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Author Topic: Knife making is becoming my 3rd hobby  (Read 1089 times)

Offline JJB11B

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Re: Knife making is becoming my 3rd hobby
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2020, 06:14:17 PM »
Shotty workmanship and poor quality. I'll come grab it from you tonight so you don't have to look at it and so other people wont have to see it in your shop.  :chuckle: :chuckle:

Nice work man!
This one sold for $200 before I even built it
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Re: Knife making is becoming my 3rd hobby
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2020, 11:04:48 AM »
Simple is beauty to me. Both of these knives were forged to rough shape from the same piece of 1084 steel, then finish ground. Both have walnut/white g10/mesquite handles. One has a brass bolster and the other has 416 stainless steel. They are not perfect but definitely getting better. Thanks for looking. This was also posted on a different thread.
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Re: Knife making is becoming my 3rd hobby
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2020, 11:06:48 AM »
Recently finished another camp axe. This one has a 20.5 handle. Here is the post I wrote about it.
All hand made, body was cut off a 2 bar of 2x4 A36 mild steel, the eye was cut with a slitting chisel and drifted with a small axe drift I forged here in my shop, the cutting bit was forged from a bar of 2x.270 1084.   For me this thing represents a whole lot of hammer blows, trial and error and lessons learned. Made the handle from a locally sawn hickory board.
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