Beckerhead Knife Making and Modification Thread

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by granitestateofmind, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. Beastchopper

    Beastchopper Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 23, 2018
    Looks great! Mine is pretty cloudy, I just don't have time to finish it. How long did you sand it with what grit?
     
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  2. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Looks Great :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  3. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Companion dagger to the sword I made a couple months ago.
    johns companion knife (2).jpg
     
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  4. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    That’s cool looking vik. What’s the pommel made from. I’ve used a ball from a ball valve in the past.
     
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  5. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    piece of stainless round bar - buddy was practicing on the mill at work. then I drilled the centers on both sides with a 1/2 bit to drop the weight a little more after thinning it out a bunch. 8" blade, balance point is the back side of the guard. should do a number the next time he goes hog hunting.
     
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  6. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Nice job, @1066vik. :thumbsup:

    Can we get a group shot? :)
     
  7. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    unfortunately no - because I gave the sword away labor day weekend.
     
  8. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
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  9. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    That’s outstanding, daizee. :thumbsup:
     
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  10. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    110%?
     
  11. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Glad you guys like it.
    Vik, that one is 100% 1:1 scale (if that's what you're asking)

    Almost ground out another tonight, but got tied up with a couple sets of scales instead.
     
  12. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    I'm kinda into this pattern, as you can see, first one on the bottom.
    I have been informed that there will be aftermarket scales available for the BK-62 bolt pattern later this year from a third party vendor, which is good because I don't want to make handles for these! Though I'll give it a go at least once for "research"....

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  13. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Look what you made me do...

    Imagine how far I could have gotten in 3hrs working on just ONE blade instead of six! :rolleyes:
    But I had the 5" wheel running full-tilt with the remains of a proper 3M 984F 60-grit, and just kinda went to town on everything that needed that setup. Then switched to the platen and gave them all the same treatment there too...

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  14. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Awesomely cool! :)
     
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  15. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    I was going to try to get the AEB-L pieces ready for heat tonight, but learned there's a birthday happening at Knife Night, and I didn't have the energy to get all that done AND go out for dry ice AND then try to work a kiln cycle amidst the festivities. So I cranked out the first AuK4S in 1084 this afternoon. Hoo-boy, let me tell you: i think this is the one. Blade is a tad shorter as shown, but same max width at the belly, and the handle is slimmed just a touch, which you can see vs. the factory BK-62 scales. Grabbed this piece of 1084 thinking it was 0.156, turns out it's 0.165. Pretty beefy, but ground to a nice pre-edge thinness.

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  16. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Very impressive, daizee. :thumbsup:
     
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  17. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Too freakin' cool man.
     
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  18. Aikiguy

    Aikiguy

    Aug 28, 2013
    Wow, looks good, Daiz.
     
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  19. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Looks like the plunge line is farther forward. You can choke up on it now. I like it Daizee. A lot.:)
     
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  20. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Yep! The plunge is forward exactly for that reason. I find myself wrapping my finger around the front of the waddle on the BK-62, and then shaving my finger. Piloting a couple more ideas right now, hopefully will be finished tomorrow afternoon with pictures.
     
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