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Old 10-06-2013, 05:16 PM
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My 3rd try.

Well, I tried posting this in the gallery but no pic showed up, not sure what happened, So I'll try again. This was basically my third try at knife making. The blade is made from an old file, annealed before profiling and grinding the blade. The handle is homemade micarta from polyester resin, orange card stock and camo burlap. Handle pins are 3/16 brass. Only think left is to put the final edge on it and let a friend use it and abuse it.

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Old 10-06-2013, 06:29 PM
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Interesting looking knife. You said you annealed it but didn't mention heat treating it later. I assume you did do that at some point ....


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Old 10-07-2013, 11:45 AM
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Yes it was heated up to about 1500 deg then quenched in oil. Then into the oven @ 400 deg for 1 hour, water quench then back into oven for another hour, for the attempted temper.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:19 PM
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Why quench during your tempering cycles? Just curious...
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:33 PM
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The quench between cycles was something I read about recently and thought I would try it out on this blade. Just one way someone works there steel and I figured what the heck. It basically is meant to give no wait time in between cycles. The blade is out being abused so we'll see how it works.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:04 PM
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I've never seen any specs from a steel manufacturer that recommended any kind of quench after a temper. I admit, there's a chance that it doesn't hurt anything but I can't see that it would help much either. I'm not in that big a hurry personally and my blades cool down within an hour anyway so I get all the tempering cycles done in one day just the same. Just another opinion but I'll stick with "if it ain't broke don't fix it" ...


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Old 10-07-2013, 05:11 PM
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Ray said it first but that IS an interesting looking knife.


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Old 10-18-2013, 11:52 PM
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Well, I finally finished this knife today with a simple sheath. So far it seems to be holding up pretty good. I need to work on my sharpening skills for sure.



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I love the blade shape.


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Old 10-19-2013, 12:58 AM
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Looks good bro'!


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Old 10-19-2013, 09:48 AM
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Nice job, Butch!


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Old 10-20-2013, 08:09 AM
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I like the shape. Very functional. Solid cutting area while still being compact, but also a long handle to get a nice grip on. You can even choke way back on it and get into tight areas while skinning
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:29 PM
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Cool looking knife man! I like it


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