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Old 12-17-2010, 04:22 PM   #11
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Very nice indeed Nitro.

If you are going to cut and grind your own blade, I would find a knife you like and trace the pattern if you can. I made a couple a long time ago. I traced one and designed one, and two things I would say is:
1. Don't get hung up on the finer details of the blade on the first one.
2. Make sure to make the blank long enough for the kind of handle you're going to put on it.

Good luck, keep us posted.
That was kind of the plan except for getting hung up on the finer points on the first one. It is great advice and I appreciate it, I just don't know if I can follow it. I usually get to caught up in trying to get things right. I know better but...

Does anyone have any ideas for the style of the first knife? Anyhting you would like to see attempted?
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I will do a how to when I get a little time. Holidays are coming too fast

Scales are the material blanks/blocks that are used for the handles on guns/knives.
Thanks so much for the clarification.
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Leaf springs aren't usually straight. There's a slight curve that will take heating to straighten and retempering and still may revert back to former shape. Old saw blades make good knives.

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