Thanks for the compliments, it's far from perfect, but I'm learning, the next one I plan on doing will be with a shorter blade, not sure on the handle yet, whether to go with some oak my mate has cut for me, some stabilised wood, or as above Kirinite, which has some cool looking options.Looking good Devon! I got to use one of my handmade knives on the deer I shot earlier this week. Making a knife is one thing, but getting to use it gave me a great sense of pride.
I started with a 1x30, then got a 4x36 before building my 2x72. I still use the 1x30, but the 4x36 was largely a waste of time/money. The 2x72 is a night and day improvement over the 1x30. Now I need to get some small wheel attachments.
This is great! This is also on my list for things to try this winter. I went to a knife makers meeting and they gave me 3 ferriers rasps and I want to make them into something. I also got a piece of nice cocobolo that I can use for the handle. I am trying to figure out how to anneal the rasps at my house. I have hand files, and I'm going to try to pick up an angle grinder and do something similar. I was going to go for more of a clip point look but make something in the 8-8.5 inch range with about a 4" to 4" ratio. I like it, keep it up!!!My first attempt at making a knife, I used an angle grinder (no surprise there!) metal files and abrasive papers.
I sent it away for heat treatment, and whilst it will make experienced knife makers cringe it's mine, and it's as sharp as a razor
@Paul in Idaho I just read your thread, make this is something you could try?
Edit: BTW I bought a Todd Orr Skyblade knife last time I was in Montana, a thing of beauty.
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Sorry, pal! Guess it's nothing to joke about. At least you have an "indoor" hobby to fill in with when you can't go hunting. The way things are going around here we may not be far behind!Very amusing, I have already ordered additional steel!