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Frank Niro

KNIFE MAKER
And I found the colouring as well as styling to be particularly attractive. Just when something extra special and simplistic comes along --- dang it.
Frank
 

scott.livesey

Dealer - Purveyor
just returned from trip. two new additions to my shop, a carbolite tube furnace(heated area 2 3/8"x 21") and a lindberg lab furnace (heated area 14"x7"x5"). both furnaces have a max temp of 2200F.
 

coachcampana

Well-Known Member
Making myself a knife, finally. Edc friction folder. Black micarta, copper, green g10 liner.

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CAJones

Well-Known Member
Well they aren't nearly as cool as Play Dohmascus, but here are a couple I've been working on that are finally finished now that the sheaths are done.
My take on the Shrade Sharpfinger and my first time with this style of sheath.
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Thanks for looking,
Chris
 

coachcampana

Well-Known Member
Well they aren't nearly as cool as Play Dohmascus, but here are a couple I've been working on that are finally finished now that the sheaths are done.
My take on the Shrade Sharpfinger and my first time with this style of sheath.
iZB5fu1.jpg

bciu5Fd.jpg

OMkSruZ.jpg


Thanks for looking,
Chris
Those look fantastic!
 

Justin Presson

Well-Known Member
I got a few knives going on right now but the main thing I'm starting to focus on is this frame lock.
I got everything rough cut out yesterday. Now I need to profile it all.

I know that titanium sparks like crazy but I don't have variable speed is there any problem with it sparking? I know if you get dust build up on your work rest it can catch fire. I'm just thinking I'm gonna have to have a light touch and take it slow, dunk often.

 

Self Made Knives

Well-Known Member
Hey now! I want to see it real time, even you have a mess up. I learn best from the things I mess up, but I'd prefer to learn from things someone else messes up! :biggrin:
 

Frank Niro

KNIFE MAKER
Justin, I usually do titanium full speed and I do have a VS If you don't seem to be cutting its probably that the belt is had. Often you will see the silver dots on the belt which is melted titanium. I recommend leaving any exhaust down.
Frank
 

aelgin

Well-Known Member
Well they aren't nearly as cool as Play Dohmascus, but here are a couple I've been working on that are finally finished now that the sheaths are done.
My take on the Shrade Sharpfinger and my first time with this style of sheath.
iZB5fu1.jpg

bciu5Fd.jpg

OMkSruZ.jpg


Thanks for looking,
Chris



Chris,
I love the sheaths on these, but have one question. Where do you attach the belt loop on these? I made a similar sheath, and had the belt loop integrated into the top portion, but it makes the knife hang sort of twisted at a bit of angle away from my hip.

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-Thanks,
Aaron
 

CAJones

Well-Known Member
Thanks Aaron! I did mine similar to yours, save I used separate pieces of leather for the strap and loop. It's purely personnel preference but I dislike having the flesh side exposed on the folded over loop.
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I've not worn these to see if they have the same issues as you mentioned. I guess I need some field testing!

Chris
 

Justin Presson

Well-Known Member
Justin, I usually do titanium full speed and I do have a VS If you don't seem to be cutting its probably that the belt is had. Often you will see the silver dots on the belt which is melted titanium. I recommend leaving any exhaust down.
Frank
Thanks Frank, yeah I think I melted some on the 60 grit..lol
 

Justin Presson

Well-Known Member
I was off the last few days so got to spend some time working on knives.

Here is a glimpse of my first forged knife I'm working on. I'm completely unsatisfied with the handle I rushed it because the anvil I use is at work and I was going to be off and wanted to grind and HT it, it was dumb but I got to that point and said screw it now I'm mad at myself but oh well its just steel :) I'm pretty happy with the blade though, this is pre HT grinds.

I spent most of yesterday working on the framelock...ugh you folder guys...hats off to you. My brain hurts trying to think of all the steps and not jeck it up.
 

BrandantR

Well-Known Member
That's a nice one, Justin. I have no doubt that it will look great when you get it finished. And don't give up on that framelock. We'll make a folder guy out of you yet.
 
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