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Old 05-10-2012, 12:28 AM
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anyone make their own Knives.




if so lets see some pics.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:46 AM
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In 2010 I was sick and recovering from surgery. I got bored and made a knife. I didn't make the blade from scratch. I purchased a blank at a knife shop. I made everything else. It was a very simple knife. Fixed blade bowie; tang mount blade. For the handle I used an antler from a whitetail I killed years ago (I save all my antlers no matter how small). I watched several videos and obtained some knife making literature. It didn't come out as clean and shiny as I hoped but it is a pretty nice knife. It fits my hand better than any knife I've ever purchased and the blade is great. I haven't been hunting since I made the knife but plan to use it next deer season. I recommend it as excellent therapy and lots of fun. I'm too compooter challenged to post a pic. Sorry
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:01 AM
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i make my own knives. but i am a knife maker, does that still count? here is one of my latest.

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Old 05-16-2012, 07:00 AM
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Here is a handful that I have made:



This tanto one is Chisel ground 6al4v titanium. The edge has been carbide embedded on the back side for edge retention. It isnt a everyday use practical knife but still neat. And weigh next to nothing. This one is 1/4" thick and has 4" cutting edge.




These are both ground from big bandsaw blades. They are d6ac spring steel with the sharpened edge being m72 if I remember correctly. The larger one is about 1/16" thick and the smaller one is about as thisk as the average filet knife. Both are extremely flexible and hold good edges for kitchen use. the larger one it a 10" blade and the smaller one is 6 1/2" long.

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Old 05-16-2012, 11:43 AM
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i make my own knives. but i am a knife maker, does that still count? here is one of my latest.

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cool.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:44 AM
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Here is a handful that I have made:



This tanto one is Chisel ground 6al4v titanium. The edge has been carbide embedded on the back side for edge retention. It isnt a everyday use practical knife but still neat. And weigh next to nothing. This one is 1/4" thick and has 4" cutting edge.




These are both ground from big bandsaw blades. They are d6ac spring steel with the sharpened edge being m72 if I remember correctly. The larger one is about 1/16" thick and the smaller one is about as thisk as the average filet knife. Both are extremely flexible and hold good edges for kitchen use. the larger one it a 10" blade and the smaller one is 6 1/2" long.
you do great work.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:04 PM
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I do not make them but if you do a search for blindhogg, you will find some very cool knives and guns and more.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:15 PM
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you do great work.
Thank you for the complement. I am just learning the trade. I have trashed more then I have finished, but have a good time doing it.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:55 PM
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oh, you never stop screwing up blades. that is just all part of it.

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Old 05-17-2012, 03:19 PM
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Nice work, guys.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:46 PM
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Hobbyist knife maker since 1998. Learned under Kit Carson and I currently specialize in collector grade flippers.

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Old 05-27-2012, 08:36 PM
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Just a hobby with me.






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Old 05-31-2012, 04:14 AM
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great work WDZ, i like that last one best.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:01 AM
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King Zero,
How thick is that blade? If I may ask.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:22 PM
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I made knives for 5 years and stopped after a table saw injury. Now I'd kind of like to make some again but sold my grinder!




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Old 05-31-2012, 10:38 PM
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I don't make my own knives, but I had Tom Halloran make me a blade for my deployment.

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Old 06-01-2012, 11:52 AM
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Just another hobby maker...........but it is fun.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:24 PM
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Wow, you "hobbyists" are doing some beautiful work!
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:10 PM
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I make a few now and then.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:05 AM
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I don't make my own knives, but I had Tom Halloran make me a blade for my deployment.

I love that knife! Very cool.

I've gotten several kit knives over the years to work on but have not finished one a 100% yet. Hopefully that will change this summer.

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Old 06-07-2012, 08:46 AM
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:04 AM
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Billyboyr6 how much for one of those tantos?
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:16 AM
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I used to until I retired from knifemaking.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:21 PM
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Rail Spikes.

I do it as a hobby - time allowing - using railroad spikes.

It's all forge / anvil work.

I stay pretty faithful to colonial approaches, using a coal-fired / hand-cranked Farrier's forge, and only American-made 19th century anvils & tools.

Their journey ends in an oil temper and hand-sharpening.

I do tomahawks too, but the spike knives were my first passion.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:28 PM
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I made knives for 5 years and stopped after a table saw injury. Now I'd kind of like to make some again but sold my grinder!



Don, you and I have similar tastes. What I wouldn't give to have a knife like the three in your middle photo!

Very nicely done!
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