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#1 midnight

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:37 am

ok gents the long wait is over .

its time to do the compatition we discussed months ago .

there are 8 places available in this one as that all i have spare .

prices for entry is £15.50 each .

for that you get , one laser cut blank in o1 tool steel a fraction over 4.5mm thick in the anealed state (still soft so you can work with hand tools )

the price also includes heat treating , tempering and return post to you once done .when you happy post to me i will heat treat and temper return post .

closing date will be one month from tommorow so 6th december !!

thats 4 weekends to get this done , which is fair i think ?


they all have surface marks but not scratched or pitted at this stage so there all the same as the laser dont get it wrong , its a fair comp and the blanks will be send randomly from the group so nobody can say its unfair !!!


im going to suggest this is a gentlemans compatiton with no prizes this time .

just some fun that will leave you with a great knife you can own use and enjoy .


i think its fair i do some how to photos to help the total novice . things like fitting handles etc .



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or similar to this as it was prototype 2

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and this is what you will get them like in a few hours .

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#2 midnight

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:51 am

ok a few more words on the blanks themselfs .
they currently have 3mm small holes and 6mm large holes , however after heat treating a small amount of scale will have built up in the hole reducing the size by about .25mm so id look for 5.5mm large pins and drill bit , and 2,5mm small pins if you want to use them .
the other option is to temper the blade in the kitchen oven for a coulpe of hours and leave it in there to cool with the oven this should have softened the thin area where the laser has cut the holes as it seems to have heat treated them and they dont drill well , i cant guarente you this will work , and that it might change the steel through the whole knife it might be beter to just get the pins that will fit !!
you can drill anywhere else on the blade with ease as its still anealed and uneffected by the laser !!
you can cut them up change the blade length anything goes with this one guys as long as the finnished knife comes from the original blank sold its "leagal" in terms of comp rules !
the only other rules is that you dont get mates with machines to do work on them ! and dont ask me to do anything else other than heat treatment /temper and return post , the scale from heat treating is something every knife maker has to remove and so will you !!
if your intrested please say so on the thread by adding your name to this list . simply copy and paste the list into you reply box and add your name next to the number , follow up with pm for payment details and i will post once paid .
any questions ask away , im looking forward to lots of banter and pics as you progress , help each other out and have fun !!
all the best , matt


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#3 Sheffield Catapults

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:13 pm

Count me in!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:33 pm

7 places left !!

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#5 Sjt657

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:41 pm

Matt I'm in !!!!!! I'm back Tuesday morning will sort out then .. Hope your eyes better ?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:42 pm

Can I enter my burl oka prototype in the pic above?! ;-) have a go at this one fellas, great oppurtunity!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:46 pm

i will give it a bash and stick waidman down aswell mate

#8 midnight

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:53 pm

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jesus 4 left already !!
this will be good i reckon !!
iv kept one back to demo fitting scales etc i know you guys dont need it but it might help others !
thanks guys

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:49 pm

I'd like to have a go at this please? Very much an amateur at knives, having put a kit together and making up a couple of blanks bought on here. Have what's needed to hand shape it though. Let me know if it's ok to be on the list and PM me some details.

Cheers, Rob.
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:03 pm

Yep I'm up for it cheers Paul.
15'50 on the way buddy!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:07 pm

Yep I'm up for it cheers Paul.
15'50 on the way buddy!

at least i wont come last now :whistling: :laugh: :laugh:

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:14 pm

Post the payment address again please mate, can't find it.
Cheers

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:15 pm


Yep I'm up for it cheers Paul.
15'50 on the way buddy!

at least i wont come last now http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

Cheeky tart lol
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#14 midnight

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:15 pm

2 places left !!!!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:36 pm

Do you have to use hand tools ? if not then im in

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