Aces and Eights

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

  1. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Very fine indeed :cool: ^ what he said ;)
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Rough shape, gonna pillow things out a little. Can I put myself on the Dibs list?:p
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  3. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Damn, that is looking good. I'd have to say that the maker always has first dibs.
     
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  4. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Looks great!:thumbsup: My only suggestion FWIW, since overall it's so slim and sleek, would be to maybe taper the rear of the handle a bit more?

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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    You may be right John, I fooled around with making the end width the same as the ricasso width, I left a lot of material at the end to play around with.

    I've still gotta slim things down at the front end and make a template to get things symmetrical. Then I can measure pins, I'll drill them in this center piece and then drill the outer pieces.
     
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  6. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    A bit of an optical illusion I guess...looks wider than the ricasso, and a bit too "blocky" IMO. But still bad-ass!
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    The crux of Work In Progress threads are that they're works in progress lol. I do try to dress up the ugly stages as best I can though. Gotta trust your mangler:p

    You're right, the end is wider than the ricasso at the moment, it was one of many ideas I'm fooling around with, I should have phrased my comment above better. The end will most likely be curved as well, I doubt there will be a straight line left after it's done.
     
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  8. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    Man that looks great!
     
  9. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Did I see a hardness testing dimple in the wrought iron piece? If so, what it test at?

    Dammit John!!! :eek: You gotta stop doing this! I say I'm out on this one, and then you post that vid and this pic. W. O. W. Someone gonna be a lucky sumbitch. :cool: :thumbsup:
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Since everything's symmetrical it's just a reference point so I can line them up the same every time, the dots go to the top rear. I think I picked that up from David Lisch. For the hell of it though I tested a piece of the wrought iron, it registers like mild steel.... in the negatives:eek:

    These won't be the last, I'm enjoying this style way too much.
     
  11. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    That's great to hear.
     
  12. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Lol. Negatives? :eek:

    Good to hear! :thumbsup:
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Yeah, it doesn't register on the C scale, it shows up about 10 points short of zero. I'm guessing you'd have to use the B scale?
     
  14. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    B, or even A scale.
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    To update things on this, Heat Treat is complete, our guard is ready and ferrule etched. I'm cleaning things up and handsanding will be next.

    Throw out any etching ideas if you have them. As of now I'm thinking a full suit down the spine (looking for a classic or old time suit) and a simple Redmeadow on the presentation side.
     
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  16. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Thanks for the update John, was wondering the status. Just curious, you had previously shown 3 blades of different lengths...are you only working on the one right now, or all 3 at the same time?
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    The largest is the only one through heat treat so far, the other two aren't ground yet. I have the swedge ground on the smallest one, I still need to grind the flats.
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    I am really liking this round spine with the swedge. Let's make that a thing with these.
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  19. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Agreed! It's like amps that go to 11...just has that little extra
     
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  20. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I am really trying hard to slow down my spending but I will need one of these.
     
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