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work in progress . pattern welded steel for knives

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Superb, simple as that. A tradesman at his art, lets have the next installment now mate.

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Seriously impressive mate. Now have a new appreciation of what is involved in this new batch of blades. Very much looking forward to seeing the finished item. Well done.

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thanks guys , this gun blue is crap!! anybody know of a good product . or am i being inpatient?

its only on its second coat and it did say to do 4 .

ps there was a warp in one blade so gotta grind it out , they keep getting smaller and smaller ha ha .

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update please mate......seems like you got a following on here now lol, you'll be stalked next :blink::D

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i will have a little more to show later tonight .

iv got orders comming out my ears from country mans weekly and private stuff .

and iv got to order new materials etc so loads on .

i might have to do one at a time until there done .

all the polishing etc takes ages .

see ya later .

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i will have a little more to show later tonight .

iv got orders comming out my ears from country mans weekly and private stuff .

and iv got to order new materials etc so loads on .

i might have to do one at a time until there done .

all the polishing etc takes ages .

see ya later .

told you it would all come togeather in the end :thumbs: get an apprentice to do the polishing :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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here we go then . what iv done so far .

this is the straight feather pattern blade its the smallest . the others sit un molested so far !

ok polishing done

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at this stage the handle blank is roughed out and drilled for the tang . the tang is made red hot and litrealy burned into the handle no photos of that sorry but imagine filming it !

so all metal work compleat fit is ok etc i need to re etch the blade in the acid , in it goes and an hour later it comes out like this

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its bought out all the pattern that was polished out some from buffer.

 

but looks dull so its gets a go over with 2000grt wet and dry and a light buffing

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job done on the blade no more to do but the final killer edge and a buff up last thing

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a quick fit up for the camerta .2012_0213patternweld0006.jpg

 

blade wrapped and apoxied in place , i will leave that over night and shape sand finnish the handle with it wrapped .2012_0213patternweld0007.jpg

but that wil be tomorrows post

hope you are still enjoying it ?

oph the wood is nice grain american black walnut !

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That looks fantastic

 

What are the chances that the bimetal will be felt alnong the edge ,ie, any chance of a ridge on the edge, or the metals separating?

 

Never seen a blade like this, are you puting this up on British Blades???

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