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What kind of hacksaw blades are you using?
Cheap ones are no good for steel you need bimetal hacksaw blades.
I don't think it would be hardened...
I use 2" x 16" x 1/2" copper bars because that is what i have. The nicest ones i have see were in a knife mag.
and they where 3" x 1 1/2"...
I have a few big chunks i like the look of it.
I figured someone would ask about the pins notice i said pins and not pin look close there are two.
The lower one is not clear in the picture....
I finaly got around to using some of Don Hanson's W2.
Thanks to Jeff Helmes for drawing it down to usable size from 1 3/4" round with his power...
If you say so it has to be right! So i will bow out of this :p.
Hmmm exept for high alloyed steels all my heat treating papers show a normalizing cycle.
It relieves the stress from forging and reduces grain...
Levines guide to knives has a Wyndel Carnes listed in Whitesburg Ga. no other info but that might be a place to start looking.
I have a 12" reversible disc grinder that i do all my grinding on and finish by hand after h.t.
I am not sure if i can get away or not i would like to go at least for a day.
Greg thanks for that info!
Sweet knife Pat!
I believe the band Grant plays in is called The Fran Band you should be able to google them they play a lot of bars around here.
John i personaly do not scale when i make a mini but a lot of people do they scale them to what ever size there is no set size when it comes to...
Not mine Jim i am just hosting the photos so others can see the collection.
I do wish they where mine!
I am sure a one inch long balisong would not be ilegal after all you would need mini hands to flip it!
Only one the top right on the second page.
I think they must have been hunting these little guys to get Antlers that small.
Here is a little insperation for those who like miniature knives.
There are way to many photos to post here.
The only way is through a courier service ups, purolator and so on but be sure the customer is willing to pay the fees.