First half successful knife: 52100 Sax

Discussion in 'Photography & Video Forum - Beginner to Advanced' started by Tim Lemke, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. Tim Lemke

    Tim Lemke New Member

    I kind of beat some slag into it, and I'll work on that in the future, but this one is probably going on my hip as my personal test knife. Just gonna beat the crap out of it until it fails so I can get a baseline started. It's heat treated, but not sharpened. I think it's ht'd, skates a file, I knocked my forklift tine striking surface with the tip and indented the 5160 nice and easy... no tip damage or flattening, and I wasn't holding back. 5160 is kind of soft stuff though, innit?

    Dunno, anxious to get epoxy this weekend so I can knock out what I learned in woodshop and get the epoxy setting.

    Now, I know the folks in here like the unnatural handles, guess they're marketable as more durable, less maintenance, but what would you guys say to this: acacia, mahogany, oak or maple? Haha, I have some... flooring samples, they're thick enough to be scales.

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  2. Ben Sellers

    Ben Sellers Active Member

    Looks like a great start! You need to get a handle on that thing. Wood scales can be pretty cheap. As low as $3 to $4.00 a pair plus shipping and they’re going to be the right dimensions and reasonablely flat. I dont envy you drilling holes in what I presume is a hardened tang.

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