Originally Posted by rifleman1
Man those are some good looking knives👍👍👍
Nah, they are only functional, i really don´t watch out for an high end finish. The knifes i make will be beat up like hell, my only goal is that they can last, and that they can recieve some punishment, that will scare some factory made C**p to death.
I make them, i will work with them, and if i don´t like how they handle, i will improve my next project with the gained knowlege. When the next knife is ready, is polish up the last one, and give it away so that somebody else can have some fun with it. Why should i keep 20 knifes around, when i don´t use them?
Now some Pictures from the Production of my first Blade
After the first basic forming, i made the bevel with my homemade file jig, to get it right.
I cleaned the raw blase with sandpaper down to 500 grit, and went on to heat treatment. The only tools on my disposal were an old, big propane weed burner and some old fire bricks, so i build up some primitive heating chamber...
After 3 Minutes, the Blade was glowing good.....so i waited for 5 minutes before quenching the blade in used cooking oil (it was cheap, and it don´t **** up my well/Ground water if i spill something )
Here a short video from my setup
After Cleaning and tempering the blade ive got the real deal
Handles from birch wood.....
After this first taste i went online, and found some new ideas, so i gatherd new materials for blades....
Then i found out that you can build a electrochemical eatching maschine from an old laptop-charger ans some bits and pieces.....and after i took some Nailart decals from my wife´s hobbybox, i was able to make the small Cobra-logo you can see on the last picture of my first posting
Hope you like what i showed you. More is on the way