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midnight

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    lincolnshire
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    shooting , working dogs , falconry .
  1. Hello lads , I enjoyed looking at all those knives . Interesting to me to see my work change as I went along . Ive not made a knife in a few years now . And only own two of my own (what an idiot , I should have kept so many) We took on a small tenant farm in Nottinghamshire with all the room I ever needed to make knives but no tools or time ! I just wanted to thank you all for your undying support over the years , knife making was the biggest success I have attained in my adult life , and that was down to the support you guys gave me . Having you all cheer me on to the next project meant so much it kept me focused on what I wanted to achieve, so thank you all ! As for whats next .... Well I cant stand not being creative , so I have plans to make a new welding forge and either get one made or make a forge press . I feel Like I need to be making that fancy steel even if i dont make knives out of it . I talked to an English gun maker earlier in the year and they had some interest in possibly using pattern welded steel in some of the guns fittings . So you never know ! And this time we have a huge brick built barn to work in 😎
  2. Full Knife Making Workshop For Sale

    Thanks fellas , the tools are sold and being collected today . I don't think the new owner has plans to make my stuff , it will just be a hobby for him .
  3. Full Knife Making Workshop For Sale

    Thanks guys , who ever buys it will probably make and sell some of my patterns !?!? You can allways ask !
  4. Full Knife Making Workshop For Sale

    Hi ant , I really would like to see it all go as a job lot , that way someone can makes knives spare cash or a living from it in one go . If it's not sold in a few weeks as a job lot I may have to sell it that way !!
  5. Full Knife Making Workshop For Sale

    Also I have compiled a list of suppliers , and all the companies I use for laser cutting heat treating materials etc . Thus will come with the sale along with any digital templates I have !! So it really is everything you need to get started !!
  6. Full Knife Making Workshop For Sale

    Maxi grinder and belts Templates Bandsaw Folder fixings and pivots Handle materials Extractor Belt and disc grinder Chemicals Forge Electrolyte etcher Polishing lathe
  7. Well it time ! Everything I have for a knife workshop for sale . The Direct Drive Maxigrinder The professionals choice belt grinder. 2Hp direct drive, 240v single phase will run from conventional hhld supply, Invertek Optidrive speed control range from 02800 RPM with full power, at 1400-2800 power is reduced proportionally relative to the speed from 1400 down to 0 RPM. Takes 50 x 1800 to 50 x 2000 belts, angle-adjustable platen head, approx 15deg either side of vertical, worktable is also adjustable and extendable for when head is tilted, removable tool arm so a range of accessories can be fitted. Approx 45Kg, .6m wide .6m high x .75m long. Comes with 4x40 new grit ceramic belts 4x240 new grit ceramic belts 1x worn 40 grit 1xworn 240 grit useful on handles and for practice. 1x jig to hold knife blank. 2 wooden preset angles (4 angles for bevels) 1x digital angle finder (needs a battery) Clarke (permanently) converted wood lathe /polishing lathe Bench mounted polishing lathe with variable speed, this is the best polisher I have had yet. Comes with 2x m3 scotbrite mops and a collection of worn standard mops with compound Clarke CBS250 10 wood band saw Great saw comes with one worn belt fitted and one new. CLARKE CS6-9C BELT AND DISC SANDER Heavily used machine , very useful as you can imagine for flattening blanks and handle materials . Clarke CDE1000 dust extractor Used but works great still . Electrolyte metal etching machine Great machine made in the uk , easy to use Steel and knife blanks Large sheet of 15N20 steel, this can be hard to find and expensive when you do find it. The sheet is 2mm thick 1m long and 35cm wide , its in the annealed state (soft) and is the portion of the steel that resists acid etching in pattern welded steel , there are two smaller overcuts with this and some other bits of o1 tool steel so you can make a billet up straight away .there are also 5 damasteel (stainless steel Damascus steel) blanks 2 kitchen knives and 3 utility knives , they are not heat treated yet , plus one bar of silver steel 34.5cm long 2.5cm thick also annealed ready for forging. I may find other bits and add them to this before collection! Handle materials Well over 100 handles worth of African hard wood, very hard and dense wood called wenge , looks great and has a really nice grain when polished . Many off cuts of synthetic materials like micarta, G 10 etc, enough for some small knives and also plenty for stacked washer handles also plenty of leather for stacked washer handles to. There are maybe 2 or 3 red stag antlers there to, nice for stick tanged knives. Brass sheet for liners. brass, ally and steel tubes and pins for fixings and lanyard tubes, plus a bar of brass for guards/bolsters/pummels. I have some very nice fixings for folding knives in there to, bronze washers, pivot pins and fixing pins, mostly in torx head. Chemicals and additives There is one pot of black epoxy additive for colouring epoxy to fill file work on knives. One chemical blacking kit for cold blacking carbon steel, ferric chloride granules for etching blades/pattern welded steel. Boric acid powder for flux when pattern welding and some silver solder and flux for soldering guards etc on knives .also one liquid inlay (black) Templates for knives machetes and sheaths I have all my templates for knives plus conceptual drawings and more than 10 cad files. There are loads here from small finger through utility neck knives right up to kukris and machetes. Lots I never made or where one offs. Literally years of work in paper digital or wood form. There are some sheath patterns in there to. so if you not very skilled with correct knife design or want something you know will work but want to adapt they are there , you could also order laser cuts from the designs and have 100 or more delivered to your door ready to grind into knives !! Some of the designs have been very successful and have sold in the hundreds so you have security there and you know they are a very sellable product ! Vertical welding forge I made it myself as they are not commercially available, this is bar far the best and most versatile and controllable I have made (this is mk7) it comes with a modified swan forge burner, that he been adapted to be forced air /propane. Comes with 2x blowers for air feed (one needs wiring) the forge its self which will with stand welding temperature all day long , so many years of work from this. It has a high quality regulator with flash arrester new hose, regulator key lots of spare parts for adapting the burner if you want to and the original swan regulator. In terms of versatility I can anneal steel in this, forge a blade, heat treat and weld pattern welded/Damascus steel. Once its heat is built up you can choke it right down for forging etc. I have forged an 11.5 lbs billet of pattern welded steel so it can do the work very very well. Very used pillar drill with cross vice Im not going to tell porkpies this machine is almost knackered but still drills holes well and you can fit the cross vice if you wanted to mill out slots etc , Im not charging for this its just in with the sale. More things may turn up and I will add them if they do!! A great little business opportunity for someone or a great place to start for enthusiastic hobbyist. Collection and cash is needed on this, you may want a van or large trailer to collect it all !! £1,500 Ono All the best, matt .
  8. Knives Priced To Sell

    Hi, I have one large and two small left , im not make anymore now I emptied the workshop today so this is the last from me ! All the best , Matt
  9. Knives Priced To Sell

    Just the little ones left guys . Il make one last batch of the larger ones , then I'm selling all the knife making tools as a busines opertunuty .
  10. Knives Priced To Sell

    Edit needed please mods it's £50 not £59 for the little ones
  11. Knives Priced To Sell

    Hello gentlemen , I have theses ready to post , all made from 4mm thick o1 tool steel , African hard wood handles and 3.5mm thick English calf leather , the small ones are pouch sheaths , but you could knock a nail through the leather to hang them as neck knives easily . The larger are all right handed belt carry . £55 for the larger and £50 for the small . They are advertised in a good few places so won't be here very long. Just to be clear its first come first serve sale .
  12. Vizsla Bitch Wanted

    Thanks I won't worry
  13. Vizsla Bitch Wanted

    No not at all, she is wanted for falconry and then if she where good I would take a litter and keep back a pup . What I dont want is a pet bitch that's been ruined and spade up !! Or a pup that I don't currently have time for . But well done for jumping to a conclusion , I bet it made your day typing that . Working dog forums tend to have folks that want to own, work then breed from good working dogs , funny request isn't it Do you have a visual bitch available ?? Doubt it
  14. Anybody got a full papered non spade bitch they are thinking of parting with ??
  15. Imprint Spar

    Does anybody know of an imprint spar available ?? Has to be 100% social imprint
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