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Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday 458

OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,609
Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« on: March 10, 2019, 05:06:35 PM »
Got a knife making course gifted for my birthday by the best wife ever!

We started off with a damascus billet and ground some pattern in it. Then we hammered it flat and into shape (made me realize how much I'm out of shape). Lots of grinding later I got a really nice knife... yeah, I'm as surprised as you are.

Overall length: 270mm
Edge: 145mm
Weight: 80g (yeah, it is a lightweight)
Blade spine thickness is 3mm (handle) 1.1mm at the tip
Hidden tang is around 60mm
Handle material is oak that was in a swamp for a loooong time.

I'm especially proud of grinding skills, got that temper from handle to tip really nice and even and a quite pretty full flat grind.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2019, 05:09:16 PM by Etherealicer »

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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,609
Re: Made a knife today...
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 05:07:10 PM »
ACTION!!!

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,041
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 05:31:46 PM »
Are you taking orders? :D

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Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 41,035
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2019, 05:34:45 PM »
Wow, great job !   That looks really nice   :tu:
OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,609
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2019, 05:38:10 PM »
Are you taking orders? :D
Sure do... you pay in cash or body parts?

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,041
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2019, 06:09:52 PM »
Paypal is blocked, so body parts it is...

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Just Bananas Posts: 61,738
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2019, 06:31:26 PM »
Wow excellent work Etherealicer  :dd: :like: :like:

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Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,839
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2019, 06:48:07 PM »
Heck yes, that's definitely a keeper Eth.   :tu:   :like:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,951
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2019, 06:52:21 PM »
A first I thought, God, that's awful, not very good at all... Then I realised there was more than one photo.

Good job... Your wife's fantastic!  :hatsoff:

Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 56,234
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2019, 07:13:38 PM »
Very cool Eth :o it is a very nice looking blade :dd: :like:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,892
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2019, 07:59:36 PM »
 :iagree:

Very very nice work  :salute:

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Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2019, 08:02:57 PM »
 :like:  Looks like a great user!
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Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2019, 08:32:13 PM »
 :like:

Nice work, Beat!  :clap:



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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,609
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2019, 08:51:54 PM »
Thanks guys...
This is going to be my go-to kitchen knife. Its smaller than a regular chef's knife but a good size to do almost everything. I have to stay away from too acidic stuff for now until it has some protective pattina...

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,041
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2019, 09:18:21 PM »
I heard of people leaving a knife in an apple for 24h to apply an instant patina.
Would that work here too or would it mess up the blade?

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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,609
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2019, 09:39:51 PM »
I heard of people leaving a knife in an apple for 24h to apply an instant patina.
Would that work here too or would it mess up the blade?
I wouldn't know. I think I will take the slow route, use it daily, and clean it instantly after use...

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,041
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2019, 09:40:34 PM »
Sounds good enough for me :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,951
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2019, 09:45:11 PM »
Potatoes are probably the best thing to build up a nice steady patina.... So just peel and force-feed your family lots of tatties  for the next few weeks. :2tu:

OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,609
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2019, 09:46:39 PM »
Potatoes are probably the best thing to build up a nice steady patina.... So just peel and force-feed your family lots of tatties  for the next few weeks. :2tu:
Thanks for the tip, onions seem to create a strong reaction too...

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,671
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2019, 09:47:57 PM »
Got a knife making course gifted for my birthday by the best wife ever!


Nice work Etherealicer! :like: :tu: :tu:

Great pics! :cheers:
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Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2019, 10:32:43 PM »
Good job  :tu:
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Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2019, 10:51:52 PM »
Very nice  :tu:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,933 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2019, 11:48:02 PM »
That knife looks awesome!  :hatsoff:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
Jr. Member Posts: 95
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2019, 11:52:38 PM »
That is a beautiful knife, the damascus design is just perfect!  Having a knife that you made yourself is one of the true pleasures. Every time you use it, you will enjoy it.

Ken
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Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2019, 12:18:27 AM »
That looks awesome Beat.  Nice job.  :hatsoff:

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Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2019, 12:50:11 AM »
 :like:
Great result. .

Andrew
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Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2019, 09:39:48 AM »
Very VERY well done for a first knife!  :cheers:
OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,609
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2019, 10:46:05 AM »
Thanks guys :hatsoff: :woohoo:

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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,609
Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2019, 10:52:52 AM »
Very VERY well done for a first knife!  :cheers:
Technically, it is my 3rd.... I made a Higonokami 2 years back and about 20 years ago I made another one (I should dig that one up and take a picture). Though I have to say, this is my best work so far. The Higo is not bad either, but it does not make it in my pockets often (no clip, not oho, not locking), this, I plan on using every day.

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Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2019, 08:50:41 AM »
this, I plan on using every day.

And that's how you'll get the most joy out of it  :cheers:

Knife making reminds me of what they say about sculpture, you just remove what doesn't belong......and many people settle halfway there in the beginning.

Your's is all the way done  :salute:

 

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