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  1. Scaniaman

    Scaniaman

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    Jun 15, 2012
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    That's insane (in a good way). What is it used for?
     
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  2. PEU

    PEU Gaucho Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    861
    Aug 6, 2006
    For whole muscles and for saying "My knife is bigger than yours" :D

    Pablo
     
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  3. A.McPherson

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

    Jan 27, 2012
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  4. John Cahoon

    John Cahoon JWC Custom Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    700
    Apr 13, 2017
    Here's my latest, A fine fellow sent me some mammoth tusks and said make me some knives... so I did:p! He wanted a matching pair and I freestyled the third one. 20-36 1.jpg 20-36 5.jpg 20-37 1.jpg 20-37 5.jpg 20-25 2.jpg 20-25 5.jpg
     
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  5. TheEdge01

    TheEdge01

    Apr 3, 2015
    I bet you would get a lot of funny looks if you used that to cut the cake at a birthday party. :D
     
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  6. disduster

    disduster Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    871
    Oct 18, 2007
    Finished these up a few weeks ago. My first attempt came out pretty good i think. Lots to work on still. Only thing a didn't do was the heat treat. @JTknives handled that, but i enjoyed all the other aspects of the process. These are 80crv2 and they cut.
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  7. CallumRD1

    CallumRD1

    92
    Jan 10, 2020
    This is a 225 mm gyuto in 0.084" (2.1 mm) AEB-L I made for the KITH. It has a faceted convex grind with three faces.

    The handle is made from Madrone and African Blackwood using the hidden dowel method. It's secured with beeswax so it can be removed and reseated easily by adding just enough heat to melt the wax. The finish is Tru-Oil.

    I sharpened it with a different edge that I'm experimenting with. For my own knives I've always brought them up to at least 3000 grit before stropping, and if I'm feeling motivated I'll polish the edge at 8000 grit before stropping. I like the knife to feel like a razor and just drop through food with minimal effort. The downside is that when the blade begins to loose the keen edge it just stops cutting because there are no micro-serrations to fall back on, especially in food like tomatoes or peppers. Feedback from some people I have using my knives was that they didn't like this. So Instead I've been experimenting with sharpening kitchen knives on a 400 grit stone with very light pressure to give a fine edge but with some tooth, then spend a fair bit of time on a leather strop charged with green chromium oxide compound. I've found this to be a pretty good edge for everyday use. The strop polishes the edge so it feels extremely sharp but the micro-serrations keep it cutting over time.



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  8. TheEdge01

    TheEdge01

    Apr 3, 2015
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    I really like how this skinning knife is turning out. It has black walnut scales, dark orange liners, stainless steel pins, and a 1084 carbon steel blade. It’s almost ready to be delivered to its new owner.
     
  9. John Cahoon

    John Cahoon JWC Custom Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    700
    Apr 13, 2017
    Here's another custom project for a very fine fellow who needs a daily user wharncliffe style blade. We worked pretty closely together on this and chose handle material, textured handle shape and the construction tools theme for the sheath. This one's 80CRV2 steel with a pretty much bulletproof urethane resin handle. And a short you tube link for the sharpening test. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaPMRpMszJY 20-32 1.jpg
     
  10. TheEdge01

    TheEdge01

    Apr 3, 2015
    Nice job!!! I bet he’ll be thrilled with it.
     
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  11. Gab-e

    Gab-e

    43
    Sep 1, 2012
    Couple recent ones, all are Aeb-l and between 7 and 7-3/16" OAL

    Mexican blanket Gcarta + black paper Micarta bolsters
    Stainless pin and tube
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    Same thing but different colors
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    Stabilized and dyed Box Elder burl + black paper Micarta bolsters
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    And one in stabilized maple burl + G10 red liners
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    Thanks for looking :)
     
  12. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Just finished up a set of four drop point hunters for a customer, he really liked the Randall model #27 handle pattern I made for another customer. He wanted one for him self and one for each of his three sons for a Christmas present this year. I still have to make the sheaths yet.

    Blade is 4" long 5/32" thick AEB-L, HRc-62 with sub-zero treatment.

    Handle is stag round with a mixture of micarta, G-10, brass and nickel silver spacers, guard is brass and soldered in place.

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  13. Dominick Maone

    Dominick Maone

    62
    Oct 14, 2018
    I love those blanket handles! Did you make them?
     
  14. Gab-e

    Gab-e

    43
    Sep 1, 2012
    @Dominick Maone , thanks but the material is made by GL Hansen & sons(https://gcarta.bigcartel.com/).They have all sorts of unique designs.

    If you decide to get some, be aware though that the material will most likely need to be sanded twice + coated with CA to get rid of the fuzzies and small voids in between the fibers

    *edited to add link
     
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  15. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

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

    Aug 20, 2004
    It is fine to post a link to any supplier.
     
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  16. PEU

    PEU Gaucho Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    861
    Aug 6, 2006
    My new personal knife. I don't have attachments to the knives I make for personal use, if a customer likes it, its gone. This happened last week with my previous one, so, a new one replaced it just in time for this weekend BBQ :D

    Sanmai suminagashi, vg10 core, 120mm/4.7" blade, 225mm/8.9" OAL 3mm/0.12" thickness, stainless bolsters, orange dyed stabilized maple burl, mosaic pin. Sheath by Pancho Elizalde

    Pablo

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  17. Cliff Carter Knives

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

    345
    May 30, 2011
    Finished up this skeletonized skinner for a friend. Was thrilled it came through HT without warping, but tempered in some angle iron just for insurance. First knife with a bottle opener, fun project!
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  18. Blackdirt cowboy

    Blackdirt cowboy

    121
    Oct 29, 2015
    I’ve been using a cheap harbor freight hammer to do my forgings. I’ve grown extremely tired of chipping the face out and having to redress it and then getting all the pock marks in my forgings. So I’ve decided to make my own hammer. I forged this out of a block of 4140 tool steel. The handle is hickory that I burned and then finished with boiled linseed oil.

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  19. A.McPherson

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

    Jan 27, 2012
    Good looking hammer! Well done! I've got a big chunk of 4140 sitting around waiting for me to do the same thing! Lol!
     
  20. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
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