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#1 midnight

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:22 pm

long time no post , simply because iv been getting better equiped , not made a knife in ages so thought i better get practicing with the new grinder etc . so here is the first iv done with it .
all made from files with some forging .
the results are pretty good i think ?
the big two are heavy duty thick files with a file work spine and belly one with sabre grind , and one with a "live " faulse edge .
they are super sharp and will be as good as i can get them before they leave .
there all designed to be used /customised etc
you could allways do the metiorite pattern on them with some nail varnish and acid if you wanted .

smaller two have false edges not sharp with variations of scandi grinds again sharp as ..
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a few more pics to ilistraight detail etc . as you all know there are guys on here that will finnish them and sheath them if you want .

£35 posted recorded delivery for the big ones and £25 recorded post for the small ones .
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#2 dymented

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:07 pm

nice work again bud :thumbs:

#3 spike25blue

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:03 pm

I seen these in the flesh yesterday guys very nice work indeed you will be well happy if you buy these the file work on the spines looks great on them

Good work buddy keep it up

Atb rob

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:46 pm

thanks fellas , just need to get the 20 army surplus knives away then i can get my head down with some real nice finnished knives .
got some of my damascus coming soon for sale to .
all the best , matt

#5 the big chief

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 04:09 pm

verry nice matt they look the dogs bollox I don,t think these will be around for long mate

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 04:20 pm

thanks kev be a shame if they sit in my conservator forever !!
the one with the live faulse edge kev would make a great sticking knife , similar to what you where looking for a few months back . well any of the little two would and the one big bugger !

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 04:46 pm

thanks kev be a shame if they sit in my conservator forever !!
the one with the live faulse edge kev would make a great sticking knife , similar to what you where looking for a few months back . well any of the little two would and the one big bugger !

I carnt see them hanging a bout matt they look realy good mate

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 04:49 pm

Great work mate, VERY impressed!

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:48 am

lads because of the new equipment i can change these about a bit for you with in reason . i can shorten them what ever , i could do with hem gone so i can buy the next lot of steel really !

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:55 am

Matt what is the best steel to take an edge and keep it as i have an old penknife here that has out performed every knife i,ve had for gutting rabbits..

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 10:37 am

wow thats a hard question to answer !!
i think the best way to look at it is to look more at the heat treating and tempering , very fine edge (sharp) and edge retention (how long it lasts ) are assosiated with harder heat treating and tempering , tool steels . o1 o2 d2 w2 w1 . there all high carbon and allow you lots of controll when you temper the blade , that can allow you to add spring temper to one area and super hard temper for say the cutting edge .
for heavy use out in the feilds you are gonna strugle to beat o1 and the other tool steels like w2 (thats what the above are ). in my opinion and others on here , if you have the budget and want stainles then its got to be some of the japanesse and europian powerder stainles steels .
440 stainles and 420 stainles which are really comenly used in production knive simply wont go very hard through heat treating hence why they never take much of an edge and why they never keep what edge you can get on them !!

i hope that helps abit ?
its a pretty big topic i think to cover and i only understand what i need to at this stage within it .

as a side note 420 stainles is cutlery grade stainles designed to not get very hard or sharp but with the intention that house wifes etc can put an edge on the kitchen knive with no skill what so ever with all thos gismos they sell for home edge honing, companys like leatherman use that steel on there multi tools .
a friend on mine has the top spec leather man tool and the blade is shocking , i get it to true razor edge once a week for him and its gone again the following week , i keep saying to remove the blade ane replace it with something proper quality !! but he dont want to so his loss ha

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 10:43 am

sorry i just read that and came acros like a bloody tit .
simple answer .
carbons steels (non stainles)
o1
w2 w1 (all files are made of this )
d2
they are all well trusted /tested blade quality and above !
stainles
rw34
s12 24c
vg10
and so on there all very high spec steels with equivelent price tags

and for the super rich , you have damasteel which is stainles damascus steel made from the leading steels in the pwder steel group (iv got some of it ha ha )
all the best , matt

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 11:32 am

cracking blades Matt as always :thumbs:

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:18 pm

Cheers matt the one i,m using is an old penknife in stainless by john watts i think it says, sharper than anything i,ve used :thumbs:

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:52 pm

il do you something this week in carbon , see if i can better it , probably wont be pretty but will be sharp . be intresting to see what you think of it .
all the best , matt




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