11 months of my knife makeing (pics)
Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:27 pm
i rarly use grinders and most are worked with files and sand paper to there finnish , again something alot dont realise . its called hand made cos it is !
i hope you like this lot , its my first 11 months of work . the business is growing rapidly and there will be new aditions every week form now till i can no longer lift a hammer .
some of these are 100% made by hand including the handle materials . i hope to have entries in the uk blade show this year with knives made from scratch that includes the steel its made from as i want to add atleast one hand forge damascus/pattern weld blade .
this is an early blank , hand forged from the blade of a very old lawn shear .
this is also from the same shear it was an experiment with polymer clay as handle material
this is an old steel file forged to shape with scrap alluminum liners and hand made paper micarta handle . it found a home in austrial with a man that buys almost all my hand forged blades .
this is the same sort of thing . it was well recived as a display peice omongst my pears . but was later modifeid into part of my falconers set .
next up a customised EKA mora knife it was damaged from years of feild work. so was reborn into this , it now lives abroad .
a hand forged hunter stick tang , made from a farriers file .
hand forged "canadian" knife , from file and ally , with my paper micarta . now in austria .
the falconers set . featured in the country mans weekly . never sold given to my beautiful partner gemma for use with here peregrine at rooks .
this is a demonstraighton of the knife cutting 200 pages of the phone book in one single slice !!
a couple of hand forges file steel blanks .
a re worked pat mitchel knife in stainless , owned by paulus from the hunting life
the hellmando , this is the first it featured in the countrymans weekly , was was sent to london for a show of collectors .
hand forged from a farriers file on charcoal . and worked by hand . my own micarta handles ,this is my take on a camp /figher knife , a modern bowie !
tapered tang , any body can grind one try forging one !!
- dymented and micckey like this
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:07 pm
same materials ,same aproach but i had to cut the steel more than forge it to get is so close .
i have a step by step photo work in progress for this if anybody wants to see it ? its long but documents the process well !
and this is what it all began as !!!
just paper and files !!
little and large , a greek copice (big fella) and my mother in laws walking knife . she wanted a pocket knife for her birthday and she got this . small one is file steel the big one is spring steel . both forged by me and finnished as they look leather bound and the other buffalo horn and ally . iv sold 2 small ones since this and 3 of the copice .
the motly crew, all made from leaf spring steel sold on here and gifted as xmass prseeis .
the middle one on the bottom row i kept and have been testing it to distruction . its cut up deer , done loads of carving etc and its still in beautiful condition , and takes any abuse throughn at it .!!
this one is a japaneese ainu makiri (native japanesse ) renowned bear hunters . owned by paulus from the hunting life .
file steel and buffalo , with hand forged makume gene (look that up ) its one of the most incredable materials and so so hard to make !!!
this is my first mini hellmando for skycat its hand forged from leaf spring steel . . it is mixed in with the ainu makiri and a bush craft knife . the bushy is in austria the mini hellmando is in cambridge and the jap knife is with paulus .
my first damascus , small neck knife bought by a the hunting life member .
this is one of my 01 blanks that you lot dint buy ?
so i finnished it and sjt657 bought it last week . its got micarta handles . resin handled fire steel and kydex sheath , its nice to join in with you guys making the blanks into finnished knives .
can you see the pattern i etched in with acid ?
tiny neck knife sold with the above
there are more but i cant be bothered to load them all on to photobucket sorry .
i hope you enjoyed that ?
i have 5 mini hellmando blanks for sale this week and thats it !!!! they will never be available again . price aprox £40 posted , but you will have to wait until iv finnished them !!
all the best , matt.
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I`ve said it before, yer an artist,
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