Aces and Eights

Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by Redmeadow Knives, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Without really knowing better... I really think wrought iron could look very cool. In my slipjoints, I have some with nickel silver construction and some with steel construction - I think they make for an interesting contrast. NS being bright, with an almost yellow hue in certain light, and steel being cold with a dull blue-gray look to it.

    The transition from dark Blackwood, to wrought iron (that would darken with age and use), into the bright nickel silver could make for a really cool look.

    But then again, maybe I'm just imagining things...
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    If we did a standard hidden tang, we could put double rows of pins but they would serve no purpose, strictly cosmetic. Cosmetic features are great but not when they pretend to have a structural purpose (does that make sense?).

    A mortise tang gives us a reason for them to be there. Here's the plan anyways, cross your fingers. The piece off to the side will be slotted for the tang and all three will be put together to make a handle block that can be slid on from the rear. Those three pieces will have the double rows of pins through them to hold them together. Then it can be attached like a regular hidden tang with pins in the center that go through the tang. That gives us a functional reason for some double pins. I think we'll try the wrought iron for the ferrule by the way.

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  3. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
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  4. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I agree with this sentiment - otherwise it's akin to putting brass tacks all over your beautiful walnut rifle stock. It looks.... well... tacky!
     
  5. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
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  7. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Thinking about this some more, do have a question. If you did the hidden tang, would you still use a slab on each side, or would it be a single thicker piece hollowed out? If a single piece then I would certainly agree the outer pins would only be cosmetic. But if separate slabs, wouldn't they help hold the slabs together, thus serving some structural purpose along with the center pins?
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    A standard hidden tang would be a block with the center drilled out so you're right pins wouldn't do anything structural.
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    That'll do
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Let's hope that's the good stuff
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Yarp, dat's the good stuff
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    About a minute etch in FC.
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Flattened out
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    McDonalds hasbrown?
     
  13. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
  15. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Well, I was already excited, John, but now things are heating up something fierce. That blade is wicked fine.
     
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  16. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
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  17. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Aces and eights and cowbells oh my!
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Layed out some lines on the mill, going to file a couple of grooves, keep in mind this spacer is wrought iron.
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  20. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
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