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Starting My First Batch of 80CrV2

Discussion in 'Hammer & Tongs' started by redsquid2, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
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    The top four are .110" . The bottom one is .128". I am excited, because I have never use this steel before.
     
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  2. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    Also an update on the Bora 7 purple belts: amazing how cool they run, even on my 2X42.
     
  3. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    After oil quench. The clip point (my favorite of this batch) is not in this picture.

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  4. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    Here is the clip point. The picture was taken a few days ago, and I might finish the handle today.

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  5. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    These are all part of the same batch, 80CrV2, except for the second one from the right, which will be a D2 camp knife.

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  6. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    My EDC pattern made in this batch of 80CrV2. Here it just needs a little cleanup and some more stropping on the blade, and it will be ready to ship out to my friend.

     
  7. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    Here is the clip point with natural bubinga and G10 liners. I believe this shows one application of tung oil finish. It will have four to five applications when I am done.

     
  8. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    The handles are mystery wood. I need to label my wood scales before I put them on the pile. The blades are 3".

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  9. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    Also, I want somebody to say, "Hey, Andy, those are great knives! Keep up the good work!"
     
  10. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    The main thing I see that you need to do is round the front of the scales more. The front is "stiff". That 90° angle will be both uncomfortable on a finger in some grips, and likely to chip.

    Other than that - "Hey, Andy, those are great knives! Keep up the good work!"
     
  11. A.McPherson

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

    Jan 27, 2012
    For sure man! Keep it up, they’ll only get better with experience, and those are pretty nice!
     
  12. Crocus88

    Crocus88

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    Mar 5, 2019
    From a guy who's never yet made a knife, these look nice :)

    I want to ask about the steel though. Being in EU, I can't get AISI steel. 80CrV2 should be quite forgiving for beginners, right? What did you think of it?
     
  13. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    It was pretty easy, in terms of cutting, grinding and sanding. I am sure it came to me annealed, because I got it from Alpha. I do my grinding and sanding up to 400 grit before heat treatment.

    I have never done my own heat treatment, so I cannot comment on that part of it.
     
  14. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    And this might sound odd, but I was working with some D2 at about the same time, and I found it easier to work than the 80CrV2.
     

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