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Old 01-28-2012, 02:03 AM   #1
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Ok I'm looking to see if any knife makers have made a bronze knife. I have a some scrap that I think would make a cool knife it's .4 inches thick, 2.5 inches wide and 8.2 inches long. Im just looking for tips on how to go about this best a I want to know what u guys think and any tips u may have.
Here's my bronze And a style I was thinking of trying out.

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Any help would be great I know there are some really talented knife makers on here and I'm just getting started with this for fun! Thanks guys!

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Do a little research on sand casting. Way cool, its what the ancients used.



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I looked at it a little and I have access to guys with a lot of experence with sand casting. But I'm kind I wanting to do This one with a sander and files and drill. i have alot of bronze so I may do the next one sandcast.

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If using a file, rub the file with chalk before using. It prevents brass/bronze/aluminum from filling the bottom of the file cuts.

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That looks like an extruded bar. Do you know what alloy it is?
Bars come in several, from plain brass that's soft and easy to
work with, to aluminum bronze--which is a tough alloy that
can be a pain to work with.

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Alloy 936 machinable bearing bronze.
Im wanting to make this more just to do it more than likely it will probably just be something to put in the safe, if I can make it.

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How tough is bronze? I'm curious because I know its a pretty metal IMO.

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Its not tough like steel, it feels like cutting aluminum to me but it's surprisingly heavy. I just like the color of it and think a dagger would look cool made out of it.

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I figured it wasn't as tough as steel, but ancient civilizations used it for quite a while, so there has to be something to it.

I'd like one myself. I might do a little research into sand casting one myself.



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