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Tool Talk => Edged Tools => Topic started by: Etherealicer on March 10, 2019, 05:06:35 PM

Title: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
Post by: Etherealicer 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.
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Post by: Etherealicer on March 10, 2019, 05:07:10 PM
ACTION!!!
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Post by: Mechanickal on March 10, 2019, 05:31:46 PM
Are you taking orders? :D
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Post by: SteveC on March 10, 2019, 05:34:45 PM
Wow, great job !   That looks really nice   :tu:
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Post by: Etherealicer 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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Post by: Mechanickal on March 10, 2019, 06:09:52 PM
Paypal is blocked, so body parts it is...
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Post by: Wspeed on March 10, 2019, 06:31:26 PM
Wow excellent work Etherealicer  :dd: :like: :like:
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Post by: zoidberg on March 10, 2019, 06:48:07 PM
Heck yes, that's definitely a keeper Eth.   :tu:   :like:
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Post by: Fuzzbucket 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:
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Post by: Poncho65 on March 10, 2019, 07:13:38 PM
Very cool Eth :o it is a very nice looking blade :dd: :like:
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Post by: Sparky415 on March 10, 2019, 07:59:36 PM
 :iagree:

Very very nice work  :salute:
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Post by: Nix on March 10, 2019, 08:02:57 PM
 :like:  Looks like a great user!
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Post by: AimlessWanderer on March 10, 2019, 08:32:13 PM
 :like:

Nice work, Beat!  :clap:
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Post by: Etherealicer 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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Post by: Mechanickal 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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Post by: Etherealicer 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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Post by: Mechanickal on March 10, 2019, 09:40:34 PM
Sounds good enough for me :D
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Post by: Fuzzbucket 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:
Title: Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
Post by: Etherealicer 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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Post by: VICMAN 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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Post by: Borg on March 10, 2019, 10:32:43 PM
Good job  :tu:
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Post by: Greg Jones on March 10, 2019, 10:51:52 PM
Very nice  :tu:
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Post by: Don Pablo on March 10, 2019, 11:48:02 PM
That knife looks awesome!  :hatsoff:
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Post by: KBM3 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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Post by: Gareth on March 11, 2019, 12:18:27 AM
That looks awesome Beat.  Nice job.  :hatsoff:
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Post by: sak60 on March 11, 2019, 12:50:11 AM
 :like:
Great result. .
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Post by: Gerhard Gerber on March 11, 2019, 09:39:48 AM
Very VERY well done for a first knife!  :cheers:
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Post by: Etherealicer on March 11, 2019, 10:46:05 AM
Thanks guys :hatsoff: :woohoo:
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Post by: Etherealicer 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 (https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,71833.25.html) 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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Post by: Gerhard Gerber 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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Post by: Barry Rowland on March 12, 2019, 09:17:29 PM
Nice job!! :tu:
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Post by: Top-Gear-24 on March 12, 2019, 11:05:56 PM
I think it might be a fake ... it doesn't seem to have a "Swiss made" stamp on it ...  :think:

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Just kidding, beautiful knife Beat, I would buy that in a heart beat if I saw it in a shop somewhere. Awesome work :tu:.  And keep the Misses close mate, what a great gift from her...

Title: Re: Made a knife today... Well, actually it was yesterday
Post by: Etherealicer on March 13, 2019, 12:19:10 PM
I think it might be a fake ... it doesn't seem to have a "Swiss made" stamp on it ...  :think:

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Just kidding, beautiful knife Beat, I would buy that in a heart beat if I saw it in a shop somewhere. Awesome work :tu:.  And keep the Misses close mate, what a great gift from her...
It does say so... its woven into the pattern in hieroglyphs.
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Post by: ReamerPunch on March 13, 2019, 12:32:11 PM
What a wife and what a knife! :like:
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Post by: Aloha on March 13, 2019, 01:54:40 PM
Well done.  It looks to be not only quite lovely but a very useful size.   :tu: