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  1. I found you need the jig to keep the blade in a consistent position on the wheel. Free hand it wanders all over the place and is impossible to get a decent edge. As Balaur says try a smaller wheel to slow the surface speed down. The faster speeds i found don't work quite as well. Tip: Frequently flip the blade toward the end of the sharpen and give light passes.
  2. Cost me £25 to build. MORE DETAILS Griff
  3. View Advert Stag Fixed blade Hunting Knife £47 posted Modified from a stock Coffin Bowie style Rough Rider. Guard modified & re-profiled, handle smoothed & re-finished, sharpened & ready to go. Finishes are all much smoother & refined than a stock knife. Blade is surgical stainless 142mm long X 5.5mm thick. Overall length 265mm £47posted Over 18's Only Advertiser GruffaloGriff Date 11/09/20 Price £47.00 Category Miscellaneous  
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    Modified from a stock Coffin Bowie style Rough Rider. Guard modified & re-profiled, handle smoothed & re-finished, sharpened & ready to go. Finishes are all much smoother & refined than a stock knife. Blade is surgical stainless 142mm long X 5.5mm thick. Overall length 265mm £47posted Over 18's Only


  5. The Moras are Sandvik stainless steel. If you go onto Heinnie Haynes and search for Sandvik it gives you quite a few options. You should pick up something for under £40. Just check with the frame/linear locks knives that they can be operated left handed as some are recess for the stud only on the Right. This one seems to fit the bill though. QS Piglet.
  6. You can't go wrong with a Mora for a use & abuse knife. You could buy a horizontal carry sheath for one. people make/sell them on ETSY . You could even adapt an original sheath. with a couple of loops fitted around it so it can be worn horizontal on your belt. These CLIPS are good for horizontal carry sheath making. I use them when i make a Kydex sheath. P1060532_zpsqhqtof1g by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr P1060883_zps3seusc9f by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr
  7. Not realy for grinding just putting a wicked sharp polished edge on. Saying that it is surprising how much removal it will do.
  8. Very nice! Where do you get your 1095 powder from?
  9. Yes a lot of choice out there. Depends what your budget is. If you go for something with blade steel S35VN you won't go far wrong. If you are after a light weight knife the Boker Plus Exskelibur II is nice. I have one and can't fault it. No thumb stud but the action is so smooth it can easily be pinched open with one hand. https://www.heinnie.com/boker-plus-exskelibur-ii-carbon-fibre VG10 is another good blade material to look out for. I have a Spiderco Delica new in a box which i would sell. Pm if interested. It has a thumb hole and is easily opened with one hand. https://www.heinnie.com/spyderco-delica-flat-ground
  10. If you don't mind a locking blade then a framelock with a thumb stud is good for one handed opening. Non locking is a bit trickier to find one that is easily open-able with one hand.
  11. Heard a while back mention of sharpening with MDF wheels but never really paid much attention. I recently thought i would give it a go and turned up a quick MDF wheel on the face-plate of my wood-working lathe. I clamped a makeshift guide to the back of the lathe and worked with the wheel turning away from me. I was blown away by the results! Super sharp paper slicey edge straight off the wheel. Decided a dedicated MDF wheel sharpener was high on the list of must haves so started gathering bits. I was lucky enough to pick up an old 8" Makita bench grinder on ebay for £25. Everything else is made from scrap bits so that was all the outlay for the build. I took the guards off the grinder, swapped the switch and the power cable around so the on/off switch is effectively now on the back so the grinder can be operated with the wheels running away from you. The knife clamp is made from an old door hinge welded to a bit of rod off of some other power tool, hence the nice grippy knob on the end. A 6mm hex bolt through the hinge clamps the knife in place. A cutting of hex bar slides up and down to alter the angle of grind and locks in place with another allan bolt. Once set up to the desired angle the blade can be sharpened on both sides and both wheels quickly without altering anything. The MDF wheels are loaded with grey polishing compound and jewelers rouge respectively. P1100602 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">P1100612 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">P1100604 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">P1100605 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">P1100606 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">P1100608 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">P1100610 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">P1100611 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">
  12. Here is the UK legal carry Opinel mod slip-joint i have been working on. I dropped the point on the original no8 blade and shortened it to 3" The slightly unusual shape was determined by the central pivot point and steps in the original blade. You can see this from the pre-assembly pic. Although it looks slightly unusual it has the advantage of giving a shoulder to place your thumb on which actually holds the slipjoint spring in making it even more solid and less likely to fold up on your fingers than a normal slipjoint design. Milled brass liners with soldered bolsters and stabilized stag scales, all fixed together with stainless pins with the exception of the brass rivets on the scales. P1100490 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">P1100491 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">P1100492 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">P1100494 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">p1100495 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">P1100496 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">P1100499 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">P1100503 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">P1100509 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">P1100513 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">P1100489 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">P1100488 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr">
  13. That's a stunner. Nice pictures also.
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