, 08:00:19 PM »
It came out pretty cool. Up close folks think it’s Knapp work


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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2018, 08:02:35 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2018, 08:02:53 PM »
Figured you guys would appreciate this build


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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2018, 08:09:38 PM »
some of my favs


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« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2018, 08:11:08 PM »
Anyone of you are ever in the greenbay wi area...feel free to stop by and check it out/build your own knife etc. 9two071three845one


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« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2018, 08:23:08 PM »
Feel like building me a fixed blade Karambit?


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« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2018, 08:28:46 PM »
Feel like building me a fixed blade Karambit?


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Oh!!
So, Bobby...being the calculating trained warrior NCO that you are.  Take the appropriate action, Execute!
your standard grunt level CQB is just putting rounds and rounds on scary stuff till it stops scaring you!

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« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2018, 08:42:08 PM »
With a kydez neck sheath?


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Re: Knife makers
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2018, 08:49:05 PM »
With a kydez neck sheath?


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Are you living a cheesy low grade action movie?
So, Bobby...being the calculating trained warrior NCO that you are.  Take the appropriate action, Execute!
your standard grunt level CQB is just putting rounds and rounds on scary stuff till it stops scaring you!

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« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2018, 09:13:09 PM »
Let me get past the holidays and then get back at it. Karmbit neck knife


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« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2018, 09:23:52 PM »
With a kydez neck sheath?


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Are you living a cheesy low grade action movie?

Negative sir. My weapon of choice when I have to disarm in a gun free zone.  Actually the grip would be wrong for a neck sheath.  My Cold Steel counter TAC II is not bad for a neck sheath, but I'll need a right side deployment for the blade to be on the bottom of the right hand.  I absolutely love my Emerson Karambit folder
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« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2018, 09:25:22 PM »



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Re: Knife makers
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2018, 11:14:06 PM »
I'd be interested in how you made your makers mark stamp.  Something I have yet to research,  not knowing how serious I'm going to take this whole knife making thang.
 It's so friggin time consuming.
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« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2018, 03:40:30 PM »
Had it made by a metal stamp company ~$180.


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« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2018, 03:41:26 PM »
It’s great for the mental get away


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Re: Knife makers
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2019, 08:39:45 PM »
Finished my first blade today.  The handle is African blackwood.  Going deer hunting tomorrow so hopefully get to try it out.
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Re: Knife makers
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2019, 08:40:27 PM »
Nice!


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« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2019, 08:50:57 PM »
Pretty cool.


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« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2019, 08:59:53 PM »
Good looking blade Ken.


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« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2019, 09:42:53 PM »
Thanks guys.  ..not giving up my regular job anytime soon.
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Re: Knife makers
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2019, 09:56:45 PM »
If she holds an edge ...she’s gold! Damn nice first blade!
Mosaic pin/bolsters...NOT entry level shiiiit


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Re: Knife makers
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2019, 10:39:29 PM »
Honestly Harv, it won't hold an edge.  I could tell by how fast it sharpened.  But I do appreciate the compliment.
I'll use better steel next time.
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Re: Knife makers
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2019, 11:21:23 PM »
52100 or 80 crv2 and I’ll give you the recipe


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« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2019, 08:32:01 AM »
But hey! it's a fabulous butter knife! Your wife should like it.  :beercheers:
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Re: Knife makers
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2019, 12:57:48 PM »
heres the grain structure of 52100 steel with over 90% grain transfer. I broke the blade to test take a look at the structure because this 3/32” steel is a different thickness than I’m use to.
This break is back in the handle area where I no longer focus on complete grain transfer due to a blade needing some flexibility so as not to snap during regular use.
Judging by how fine this grain is, it’s safe to assume the cutting edge is sweet AF!
It sucks to test your work, but as you know, it’s necessary to have quality control measures.



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« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2019, 09:24:31 PM »
Here's a friction folder that I'm working on when I have time.

It's 1/8" 1095 and jade green g10.  This is my second friction folder. I've done a couple of fixed blades, but I don't have any pictures handy.

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« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2019, 09:28:46 PM »
You should be good to upload pics now without an issue
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« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2019, 09:40:52 PM »
You should be good to upload pics now without an issue

They're showing up fine for me. Did I do something wrong?

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« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2019, 09:50:57 PM »
You're fine.
Nice work on the blade.
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« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2019, 02:17:59 AM »
You're fine.
Nice work on the blade.

Thanks. This is the first knife I've ground on my new grinder.

I used to use a harbor freight 4x36" belt sander. It worked, but to say that it's underpowered is being nice. I think it's like 1/2hp.  My new grinder is a 2x48" with a 2hp motor. It's almost scary to use compared to the old one. Lol

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« Reply #40 on: May 09, 2020, 05:48:43 PM »
Just thought I'd drop in and share a couple of recent pics and see what everyone else is working on these days.


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« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2020, 09:58:01 PM »
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« Reply #42 on: May 09, 2020, 11:10:54 PM »
Thanks.

Did you keep after it?

Did you get to use your knife on a deer?

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« Reply #43 on: May 09, 2020, 11:19:58 PM »
I didn't keep after it but did use it on 2 deer. Worked pretty good.
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« Reply #44 on: May 09, 2020, 11:20:19 PM »
Sure is some fine looking cutlery


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« Reply #45 on: May 10, 2020, 10:30:40 AM »
I didn't keep after it but did use it on 2 deer. Worked pretty good.

Even if it's not something that you do often, knowing that you can make a good working tool is a great feeling.



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Thanks!


Is anyone else working on knives?(or other edged tools?

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« Reply #46 on: May 10, 2020, 10:53:44 AM »
Just thought I'd drop in and share a couple of recent pics and see what everyone else is working on these days.

I like that last one next to the G19.


Tactical tailor makes some nice stuff, have one of their rucks under my bed from back in the day.
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So, Bobby...being the calculating trained warrior NCO that you are.  Take the appropriate action, Execute!
your standard grunt level CQB is just putting rounds and rounds on scary stuff till it stops scaring you!

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« Reply #47 on: May 10, 2020, 11:33:06 AM »
Just thought I'd drop in and share a couple of recent pics and see what everyone else is working on these days.

I like that last one next to the G19.


Tactical tailor makes some nice stuff, have one of their rucks under my bed from back in the day.

its funny you say that bobby.  tactical tailor has since closed their show room,drastically reduced their inventory, stopped selling firearms and firearm accessories, no more ammo, drastically reduced their inventory and have moved locations since they were robbed in 2016/2017.  they still sell some stuff online but a majority of what they make now goes to gov contracts.



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« Reply #48 on: May 10, 2020, 12:31:10 PM »
I have two plumb axes I need to clean up, but that’s the only knifes or edges I play with.


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« Reply #49 on: May 10, 2020, 12:44:30 PM »
its funny you say that bobby.  tactical tailor has since closed their show room,drastically reduced their inventory, stopped selling firearms and firearm accessories, no more ammo, drastically reduced their inventory and have moved locations since they were robbed in 2016/2017.  they still sell some stuff online but a majority of what they make now goes to gov contracts.

Wow that sucks. Never knew that. I bought one of their rucks a few years ago since my original ALICE needs some upgrades, and I have "retired" it to relaxing duty. The TT ruck was great but I shouldn't have bought the one with the sleeping system container attached, never used it.
So, Bobby...being the calculating trained warrior NCO that you are.  Take the appropriate action, Execute!
your standard grunt level CQB is just putting rounds and rounds on scary stuff till it stops scaring you!