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Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by WillSwift, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

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

    Aug 20, 2004
    Freddy, The large hole right at the hande/ricasso junction makes for a very weak spot. A good hard whack with the cleaver may separate blade and handle quickly.


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  2. TheEdge01

    TheEdge01

    Apr 3, 2015
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    Here’s a carving knife that I’ve been working on, it has Black and Tan G10 scales, black G10 pins, black liners, and a 15N20 carbon steel blade.
     
  3. Daniel Carraher

    Daniel Carraher KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Dec 30, 2018
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    Got a little more work done on this one. Waiting on my new heat treat oven so this is as far as I can take this one until it shows up
     
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  4. Natlek

    Natlek

    Jun 9, 2015
    This one is last one for this year ...............somehow I lost interest in making knives on grinder . I want to be blacksmith now :)
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    So this days i make hammer handles :D
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  5. Cliff Carter Knives

    Cliff Carter Knives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 30, 2011
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    Pre HT batch. All are 80CrV2 except for second from right. That little guy is O1
     
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  6. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    You may want to re-sand those scales to 220 for a nice grippy finish.
    Should be good for a castrating knife
     
  7. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    3rd from the left has very litte steel where the handle starts
     
  8. Cliff Carter Knives

    Cliff Carter Knives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 30, 2011
    This one is going to be a scale-less neck knife. Not going to see super hard use (chopping, batoning, prying, etc).

    my bigger concern is warpage during the HT process.
     
  9. Scaniaman

    Scaniaman

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    Jun 15, 2012
    Way too little going on here over the summer. Finally a few blades ready for the toaster tomorrow. 14C28N chefs and AEB-L EDC.
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  10. FredyCro

    FredyCro

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    Jan 11, 2019
    I did the hole before shaping the handle and took more material off then I wanted. It is a pin hole, so there will be a 12mm pin with epoxy in it, does it change anything? Or maybe shut the hole off with a piece of 1075 and weld? I will test the blade before doing a handle.
     
  11. FredyCro

    FredyCro

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    Jan 11, 2019
    It is a 3.5mm 75cr1 blade (hardened through out to 58hrc). I have about 4mm on top of the hole and 3mm below full thickness.
     
  12. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

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

    Aug 20, 2004
    I would just leave it as-is and learn from this. Look at the holes Scaniaman has on the knives he just posted.

    As to the amount of metal you left, if you made a cleaver with the tang 7mm/.27" wide at the ricasso, would you expect the handle to stay on long?
     
  13. FredyCro

    FredyCro

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    Jan 11, 2019
    So bin it? Would flex test tell me anything about the strength? Sorry about the questions, I am just sorry to bin it after all the work..
     
  14. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

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

    Aug 20, 2004
    I would put on a strong handle (Micarta) and extend it well past the hole. Then, finish it up with the 12mm pin and epoxy and use it at home. If you bend it without a handle it will snap pretty easily.
     
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  15. FredyCro

    FredyCro

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    Jan 11, 2019
    Thank you very much for your kind advice!
     
  16. TheEdge01

    TheEdge01

    Apr 3, 2015
    Get you a surface conditioning belt, that would help even your scratch pattern up on your blade.
     
  17. Natlek

    Natlek

    Jun 9, 2015
    Probably i have made more then twenty machete from that steel in same thickness .............it is unbreakable.But that hole .....................:mad: Maybe frame handle will help , judging by the picture/it is not wide / there is place to do that ? If it s mine i will use it as it is ....if it breaks , it breaks make another one:p
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  18. FredyCro

    FredyCro

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    Jan 11, 2019
    Handle is wider then it looks, I think around 19-20 mm, the blade is almost 9 cm wide, 10 at the widest point. I think I will just extend the handle and do it with micarta instead with wood. I just need to find a piece of micarta that is long enough..
     
  19. Natlek

    Natlek

    Jun 9, 2015
    20mm is not enough especially for this kind of knife .If you put thick scale it will be almost round in shape .You need to hold straight that wide blade .......Even for small knife at ricasso handle should be at least 1 inch or 25mm better around 27-28mm . And why you drill that size hole :) You must have plenty of 12mm pins :D
     
  20. PEU

    PEU Gaucho Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Aug 6, 2006
    A "tiny" one :D
    300mm/12" edge, 75mm/3" width, 415mm/16.3" OAL, 1mm/0.04" thickness, 260 grams (9.2oz) total weight. Urunday hardwood and three corby bolts. Sandvik 1095 steel @ 60RC

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