Fighter WIP

Discussion in 'Hammer & Tongs' started by Phillip Patton, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. kevin -the professor

    kevin -the professor

    760
    Dec 18, 2008
    good to see so much of your process. I just love the steel and the guard/spacers. The whole thing is nice, but the steel is what grabs me.

    I tend to use files for most of the stock removal on handle and fittings, since I don't screw those up. it is good to see how someone who is more proficient with a grinder does the same things.

    thanks a lot for the thread.

    kc
     
  2. VaughnT

    VaughnT

    433
    Feb 7, 2010
    Absolutely fantastic. I lost track of the number of things I learned.
     
  3. ndp_2010

    ndp_2010

    28
    Mar 27, 2013
    what is the advantage or disadvantages of drilling the pin hole before or after gluing (ive seen it done before the knife is glued previously).


    and thanks for taking the time to post the progress pictures, they are very helpful.
     
  4. Doug Timbs

    Doug Timbs

    247
    Sep 16, 2004
    That's a beautiful piece of steel. Thanks for showing your process.


    Doug
     
  5. 91wm6

    91wm6

    398
    Nov 25, 2012
    It's amazing to me to be able to see this kind of quality work. As a general FYI Mr. Patton's website has some great information as well. I just spent 30 minutes there and learned as much about knife making/steel as I've learned the past 6 months here.
     
  6. Ken H>

    Ken H>

    Dec 31, 2011
    WOW!!! Keep up the GREAT work with WIPs - I learn something with everyone I follow thru. I just found this tonight... AND, most of all, that's a really NICE knife.... Desert Ironwood sure sets it off.

    Ken H>
     
  7. Fletch Helical

    Fletch Helical

    Sep 29, 2009
    I don't know how I missed this but wanted to be subscribed for reference and also say that is outstanding looking! Thanks for doing this.
     
  8. TrekJeff

    TrekJeff

    8
    Apr 7, 2014
    Before you showed the final project I was thinkning those lines from the guard to the handle have an awesome flow....then you showed the blade and WOW!!!!!! I can see how the twist played out in the blade design. I am truley inspired by project like this. Great step by step or as you guys refer to it WIP.
     
  9. serplus

    serplus

    34
    Jun 12, 2007
    Thanks for all your work on this post. You have answered a lot of questions that I have been asking myself for quite some time. Truly inspiring work!!!!
     

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