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Pieter
12-10-2010, 02:14 PM
For my 2nd knife I decided on a small drop point hunter. Knife length is 7.3" and the blade is 3.7" long. I have decided on 12C27 Stainless steel and got the design laser cut. I then drilled the holes for the bolster and the handle pins.
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I have used 316 Stainless steel as bolster material and all the pins would also bee 316 Stainless steel.
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For the handle I decided on these wild olive scales.
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Robert Mayo
12-10-2010, 02:31 PM
Should be nice when it's done keep us updated.

Bob

Pieter
12-10-2010, 02:49 PM
Seen that my grinder is not complete I would be doing this one with files and sand paper.
These are the files I will use.
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First I cut the plunge line using a round chainsaw file.
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Now I start filing the cutting edge using the draw file method.
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I made sure that the 2 plunge lines are in the centre of the the blede.
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seionage
12-10-2010, 03:04 PM
nice!

Pieter
12-10-2010, 03:09 PM
After the filling is done it sand paper and sweat time.
I clamp a piece of wood to my work bench and the knife to the piece of wood. I clamp the knife so that the tip is on the wood and will not puncher my hand during sanding.

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Then I start sanding with 180 grid water paper using lamp oil to wet the paper and steel making sure that all the file marks are gone.

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Nect I went to 320 Grid water paper using lamp oil to wet the paper and steel making sure that all the 180 grit marks are gone.

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Now the knife is ready for heat treatment. This picture shows the knife ready for heat treatment, the handle scales, the pins and the bolsters ready to go on.

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I will post again as soon as I get it back from the heat treatment.

Please guys I need your comments on what to do better or different, this is a steep learning curve for me.

Denny Eller
12-10-2010, 04:06 PM
It is looking great, Pieter. I am anxious to see the finished knife.

HHH Knives
12-10-2010, 06:13 PM
Very nice progress Pieter. I like the flow of the blade! I look forward to seeing it completed!

tedinatl
12-10-2010, 06:51 PM
That looks great, Pieter! Can't wait to see the end result!

KHKnives
12-21-2010, 04:32 PM
I agree with randy, very nice flow to the knife. The handle material is a very nice choice as well. Can't wait to see it finished.

Pieter
12-31-2010, 12:57 PM
This knife got lost between me and the guy that did the heat treatment for me. Maybe it will turn up one day.

RickA
12-31-2010, 02:46 PM
Sorry to hear that it got lost, hopefully it will turn up. Looks like it was going to be a very nice knife

Rick