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  1. J. Doyle

    Ice

    Glad that's staying just south of us and its staying snow here. Its so weird.........we go from days of bitter cold single digit temps to near 40 for a day and right back to bitter cold. Like the snow or hate it, I think we can all agree that rain in the middle of it is utter nonsense.
  2. J. Doyle

    White Liner issue

    I've never had too much issue with white g-10. I think the key is to sand thoroughly at every stage. I think a lot of people quit sanding to early at each stage with micarta and g-10. I made both knives below with white g-10 and carbon fiber. I only use Norton black ice paper. I sanded these to...
  3. J. Doyle

    Edge damage question.

    It's a tough question to ask but are you sure the person is being honest? 15n20 is pretty tough and from the tests you did, there appears to be no reason it wouldn't just fillet fish. I have had only one knife returned to me. It had MASSIVE edge damage, worse than yours. HUGE long chunks were...
  4. J. Doyle

    2018 KD Members Choice Awards - TACTICAL FIXED BLADE

    Ah.....I remember seeing that stuff. It has nice colors and you used it well on that knife. Thank you.
  5. J. Doyle

    2018 KD Members Choice Awards - TACTICAL FIXED BLADE

    Very nice! What's that handle material?
  6. J. Doyle

    2 hunter WIP

    I so NEED that same thing.
  7. J. Doyle

    Who knows what this is?(WIP Live)

    Grind a knife-like bevel on both sides of one end to see what you've got as far as pattern and symmetry.
  8. J. Doyle

    Soft versus Hard Steel

    Can I have your explosion scraps? I'm doing a super secret squirrel project for NASA. I need quality high precision stuff and your explosion scraps would be perfect. I've been looking for a good reliable source since my last source from a small cabin in Montana seems to have fallen off the map.
  9. J. Doyle

    Soft versus Hard Steel

    Obviously, I'm SUPER skeptical and I find this concept ridiculous, to put it as politely as I can. But I do enjoy a spirited debate at times, so sarcasm aside.........a couple serious questions: Lets say that I can see a scenario where people you know, business partners or those in your field...
  10. J. Doyle

    Soft versus Hard Steel

    Totally agree.......and its a cryin' shame too. About 5 times a week, I get calls from my professional knifemaker buddies asking me "Hey, do you know of a reliable source for exploded pipe shrapnel that I can make knives from?......because I have thousands of dollars I need to burn up and I have...
  11. J. Doyle

    Soft versus Hard Steel

    Knife making is pretty difficult and time consuming........and it isn't very profitable. If only there was a way to make it EVEN MORE difficult and MORE time consuming ........ but LESS profitable.........and throw in an inherent risk of catastrophic failure.........that would be...
  12. J. Doyle

    Soft versus Hard Steel

    Setting aside the likelihood of permanantly damaging the steel in the explosion TEMPORARILY to address the above portion of your response: After seeing the actual scraps, (they're too thin to grind down to clean steel so this is dead at the onset, but I'll humor you) you would need hundreds of...
  13. J. Doyle

    Best hunting knife steel.

    I wouldn't think that, and unless I'm reading it wrong I don't think anyone else was suggesting that. You'd be fine either way.
  14. J. Doyle

    Soft versus Hard Steel

    Dude...........WHY? Why would any of us want to use pipe shrapnel from an explosion? ***EVEN IF*** it was suitable knife steel scrap, ITS STILL SCRAP! Its like 5 steps backwards before we can go forward......who does that? That would be a lot of extra work for REALLY COOL highly significant...
  15. J. Doyle

    Best hunting knife steel.

    Ok....so with that kind of equipment and process, I'd recommend 1084/1080 or 1075. Those will be good tough steels with good edge holding, easy to sharpen and are a little more forgiving so will respond better to heat treating with the equipment you listed. You would be doing yourself a HUGE...
  16. J. Doyle

    Best hunting knife steel.

    Ok....that info helps narrow it down. Does it need to be stainless? Are you going to do that heat treating yourself? If so, what equipment and experience do you have?
  17. J. Doyle

    Best hunting knife steel.

    Almost any suitable knife steel is capable of making an excellent hunting knife. You have to decide what attributes are most important to you and/or your customer and prioritize them and go from there. Often, a key consideration is what steel can YOU personally get the most out of or make your...
  18. J. Doyle

    Making Knives and Swords from Pipe Shrapnel

    For me personally, I wouldn't be interested at all. Short and simple: its WAY too much work to put into materials that may or may not (probably not is more likely) make a good knife. More in depth explanation: knife making is already hard enough and plenty time consuming. Any knifemaker who...
  19. J. Doyle

    Bowie II Rough Grind

    The flayderman book is good. I've had a chance to flip through it a few times. Price is in line with what I've seen. I just got "A Sure Defense: The Bowie Knife In America" book for Christmas from my wife. Equally good with much of the same content and more affordable.....around $75 I think?
  20. J. Doyle

    Bowie II Rough Grind

    You are correct......butcher knife profile, not chef knife......I mis-typed. I went back and edited my post.
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