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Decided to make a knife ......

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4 minutes ago, socks said:

This is my first effort .....

 

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What ye make it out of ken? An how ye do it? Gotta be happy with that tho for first attempt, looks part from here atleast 😀😉

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if it does the job its good enough ..i dont know if its an old file  ,but if it is the trick is to keep it cool when grinding , keep dunking it in water  if its to hot to touch ,its to hot , dont let it go blue , keep it cool and you will keep the hardness  :good:

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Made from a Bit of steel that’s high in carbon ... that’s about all I know lol .....

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I'd be pleased with that for a first go. How did you harden it?

P.S. Impressed you have an anvil. :thumbs:

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That’s not my anvil BUT I have just secured myself a proper gas forge and a 30kg anvil for £180 .......    

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That's looking good for a first one!!!

Try next time a hidden tang so you can later improve the ergonomics of the handle till you find the perfect one for you!

Regards

Nicolas

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4 hours ago, spsurfer said:

That's looking good for a first one!!!

Try next time a hidden tang so you can later improve the ergonomics of the handle till you find the perfect one for you!

Regards

Nicolas

That is my plan for the next one 👍

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