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Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by milkbaby, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. milkbaby

    milkbaby

    559
    Aug 1, 2016
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  2. AVigil

    AVigil Adam Vigil knifemaker working the grind Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    OMG

    "Edge Packing" rises its head lol
     
  3. Ken H>

    Ken H>

    Dec 31, 2011
    edge packing has been known about for hundreds of years and continues to straddle the line between art and science. Perhaps right up there with quenching with quench tank north 'n South to prevent warp?
     
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  4. SBuzek

    SBuzek KnifeMaker

    Dec 7, 2006
    Bullshit sells
     
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  5. Ocelot85

    Ocelot85

    393
    Feb 1, 2012
    Does he also quench his blades in the blood of tigers on the full moon to imbue them with the savagery of a apex predator?

    I just found this video of the master bladesmith testing one of his 1,200 dollar edge packed high performance knives on Youtube.



    Damn, look at that performance.



    I can't believe he was able to bend it to the limit like that! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2019
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  6. Robert Erickson

    Robert Erickson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 2, 2014
    LOL That sharpness test was laughable! It barely cut it at all.
     
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  7. milkbaby

    milkbaby

    559
    Aug 1, 2016
    It's amazing how well it bounces back from being bent 10 degrees! :D

    I especially like how he explains how you need to clamp it at the tip so you get a nice gentle curve when you bend it... :rolleyes:
     
  8. cotdt

    cotdt

    Oct 2, 2006
    please no more of this "edge packing" theory!

    plus all knives are forged at some time in the steel's production process. After this point the stock removal method is going to be faster and more efficient. The forgers need to come up with knife shapes and designs not possible with stock removal in order to demonstrate the advantage.
     
  9. DanF

    DanF KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    477
    Apr 17, 2017
    Still amazes me how many will still believe the b.s., and argue to the end for what they just know to be true because some idiot said it was so.
     
  10. E.Carlson

    E.Carlson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    668
    Mar 28, 2016
    I used to work with a butcher that kept his knives in a pyramid shaped box. He claimed that he never needed to sharpen them because "pyramid power" kept them sharp.
     
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  11. DanF

    DanF KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    477
    Apr 17, 2017
    And wear one on your head to increase your IQ by leaps and bounds and it keeps aliens and the CIA from reading your thoughts! :/
     
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  12. A.McPherson

    A.McPherson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 27, 2012
    Sigh. And the world is flat too.
     
  13. jdm61

    jdm61 itinerant metal pounder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 12, 2005
    I used to have a McWilliams knife. Nice blade.
     
  14. Brock Cutlery

    Brock Cutlery KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 10, 2015
    My stock removal knives have tons of 'energy' in them. Along with blood, sweat, and tears. I think I have an edge there. :p

    Also if you only grind on a blood wolf moon it tends to align the grain and pack the edge just like forging.
     
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  15. tr3yanderson

    tr3yanderson

    71
    Mar 6, 2017
    This is what I’m talking about, as I’m new to making knives I’ve been wanting to learn the “secrets the master blacksmiths don’t want to tell you.” I’m actually developing a new secret method of making knives never before done. Got a patent going as well...forging steel and magnets in a several layer Damascus. As you know magnets can be used to make electricity. The magnetic power forged into the blade creates electricity and that current forces the grains to always stay aligned. Stays sharp forever and never rolls because of the magnetic/electrical pull. The trick is you have to make sure and quench with it pointing north while with your quench tank connected to a DC power supply. NEVER to AC, had to learn that the hard way...
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2019
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  16. Randy3000

    Randy3000

    680
    Jun 3, 2017
    I am still convinced flat earthers know they are full of it, but are just trolling
     
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  17. Salem Straub

    Salem Straub KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 20, 2008
    (From his website.)

    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    My guess is he'll remain thirty years in the future, too... I just don't reckon we'll ever get that far. :D
     
  18. Rhinoknives1

    Rhinoknives1 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 1, 2013
    Remember that there is a increasing amount of members of the Flat Earth Society all around the Earth!:D
     
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  19. stezann

    stezann

    Apr 13, 2011
    Edge packing is the responsible choice...otherwise someone can get cut
     
  20. Brock Cutlery

    Brock Cutlery KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 10, 2015
    The way the world is getting lately, it's starting to sound like a reasonable thing to me too. Return to saner times. ;)
     
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