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Old 03-11-2012, 01:24 AM   #11
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Beautiful work man. Tell me something ,isn't the steel a file is made very brittle or is there something I don't know going on here ?
yes you are right it has to be heat treated. check out this for more info on how to do it.

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Old 03-11-2012, 06:23 PM   #12
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So , you heat them and slowly let it cool ?

PS. I love the looks of the file marks , it's bad to the bone , I like !
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So , you heat them and slowly let it cool ?
Yes, or oil quench it

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Old 03-11-2012, 06:51 PM   #14
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EXCELLENT JOB! That is a great way to do that! I am amazed at the ingenuity of the design! Blade shape is perfect for me!
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That's a nice looking knife! I agree that leaving the file serrations makes them look better. The wood is pretty nice, too. Closest I've ever come to that is when we made punches and chisels in high school shop class. We oil tempered them.
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thanks for the good words guys. I'm working on some new ones as we speak. should be up on the site soon.

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