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#1 spsurfer

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 02:31 pm

Hello,

I allways liked the traditional german hunting cutlass, shell guard, sambar stag frog sheath.

So I recently started on a traditional hunting cutlass, the steel is ordered but didn't arrive yet, so I started with the shell guard from 6mm wrought iron.

Several hours of filing filing and more filing..

 

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Here the filed shell, ready to be bent to a 90º

 

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heating up the guard...

 

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Here the finished shell, blued for testing

 

Now I'm waiting for the steel...

 

 

 

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 03:10 pm

Nice work so far. Look forward to seeing the finished piece. :thumbs:


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 05:46 pm

Thank you Gruffalo!

This is a long term project as I still need the steel (allready ordered) and a nice piece of sambar. 

I'll make two knives, one with 30cm blade from 1.2604 in 6,2mm and another one with 23cm blade from 1.2842 in 6,4mm (if I remember right).

 

This is how I want the cutlass 

 

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Nicolas


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:37 am

You may have seen it, this guy on BB has done a nice Bowie with a shell/ sambar handle, may be of interest to you. http://www.britishbl...plit-ring-guard

 

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 07:42 am

You may have seen it, this guy on BB has done a nice Bowie with a shell/ sambar handle, may be of interest to you. http://www.britishbl...plit-ring-guard

 

Griff

Thank you Gruffalo!

That's an impressive Bowie! I will solder the guard and screw down the pommel with an anchor to prevent stress on the tang.

 

...still waiting for the steel :(

 

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:25 pm

Re- Solder- in a conversation on another forum I mentioned either silver soldering or brazing a bolster onto a blade. One of the others (who is a blade-smith) said that taking the blade, or even a part of it, to the necessary temperature would spoil the temper of the blade. Now you obviously know what you are on about SP, what do you think ?
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Posted 06 May 2017 - 08:39 am

Re- Solder- in a conversation on another forum I mentioned either silver soldering or brazing a bolster onto a blade. One of the others (who is a blade-smith) said that taking the blade, or even a part of it, to the necessary temperature would spoil the temper of the blade. Now you obviously know what you are on about SP, what do you think ?

Hello, I don't use silver hard solder as used in jewlery, I use soft solder with a 6% of silver, (as Randall, Behring, etc, too) it will melt at 230ºC wich is right the annealing temperature of the steel (or even a little below).

So this kind of soldering will not affect the steel, grain or temper.

I protext the blade with a damp cloth so the thin edge, wich could get hotter, is protected.

 

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 08:59 am

Thank you Nicolas, thats great to hear! I can go ahead with my knife as I had originally planned to now!

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:59 pm

very nice



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 03:05 pm

Very nice but whats the end product a ornament ?



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:40 pm

Hello,

the basic grind is done, one day it could look like this :D

 

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 02:07 am

That's very tidy work. Well done that man.
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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:15 pm

Progressing nicely, look forward to seeing the finished article :thumbs:

 

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 08:28 pm

looking good






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