I really, really, really like that knife! Nice workmanship. Mind if I copy your file pattern?Made this little guy recently.
I'm calling this one my third serious build. A few things I could have done better of course.
Have a great weekend folks!
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Nice work! Really like seeing different combinations of woods used.Almost done, sharpen, sheath hole and shipping. 1084 steel with G10 liners, leopard wood and blood wood.
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Sweet! I’ve been wanting to make myself a throwing knife but I have no idea how to make one so it performs correctly so I haven’t just yet. I like yours a lot.I haven't been making any knives lately but I have been busy on knife stuff.
We needed a new knife throwing target out back.
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2ea 4x4"x8" posts sunk in the ground and 2x6" nailed to them. It's a pretty stout target and we can change out the boards as they get chewed up.
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If a knife is good a hatchet must be better? It kinda is..I drew a new knife thrower model and then I added a hatchet. It sticks----- when thrown properly. This is cut out on the CNC Plasma table.
Some one will ask so here is my opinion on cutting blade blanks via CNC Plasma.
It's done all the time but no one will talk about it. The reason no one will talk about it online is someone *always* and I mean *always* jumps them about decarb on the edge and/or stress fracture along the edge due to the plasma. I would not cut air hardening stainless steels (which is most stainless) on the plasma. It will warp, stress fracture pretty deep and create other issues. I am talking carbon steel. There is decarb but it's maybe only a 1/16" deep so you just grind away that much around the cutting edge and go to work. It is hard to get a hole much smaller than 3/8" using a plasma cutter. It just does not have the resolution other cutting methods have. If you do cut the holes with the plasma, the edge is quite a bit harder so if you are re-drilling it can be dodgy. To put holes in a CNC plasma blade blank, you locate and drill them manually.
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This is just mild 3/16" steel. It works perfectly for a thrower and is all we use around here for throwers. I know some guys are making a good living making hardened throwers from carbon steel and more power to them but since I am not a professional thrower, mild steel is good enough. I am rich in 5160 right now and may end up doing a run of throwers if I ever get done with my U Weld flat pack grinder kit.
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I also intend to fish my brains out this summer so I will be scarce until fall.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/365713187577010/filesSweet! I’ve been wanting to make myself a throwing knife but I have no idea how to make one so it performs correctly so I haven’t just yet. I like yours a lot.
Hey thanks! Appreciate it!https://www.facebook.com/groups/365713187577010/files
I couldn't figure out how to just upload it here so I uploaded a .dwg file/drawing of a 12" throwing knife. There are *lots* of free apps that will print this format file out or you can import it to a CAD program. The link above has several pattern files you can download.