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2nd Knife with ultimate goal of making a cleaver

Discussion in 'Hammer & Tongs' started by clofgreen, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. clofgreen

    clofgreen

    8
    Sep 28, 2016
    A couple of months ago I posted my first knife. It is 8" long and was made with 1/8" 1084 using a 3 x 21 belt sander, angle grinder and electric drill. I heat treated it in a hardwood charcoal fire, tested it with a magnet and quenched in canola oil.

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    This is my second knife. It is 10" long and was made with 3/16" 1084 using the same method. I left this one in the fire about three minutes longer after loss of magnetism than my first one and holds an edge much better.

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    My next knife is going to be a cleaver similar to this one made from 1/4" stock. This is fun.

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  2. martinwoods_uk

    martinwoods_uk

    40
    Nov 29, 2016
    They look good and functional to me. I'm on my second knife now. My first turned out fine but I think I've messed up the grind (hand filed) on the new one :( will have to see if U can rescue it. It's not as complicated as your second blade.

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