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Old 05-04-2009, 10:55 PM
metalbender metalbender is offline
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latest best effort :)

hi all
just finished this one up,
entirely hand done,
forged to shape, profile and bevels further defined with files
finished with stones and paper. guard hotpunched and filed, etcetcetc

built handle 3/4 tang OAL is 12 inches with a 6 1/2 inch blade.
o1 tool steel, bleach etched, guard is mild steel, bolster is wrought iron, handle is curly maple pinned with steel and brass.
still needs some final polish IMO as well as its sheath....since its high carbon Im working on a wood core, vegtan covered sheath with a steel throat and chape.
anyway here ya go and please remember it needs a final polish, just couldnt wait to share
Red Dog Forge

thanks for looking

N-T Snugglin' Dog Stainton
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:59 PM
Tim Crocker Tim Crocker is offline
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Nice file work. I'm not familiar with a bleach etch. Would like to hear about it.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:24 PM
Doug Lester Doug Lester is offline
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The knife profile is not my cup of tea but, you sir are a wizzard of the file work.

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Old 05-06-2009, 06:58 PM
Wade Holloway Wade Holloway is offline
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That is great file work. I am with Doug on the blade design and I personally do not do much with a scandi grind, but those are personally choices and I would say overall it looks like a great job.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:42 PM
metalbender metalbender is offline
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thanks fellas
Tim a bleach etch is basically accelerated ox##ation.
blue your knife, submerge in bleach, when its covered in a layer of orange fuzzy sludge remove it from the bleach, wash with hot water and soap and sand it.
the bluing acts as an accelerator to the bleach

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Old 05-06-2009, 10:07 PM
pork chop pork chop is offline
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Cool, especially like the pins, very unusual.
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