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This is the first knife I completed after my twins were born nearly a year ago. Its differentially tempered O1 with soldered and pinned brass bolster and African Blackwood full tang handles with brass and stainless Loveless style bolts.
20-09-03, 06:34 PM
Nice one Shing, I like the flare on the butt, tapered tang?
Its a straight tang Colin but I like to use tapered ones in the future. I think I'll use some nickel silver for the next one.
20-09-03, 11:15 PM
I've always liked brass:rolleyes:, but now I've some "German Silver" p'r'aps I'll have a go at something new too, mebbe;)
Nice one Shing....saw it in the gallery first. Like the grind lines and transition.
What are you using to grind it....
Thanks guys, I used a 100mmx915mm belt grinder, I split the belts in half and stuck a 150x50mm glass platen on the grinder bed to get it flat. I'm thinking of making a better grinder like the KMG. What do you use Kevin?
I have a Bader 3...I have an 8'' contact wheel, a flat platen and a slack belt facility with a small 1" contact wheel.
I dont really do hollow grinds any more (though they are the easiest to do ) and only use the 8" for hogging out profiles. Knowing what I know now, given the choice, I would go for the LARGEST contact wheel I could get (ie 15")......I have seen some knives that have been hollow ground with a 15" and its obviously not so deep of a ground than an 8" (* seems to be a standard).......I would use that.
I have just found a great new way to do flat grinds...........Lay the knife flat and use a bog standard disc/angle grinded to set the plunge lines....grind the rough bevels...THEN go over to the platen. Maybe you already know that but I got into the habit of using the bader for everything.
Starting off with a disc grinder also saves on belts.
I always finish off flats by hand.
Finish off with a slack belt to give a slightly convex edge is now my favorite.
Good tip Kevin, I was thinking of using my angle grinder but thought I'll just end up with scrap!
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