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Mark John
04-29-2004, 09:41 PM
I've been making knives for a while and have not had much contact with other makers. I Flat grind bowies on a six inch wide belt grinder. Could someone please tell me what is meant by plunge cut?

Frank J Warner
04-29-2004, 10:06 PM
Just in front of the guard is a flat area with a rectangular cross section. This area is generally called the ricasso. Just in front of the ricasso is the blade itself, which (on flat ground bowies) generally has an acute triangular cross section. The plunge cut is the rather rapid transition from rectangle to triangle, where the flat part of the ricasso "plunges" down to the tapered part of the blade.

Somebody will come along in a moment and post a picture to make it all clear.

-Frank J Warner

Steve
04-30-2004, 12:27 PM
C'mon, somebody. Post that picture, I still don't know HOW to do it!

krept
04-30-2004, 12:32 PM
the plunge cut is formed when you first start grinding the initial bevel from a piece of barstock...

edit... this might help

http://dimworks.com/plunge.bmp

Shakudo
04-30-2004, 12:42 PM
here's a few pics for you................

http://www.brisa.fi/grind2.html

Frank J Warner
04-30-2004, 01:36 PM
This should illustrate it for you:

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-6/223235/knife.jpg

Knife by Keith Kilby. Original image from knifeart.com (http://knifeart.com).

-Frank J Warner

Steve
04-30-2004, 08:52 PM
WELL SAID, WELL DONE. THANK YOU FOR THE DESCRIPTIONS AND PHOTOS. A PICTURE IS WORTH A ...............