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cantax
11-10-2009, 08:25 PM
OK, This is #2 made out of scrap metal from Lowe's.
I wanted to practice grinding something like this before moving on to better stuff.
The knife is 12" with 6" blade 1/8 thick. The handle is rosewood oiled and waxed.
I just been trying what I read in this forum, so you guys are my mentors.
next time I will use better steel and hopefully produce a better product.

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful work.

Alex- just a pup:bud::bud::bud:

BossDog
11-10-2009, 08:27 PM
no more scrap metal. time to step up and make a keeper. you're ready.

murphda2
11-10-2009, 08:33 PM
I agree with Boss. You are wasting too much money on quality material and investing too much time in a product that can't be used. Step it up to quality steel. You are ready for it.

Frank Fischer
11-10-2009, 08:38 PM
I have to agree with the other guys on this! 1095 is cheap and makes a great blade, no hurt feelings boogerin' up summah dat. But it looks like you've got the nack for it!!! Great knife!!!!!!

G. Shahan
11-10-2009, 09:48 PM
I'm with these guys. Get some 1080 or 1084 and quit messing around.

By the way, I'm an Okie too. My daughter lives in Moore. Let me know if I can help.

Greg

ArtinNC
11-10-2009, 11:04 PM
I only see one thing WRONG, If you would have used good steel you would have a good knife now.
When I first started I used 440C and when I accidentaly made a good knife than I had a good knife.

Nice job, now go make a good knife. And show it.
Art

cantax
11-10-2009, 11:36 PM
Thanks for the coments guys. You have just convinced me. I am ordering some 440c from Texas Knife right now. Time to get started. I've got the bug now.

Thanks Greg, I live in Moore also.

Alex

Bailey Knives
11-11-2009, 06:47 AM
I agree with everyone, but 440c will need to be sent out for heat treating, unless you happen to have a heat treat oven at home. 1080 or 1084 0r 5160 are quite a bit more forgiving, and can be done at home with an easily built propane forge. Depending on the blade size, you might even be able to do it with a torch.

mike miller
11-11-2009, 06:51 AM
Cantax you have a lot of help around you if you need it www.theknifegroup.com

JAWilliams
11-11-2009, 08:25 AM
Step it up, you got game .

ArtinNC
11-11-2009, 11:18 AM
I agree with everyone, but 440c will need to be sent out for heat treating, unless you happen to have a heat treat oven at home. 1080 or 1084 0r 5160 are quite a bit more forgiving, and can be done at home with an easily built propane forge. Depending on the blade size, you might even be able to do it with a torch.

I should have said that in my post. I still send out to Heat Treat if I have a lot to HT, I just had 20 blades that I sent Paul Bos. Here at home I can only handle 4 or 5 440C or ATS blades at a time to get a accurate Rc.. And it runs my electric bill up $12-15 every time I turn on the oven. The Carbon steel would probably be better if you are going to do your own HT as a begainer.