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darci
10-09-2009, 01:35 PM
Hi every body !!!!!!! OK so I finished my first forged knife and also my first flat grind, This is my 5th knife . It is 7 3/8" long the blade is 3 1/8" long and 1 1/4" wide ,Its steel is made by my POPS but forged by me it is 1095-15n20 damascus ,the handle is black & red box elder with brown spots in it .the tubes are 1/4" SS. This was lots of fun but Hot and hard work,flat grinding takes longer than I thought and is harder than I thought to get it just right,but it sure makes the knife sharp and lighter,also I tapered the tang.OK so #6 coming up "LOL" ,trying to talk POPs into a bowie next but he's stuck on me doing small ,I need some help guys tell him to let me do a BOWIE,or a sword Please "LOL". This knife is going to be gift to someone we all know on this site but i'm not telling who "LOL" We girls have privileges .http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii236/ramonas1manarmy/DSC01541.jpg
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Brett Long
10-09-2009, 01:37 PM
looks GREAT. keep up the good work 2thumbs

Denny Eller
10-09-2009, 01:41 PM
Super knife, Darci. You have learned a lot from your Dad and it shows in your work. You have my vote for making a Bowie next.

darci
10-09-2009, 01:42 PM
Hi again I couldn't pick witch piX I liked ,look at that line where the blade is hardened in pix #4
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Les George
10-09-2009, 01:46 PM
Atta girl! :) good job, now do it again! :)

Horton Knives
10-09-2009, 01:46 PM
That looks very nice, great job,. You should be very proud of your work..

JAWilliams
10-09-2009, 01:49 PM
Looks great! And you do play fast pitch like a girl! LOL

BowtownBlade
10-09-2009, 01:56 PM
bouncewow1 When are you going to put your knives on the market ? 2thumbs

darci
10-09-2009, 02:01 PM
Looks great! And you do play fast pitch like a girl! LOL

HA HA HA, there isnt a boy in town that can beat me out of third base ,I'm sick today so got to go to bed now or i'd tell you a thing or two about how much better we girls are."LOL" cough.cough.!!!!!!!cry me a river 1

Bill Coye
10-09-2009, 02:09 PM
Awesome knife sister. You are really getting good.

Feel better soon. :)

BC

Frank Niro
10-09-2009, 04:01 PM
To heck with the ball! Stay on the knives !!! For the number made you are doing super !!!!!! Frank

ChipI.
10-09-2009, 07:04 PM
great Job on the knife Darci !!

BossDog
10-09-2009, 07:19 PM
very cool...

JasonSCarter
10-09-2009, 08:12 PM
That is a great lil knife! Awesome job!

Jason

darci
10-09-2009, 11:09 PM
Thank guys and gals,POPS said there's a big billet of damascus on the shelve if i draw out a bowie then make it out of wood and grind it right and have something for a guard "dua some of the billet" he'll save that billet for me ."then he said "when i think your ready" so that means some more small knives i think . come guys put the pressure on i want to make a big bowie.
Darci,Darci,Darci,Big Bowie,Big Bowie,"LOL"HA HA HA I had three of the girls on my softball team ask him "why can't darci make a big bowie don't you love her "you can see its working i'm getting to him . then its a sword !!!!!!!
thanks for liking my knife ,its sharp as heck . forging the blade seems to make it feel deferent it feels lighter or something and it feels like you really made it. Do you know what i mean all that pounding not just grinding, off to bed lots of basketball tomorrow,Thanks see ya
Darci

John Barker
10-09-2009, 11:12 PM
Looking good! Keep up the great work!
-John

Craig
10-09-2009, 11:24 PM
Nice looking knife. Keep at it and you will get that Bowie done 2thumbs

marthinus
10-10-2009, 05:32 AM
That is some great work! Keep it up!2thumbs

ddavelarsen
10-10-2009, 05:47 AM
Very good work! Keep it up with your dad, you'll get to make the bowie and sword eventually ;)

Derespina Knives
10-10-2009, 07:20 AM
Awesome Job D! You've got a bright future in knives ahead of you!

ydduit
10-10-2009, 08:11 AM
Very Nice Knife!!!
Keep up that quality of work and Pops will let you make that bowie in no time!
I know Pops is proud of his little girl! 2thumbs

Frank Niro
10-10-2009, 01:05 PM
I can understand that forging gave a more into it feeling of making. I'm sure it would do that for me. Well, I'll have to pass that by, but for sure, girl. not you !!!! Frank

Frank Aguirre
10-10-2009, 01:19 PM
Your Pops must be as proud as can be. Good work!

mack1
10-10-2009, 04:55 PM
That's one helluva knife, Darci.

You've got far more talent and skill than me.:o:o:o

:D 2thumbs